Crazy Heart (Movie Review)

Jeff Bridges is a fantastic actor is all I have to say after watching this film. Crazy Heart, directed and adapted-for-the-screen by Scott Cooper, is a film revolving around an alcoholic country singer who tries to change his ways played by Jeff Bridges. Jeff Bridges’ love interest is played by Maggie Gyllenhaal, who I should…

Cloverfield (Movie Review)

I don’t appreciate found-footage films. Now that is said. But Cloverfield executes this concept much better than most films. The film, which is directed by Matt Reeves, offers no interesting characters, no exhilarating plot, and no groundbreaking special effects, but it is still manages to capture the viewer’s attention and keeps it for the entire…

The Big Short (Movie Review)

Adam McKay has gotten a reputation for sub-par comedies with big-name actors, many of which I have already reviewed on this site, but The Big Short is a ‘comedy’ of a totally different level.     This film based on the credit and housing bubble collapse, and follows a group of characters who predict the collapse…

Mad Max: Fury Road (Movie Review)

I should start this review with two disclaimers; I never really appreciated the previous Mad Max films; I don’t really appreciate this film either. Now don’t get me wrong; it’s a fine action film, but that’s just not really my genre. The movie had wonderful—no rather: brilliant—special effects and a very new and interesting action-movie-plot….

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (Movie Review)

DodgeBall, written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, stars a cast of well-established and notable comedic actors and actresses such as Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, and Christine Taylor. As simple, easy, and cliché as the story and plot is the movie offers a few strong comedic moments as well as a few decent heartwarming scenes…

Zoolander (Movie Review)

Ben Stiller directs and stars in this 2001 comedy about a self-absorbed model brainwashed into assassinating the Malaysian Prime Minister. The film also stars an all-star cast of well-rounded and firmly-established comedic actors and actresses such as Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, and Will Ferrell. But somehow this 90-minute-long movie plays with too many ingredients and…

Steve Jobs (2015) (Movie Review)

Danny Boyle’s Oscar nominated 2015 Steve Jobs re-telling seems to get lost in an enormous sea of other Steve Jobs movies. The movie falls a little short in most cinematic aspects, yet manages to stay on its feet due to its two wonderful leads, Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet. The movie, which is split into…

John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid (Movie Review)

John Mulaney’s take on the Netflix stand-up special resulted in probably the funniest stand-up show currently on Netflix. Mulaney plays with comedy-fire as his jokes and stories can take up to ten minutes apiece. But with little jabs and pokes throughout and strong punchlines concluding each joke or story, he pulls through with what very…

Living On One Dollar (Movie Review)

This 56-minute documentary drama about the extreme poverty in Guatemala popped up on my Netflix so I decided to watch it. In retrospect, that was a pretty good decision. The movie was short, so I’ll keep this review fairly short. There was nothing extremely new about this movie; it’s been done several times before, but…

Step Brothers (Movie Review)

This Adam McKay directed comedy starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly falls short of everything it tries to do. This movie, which is available on Netflix, falters at laughs and anything else it sets out to do. The two leading actors disappoint with childish and lousy acting and over-the-top joke deliverance. The screenplay is…

Demetri Martin Live (At the Time) (Movie Review)

This Netflix Special starring Demetri Martin features laughs and smiles galore with the occasional thought-provoking comment as well. This special does not feature the Demetri Martin that most people are accustomed to seeing; the one we get in this special is much more laid back and calm which has its ups and downs. The jokes…

The Revenant (Movie Review)

   Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s second Oscar win for best direction and Leonardo DiCaprio’s first win was for their work in this thrilling historical drama based on Michael Punke’s novel of the same name. This movie which also garnered Emmanuel Lubezki’s third Oscar in a row for cinematography was supposedly the movie that was going to…