Monthly Archives: August 2015

Fantastic Four – Film Review

When you think of it, it was bound to happen.  With this recent glut of superhero films from Marvel dominating multiplexes and raking it in at the box-office there was eventually going to be the one that didn’t quite make it, so let’s keep this simple.  Fantastic Four is a reboot; it’s the third theatrical […]

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Ricki and The Flash – Film Review

  There’s an old vaudeville trick that comedians used in order to divert attention when the act was either bombing or going nowhere and it was this: end with a song.  Audiences will always applaud, the comedian exits in one piece and everyone feels okay; they’ve forgotten the mediocrity of the act.  That’s kind of […]

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The Gift – Film Review

Ever wondered what your other half was like back as a teenager before you met them?  Ever pondered on their past?  Was he or she the class clown, or perhaps the nerd, the cool kid or maybe even the bully, and they’ve never talked about it?  Whatever roles we played during those early days in […]

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The End of the Tour – Film Review

There’s a 2010 book written by Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky.  It’s called Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself.  It’s an account of what was discussed over a five-day period in 1996 between Lipsky and the late author David Foster Wallace during the tail-end of a book tour for Wallace’s lengthy novel, Infinite […]

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Phoenix – Film Review

In the new post-World War 2 melodrama from Germany, the title Phoenix can be taken two ways.  First, it’s the name of a Berlin nightclub where a man named Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld) works as a busboy.  He was once a musician, a German piano player, married to a Jewish singer whose family was arrested and […]

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Shaun the Sheep Movie – Film Review

In case anyone was thinking that the talented folks of Aardman are kidding when they say their films are genuine claymation – a painstaking, stop/go style of animation that really does use clay, bendy models without the assistance of things being smoothed over by CGI – then look no further than this little nugget of […]

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