Alicia Silverstone, Where Art Thou?

 I swear I don’t know how this happens: I receive a movie from Netflix, and I have no idea why I ordered it.  Sometimes I think the little chipmunks that keep the wheels of Netflix rolling get a bit bored and randomly hurl those little red envelopes into somebody else’s queue. I can hear ‘em […]

Bridesmaids: A bit befuddling

“Bridesmaids” is somewhat of a dichotomy in my humble opinion.  The movie is co-written and stars everybody’s new comedic genius, Kristen Wiig.  Wiig’s credited writing partner is Annie Mumolo, who has a cameo appearance as Wiig’s fellow airplane passenger (they both desperately need to find a 12-step program for aviatophobia – fear of flying).  The […]

A lot happens in: The Apartment (1960)

I don’t think I’m hanging my laundry out on a limb when I say, I think Jack Lemmon is one of the greatest actors to ever grace the big screen. Of course, every actor, good or bad, male or female, is immortal; their movies are their legacy. Luckily for us, Mr. Lemmon left us with […]

American Splendor is a true gem.

Right now, I’m in the confessional, kneeling down (or whatever Catholics do in those things) and softly uttering, “Forgive me Father for I have sinned. As of last week I was unaware of a man by the name of Harvey Pekar, and his creative outlet depicting run-of-the-mill events in his oh so dreary life. Father, […]

Get Low: Mildly enticing, extremely slow.

Movies are like personalities, some seem derivative of others, but in the long run, each has its own quirks, peculiarities, and oddities. But, we all know that no two are exactly alike (and that’s a good thing.  I can’t imagine unleashing another “me” on society.  God help us all).  “Get Low” released in 2009, was […]

The Lovely Bones: Visually Stunning Ineptitude.

Most moves made in Hollywood these days are either plucked from the pages of a Marvel comic book or are based on source material (a novel). The reason is obvious: These stories have hard-core, built-in audiences that are almost sure bets for the exec’s to, at minimum, make a return on their investment — and […]

Cancel your reservation for Dinner for Schmucks.

I never had the pleasure of viewing the original French movie “Le Diner De Cons.”  Maybe I’ll rent it on Netflix, because I’ve read that the source material is far superior to 2010’s “Dinner for Schmucks,” starring Paul Rudd, and the ever so lovable Steve Carell (and I say that with sarcasm dripping from my […]