As the cinema landscape continues to be riddled with superhero blockbusters, science-fiction, horror sequels, and fantasy films, it's refreshing when a movie comes along with a pure focus on story, character development, directing, and solid acting performances. The Banshees of Inisherin is one of those films. Directed by Martin McDonagh and starring Colin Farrell, Brendan… Continue reading The Banshees of Inisherin – A Fecking Good Film
Happy New Year?
It is 2023 and more people have returned to theaters, or have they? As many of us have learned to live in a "post-pandemic" world, the box office has shown some improvement. But it's a far cry from pre-pandemic levels of success. As of this writing, only three films have surpassed the $1 billion mark… Continue reading Happy New Year?
Hard to imagine Jack Nicholson putting up with Stanely Kubrick's style When was the last time you saw a new Jack Nicholson movie? If you were one of the few to see his last theatrical release, How Do You Know written and directed by James L. Brooks starring Jack alongside Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, and Reese Witherspoon,… Continue reading Where’s Johnny?
Who Ya Gonna Call?
Ivan Reitman: one of the best comedy directors of all time Ever since 1994 when I hear someone say the phrase "who ya gonna call?" I either say it or hear in my head Ghostbusters. From now on I will hear the name Ivan Reitman. Unfortunately, Reitman passed away this week at the age of 75.… Continue reading Who Ya Gonna Call?
The Best Movie is now the Best 4k
The new Criterion 4K edition of Citizen Kane has an amazing amount of bonus material If you've recently watched the Oh Brother podcast on YouTube, you may have spotted a poster for the film Citizen Kane. This is because in my opinion and the opinion of many (IMDB Meta critic score is 100 & Rotten… Continue reading The Best Movie is now the Best 4k
Film Noir: Touch of Good
How many nights have you looked at your partner, roommate, or friend and asked "so what do you want to watch tonight?". Even though you have top tier cable, it's like Bruce Springsteen once wrote "57 channels and nothing on". In this Oh Brother blog, I am recommending a genre of film that typically provides… Continue reading Film Noir: Touch of Good
Movies in 2022 – A New Hope?
Avatar 2, Scream 5, The Batman During our "Year in Review" YouTube livestream, Dan asked me what I thought was the highlight film of the year. A pretty easy question, but I sat in silence unable to think of one great film from 2021. We tossed a few highlights back and forth from Luca, Pig,… Continue reading Movies in 2022 – A New Hope?
Is Marvel Losing its Touch?
Is Marvel still King of the hill? Was this the best Spider-Man film or a snooze-fest with a lot of plot holes? Kevin Feige who has been a producer on every Marvel cinematic release was having a movie run like no other and although the pandemic did not help the momentum of the Marvel films,… Continue reading Is Marvel Losing its Touch?
On The First Day of Christmas The Movies Gave to Me:
A Charlie Brown Christmas - 1965 When I was a kid, Christmas was not just about presents and parties it was about those great animated TV shows! It wasn't like today where they play repeatedly. You got one shot during the holidays until the following year. And there were always commercials for Dolly Madison cakes, which they… Continue reading On The First Day of Christmas The Movies Gave to Me:
Spider-Man: A Billion Ways Home?
Spider-Man: No Way Home coming December 17, 2021 As of the writing of this blog, we are exactly one month away from the new Spider-Man movie and not a minute too soon for the MCU, but also the box office. Despite recent headlines predicting surges in COVID cases for some parts of the country as… Continue reading Spider-Man: A Billion Ways Home?