ANT-MAN Jul18

ANT-MAN

If you are a fan of comics then Ant-Man will entertain you and make you happy. If you know nothing about Ant-Man you will find a lot to entertain you and make you happy. I’ve been aware f Ant-Man for a long time and while occasionally in the comics he’s involved in an interesting story line the idea of giving him a solo movie baffled me. Then I saw a trailer and read a little background and I was curious. I saw a second trailer and was intrigued. So I went opening weekend. I’m glad I did as I think the movie was really well done. I will endeavor to do a spoiler free bit on my thoughts of the movie. Scott Lange is a ex-con, the film shows...

Film Review: INFINITELY POLAR Jul17

Film Review: INFINITELY POLAR

INFINITELY POLAR Written and Directed by Maya Forbes Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, Ashley Aufderheide For the first time, looking at the cast above, I see why Hollywood used to make movie stars change their names. INFINITELY POLAR is based on Forbes’ childhood, much of it spent with a bi-polar father in charge of the household. Ruffalo plays the bi-polar father who has spent time in institutions. When his allowance (wealthy grandmother) isn’t enough to support his family, his wife decides to return to school and puts him in charge of his two daughters, many miles away from the school she attends. She...

Marwood’s THE KILLER NEXT DOOR optioned by James Franco Jul14

Marwood’s THE KILLER NEXT DOOR optioned by J...

Actor James Franco has optioned Alex Marwood‘s THE KILLER NEXT DOOR. According to Variety, Franco’s Rabbit Bandini Productions will be producing.  Actress Ahna O’Reilly will star and, along with Vince Jolivette  and Franco, serve as producer. O’Reilly previously worked with Franco on THE SOUND AND THE FURY, in which she starred and Franco produced. No. 23 has a secret. In this gloomy, bedsit-riddled South London wreck, lorded over by a lecherous landlord, a horrifying collection quietly waits to be discovered. Yet all six residents have something to hide. Collette is on the run from her ex-boss; Cher is a children’s...

Film Review: THE OVERNIGHT Jul10

Film Review: THE OVERNIGHT

THEE OVERNIGHT Written and Directed by Patrick Brice Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott and Judith Godreche More an extended sketch than a movie, OVERNIGHT tells the tale of a couple (Schilling and Scott) new to the area who accept an offer for a “get to know you dinner” made by a man (Schwartzman) they meet in a playground and get more than they bargained for. Schwarzman and Godreche live in a mansion with amenities paid for by his water filtering process. Drugs and booze push the foursome into some odd situations that are mildly shocking and even less than mildly amusing. Truthfully, I see more edgy...

Film Review: I’ll See You in My Dreams Jul03

Film Review: I’ll See You in My Dreams

“I’ll See You in My Dreams” Directed by Brett Haley Written by Marc Basch, Brett Haley Starring: Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Sam Elliott, Rhea Perlman, Mary Kay Place, June Squibb Carol is a long-time widow living out the last decades of her life, enjoying only the company of her three friends and her beloved dog. The movie explores in a gentle, respectful way why this is the case and asks the question: can her situation be changed? It is well-acted, well-made but a tad too familiar for a big screen movie. We have seen it before with Meryl Streep or Diane Keaton playing this part. However, the theater was filled with...

Film Review: THE WOLFPACK Jun27

Film Review: THE WOLFPACK

THE WOLFPACK Directed by Crystal Moselle Certainly everyone is familiar with THE WOLFPACK’s premise by now. A few years back, documentary film maker, Crystal Moselle, ran into one of the Angulo brothers wandering the streets near their housing project in lower Manhattan. The six Angulo brothers (and their one sister) had spent their entire lives locked in a tiny apartment by their father, Oscar, sometimes only leaving their apartment once a year. His wife, Suzanne, was also a victim of his paranoid delusions (or excessive need for power) that they were safer there. To occupy themselves, the boys watched the over 5000 videos, Oscar...