Ensemble Avalanche! Black Mass vs. Everest


Over the weekend I saw six movies’ worth of acting talent crammed into two movies, as the casting directors for Black Mass and Everest went a little nuts.  I think the industry term is castlust.  “Just one more guy, man, just let me cram one more B-list actor into this scene!  I know a guy who can get you Adam Scott real cheap, man!  Just let me stick him in the shot, man!”

Anyway, I’ll help you make the decision on which of these movies you should see, or if you should just go see the new Maze Runner movie, which I’ve been quoting from the commercials more than any movie I’ve actually seen in theaters lately.  “YOU’LL NEVER SURVIVE ONE DAY IN THE SCORCH!” is a sentence my fiance is certainly sick of hearing me yell out of nowhere by now.

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Movie Review: Foxcatcher


Uncomfortable.  Creepy.  Awkward.  Distressing.  These are all words we used to just use to describe a trip to the post office, or when you order Jersey Mike’s and you’re the only person there and the sandwich artist is feeling exceptionally chatty that day (no, I won’t tell you what I’m doing later tonight, Dave, just make my #13 please…).  But now they can describe our movies.  Or at least for this holiday season’s fun romp through a sociopathic rich guy’s horse-stable-turned-gym in Bennet Miller’s new film Foxcatcher.

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2012 Oscar Picks


[UPDATE]  14 out of 24.  Sounds about right.

Just to have a record of what I said somewhere, so that when I get them all correct on Sunday (haha, what a joke, doubt I’ve ever done better than 60%), here are my Oscar picks for this year. Feel free to tell us your picks, or just make a mockery of my picks (I don’t mind).
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