Quick Daily Review #75: 700 Sundays (2014)

April 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

700 Sundays (2014) Starring: Billy Crystal Billy Crystal brought his long running one man show ‘700 Sundays’ that eulogizes his father and pays homage to his childhood. This one man show is above all else, a nostalgic trip to a time and place in this country that no longer exists, and perhaps never truly existed at all in the way it is remembered. But to here Crystal tell it, you’d never doubt it for a second. Crystal’s story is nothing if not fascinating. His father was a big time band leader in the days of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, all who befriend the young Crystal as a [...]

Quick Daily Review #74: Enough Said (2013)

April 18, 2015 // 1 Comment

Enough Said (2013) If James Gandolfini had not passed away this movie would probably go mostly unnoticed except in small critic circles, and even there it would not have blown anyone away I don’t think. That being said, knowing the circumstances of what happened, and finally getting to see this movie, as a fan of both the person and the actor, it makes me very happy that Gandolfini lived long enough to make this movie. Aside from his untouchable work as Tony Soprano, this is the best role of his career, in my opinion. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is his romantic co-star here. They both play middle [...]

Quick Daily Review #73: Groundhog Day (1993)

April 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Groundhog Day (1993) Starring: Bill Murray Director: Harold Ramis Groundhog Day is one of those films that have become so indwelled into our conscious minds that it has become a universally recognized metaphor for the daily tedium of our everyday lives or the feeling of being trapped. Tell someone you feel like you’re reliving Groundhog Day and immediately they will understand what you’re talking about. Like a Groundhog this movie takes its time to burrow into your mind. At first it just seems like an affable romantic comedy, good but not great, but then it stays with you. It definitely [...]

Quick Daily Review #72: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

April 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

  Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) Director: Lorene Scafaria Humanity is doomed. Earth has a date with a fast approaching asteroid several times bigger than the one which killed the dinosaurs. And it is on schedule to collide with it in about two weeks. To top it off, there’s nothing NASA or our best scientists can do to stop it. All the combined accomplishments, art, history, relationships, and assorted meaning that has accumulated on this planet over the past few billion years are about to be obliterated and rendered into a big meaningless eternal nothing. Now if that [...]

Quick Daily Review #71: Stage Fright (2014)

April 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Stage Fright (2014) Starring: Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald The Center Stage Theatre camp runs afoul of a dangerous heavy metal inspired serial killer when it attempts to put on a production of “The Haunting of the Opera” (A great “please don’t sue us” moniker if ever there was one). The play stars the daughter of the last person to portray the lead in that play, when it was last put on Broadway, who was tragically murdered the night before the big premiere. All of this is set up nice and neat in the pre-title sequences of the movie. The main portion of the movie follows a group of [...]
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