Review: “18 1/2”

Katie at the Movies

To this day, no one is certain what exactly was said during the 18 ½ minute gap in a tape of President Richard Nixon reportedly discussing the Watergate break-in with his then Chief of Staff, Bob Haldeman, or who erased it in the first place. Nixon’s secretary claimed to have pushed a wrong button and accidentally recorded over the conversation, but the truth of that statement has always been a source of debate. It’s that question that forms the basis of director Dan Mirvish’s “18 ½,” a twisty comic thriller that invites the viewer to consider a version events where the missing portion of that tape was located.

The story, set amidst the scandal in 1974, centers around Connie (Willa Fitzgerald), a government stenographer who stumbles upon the missing piece of the tape. She decides to bring it to a reporter, Paul (John Magaro), in the hope that…

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movie review: flightplan (2005).

THE CAFFEINATED FANGIRL

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Whenever I become obsessed with interested in a new actor, I usually end up watching movies that I would never have watched otherwise. That was the case with Flightplan, which I watched solely for Sean Bean. I was pleasantly surprised, however, by just how much I enjoyed the film in general. (Though Sean Bean remains my favorite part. *wink*)

So what is Flightplan about? Jodie Foster plays Kyle, an American aviation engineer who is heading back to the States (from Germany) with her young daughter Julia and the body of her recently deceased husband. While en route to America, Julia disappears. Kyle is understandably frantic—how on earth could a child disappear from a plane that has been searched top to bottom? As Kyle’s fear and paranoia grows, questions arise in the minds of the crew as to whether or not Julia even existed in the first place.

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Near Dark – Movie Review

“A small-town farmer’s son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is bitten by a beautiful drifter.”

Scream’s first solo movie review. 😀

This vampire movie has been on my radar for a little while now and after work one day this past week, I decided it was time to indulge my curiosity.

Boy meets beautiful girl one night. He pushes himself on her non-stop. He seriously needs someone to explain consent to him however, due to his insistence, girl gives in and makes out with him. Then bites him, and you know what? Good for her. She probably should have just drained him dry and saved herself a hell of a lot of hassle, but this is one of those horrid, love at first sight plots.

She brings him back to her vampire family and they insist he has to earn his place. He needs to kill…

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Movie Review: A Family Thing – Things Are Not Always Black and White

Thoughts From the Mountain Top

Written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson
Directed by Richard Pearce

Billy Bob Thornton is one of those Hollywood people that makes me scratch my head. He can have flashes of absolute brilliance and moments of behavior that are so outrageous he makes me scratch my head. I also don’t understand the attraction so many beautiful women feel for him, but that’s neither here nor there.

A Family Thing was one of those moments of brilliance. Thornton was a writer of the screenplay, along with Tom Epperson, of a story that is all the more believable in light of the revelations in recent years that some of Thomas Jefferson’s descendants by his black slave, Sally Hemmings, had no idea they were of African-American descent.

Robert Duvall is Earl Pilcher Jr. He’s sixty years old and pretty set in his ways. He’s also something of a racist. He thought he…

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The Last Weeb

Plenty of Popcorn

Step aside children, your elder cometh through. I’m speeding towards the age where I’ll be lecturing youths on how things used to be. Remember pre-2016? What an era. And box office weekends? What a time. But were these days really as good as I remember or was that just the haze of inexperience? As usual, Netflix comes charging in with the answer and has uploaded a fresh crop of 21st century gems – like The Last Samurai. Take note, young people! This is the kind of movie – painstakingly sculpted with first class cinematography, music, story, and design – that would show up at the Oscars and not win a damn thing. Why? Because 2003 had even better movies on the menu and that was the year The Return of the King founded a religion. Still, The Last Samurai deserves its legacy and I will happily explain why…

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The Bubble movie review

Billy Howells Movie Reviews

Judd Apatow is one of the biggest names in the comedy genre. While not everything he does is incredible, he is a gifted filmmaker with a number of films that I really like. The concept of focusing on a cast and crew in a bubble trying to make a movie during the pandemic is a very fascinating idea. Because of that and Apatow’s involvement, I was excited to see The Bubble.

The best thing about The Bubble is the cast. You can tell everyone is having a blast here, with stand outs being Fred Armisen, Peter Serafinowicz, Pedro Pascal and Guz Khan. There are a number of very funny gags in The Bubble and I think most of the reasons I laughed is because of the cast. Apatow is known for allowing his actors to improvise on set and I think in this case, it really works in the film’s…

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Most Anticipated Films Of April 2022!

Jerome Reviews...

March was a long but incredibly strong month for film, giving the likes of Batman, X, Fresh, After Yang, Topside, Turning Red and many others. So now we move on to April a month that also looks like it could be really strong.

As usual I’m leaving out films I have already seen however there are two films that are quite fantastic that I do highly recommend checking out this month which are.

Tony Hawk: Until The Wheels Fall Off – April 5th (HBO and HBO Max)

We’re All Going To The World’s Fair – April 15th (Theater) and April 22nd (VOD)

With that said here’s my most anticipated for April 2022!

14. Ambulance – April 8th (Theater)

13. The Bubble – April 1st (Netflix)

12. Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Childhood – April 1st (Netflix)

11. Charlotte – April 22nd (Theater)

10. The Bad Guys – April 22nd (Theaters)

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Review: Nitram

The Joy of Movies

By John Corrado

★★★ (out of 4)

Director Justin Kurzel’s film Nitram follows in the footsteps of Paul Greengrass’s 22 July, Denis Villeneuve’s Polytechnique and Gus van Sant’s Elephant (a fictionalized take on Columbine), as a film that dramatizes a real life mass shooting.

In the case of Kurzel’s film, it dramatizes the events surrounding the Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania in 1996, which prompted Australia to completely overhaul its gun laws, and mainly serves as a slow-burn character study of the perpetrator, Martin Bryant.

Caleb Landry Jones, who won the Best Actor prize last year at Cannes for the role, delivers a chilling performance in the film as a stand-in for Bryant. The title of the film is Martin backwards, a cruel nickname that kids at school used to call him, and the only way the shooter is referred to onscreen.

Nitram is a young man struggling with…

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Drive My Car – Movie Review

Slick Dungeon's Dusty Tomes and Terrible Films

Drive My Car

Hey film fans, it’s me, Slick Dungeon. I’m back to review another Oscar nominated film. The big awards ceremony is tomorrow so I’m doing my best to get through all the movies before then. Buckle up for this one because I’m reviewing the Japanese film Drive My Car. Be warned that there will be spoilers ahead so if you care about those things make a u-turn, go back and watch the movie and then come back here.

If you do watch this movie, buy the extra large popcorn because it’s got a very long runtime of three solid hours. The movie is about Yūsuke Kafuku an acclaimed theater director and actor who is married to a screenwriter named Oto. Early in the film it’s established that Oto loves Kafuku but she has affairs with other men. Kafuku doesn’t confront her about it…

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The Movies, Films and Flix Podcast – Episode 419: Grosse Pointe Blank, Hallway Fights and Assassin Unions

Movies, Films & Flix

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Mark and Niall discuss the 1997 cult classic comedy Grosse Pointe Blank. Directed by George Armitage, and starring John Cusack, Minnie Driver, and Dan Akroyd, the movie focuses on what happens when a hitman returns home for his high school reunion. In this episode, they talk about John Cusack, movie soundtracks, and potential assassin unions. Enjoy!

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