Landline Review

Yes, it is I, a man, here to explain the female dominated Landline. In all seriousness though, this film is fucking brilliant. My perspective is obviously skewed by being a man so make sure you check out female perspectives on the film as well!Landline Poster

Warning: Here be spoilers

2017
Director: Gillian Robespierre
Starring: Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn, Edie Falco, John Turturro, Jay Duplass, Finn Wittrock, Marquis Rodriguez, India Menuez, Ali Ahn

“I’m not even sure if I’m allowed to ask these questions.” Continue reading Landline Review

Big Spideas Episode 3 – Homecoming

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FINALLY, Mike & Matt are ready to talk about a relatively recently released movie. That’s right, Big Spideas is coming to a big finish as ya bois discuss Tom Holland’s take on the iconic character. Matt is overly enthusiastic while Mike identifies aspects that are #problematic. So business as usual. Continue reading Big Spideas Episode 3 – Homecoming

4 Reasons Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Artistically Failed

Luc Besson’s streak of not making boring movies continued with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The film had many fun individual elements and scenes, and there were a fair amount of positives to take from it overall. With that in mind though, this film overall was a mess that contained some serious structural issues that undermined the whole deal. Continue reading 4 Reasons Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Artistically Failed

Big Spideas Episode 2 – The Amazings

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Yep, Homecoming has been out for a couple of weeks now and we’re still talking about old Spider-Man movies. But we’re edging slightly closer with the Marc Webb directed Amazing films. Get ready for some takes of varying temperature. Continue reading Big Spideas Episode 2 – The Amazings

Big Spideas Episode 1 – The Raimi Trilogy

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Hey you know that brand new Spider-Man movie that’s out now? In order to stay on top of current #trends, Mike & Matt decided to discuss some 15 year old movies instead. That’s right, as we build toward Homecoming, we’ve taken a dive into the previous outings for Spidey on screen, starting with the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire trilogy. Brace yourselves for some scorching hot takes. Continue reading Big Spideas Episode 1 – The Raimi Trilogy

2017 First Watch: Total Recall (2012)

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2017 will see me watching some films that I have never seen before and then writing about them. It will be a series of columns cleverly called, “2017 First Watch.”

In an era where remakes, sequels, spinoffs, etc. are getting made all the time for less than artistic reasons, it was understandable that the overall mediorce and unnecessary remake of Total Recall was roundly dismissed and/or ignored by critics and audiences.

The odd thing is though that a large portion of the film is actually fun and worth watching. Continue reading 2017 First Watch: Total Recall (2012)

2017 First Watch: The Client

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2017 will see me watching some films that I have never seen before and then writing about them. It will be a series of columns cleverly called, “2017 First Watch.”

Despite exploring some interesting ideas in regards to class and the law (and approaching said ideas with an appropriately cynical attitude), this John Grisham adaptation largely falls flat despite game performances from all involved. Continue reading 2017 First Watch: The Client