90s Flashback: Mousehunt (1997)

Buried deep in my subconscious was a film about two men waging war with a mouse who was living in the house they wanted to sell. I vaguely remember watching Mousehunt as a child and I remember loving it. But, I never rewatched it. It wasn’t one that really stuck with me. After rewatching the film as an adult, I’m not sure why this film didn’t stick … Continue reading 90s Flashback: Mousehunt (1997)

I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020): The Human Condition in Three Acts

The new Charlie Kaufman film, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, has been met with a varying degree of opinions. Some really enjoyed the film while others, not so much. Personally, I liked the film, but that’s only after thinking about it overnight to really make sense of what I watched.  Charlie Kaufman is a director and screenwriter that I love, so I partly knew to expect … Continue reading I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020): The Human Condition in Three Acts

Revisiting Disney: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a film that I have always been reluctant to say I enjoy. Does that have to do with the film itself? Absolutely not. It does, however, have to do with the culture surrounding the film. I’ve noticed a trend. Those that love The Nightmare Before Christmas really LOVE The Nightmare Before Christmas and it seems to become nearly their entire personality. The diehard … Continue reading Revisiting Disney: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Notoriously Bad Films: Super Mario Bros. (1993)

I remember watching this film when I was young and I remember loving it. However, it’s not a film that I have rewatched as an adult, until now. And, it was not easy to find this film online. But, I managed to dig through the internet until I was successful, and I watched this nearly two hour film so you all wouldn’t have to.  For … Continue reading Notoriously Bad Films: Super Mario Bros. (1993)

Films That Have Not Aged Well: Shallow Hal (2001)

 Look, I see what message the Farrelly brothers were trying to send. I see it. But, they  missed the mark by so goddamn much.  Clearly, the message that was attempted here was “true beauty comes from within, regardless of what a person looks like on the outside”. But, due largely in part to Jason Alexander’s character Mauricio, that message is not handled well. This supporting … Continue reading Films That Have Not Aged Well: Shallow Hal (2001)

90s Flashback: Heat (1995)

Even though the film Heat was released in 1995 and uses some dated technology, the film itself is weirdly timeless. For those unfamiliar with the film, Heat is about a group of bank robbers who unknowingly leave a clue at their last heist and are beginning to feel the heat from the police. Hence, the title. Written and directed by Michael Mann, Heat could easily be a masterclass on … Continue reading 90s Flashback: Heat (1995)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch : Money-grab or Meta-genius?

Gremlins 2: The New Batch may be the most self-aware film and also one of the biggest “screw you”‘s to a major film studio and I love it. Now, if you’ve seen Gremlins 2, you’ll know that the semi-serious tone from the original Gremlins is completely abandoned. And, there was a reason for this: director, Joe Dante, wanted nothing to do with a sequel. Gremlins was a particularly hard … Continue reading Gremlins 2: The New Batch : Money-grab or Meta-genius?

With the Paramount Consent Decrees Ending, There’s Fear for the Future of Independent Theaters and Films

Movie theaters are in trouble, and even more so than we already thought. The Paramount Consent Decrees have been dismantled. For those unfamiliar, let me explain. With the birth of film in the United States came the birth of the studio system, where studios, under contract, had specific actors, directors, writers, and so on. That also included block booking their films, which ultimately led the … Continue reading With the Paramount Consent Decrees Ending, There’s Fear for the Future of Independent Theaters and Films