I checked out Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets a couple of weeks ago and, if you’re into visually immersive cinema, it’s worth checking out a second time. Though many summer films end up being an uninspired cash grab, Valerian lives on a much higher creative plane thanks to a myriad of factors. Of course, we must start with director Luc Besson . . .
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Episode 71 has Anderson Cowan and I discussing July films we’re itching to see. Cowan chimes in on Okja (currently streaming on Netflix) and I offer up my reviews of ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Person to Person,’ and ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ (this review is mini-embargoed – details below!).
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It Comes At Night will be the talk of the town, at least for movie buffs, for quite a spell. Its immersive storytelling heralds the distinct cinematic voice of writer/director Trey Edward Shults, and the film’s overall effectiveness should divide many a viewer. Two weeks after watching It Comes At Night, my reaction to the film has wavered back and forth, but I’ve come to a final decision.
Continue reading Review: ‘It Comes At Night’ Is A Killer Of A Thriller
I briefly mentioned on this week’s CinemAddicts (Ep. 71) that I was looking forward to seeing Wonder Woman (Anderson, who’s not exactly a comic book enthusiasts, doesn’t plan on seeing it unless he loses a bet on The Film Vault). I checked out the movie this week and my review is below!
Continue reading Review: Gal Gadot Shines In Flawed But Engaging ‘Wonder Woman’
Anderson Cowan, aka the director of Groupers, and myself are back with our monthly show and as Cowan promised, it’s a longer one than usual. I know this doesn’t make up for our weekly input, but check out this week’s show and a brief overview below!!
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One of the sad situations re: not having CinemAddicts every week is not getting the chance to praise movies like Alien: Covenant while Anderson amiably scoffs at my viewpoint. The movie was #1 at the box office but made just $36 million. Here’s my spoiler-free take on why Alien: Covenant is worth the price of admission (CinemAddicts listeners – I’m giving this movie four and a half stars!).
Continue reading 5 Reasons To Love Alien: Covenant (Spoiler-Free!)
Running at 126 minutes, director Guy Richie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is suffering the slings and arrows from critics and, more importantly, is absolutely bombing at the box office. I checked out the film this morning at a bargain matinee (shelled out $7.75!!) and I wasn’t disappointed. Before you throw me a Jessica Chastain eye roll, let me explain below!!!
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“Black Rose” and “How To Be A Latin Lover” are the movies covered on this week’s CinemAddicts. Details on the program, as well as how we’ll be changing up the program is below!
Continue reading CinemAddicts Ep. 69: ‘Black Rose’ & ‘How To Be A Latin Lover’
On this week’s show, Anderson and I talk about Donnie Darko’s 15th Anniversary, the horror film The Blackcoat’s Daughter, and Live Cargo. Details available after the jump!!
Continue reading CinemAddicts Ep. 65: ‘Donnie Darko’ Anniversary, ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter,’ ‘Live Cargo’
Apologies for posting the Episode 64 recap way too late than usual. One reason is a good one, as Anderson Cowan is currently shooting his feature debut Groupers. The other reason is I’ve been slammed to the gills as well being a Manny and figuring things out w/ my respective blogs. Alas, here’s the recap from 64 – and if there’s one thing I can leave you with regarding this post – please hunt down Dig Two Graves!!!
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