A monthly mashup of three randomly selected movies that, in the spirit of Chopped, I try to combine into a cohesive story.
Mr. Sculpin and I were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of Adam McKay's upcoming passion project, SHUTDOWN, and I'm pleased to announce that it's a f***ing masterpiece. Trumpsters beware - McKay is back with a vengeance!
Full disclosure: I hate clickbait titles. BUT... I wanted to complement Mr. Sculpin's top 10 deaths article with my own, and I'm too lazy to think of a better name for the post. Lucky you! Also, be sure to check out his article, because the idea was originally his.
This is Part 2 of an ongoing analysis of Apocalypse Now. I'll periodically discuss characters and scenes from this masterpiece. If you have not seen Apocalypse Now, do yourself a favor and watch it ASAP. "Every man has his breaking point. You and I have them. Walt Kurtz has reached his." Captain Benjamin Willard needed a mission. He believes that his sins granted the US Army the immanent right to … Continue reading Terminate With Extreme Prejudice: Apocalypse Now Breakdown, Part 2
Warning: SPOILERS ahead (obviously) I love Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Most people don't. In fact, the majority of folks seem to loath this film, to the point where they think I'm insane for remotely enjoying it. But I think a lot of the hatred for this movie is unwarranted. No … Continue reading In Defense of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Oh boy, here we go... I don't celebrate death and I don't want to give people the impression that I do. Getting killed is horrible and in an ideal world it shouldn't happen, but hey, accidents are real and so is moral inequality and self preservation, so people kill and get killed. Thankfully, one of … Continue reading Mr. Sculpin’s Top 10 Movie Deaths
Netflix just released a new entry into the TTCU: Troubled Teenager Cinematic Universe. It’s a series called Sex Education that’s about, you guessed it, high schoolers trying to grapple with heavy life issues like sex. Sort of like 13 Reasons Why. And The End of the F***ing World (my personal favorite). And Atypical. I won’t … Continue reading Sex Education: A Solid Entry in the Netflix TTCU (Troubled Teenager Cinematic Universe)
This is Part 1 of an ongoing analysis of Apocalypse Now. I'll periodically discuss characters and scenes from this masterpiece. If you have not seen Apocalypse Now, do yourself a favor and watch it ASAP. "Every minute I stay in this room I get weaker. And every minute Charlie squats in the bush he gets … Continue reading Still Only In Saigon: Apocalypse Now Breakdown, Part 1
With 2019 ringing in, it’s only fitting that we have at least one film about the dawn of a new year, a new era if you will. Thankfully, you need not look further than World Fair, the latest period piece from visionary director Baz Luhrmann. Set at the turn of the century, World Fair is … Continue reading Blooper Reel: Praise for Baz Luhrmann’s World Fair
One year. That's how long the fury over Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been going on for. Frankly I'm not surprised; in the internet age, its now easier than ever to complain ad nausea about movies, and YouTube is filled with such critiques over Episode 8. I'm not saying they aren't warranted. Honestly, I … Continue reading Disney Should Pay Attention to Vader: Shards of the Past