Office Space was the first live action feature length film directed by Mike Judge, the creator of King of the Hill (and Beavis and Butthead) . It was a box office failure initially, but become a hit on video release. It’s now referred to endlessly in seemingly every office. The Set-Up Peter (Ron Livingston) is a […]
Manhattan is Woody Allen’s more serious follow-up to Annie Hall. While Annie Hall was a mix of Allen’s earlier slapstick and later serious work, Manhattan is a straight rom-com. It is a very grounded film. The Set-Up Allen plays Isaac, a TV writer living in Manhattan who aspires to be a novelist. He is dating […]
The Marx Brothers were a popular comedy troupe in the first half of the 20th century. They worked in vaudeville, on Broadway, in movies, and eventually on TV. The work they are most well-known for is their string of movie comedies in the 1930s. The Marx Brothers were social anarchists. Their movie plots could be […]
Fight Club was not a commercial success when it came out, but it became a huge cult hit as soon as it was available for home release. It is a dark, humorous satire with a lot of disturbing scenes. In 1999 (theatrical release) and 2000 (video release) it really seemed to have tapped into something […]
Everyone Says I Love You is a Woody Allen musical from the 90s. It is a songbook musical, meaning that the songs are not original to the movie. It is not widely considered a great Woody Allen movie or a great musical. The Set-Up DJ (Natasha Lyonne) is a college graduate student who lives in […]
It seems like a lot of races are foregone conclusions already this year. Birdman seems to have a lot of all-around support, but less support in each category. It seems very unlikely for any film to sweep the major awards this year. Best Picture Prediction – Birdman Should Win – Birdman Snubbed – Guardians of […]
Here are my favorite songs of 2014. With only this one comment, I’ve limited each Artist to one song maximum. Architecture in Helsinki -“In the Future” Cold Specks – “Season of Doubt” Ingrid Michaelson – “Girls Chase Boys” J. Cole – “Be Free” La Roux – “Sexotheque” Lana Del Rey – “Brooklyn Baby” Lecrae – […]
2014 has been an incredible year for music. For my shortlist I’ve got an astonishing 22 albums. I believe that’s the most I’ve ever had. So, now it’s your turn, what’s your best album of the year? Poll closes on New Year’s Eve at midnight.