When gangster films are considered it usually comes down to two – the Godfather and Goodfellas. Goodfellas is also considered legendary director’s Martin Scorsese finest work, up there with Raging Bull and Taxi Driver. In my opinion, yes it’s really that good. The Set-up Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) wanted to be a gangster his whole […]
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 […]
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.