Quote of the Week #80: Brian De Palma

In anticipation of the upcoming US release of the documentary film De Palma detailing the life of the famous director, we’ve pulled together a few quotes from some of his more famous movies (all quotes pulled from IMDB): Carrie (1976) Margaret White: [referring to Carrie’s prom gown] Red. I might have known it would be red. Carrie:…

Sequelthon: The Godfather Part II

We can’t think of a better way to start our Sequelthon than by reviewing possibly the greatest sequel of all time. Director Francis Ford Coppola’s return to the Corleone family in The Godfather Part II won five Academy Awards in 1974 including Best Picture like its predecessor did two years earlier [1, 2]. Many already know that…

Flashforward: December’s Most Anticipated Films

December’s Most Anticipated Films: Movie of the Month: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Release date: December 18, 2015 Director: J. J. Abrams Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Max von Sydow Synopsis: The Force Awakens is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and features…

Film Club: Jackie Brown

Originally posted on what about the twinkie?:
This months edition of Film Club features our first Quentin Tarantino film, and was chosen by Hamish of HC Movie Reviews. Below are his reasons for choosing Jackie Brown, followed by each members thoughts on the film. HC Movie Reviews: This is the second time I have had…

Guest Review: Sleepers

Flashback/Backslide joined the Argumentative August series hosted by Movie Rob and Ten Stars or Less with a review of Sleepers. Head over to read the review and all the other great reviews of courtroom dramas. For a while, Sleepers lingered on the edge of my Top 10 favorite movie list. Given a firm bump by my…

Nightcrawler: A Taxi Driver Update

 This is without a doubt one of the most uncomfortable watches of 2014. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a freelance photojournalist who prowls the streets of Los Angeles at night looking for the most gruesome stories to film and sell to local news stations. Along the way he forces Nina, a local newscaster into an uncomfortable…

Neighbors: No Surprises Here

Full disclosure: The clip above is 97% of the reason I rented Neighbors. Dave Franco’s impression of Robert De Niro and Christopher Charles Mintz-Plasse’s “Hoo Ah!” nearly convinced me to see Neighbors in theaters. Good comedies are hard to come by and without the filter of time (and reviews) I normally don’t spring for a box office ticket.…