29 Days of Romance, Review #9: The Artist (2011)

29 Days of Romance, Review #9: The Artist (2011)

Directed by: Michel Hazanavicius. Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman. Runtime: 1h 40 min. Released: November 25, 2011. When I sat down to watch The Artist, I wasn’t sure if I’d love it based on the first scene, as our main character George Valentin (Jean Dujardin), an egomaniacal silent movie star in 1927, stands [...]

The Monuments Men (2014)

Released: February 7, 2014. Directed by: George Clooney. Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray. Runtime: 118 min. "The Monuments Men" follows a platoon of unlikely heroes at the end of the Second World War who are tasked with retrieving art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It's a story [...]

Red State (2011)

Released: September 29, 2011. Directed by: Kevin Smith. Starring: Michael Parks, Melissa Leo, John Goodman. Runtime: 88 min. I must give respect writer/director Kevin Smith for giving us something we haven't seen from him before. There's only one laugh in the entire movie. It's a nice change of pace for him, but not a great [...]

Recap of June’s Theatrical Releases

I saw six out of the nine major theatrical releases of June. I still plan on seeing the following from the month of June, in alphabetical order: "Berberian Sound Studio", "The Bling Ring", "Byzantium", "The Internship", "Maniac", "Much Ado About Nothing", "Song for Marion", "Syrup" (because I love Brittany Snow), "Violet & Daisy", White House [...]

Monsters, Inc. (3D) (2001)

Monsters,  Inc. (3D) Release Date: November 2, 2012 (3D Re-release: December 19, 2012) Directors: Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich Stars (voices): John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi Runtime: 92 min Tagline: Monsters, Inc. : We scare because we care Monsters, Inc. is the fourth film that Disney is re-releasing in 3D (along with The [...]

Flight (2012) Review

Flight Release Date: November 2, 2012 Director: Robert Zemeckis Stars: Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, Don Cheadle Runtime: 138 min Finally, Robert Zemeckis has returned, after twelve years, to directing real people (at least he didn't generally disappear from the directing game like James Cameron did for twelve freaking years). Zemeckis' last live-action film was 2000's [...]

Trouble with the Curve (2012) Review

Trouble with the Curve Release Date: September 21, 2012 Director: Robert Lorenz Stars: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman Runtime: 111 min Tagline: Whatever Life Throws at You Gus (Clint Eastwood) is a good old fashioned baseball scout who doesn't rely on computers to give him all the needed statistics. In a technology dominated society, [...]

Argo (2012)

Argo Release Date: October 12, 2012 Director: Ben Affleck Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman Runtime: 120 min Tagline: The movie was fake. The mission was real. Argo is one of the best films of 2012. Argo tells the story of the Iranian revolution, and hostage situations that were involved with it. On November [...]