Tag: the spectacular now

Stream Guide: The Rover & Baby Driver (July 20th, 2018)

THE ROVER on PRIME VIDEO This week’s list includes a documentary about Robin Williams, a spring break movie starring James Franco, and a foreign Western in the same vein as “the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” Before you see her in the “Venom” movie later this year, see Jenny Slate in a dark comedy titled “Obvious Child” on Netflix. Before he plays Mysterio … Read More Stream Guide: The Rover & Baby Driver (July 20th, 2018)

+

Tuesday Releases: Carrie, Riddick, & You’re Next

JANUARY 14TH, 2014 YOU’RE NEXT // A perfect blending of horror and comedy, “You’re Next” is a prime example of the Adam Wingard we have come to know and love through his shorts in “V/H/S/2” and “The ABCs of Death”. Producing a natural dark comedy out of the home invasion sub-genre of horror, the film is one-half throwback to classic horror specifications, one-half present … Read More Tuesday Releases: Carrie, Riddick, & You’re Next

Quick Review: The Spectacular Now (2013)

THE SPECTACULAR NOW BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAUGUST 4, 2013 In one of the most subtle and engaging coming of age films this year, “The Spectacular Now” not only captures the essence of being a senior in high school, but it also portrays an adolescent relationship realistically and uniquely. Unlike most dramas of this nature, there’s no jealousy or cheating, no lies, and melodrama. These characters … Read More Quick Review: The Spectacular Now (2013)

+

Theatrical Releases: 2 Guns & The Smurfs 2

Without Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, “2 Guns” would be just another ridiculously plotted action film where its twists are telegraphed and there’s very little to grab onto. Pairing Washington and Wahlberg works perfectly, as their chemistry creates both tension and comedic relief from start to finish. Unfortunately, the plot of “2 Guns” is laughable, turning the DEA, CIA, and Navy into crooks, killing … Read More Theatrical Releases: 2 Guns & The Smurfs 2