Movie Review: God Bless America (2011), An Absurd and Hilarious Satire

Have you ever had one of those days where everything has gone wrong? Your neighbors are rude, your daughter is a spoiled brat, you get fired, and then you find out you have an inoperable brain tumor. Never had one of those? Well Frank Murdoch has, in the political satire "God Bless America", written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. The movie is about Frank Murdoch, a... read more

Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street, A Dark and Outrageous Comedy Based On A True Story

On the surface, The Wolf of Wall Street is a dark comedy character study that is soaked in grime. Adapted from the memoir of the same name by the real Jordan Belfort, the script by Boardwalk Empire creator Terrence Winter uses voice-over narration as a framing device (like Goodfellas) in order to allow Belfort's story to unfold "in his own language," so to speak. Both the... read more

Movie Review: Will Smith returns to the big screen this year in “Focus” as a Clever Con-Artist

Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky's profession of being a liar and a cheater for a living, he realizes that deception and love are things that don't go together. They split, only to see each other three years later... and things get... read more

Two recent vampire movies that are unexpectedly fantastic

This week I have watched not one, but two vampire movies that I was surprised how great movies they were. I am a huge vampire fan, but of course I generally despise the Twilight fanfiction crap (although I admit I watched them anyway). Vampires do not "sparkle in the sunlight"; they burn viciously! One of my favorite movies of all time is Underworld. However, the movies I... read more