July 22, 2014
July 21, 2014
July 15, 2014
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July 11, 2014
July 10, 2014
July 9, 2014
July 8, 2014
Way back in 2001 there was a little movie called Joy Ride. It was a decent low grade thriller with a few actors who we would become more familiar with over the years in Paul Walker, Steve Zahn, and Leelee Sobieski. More than that it was co-written by JJ Abrams. It was effective, entertaining, perhaps nothing particularly special, but it is certainly worth watching. Things become a little dicier when you start to consider sequels. Frankly, I had no idea that there was a sequel to this until I got my hands on this third entry to review. It turns out that a sequel was released straight to video back in 2008. I have never seen it, but judging on the third entry, I am not sure it is actually necessary.
July 5, 2014
2014 is just flying by, isn't it? It feels like something of a lackluster year. There is just something about it that just feels low key, as if it is just waiting to take off. It just needs the right film to ignite it all. Then I go and take a look at some of the movies I have seen this year, and there in amidst the junk I have sat through are the good movies. Seriously, there have been a lot of good movies this year, although in many cases I look at my favorites so far and feel like I may be the only one who likes some of them. That is quickly followed by the good thoughts. I see films my way and that is often different from a lot of other people. Well, enough of this pointless preamble, you want to see the list. Read on!
July 2, 2014
It is hard to believe the first half of the year is already over. 2014 is just flying by. With that said, it is time to reminisce on those most would rather forget about. I think I am getting better at avoiding some bad movies, but I still feel drawn to a lot that I probably shouldn't. Many are movies that put my eternal cinematic optimism to the test. Now, this isn't about the movie that I skipped, they would amount to nothing more than a blip on the radar anyway, what this is about is the movies that I did see that proved to have very little going for them and at times seemed to actively court my negativity. So, without further adieu, let's take a look at the bottom ten films that I saw theatrically so far this year.
July 1, 2014
After what felt like an eternity, the reality of the return of the Hudson Horror Show is finally beginning to sink in. The thought of having to continue on with my life without his biannual event was almost too much to bear. It really has become some of my most anticipated events of the year. It is true, it is making a comeback on August 9, 2014 at the Empire Cineplex (formerly Silver Cinemas) in my backyard of Poughkeepsie, NY. The show is quickly shaping up to be an amazing one, and if you are a fan of cult cinema, you will want to be here.
June 30, 2014
June 27, 2014
When you look around yourself, really look at the world, it is hard not be pessimistic. It sometimes feels like pessimism runs in my blood. No, not all the time, but when you think about the direction of a lot of things in society, when you witness the complete and utter marginalization of the middle, it can be really hard to think positively. However, there is one area where my thoughts completely flip around. Movies. Yes, that's right, movies. This is the area where I am filled with eternal optimism. New movies, old movies, expensive movies, cheap movies, all sorts of movies. I love them.