Directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Elephant), Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot tells the story of controversial cartoonist, John Callahan. After nearly dying in a car accident, the last thing Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) intends to do is give up alcohol. Reinvigorated by his girlfriend and a charming sponsor, Donnie (Jonah… [Read More]
Roy Bean (Paul Newman) walks into a saloon in Vinegaroon, and receives singular mistreatment by the inhabitants. With the help of a local woman, he arms himself and slays those who’ve wronged him … and names himself judge of the West Texas bordertown. All of that is vaguely tantalizing; it’s directed by John Huston (The… [Read More]
In 1988, Ron Shelton made his directorial debut with a film based loosely on his experiences as a minor league baseball player with four different teams from 1967-71. He would go on to make seven more sports-related films as writer or director: White Men Can’t Jump, Cobb, Tin Cup, The Best of Times, Blue Chips, The Great White… [Read More]
Ernest Cline’s book Ready Player One, was a massively geeky love letter about the 1980s wrappd in virtual reality. The movie is noticeably different yet somehow works well enough that people will come in droves to watch.
If you’re in the thirty to fifty range, and spent any time in an arcade, you know that you could choose to spend a quarter to play as George (gorilla), Ralph (wolf), or Lizzie (Godzilla-like lizard). Now, as The Rock explores his various nostalgic takes (Rampage = Jurassic World, Skyscraper=Die Hard, Jumanji=… Jumanji?), we get a Midway game brought… [Read More]