Sound the alarm. The Nine-Nine is open for business again. After its cancellation by FOX last season, the cast and crew of much-loved police sitcom Brooklyn 99 thought that their show had come to an end. However, the fans had other ideas. Soon after news of the series’ cancellation broke online, an internet fan campaign began… [Read More]
John Nance Garner (one of FDR’s Vice Presidents) observed that the Vice Presidency “is not worth a bucket of warm spit.” But that was different when Dick Cheney became Vice President.
Set on the titular U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory space vessel in the 25thCentury’s Planetary Union, The Orville is a sci-fi adventure that reveals the lighter side of the darkness of space. Airing on Fox and developed by Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), the series follows a crew of lovable misfits as they discover new worlds while… [Read More]
Laurel and Hardy was one of the greatest comedy duos of all time. They bumbled their way into the hearts of audiences that have spanned generations. Stan & Ollie, from director Jon S. Baird, is both an homage to brilliance of their comedy, and an examination of what friendship means.
‘Tis the season of heartwarming holiday movies featuring cute kids, Santa Claus, and the joy of the season.
Road trips movies are inevitably about the forces that pull us apart and/or draw us together. Boundaries, from writer-director Shana Feste, uses this vehicle to look at three generations of a family in need of both distance and reunion. Laura (Vera Farminga) has a problem setting limits, as is seen in the fact that she… [Read More]
This is a decent adaptation and abridgment of the play. (Bear in mind that purists will rarely be happy with adapting the Bard.)
When writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman collaborate (as they did earlier in Juno and Young Adult) the result is always an interesting bit of social philosophy set within the institution of family. Tully is their latest work, with a special emphasis on the trial and meaning of motherhood in today’s world.
This is one of the great examples of having a film that entertains well and at the same time goads our minds into active thought. It is very much like a cross-cultural extended parable.
On the surface, this looks like a date night movie for the Leisure World set. But the wisdom the film imparts can be absorbed by people of any age.