…Rebuild

  As we prepare to enter into Academy Awards crunchtime, it’s nice to break up the Oscar picks with something a bit lighter. “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” definitely fits the bill. In this second installment, the LEGO film franchise has lost none of its self-awareness. In fact, it takes its meta-nature to…

…Howl

The Wolf of Wall Street is loud, obnoxious, offensive, morally corrupt, and a good film. Fans of director Martin Scorsese’s work, know that he does not shy away from violence and liberal use of profanity. So, fair warning to film goers, it’s a hard movie to watch, even for those with the strongest of stomachs. The anti-hero,…

…go into the light

“This is the End,” written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, is a farce of the apocalypse as experienced by an assortment of relatively well-known Hollywood actors. When the rapture arrives, it’s no surprise that a Hollywood house party remains unaffected. That is, until the hell fires being to rain down on the…

…get on base

Baseball, the great American pastime, it’s an object of affection and admiration for many, not to mention the subject matter of oh so many films. It’s a nearly perfect vessel for almost any story arc:  Rags to riches, overcoming hardship,  achieving greatness, falling from grace, hitting bottom, then overcoming your self-inflicted hardships in order to…