Zero Dark Thirty is the gripping true life account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden and Kathryn Bigelow superbly tells that story through the eyes of our protagonist Maya. [Read more...]
Lauren: Having the tagline “from the producer of Bridesmaids” splashed all over the TV spots and poster is quite the stamp on a project. Well, maybe not the producer part, but definitely the word Bridesmaids. But don’t let the name-drop fool you; The Five-Year Engagement is quite a different beast from that non-stop laugh fest of comedic poo jokes and pre-wedding hijinks. Sure, there are pre-wedding problems here as well, but don’t go in ready to compare the two as this is more about the couple confronting life as their ride to the alter constantly finds more bumps to bottom out on. [Read more...]
Growing up in St. Louis, baseball has always been an important part of my life. I made myself sick on stadium food as a child, I was way too proud of myself when my neighbor came over to compliment the strength of my pitch into my father’s glove, currently strangers and I are bonded in the hopes of the Cards furthering themselves in the Wild Card race, as well as a mutual hatred for the Boston Red Sox. Point is, this is America, and we love baseball. Sometimes maybe too much. [Read more...]
They say college is a time to figure out the rest of your life, but not everyone is lucky enough to get this done before they are released into the real world. With the knowledge of an MIT grad, Matt Franklin is unfortunate enough to fall into this camp, finding himself living up to a fraction of his potential working in Suncoast Video. However, when his high school crush walks back into his life as a customer at his store he realizes that the Labor Day party that night may finally provide the opportunity for his life to begin.
Seeing as I was born the year this film is set my memory of the 80s isn’t really existent, and I luckily lacked the proper amount of hair in 1988 to rock the side pony, but I still know enough to appreciate some of the films of this decade. [Read more...]