Two seconds prior to the movie starting a man to the far right of where I was sitting starting hacking, as if on cue. This was followed by a sporadic slew of coughing throughout the film, followed by a general ill feeling moving through my body, throat to stomach. These are the things you are going to notice while watching Contagion, but other than this effect on my life (and how I now notice when I unnecessarily touch my face) the movie was lost on me. [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...]
Ang Lee’s latest is his lesser effort as of late as he starts off on the right foot but slowly dissolves into a bit of a mess with no narrative to speak of for the second half.
Elliot Teichberg is a want a be artist living in New York City, only to see most of his income be thrown into his families inn that resides in upstate NY. Scrapping to get by, his mother is a stingy Jewish woman that is a bit crazy on top of that while his father just quietly sits by and lets things happen. Forced to move back home, Elliot begins to find new ways to spruce up his families inn to attract new business while splitting time as being the local chairman on the commerce committee of White Lake. Elliot who keeps one ear to the arts and music scene learns about a music festival that can’t find a home has been looking for a place to call home in the surrounding Catskills communities and Elliot invites them up to his inn as a potential site for the festival. Michael Lang is the face of Woodstock Ventures and when he arrives to White Lake he and Elliot find the perfect spot for their festival and begin to put in motion a final attempt to get their “little” music festival off the ground. [Read more...]