PANNING THE STREAM: HAPPY CHRISTMAS

PANNING THE STREAM: HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Christmas is right around the corner and what better gift to give myself than a little time spent with Anna Kendrick and Melanie Lynskey, using her real accent no less! Jeff (Joe Swanberg), Kelly (Melanie Lynskey) and their two-year-old son Jude […]

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK LIVE-READ

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK LIVE-READ

I’ll say this right now and get it out of the way early… Living in L.A. definitely has its perks. So here’s the short version of the story… Early Tuesday afternoon I read an article that says Jason Retiman’s next […]

VINTAGE VAULT:  WHITE CHRISTMAS

VINTAGE VAULT: WHITE CHRISTMAS

It’s not every day that a song from a movie becomes a genuine holiday classic. That’s what happened in 1942, however, when the song “White Christmas” became the highlight of the Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire film Holiday Inn. The […]

HORROR THURSDAY: A TALE OF TWO SISTERS

HORROR THURSDAY: A TALE OF TWO SISTERS

Soo-mi and her sister Soo-yeon return home to live with their father and stepmother after an extended absence. The sisters do not trust the stepmother, no matter what she does (good or bad). The father might as well not be […]

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: A REALITY CHRISTMAS   

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: A REALITY CHRISTMAS  

I’ve already gone on record  naming Barbara Stanwyck as an actor you will love regardless of the character she plays. One of her more charming characters could easily be overlooked as a character simply offering comedic relief and holiday cheer.  However […]

TGITDNMAR: (12/19/14)

TGITDNMAR: (12/19/14)

With Christmas a little over a week away, it’s an exhilarating time at the movies. The mix of huge, tentpole films and smaller Oscar contenders, combined with many people having a little extra time and money to spend at the […]

THE VULTURES GATHER

THE VULTURES GATHER

Three weeks ago, a hacker group calling themselves the “Guardians of Peace” hacked into private e-mail accounts at Sony Pictures, leaking everything from e-mail addresses, social security numbers, film details, and even copies of upcoming Sony releases. The most “shocking” […]

VAULT REVIEW: REINDEER GAMES

VAULT REVIEW: REINDEER GAMES

Here in the vault I continue to chip away at my long overdue watch list. The flick today features Ben Affleck who’s all the rage thanks to the phenomenal Gone Girl and his upcoming portrayal of Batman in the next […]