Saw II Commentary

After the massive success of 2004’s “Saw,” Darren Lynn Bousman directed the highly anticipated sequel in 2005. Check out my commentary track to hear some insight in to what they got right, what they could have done better and learn some fun trivia along the way. You will need a blu-ray or DVD of “Saw II” and 1 hour and 37 minutes of your time.

It Follows Review

“It Follows” is a low budget independent horror film that has gained a following over the past year after it has been making the festival rounds. I was finally able to catch a screening of it after it had been given a nation-wide release and while the film doesn’t quite live up to the hype it’s been receiving, it is certainly a new and different take on the horror genre but ultimately leaves the audience with more questions than answers and not enough scares along the way. Continue reading

Oldboy (2013)

A man (Josh Brolin) is held in confinement against his will for an unknown reason in Spike Lee’s adaptation of a Korean comic book and subsequent film. Suddenly, after 20 years, he is released and filled with vengeance as he tries to find the men who locked him away. To get to these people he uses the aid of a nurse (Elizabeth Olsen) and karate moves he learned from the television in his locked hotel room. Continue reading

World’s Greatest Dad (2009)

Lance Clifton, an unpublished author and high school poetry teacher, walks into his home to find that his troubled teenage son, Kyle, has killed himself by erotic asphyxiation. To save embarrassment, Lance not only hangs his son in a closet, he also pens a suicide note. However, what Lance didn’t expect was that the entire high school would become inspired by the note. Continue reading

Hard Eight (1996)

In writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s debut film, we meet a man named John (John C. Reilly) who is taken from the street into a diner by Sydney (Philip Baker Hall.) We learn that John is completely broke and can’t even pay for his mother’s funeral. Sydney offers to take him to Reno where he can show him how to turn his life around.

Continue reading

Say Anything… (1989)

 

Lloyd Dobler goes on a date with the valedictorian of his high school even when his friends tell him it’s a bad idea. His attitude is what’s the worst that could happen? He finds out the answer to that question but refuses to let her go in Cameron Crowe’s directorial debut. Continue reading

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

 

One of the most anticipated films of the year has finally arrived with a new director, new cast members and a throng of excited fans filling theatre seats. Does it live up to the hype or will it fall into the “let’s just move things along” middle chapter category?

Continue reading