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March 2, 2018 /

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, directed by Martin McDonagh (2017)

(Minor spoilers regarding the film’s themes)

It’s interesting and usually nothing more than annoying when “Oscar Backlash” strikes a film. And the controversy usually comes from out of context, has very little to do with the film(s) it surrounds. In the case of Three Billboards, there’s some small, passing, and certainly annoying (in a “mosquito buzzing near your ear” kind of way) backlash claiming that the film glorifies racism. This has to do with Sam Rockwell’s character, who is a racist cop. I will avoid plot details and instead focus on the themes explored through his character.
After seeing the film, it was difficult for me to even understand the source of the backlash other than maybe it was due to McDonagh’s dark sense of humor, but then I realized—and later read—that the controversy surrounds how the story treats Rockwell’s cop, the arc he follows. And I’m disappointed that there is backlash at all.

July 5, 2014 /

Oh yeah! It’s that time of year again. We’ve been through the agony of January…ouch and the ecstasy that  has been this summer so far! We only got to pick five movies out of this year but fret not we’ll be going over way more then that! In fact let’s start by talking a bit about some honorable mentions!

Honorable Mentions: With some many good films let’s go in order of release date about films we’re digging. In January and February there wasn’t anything we’d say was upper-echelon. March however delivered a great film in the form of The Grand Budapest Hotel one that had we expanded this to ten would’ve certainly been on here. April was the unofficial start to the summer smackdown of  film, but that smackdown was laid by only one film that we’ll get to later! May had all kinds of goodies! Whether it’s smaller films like Jon Favreau’s Chef, or the Tom Hardy stunner Locke or the bigger films like Neighbors and the big guy himself Godzilla this month more then any had loaded films every week, whether good or not! Now finishing up June we have a great trio of honorable mentions in How To Train Your Dragon 2, The Fault in Our Stars, and 22 Jump Street. I look foward to what else the year has in store with plenty yet to come including our most anticipated film on the summer in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes . Now let’s get to it! 

June 6, 2014 /
June 6, 2014 /
With the release this week of the new Tom Cruise movie Edge of Tomorrow we’ll take a retrospective look at what I consider the top ten films of one of Hollywood’s longest reigning leading men…Tom Cruise. There’s a lot to choose from when dealing with a guy with a huge filmography such as his. Dramas, comedies, and  most importantly action flicks. Before anyone asks we’re not counting cameos or bit parts (sorry Tropic Thunder). So without any more small talk let’s get to it!
June 1, 2014 /


Maleficent opened this Friday, and with us getting some insight into one of Disney’s baddest baddies I thought I’d be a great idea to decide just who is the baddest of them all. We’ll go over their biggest faux pas as well as tell you a bit about them. I’m sure they’ll enjoy hearing about themselves! Once again this is only for animated films (hand-drawn or otherwise) and only from Disney Animation Studios (Sorry Pixar, and Touchstone!) Let’s get to it!

May 22, 2014 /
May 16, 2014 /
This TBT we are showing off an article we’re really proud of. The Good, the bad, and  the ugly of Will Farrell!

Will Farrell is a man of many faces, he’s been a NASCAR Driver (Talladega Nights), Santa’s not-so-little helper (Elf) as well as forever changing pop culture with his roles as an Anchorman, and a 40 year old manboy. He’s put together some of cinema’s best performances such as his Golden Globe turn in Stranger Than Fiction, as well as some of cinema’s worst, such as his turn as Darrin in the terrible movie adaptation of the 60’s sitcom Bewitched. Here were going to talk up three performances that we think sum up the good, the bad, and the ugly of Farrell’s career.

May 15, 2014 /

You know them, you love them, and they stay with you the whole day. It’s the top ten Disney Songs! We’ve taken a variety of online lists along with the lists of our FilmSnob community (thanks to everyone who emailed or wrote in your list!) to compile this spectacular set of great music. We took each list and assigned a point total to each one (the first place song got ten points, and the tenth place song got one point etc.). We’ve also discounted Pixar films, as well as The Nightmare Before Christmas as that was originally a Touchstone film, and not Disney.

Without further ado let’s get those earworms, you’ll thank us later!

May 8, 2014 /

Every thursday we’re going to throwback an article from our Facebook page, which is where we used to put up everything. This week it’s our first ever review originally written December 29th, 2010.

Title: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Runtime: 1 hour 53 minutes