Category Archives: Pandemic Theater

Ad Astra, more like Ad Satietatem

I watched this last year as an accidental run of depressing Sci-Fi flicks I found on streaming services: Prospect, Aniara and A Quiet Place. The last one was Horror too but it’s set in the near future as some time had passed since the … Continue reading

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Soul: Pixar rebounds…for now

What a pisser that I didn’t get to see this for the first time at Alamo Drafthouse for Soul was definitely an event movie and I can only imagine them having some original snipe before the main attraction. Oh, of course … Continue reading

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Wild Hogs blech

This was another Jennifer pick I put off writing about due to laziness/complacency. She likes it because she’s a big fan of William H Macy which is cool, he’s a great actor. Sadly, he’s in the horrible dud alongside the … Continue reading

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Greyhound

It has been a while since I wrote about a movie or two. That doesn’t mean I stopped watching them…I’ve slowed as I’m binge watching a slew of animated shows, plus staying on top of Lovecraft Country. Here’s the one … Continue reading

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Movie 43

Forty-three is an updated version of The Kentucky Fried Movie which are both a collection of unrelated comedic skits/premises. In 43‘s case, it’s all strung together as a crazy person’s movie pitch. Are they funny? Given that most were written by or … Continue reading

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The Cooler

While Jennifer is walking me through all the Netflix-available seasons of Shameless, she introduced me to this movie I somehow overlooked a couple decades ago. I dig movies set in Las Vegas with two exceptions…The Hangover, not funny; Leaving Las Vegas, super … Continue reading

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Rocketman

When it comes to a Biography or Auto-Biography movie, this is more like it! Right away the tagline says, “The only way to tell his story is to live his Fantasy.” Even if it weren’t Elton John, this should’ve been … Continue reading

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Good Boys

Hollywood dips into the Superbad/Booksmart well one more time with Tweeners and the results are predictable. All the best jokes were wasted in the trailer. Did I mention these are the morons who gave us the unfunny Sausage Party? Well, I … Continue reading

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Sierra Burgess is a Loser

John Hughes would’ve been proud of this high school take on Cyrano de Bergerac and I loved it because Sierra killed off a couple common tropes in its storytelling. I’m also stoked to see Stranger Things‘ breakout actress Shannon Purser getting a … Continue reading

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Sorry to Bother You

On the surface, Sorry appears to be a standard comedy about how working-class people are getting screwed out of their homes in the San Francisco/Oakland area. Instead I was pleasantly surprised to discover how Sorry is a cousin of Idiocracy. How so? It seems in … Continue reading

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Killing Them Softly

Killing was a rather mediocre Crime movie set around the final days of the 2008 election. There’s so much yapping, you’d think David Mamet wrote this but it’s loosely based upon a book I’m not going to look up. Brad Pitt … Continue reading

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Bad Company

Besides being the first movie to use the title Bad Company (the name reappeared in 1995 and 2002, both as modern Action flicks), we can also blame the 1972 period piece for giving the AOR band its name; Paul Rodgers loved … Continue reading

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Road to Perdition

When you think of Tom Hanks, I don’t think Road to Perdition readily comes to mind because he’s been so likable for several decades. Therefore him playing a regional gangster’s muscle was a stretch with audiences. I really wanted to see … Continue reading

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The Art of Self Defense

If this was supposed to be a Dark Comedy, they really skimped on it. Art is more accurately, a weird Drama or Thriller with a touch of Comedy. I still watched it to the conclusion waiting for the payoff which was … Continue reading

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A Stupid and Futile Gesture

Netflix made an interesting biography flick about the first decade of National Lampoon and its co-founder Douglas Kenney. How they executed it was most impressive because it was filled with surprises: namely the casting, the story flow and it readily admitted to … Continue reading

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