Hard Sell is actually a rather easy sell, as coming of age movies featuring a quick witted teenager who learns a thing or two about life from a sexy young woman (think Risky Business) should draw a healthy level of attention. Thankfully, writer-director Sean Nalaboff steers clear of the [...]
If one were to jump to conclusions, the assumption behind Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising was it would be a rehash of the original and an innocuous cash grab from Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and company. Thankfully, that’s not the case, as the sequel actually brings a fresh take to this suburban adults versus energetic college [...]
It’s episode 19 of the Hollywood Outbreak/Cold Cockle Productions podcast CinemAddicts, and this week we review two films that throw a bit of a supernatural and creepy element to the mix.
First up is The Lobster and it centers on David (Colin Farrell), a lonelyheart who’s recently dumped by his wife. Set in the near [...]
Director Bryan Singer’s return to the mutant universe with X-Men: Days of Future Past was met with acclaim in 2014, and now he’s back to up the storytelling stakes with X-Men: Apocalypse. Though his latest film doesn’t reach the emotional resonance of Days of Future Past (who can top an emotionally broken down Professor [...]
Director Rob Reiner crafted one of cinema’s most affecting coming-of-age stories with Stand By Me, a movie based on Stephen King’s story The Body, and once again he traverses youthful terrain with Being Charlie. The movie comes from a personal place, as it was co-written by his son Nick Reiner and inspired by Nick’s own [...]
Released this week on Blu-Ray and DVD, Jane Got A Gun (R, 98 minutes) is a Western set in 1871, as mother Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman) is trying to raise a family with her loyal husband Bill (Noah Emmerich).
Unfortunately Bill is saddled with an outlaw past that comes back to haunt him, as he returns [...]
A new episode of the movie review podcast CinemAdddicts is out, and to top things off we cover the latest Marvel release Captain America: Civil War. Though I’ve been a diehard comic book fan since the tender age of 5, I was slightly disappointed by Avengers: Age of Ultron and Iron Man 3. Thankfully Captain [...]
If you’re a fan of jazz, you know that the music form can be moving and captivating, pulling you in with the flow, but it can also be equally maddening and chaotic in its attempts to reach genius. In many ways, Miles Ahead fits both extremes.
Don Cheadle embodies jazz legend Miles Davis, a legend [...]
A Hologram for the King features Tom Hanks as Alan Clay, an American businessman sent to Saudi Arabia to close a huge business deal that could conceivably change his life.
Alan, whose passion for his job has waned over the years thanks to age and his understandable inability to shake a past tragedy, must sell this [...]
On this week’s episode of CinemAddicts, we review three new films coming out on Friday: The Meddler, Elvis & Nixon, and A Hologram For The King.
Set in Los Angeles and directed by Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), The Meddler centers on Marnie, a widow who continues to meddle in [...]