Tube Watch: 5 Reasons Why FX’s ‘Justified’ Rocks Out Loud!

Greetings all and sundry! Having gotten family Thanksgiving feasting and festivities out of the way a few days early. And indulging in minor Tryptophan comas through many variations of sumptuous leftovers. I've decided to make good on a debt or favor and honor to our Hostess, Ruth. Accumulating information, intelligence and perspective on a well …

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2015 Oscar Nominations: The Good, the Bad and the WTF

Some movie bloggers (myself included) must be masochists in some ways. I mean, I haven't quite recovered from some of the disappointments of the Golden Globes and now we're subjecting ourselves to another disgruntlement of Oscars nominations! 😛 Same like last year, I didn't make a post of my nomination predictions this year, I only …

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2014 Recap: Top 10 Best + 5 Worst Movies of the Year

Well, well, well, it's that time of the year again where us film bloggers agonize in making these Top 10 list. Yes, agonize is not a hyperbole as it's REALLY quite an arduous task not only selecting which 10 films would make the list, but also ranking them. But once I decided on my top …

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5 Reasons I’m looking forward to Michael Mann’s BLACKHAT

Normally I don't get too excited about films opening in January, but when it's a Michael Mann movie, that changes everything. His cyber-thriller Blackhat opens this Friday and I definitely will see this on opening night! I posted the first trailer here a few months ago, and here are five reasons why I'm excited for …

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2015 Golden Globes Coverage: Thoughts on the Winners + Best & Worst Moments of the Night

Can't believe it's already time for the main award season, with the kick-off of tonight's 72nd Golden Globes Awards... once again it's just four days shy of the Oscar nominations (January 15). I posted the list of the FILM nominees here, but I'm not making any predictions this year, but I do have my winner wish …

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FlixChatter Review: American Sniper (2014)

The last time Clint Eastwood tackled a war story he made Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima back to back. The former I thought was a good film but contained too many clichés, while the latter I thought was one of the best war films ever made. I think his latest picture …

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Documentary Spotlight: 112 Weddings + Interview with filmmaker Doug Block

The 2015 Twin Cities Film Fest may still be 10 months away but periodically, the organizers run an awesome Insider Series event for film fans to enjoy. Next week, they are featuring a special screening of a thought-provoking and fascinating documentary, 112 Weddings (more info here). Filmmaker Doug Block is a documentary filmmaker (51 Birch …

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2014 Recap: 10 Favorite Female Performances of the Year

As I'm still putting my finishing touches on my Top 10 list [it's really quite an agonizing process], I decided to turn my focus on the performances I love from 2014. I initially drafted about underrated performers who I wish had gotten more love, but I think I'll make that a 'Question of the Week' …

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2014 Recap: Ranking the 10 Blindspot Movies I saw in 2014

Since Blindspot posts are typically published on a Tuesday, I figure I'll do the same with this recap. I'm glad I joined this series last year, which was spearheaded by Ryan McNeil at The Matinee, and continued by Dan Heaton at Public Transportation Snob. It's truly a wonderful way to catch up on classic (or …

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2014 Recap: Top Five Favorite Movie Songs

Ok so I started making my Top 10 Films list, in fact I have my top 9 ready to go with just one more left to include. But y'know what, I realize I should wait until later this week as I have one press screening of a 2014 film on Tuesday. Now this one is a …

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