Big event movies aren’t dead yet…
Sure, we live in a Golden Age of television right now. Stretching from Fargo to American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson through to the recently finished Breaking Bad and Mad Men. But let’s not count out the blockbuster yet. There are so many exciting and thrilling movies on the horizon.
2016 alone has 6 superhero movies that stand out alongside dozens of other big budget extravaganzas. But here to highlight the best and brightest blockbusters of 2016 is self described movie nerd Daniel listing off his top 10 blockbusters of 2016… Read the rest of this entry
A MILLENIAL REVIEW
The financial crisis of 2008 was one of the most disastrous in modern history. But did any of you know that a few men of Wall Street saw it coming? This is what The Big Short is about and it is definitely one of the biggest surprises of the year, something that no one saw coming. With fantastic performances, witty dialogue and great information this is definitely one of the most innovative, brilliant movies of the year… from the guy who directed Anchorman!
With The Wolf of Wall Street only coming out 2 years ago many had seen enough of the debauchery that is associated with Wall Street. But The Big Short offers something that no other movie about a financial crisis movie has done before… it teaches us. The director and the actors don’t expect any of us regular people to understand the complexities of mortgage bonds, but that’s okay.
Robert Budreau is an award-winning director, writer and producer at Lumanity Productions based in Toronto and Los Angeles. His most recent feature is a jazz film called Born To Be Blue about legendary jazz artist Chet Baker and his rise and fall from fame. It stars Ethan Hawke and Carmen Ejogo. His debut feature film That Beautiful Somewhere was nominated for a Genie Award (the Canadian equivalent to an Academy Award). He also wrote and produced Bankstas in 2013.
Mr. Budreau was very kind to grant an interview. We had originally talked after the Toronto International Film Festival, where I had the pleasure of seeing Born to be Blue but now with its release in theaters this month we sat down over Skype to talk everything jazz and film related. Read the rest of this entry
A GEN X REVIEW
This was a highly anticipated film from 2015. DARK PLACES seemingly had all the right ingredients to be an amazing adult thriller like the author’s previous adaptation GONE GIRL. Story aside, this crime drama also has an impressive cast including Oscar winner Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, KILL YOUR FRIENDS), and Corey Stoll (ANT-MAN). Unfortunately, it all falls flat.
A MILLENIAL REVIEW
Christmas movies are always a joyful reminder that Christmas is just around the corner. Usually we get the same Christmas movies that attempt to come up with something different but usually end up being the same sort of movie. The Night Before is a completely different beast, and it reinvents the way we define a Christmas movie.
It does this through a raucous storyline, hilarious trippin scenes and James Franco’s dick pics, making this one of the craziest Christmas movies to ever hit the big screen.