For Madmen Only takes us into the mind of improv guru Del Close–a person whose name is familiar with those who took up the art of improvisation. I’m not going to get into debate behind improvisation because we’d just be here all night. In typical improv fashion, the opening credits state that “the filmmakers hereby accept the blame for everything else about this film.” Make no mistake that Del Close would certainly be proud. It’s…"SXSW 2020: For Madmen Only"
Between Two Ferns: The Movie stretches out the Funny or Die series into a feature-length film while losing most of the humor in the process. Listen, it gives me no happiness to pan Between Two Ferns: The Movie. Trust me–panning this film is like a huge punch in the gut. I have nothing but the greatest respect for all those involved in the production. Between Two Ferns worked so well online because the interviews were…"Between Two Ferns: The Movie Doesn’t Hit The Mark"
The Unicorn puts threesomes into a new perspective while also managing to expose the problems within one couple’s relationship at the same time. Malory (Lauren Lapkus) and Caleb (Nick Rutherford) have found themselves in Palm Springs. Neither of them have a choice in the matter. This is because Malory’s mother and step-father are renewing their wedding vows for their 25th anniversary. This would be fun and all if not for the fact that they do…"The Unicorn: Get Your Threesome On"
Holmes and Watson is a brutal cinematic disgrace and a stain to the legacy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary detective, Sherlock Holmes. The film starts in 1867 when young Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell) first attends boarding school. Major teasing results in the young boy becoming a detective and getting all but the future Dr. John Watson (John C. Reilly) expelled from the school. The opening credits flash forward by way of newspaper articles to…"Holmes and Watson: A Cinematic Disgrace"
Dog Days is the type of ensemble comedy that will chew and tug at your heart’s emotions. This is a very large ensemble cast. There’s always a worry when it comes to a film of this nature that someone’s going to get considerable more time than others. This does not appear to be the case. Everyone gets what appears to be an equal amount. In the vein of so many other ensemble films, many of…"Dog Days: A Crowd-Pleasing Comedy"
With the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom this week, I decided to give Jurassic World a revisit. Fourteen years after the events of Jurassic Park 3, a new park has been up and running for ten years on Isla Nublar. This is the same island in which Jurassic Park was introduced in 1993. A lot has changed over the years since Jurassic Park graced the cinemas. It’s enough that the screenplay manages to serve as…"Upon Further Review: Jurassic World"