Tag Archives: John Goodman
2012. 92 minutes. Rated PG.
You think just because there’s bad people that there’s no good ones either? I thought the same thing for awhile. But there’s always someone out there for you. Somewhere.
2012. 120 minutes. Rated R.
“You need somebody who’s a somebody to put their name on it. Somebody respectable. With credits. Who you can trust with classified information. Who will produce a fake movie. For free.”
Anytime someone makes a film about a historical event, the real key is to sell it despite the fact we already know the outcome. Argo takes a little known story, attaches it to a much bigger one, and markets it to the moon.
2011. 88 minutes. Rated R
Red State, directed by Kevin Smith, is classified as a horror movie (well, maybe if you showed it at the Democratic National Convention…)
2011. 100 minutes. Rated PG-13.
George: “So are millions of us.”
The Artist, by Belgian writer and director Michel Hazanvicius, is a dark, silent movie. For those who have never seen a silent film, the only sound is the musical score, and the dialogue can be read on screen through title cards (yes, there’s reading in this movie).
It’s pretty simple. Jeff Bridges is the dude. He always was, and he always will be. Very recently (like oh, the last 4 years, let’s call it) everyone loves Jeff Bridges, and he is FINALLY getting his due props, and an Oscar for one role even. I, for one, think it’s about time.
Quote: Also, let’s not forget – let’s *not* forget, dude – that keeping wildlife, an amphibious rodent, for uh, domestic, you know, within the city – that ain’t legal either.
I love me some Denzel Washington, and for a movie that not a lot of people talk about (to me at least) I think maybe… I think maybe it’s his finest role.
Quote: I want to tell you about the time I almost died
Our tale begins with John Hobbes (Denzel Washington) running desperately through the woods and falling down in the leaves. The narrator, also voiced by Washington, tells us that he never expected to die so young, and that we should go back a bit to begin our story. So we go back with him…