Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE Review - Zed's take

Directed by: Justin Simien
Written by: Justin Simien
Starring: Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams, Teyonah Parris, Dennis Haysbert
Synopsis: The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college converge after controversy breaks out due to an ill-conceived campus Halloween party.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Local Haps: October 20th- October 26th

As always, there are some awesome movie events happening this week including a showing of a stage play, a dance party, classic horror films, and an opportunity for a drive-in experience!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Local Haps: October 14th - October 19th

Do you have your Halloween costume picked out yet? Only a couple more weeks left. In The Local Haps for this week, there are a plethora of Halloween movies to see, a shorts feature, and, in my pick of the week, a classic film playing in glorious 35mm.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Netflix Instant: TV and Movie Picks

This weekend feels like a relaxing weekend. Halloween season is upon us, and it's time to bust out the decorations and start stocking up on the candy. I have a couple of TV series for you this week, plus a fun indie movie. Enjoy!

We all fell in love with the snark of Bourdain during No Reservations, but since that show isn't on anymore, he has a new series on CNN called PARTS UNKNOWN. Each episode features a place, anywhere from Detroit to Myanmar, and he explores the local cuisine and culture. He doesn't just go to fancy restaurants either, but he'll step into someone's home and experience more home-cooking in all of these areas. The snark is still there as always.

My cohort cannot stop talking about this series. And he isn't the only one. Superhero TV series seem to be the new thing, but I keep hearing how amazing and down right good ARROW has been. Time to check it out!

This is a sweet, little film about a young woman, Lake Bell, trying to make her mark as a voice over artist. Apparently, that's a very difficult business to break into. It's funny and very eye-opening about this part of the entertainment industry that most of us aren't familiar with. Check out my review here.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

TOMORROWLAND Teaser Trailer Teleports Out of Nowhere

I know I'm not the only person that completely forgot about director Brad Bird's TOMORROWLAND movie. I think one of the LOST guys is attached to write it and the plot is super mysterious? Who knows. Regardless, this seems like a fairly corporate movie by Disney to try to recreate the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN success but this time instead of a movie based on a ride, it will be a movie based on an entire park! The teaser trailer was just released out of nowhere today via the Disney Movie Trailers Youtube page, and you can check it out after the break.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: OPEN WINDOWS - Javi's Take


Directed by: Nacho Vigalondo
Written by: Nacho Vigalondo
Starring: Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey
Synopsis: A disgruntled fan is blackmailed by an anonymous hacker to harass a famous actress.