Friday, May 29, 2015

SAN ANDREAS Review- Jonesy's Take

Director: Brad Peyton
Writer: Carlton Cuse
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ian Gruffold, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson, and Paul Giamatti

This review was originally published at

Netflix Instant: TV and Movie Picks

It's quite the monsoon down here in Texas. It's almost June, and summer seems like it's never coming. So, if you're like us and you're trapped in your house because of flash floods, here are some great picks for you to enjoy and binge on.

This is a Netflix documentary series that goes behind famous chef's and their kitchens from around the globe. All the kitchens are one of the top restaurants in the world, and each episode explores not only their food, but the chef's inspiration and how they became who they are. A great watch for any foodie.

One of Tarantino's greatest films is now at our bloody fingertips. Even if you feel the film is a little long, there's so much to appreciate and love. From Christof Waltz's terrifying performance to the bar scene, which is one of the best written scenes in recent memory, makes this film rewatchable.

I saw this last year at DIFF and was fascinated by the story of Dock Ellis and his famous no-hitter game. Oh yes, and he pitched it while high on LSD, or so the story goes. It's a great film not only for sports fans, but for anyone who enjoys great storytelling. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Netflix Instant: Movie & TV Picks - Bike Edition!

We're at that sweet spot for weather in Texas where the shade is cool and the sun is warm which makes it perfect bike-riding weather (at least when it's not raining like crazy). I'm a huge fan of biking around Dallas as it is a deceptively awesome city to explore on 2 wheels. To celebrate this bike-ridin' weather, here's a few movies that feature bikes prominently.


Directed by: Oleg Stepchenko.
Written by: Aleksander Karpov, Oleg Stepchenko, story by Nikolai Gogol.
Starring: Jason Flemyng, Andreay Smolyakov, Aleksey Chadov, and Charles Dance. 
Synopsis: When a cartographer goes on an expedition to map the obscure parts of Europe, he comes across a village full of otherworldly creatures. 

GOOD KILL Review- Jonesy's Take

Director: Andrew Niccol
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Bruce Greenwood, and Zoe Kravitz
Synopsis: A drone pilot struggles with the morality of war.

This review originally ran on

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Directed and written by: John Maclean.
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Caren Pistorius, Ben Mendelsohn.
Synopsis: A 16 year old Scottish boy tries to find his love in America with the help of a jaded bounty hunter.  

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

PITCH PERFECT 2 Review- Jonesy's Take

Director: Elizabeth Banks
Writer: Kay Cannon
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam DeVine, Skylar Astin, Keegan-Michael Kay, and Elizabeth Banks

This review originally ran on

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Local Haps: May 19th - May 24th

Now that the constant torrential downpour has all but subsided in the Metroplex, the heat has come back in full force. Why not escape the heat with some awesome movie screenings? Check them out after the break! 

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Local Haps: May 11th - May 17th

Yet another light week when it comes to repertory screenings which is fine since there are two huge movies coming out this with MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and PITCH PERFECT 2. Still, if you need to get out of the house and into a dark room filled with strangers, check out the events after the break.

Monday, May 4, 2015


Man From Reno.

Director: Dave Boyle.
Writers: Dave Boyle, Joel Clark, Michael Lerman.
Actors: Ayako Fujitani, Pepe Serna, Kazuki Kitamura, Elisha Skorman and Hiroshi Watanabe.


The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Director: Joss Whedon.
Writers: Joss Whedon (characters by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee).
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, James Spader, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and Samuel L. Jackson.

The Local Haps: May 4th - May 10th

This week is relatively light on movie-related events, but there's still a lot of good stuff including my pick of the week. But if this isn't up your alley, you might want to stay outdoors while the weather is not terrible.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Netflix Instant: TV and Movie Picks

So there's a small little movie coming out this weekend, maybe you've heard of it, THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. If battling movie crowds isn't your cup of tea, here are some great picks for you to watch this weekend.