Coco (2017)

We've been watching so many animated movies lately. And the truth is, so many of them blow away real movies. This movie wrecked us. It's one of the most emotional journeys I've seen in some time and that's no exaggeration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlnPHQ3TLX8 Based on an original idea by Lee Unkrich (who directed Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo) and co-directed by… Continue reading Coco (2017)

Brigsby Bear (2017)

James Pope never left home, content to live with his parents. His only concern in the world is his obsession with a children's television program titled Brigsby Bear Adventures, writing detailed recaps of the show and debating each episode online with other fans. But what if the world he lives in isn't reality? James (Kyle Mooney, SNL)… Continue reading Brigsby Bear (2017)

CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Mother Krampus (2017)

This movie is brought to you by our friend Paul Andolina, who created the website Wrestling with Film. On the day I rented The Elf, I also rented Mother Krampus. Mother Krampus is a film from the United Kingdom where it is titled more aptly 12 Deaths of Christmas. A mother, Vanessa and her daughter, Amy… Continue reading CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Mother Krampus (2017)

CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Red Christmas (2017)

Hey -- a new Christmas themed horror movie on Netflix! Is it worth watching? Well, that depends. To me, this seemed even more stressful than Home for the Holidays. It concerns a family that nearly hates one another, all made up of stereotypes, who meet in the Australian outback for the holidays. Eh, let’s get… Continue reading CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Red Christmas (2017)

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017)

Few things get me more emotional than Andy Kaufman. Even hearing a few words of R.E.M.'s "Man on the Moon" makes my eyes well up. I remember watching his early appearances live on Saturday Night Live and the night he got into a fist fight on Fridays. And while I was alive for his descent into pro… Continue reading Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017)

Annabelle: Creation (2017)

Do we need a fourth installment in The Conjuring film series? More to the point, do we need another origin story for the evil doll, Annabelle, after 2014's Annabelle? And can directed David F. Sandberg, whose Lights Out showed such promise only to ultimately be a failure, helm a feature that's true to the quality James Wan brought to… Continue reading Annabelle: Creation (2017)