ROAD HOUSE [1989] movie review

May 30, 2013

What makes ROAD HOUSE [1989] a preposterous movie to me is that Patrick Swayze’s tough guy super fit philosopher bouncer character, Dalton, spends most of the movie smoking. We see numerous scenes of him working out, doing thai chi, etc yet most scenes he is not doing that he is smoking. It just does not go with his character at all and kept ruining the movie for me. Then again, there are enough classic lines like, “pain don’t hurt,” to make the 2-hour running time at least somewhat entertaining if even in unintentional ways. [Read more]

I HEART HUCKABEES [2004] movie review

May 19, 2013

I HEART HUCKABEES [2004] was one of only about four movies I have ever thought about stopping watching within the first few minutes of it. Really from the opening words of this foolish movie I almost switched it off! I stuck with it, not really saying I watched it properly as I let myself be distracted by other things. The first act is brutal to get through. The end is a tiny bit funny. Unless you are in the mood for absolute absurdity, this movie should be avoided. [Read more]

THE WIZARD [1989] movie review

May 18, 2013

I do not think there could be a more nostalgic movie for me than THE WIZARD [1989].  I have not watched it since it came out now almost 25 years ago.  For me, it held up perfectly and was much better than expected it to be to my now 38-year old eyes.  The biggest surprise was that it was a road movie to California, perhaps an omen? [Read more]

SIDE EFFECTS [2013] movie review

May 16, 2013

I believe SIDE EFFECTS [2013] is the first 2013 release movie I have seen. I went in as usual knowing very little about the movie, actually believing it was going to be sci-fi, which may have contributed to me not caring much for the movie, especially the first third. It is actually a psychological thriller based around psychiatry and prescription drugs. [Read more]

POINT BREAK [1991] movie review

May 9, 2013

I have shaken Keanu Reeve’s hand.  I have never thought derisively about his acting as so many others do.  I can dig his style and appreciate it for what it is.  He is in classic form in POINT BREAK [1991], a movie the guys were talking about regularly lately on the DP Show and since HBO was running it, and I had not seen it so long I could not remember, I thought it was a good time to revisit this classic of a sort. [Read more]