Historical Review: ‘Donnie Darko’ Remains a Thought-Provoking and Satirical Masterpiece the Third Time Around

Richard Kelly’s first film, “Donnie Darko” (2001), is among cinema’s more impressive debuts. Though the then 26-year-old writer and director’s film was a box office failure at first, it was critically well received and had a small but loyal fanbase that would eventually expand to the general public in years to come. Indeed, “Donnie Darko” […]

New Blu-ray/DVD Releases (11/08/16) – Lerman Goes to College and Rogen Has a ‘Party’

This week, Seth Rogen brings his passion project animated film to Blu-ray and DVD, along with a Philip Roth adaptation featuring a tremendous Logan Lerman performance. They’re just two of the handful of titles hitting shelves today, making for a solid yet top heavy slate. Who will get your vote? (Yes, it’s also Election Day, […]

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Community: What Are Your Favorite Joseph Gordon-Levitt Performances?

It’s not often that child actors are able to convert their careers into films with starring roles, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt did just that. After his breakout performances in “Third Rock from the Sun” and “Angels in the Outfield,” Gordon-Levitt was a star. However, his career did not immediately move in an upward trajectory. After a few […]

Film Review: ‘Sausage Party’ Brings Raunchy Laughs and an Oscar Worthy Song

Animation has never been such a fantastic blend of fun and dirty as seen in “Sausage Party” from Sony Pictures.  Created as the movie your perverted older brother made in high school but you can’t help but love him for it, the definitely offensive but enthusiastically rapturous romp is the surprise hit of the summer. Directors […]

Community: What’s your favorite comedic performance in an animated movie?

Seth Rogen is set to release “Sausage Party” this weekend, and so far reception has been overwhelming positive. The film seems to accomplish it’s goal as an R-rated Pixar movie, and considering the talent involved that’s not surprising. The film’s cast includes frequent Rogen collaborators Jonah Hill and Bill Hader. Even Alan Menken wrote original music and songs for […]

Oscar Circuit: Much Support for the “Supporting” Players

A little less than a year ago, we examined one of the most competitive Oscar races we’ve seen in some time.  Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” entered Phase 1 as the critical favorite, many declaring it the one to beat.  “Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” came as a serious threat after bowing at Telluride, Venice, […]