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The BEST, WORST, & WEIRDEST of 2015 Film

I started compiling a list of my favorite 2015 movies, but it was really lame. I got bored just writing it so I can’t imagine how much it would suck for the poor person reading it. The last thing anyone wants right now is another dry Top 10 List, right? I have one, which I will post at the end of this, but it actually excluded some of the coolest theater experiences I had this year. That’s why I decided to compile a list of The Best, Worst and Weirdest of 2015 Film. Continue reading →

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MOVIE REVIEW: “By the Sea” God, That Was Awful

Man, that was gross.

I mean…seriously, just awful.

I’m trying to write a review for Angelina Jolie’s new movie By the Sea, but I’m so overwhelmed by how BAD it was, I don’t even know where to start.

By the Sea is written and directed by Angelina Jolie, who also plays the main character, Vanessa. She and her husband, Roland (played by Brad Pitt) are dealing with marital issues so they take time off to relax in a small, seaside town. Roland and Vanessa spend the next 2-plus hours bickering, drunk-crying and taunting each other. Yes, 2 HOURS! It’s far too long, and that’s coming from someone who got the start times screwed up and showed up a half-hour into the movie. It was dark in the theater so I accidentally sat directly ON another Film Critic, who seemed pretty ticked off by the whole thing. Then again, he might have just been disgusted by the complete narcissism and self-indulgence we were forced to watch onscreen. It was so annoying that I almost screamed out “OH COME ON” multiple times. Continue reading →

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NEW MOVIE TRAILER: Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt in “By the Sea”

The trailer for Angelina Jolie’s latest movie By the Sea looks…well, GRIM is an understatement. Not that Jolie (who wrote and directed this AND stars in it with Brad Pitt) likes upbeat material to begin with. She directed Unbroken last year, with all those agonizing torture scenes, and In the Land of Blood and Honey in 2011. She also wrote that one and I really liked it, even though it was also a bummer of collosal proportions. Now we have By the Sea opening November 13th, which might also be a strange form a couple’s therapy for Brangelina. Take a look at the trailer, then please send Angelina Jolie a cute kitten picture or a funny animal video to cheer her up. Maybe the one with the screaming goats?