I could write a 3-part essay about Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, explaining why you REALLY want to see this movie. I could tell you about the cast, which includes Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, and Peter Dinklage OR how it’s written and directed by Martin McDonagh, who made those other two movies you loved (Seven Psychopaths and In Bruges). I could talk all day about it’s incredible performances and Oscar chances, but the thing that will REALLY make you want to see Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri is it’s trailer. I posted that below so watch it, then grab passes to see it EARLY and FOR FREE Continue reading →
Married couple Tim (Jake Johnson) and Lee (Rosemaire DeWitt) are staying at a friend’s mountain home when they discover a gun and what might be human remains buried nearby. Tim is intrigued and wants to dig further while Lee wants to put the gun back and forget they found anything. She leaves with their child for the weekend and Tim invites friends over to continue searching. Digging for Fire on the surface is about these mysterious bones, but underneath lies a serious study of marriage, aging and the ever present spectre of mortality.
Digging for Fire was directed by Joe Swanberg and co-written by he and Jake Johnson. The script was essentially a 3-page long outline so actors were required to improvise most of their dialogue. Swanberg is known for this style of movie-making but when it comes to a film like this, I think it works against him. This is a very personal story about spouses who have hit an unpleasant plateau. That said, they never register as people who’ve EVER been in love. Tim and Lee barely connect with each other and seem so focused on their own dissatisfaction that they never stop to think about the other. Instead, they barrel forward, making horrible and potentially marriage-killing choices. Continue reading →
We were super excited about the podcast this week, for various reasons. First of all, we were all jazzed about seeing the remake of Poltergeist, but also because we had a real-live MOVIE STAR as our Guest Film Critic. Brad Hawkins from the movie Boyhood joined us and was adorable, like usual. If you’ve seen Boyhood, Brad played this guy.
Omigodomigodomigod…I am so freaking excited about this movie! Poltergeist is one of my all-time FAVORITE scary movies and probably in my “Top 10 of All Time.” I even wrote a blog about how it ruined my life, which you can read by clicking HERE if you happen to be bored or sitting on a toilet.
I love Poltergeist so much that I was pissed when I found out they were remaking it. Then I saw the trailer. Holy sh*t, I won’t be able to sleep for WEEKS after this.
Wanna go? I have free passes to see Poltergeist in Dallas AND in Austin. If you THINK you can handle it, just click on the links below. I’ll see you there but WARNING: I tend to scream and thrash about through the scary parts.
Remember, THEY ALREADY KNOW WHAT SCARES YOU!!!