Thursday, April 23, 2009
In all seriousness, this was a solid piece of work. Especially as a debut from first time director Brian Goodman.
The whole Boston crime world has been tread so heavily in movies over the past few years, but this film does not make the city its focal point.
Ruffalo just takes over this movie. I don't understand how this guy doesn't get more work. Whatever he's in he kills.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This is better than expected. I definitely won't be deleting the whole thing.
It was a good idea to put Maybach Music II here.
Listening to a full album of Ross talk about Gucci can be a chore, but throw one or two tracks here onto a playlist and it works.
The first of two great films out right now that were marketed terribly.
Adventureland trailers make it seem like it is going to be Superbad 2 and it has little in common with director Greg Mottola's hit last summer.
The film is a wonderful piece of throwback 80s comedy/drama that deserves all the John Hughes comparisons being thrown its way.
There are a number of laughs in the film, but it is more about the characters within instead of one liners.
The cast is superb, even Kristen Stewart. She might be the most boring person on the planet when not on film, but her performance here is confident and heartbreaking at times.
Jesse Eisenberg continues his string of strong roles with a starring turn here. I just thank God Mottola didn't give this to Cera. Eisenberg has Cera's awkwardness down, but he also brings a level of confidence never found with Cera.
Also, it is always wonderful to see Martin Starr and he kills here.