Stand By Me when I say this is a good film

3 out of 5 stars (Average) Note: This was part of my “Making of a Movie Geek” project from when I was 15 years old.  Please click the link to read up on this project.  Thoughts: Stand By Me is one of the best representations of childhood I’ve ever seen.  The acting, characters, and mixture… Continue Reading

Booksmart: Raunchy Comedy has Heart and Brains

3.6 out of 5 stars (Slightly Above Average) Booksmart is one of the most refreshing, funny, and intelligent movies I’ve seen this year.  The directorial debut of Olivia Wilde, the film has been compared to and marketed as a female version of Superbad, a “classic” comedy I did not enjoy.  However, Kaitlyn Dever (TV’s Last… Continue Reading

Thoughts I had Watching Brad’s Status

1: Is Ben Stiller (the actor) okay? While I respect Stiller for attempting to move into more dramatic territory, I have to wonder if this film isn’t some kind of meditation on the direction his career.  He specializes in endearing losers, but this character just comes off like a sad strange little man.  Even stranger, he’s married… Continue Reading