Sunday, January 21, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

ODDS & ENDS: FAVORITES OF 2017


(from THE MEDDLER) 

 The Following lists are not my top movies of the year, that is coming but a lead up, of some movie lists and awards. (Part 1 of 3)

Thursday, January 18, 2018

GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS (2017)



Directed By: Jay Baruchel 
Written By: Jay Baruchel & Jesse Chabot 
Based On Characters Created By: Jay Baruchel & Evan Goldberg 
Based On The Book “Goon” By: Douglas Smith & Adam Frattasio 
Cinematography By: Paul Sarossy 
Editor: Jason Eisener 

Cast: Seann William Scott, Wyatt Russell, Alison Pill, Kim Coates, Callum Keith Rennie, Marc-Andre Grondin, Liev Schrieber, Elisha Cuthbert, Jay Baruchel, Jason Jones, T.J. Miller 


It's a new day for the Halifax Highlanders. A pro lockout has reunited old teammates and brought a crew of new players to the bench; notably missing from the line-up, however, is everyone's favourite enforcer and heart of the team, Doug "The Thug" Glatt. Sidelined after one too many hits and now married with a baby on the way, Doug is hanging up his skates and settling into life as an insurance salesman. But when Doug's nemesis, Anders Cain, is made captain of the Highlanders and new ownership threatens to tear his team apart, Doug is compelled back into action. Ignoring the wishes of wife Eva, Doug heads to the rink, discovering an unlikely training partner in fellow retired enforcer and one-time arch rival, Ross "The Boss" Rhea. Together with grit, passion and unrivaled loyalty, they will grind out one last chance to do what they do best...protect their team

PUSHER (1996)



Directed By: Nicolas Winding Refn 
Written by: Jens Dahl & Nicolas Winding Refn 
Cinematography By: Morten Soberg 
Editor: Anne Osterud 


Cast: Kim Bodnia, Zlatko Buric, Laura Drasbaek, Slavko Labovic, Mads Mikkelsen, Peter Andersson 


Frank is a drug pusher on the roll until he makes a huge deal with dope that he hasn't paid for and he gets busted by the police. He manages to dump the dope in a nearby lake but he owes his supplier a lot of money (not a nice guy to owe money to). Now we follow Frank in his quest to raise money in the underworld of Copenhagen.

ALENA (2015)



Directed By: Daniel Di Grado 
Written By: Daniel Di Grado, Kerstin Gezelius & Alexander Onofri 
Based on the Graphic Novel By: Kim W. Andersson 
Cinematography By: Simon Olsson 
Editor: Linda Jildmalm 


Cast: Amalia Holm, Molly Nutley, Felice Jankell, Rebecka Nyman, Fanny Klefelt 


When Alena arrives at her new elite boarding school, Filippa and the other girls start to harass her. But Alena's best friend Josefin won't let her take anymore beating. If she won't strike back, Josefin will do it for her. Hard.

LYMELIFE (2008)



Directed By: Derick Martini 
Written By: Derick Martini & Steve Martini 
Cinematography By: Frank Godwin 
Editor: Mark Yoshikawa, Derick Martini & Steve Martini 


Cast: Kieran Culkin, Rory Culkin, Emma Roberts, Timothy Hutton, Cynthia Nixon, Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessy, Logan Huffman 


Set in the late 70's, seen through the innocent eyes of a fifteen year old boy, SCOTT, "Lymelife" is a unique take on the dangers of the American Dream. This funny, sad, violent and sometimes tragic look at first love, family dynamics and divorce weaves an intricate tapestry of American life during a time of drastic economic and emotional change.