Saturday, November 28, 2015

JEFF OF THE CINEFILES & UNFINISHED BUSINESS: HALL OF FAME: FILE #0043: METROPOLITAN (1990)



Written & Directed By: Whit Stillman 
Cinematography By: John Thomas 
Editor: Chris Tellefsen 


Cast: Chris Eigman, Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Tyalor Nichols, Isabel Gilles, Will Kempe, Dylan Hundley, Donal Lardner Ward

JEFF OF THE CINEFILES & UNFINISHED BUSINESS: HALL OF FAME: FILE #0042: THE COMEDY (2012)



Directed By: Rick Alverson 
Written By: Rick Alverson, Robert Donne & Colm O’Leary 
Cinematography By: Mark Schwartzbard 
Editor: Michael Taylor 


Cast: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, James Murphy, Gregg Turkington, Jeffrey Jensen, Kate Lyn Sheil, Alexia Rasmussen

TIMECODE (2000)



Story By & Directed By: Mike Figgis 
Cinematography By: Patrick Alexander Stewart 


Cast: Holly Hunter, Xander Berkley, Salma Hayek, Golden Brooks, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Danny Huston, Saffron Burrows, Viveka Davis, Mia Maestro, Richard Edson, Gleanne Headley, Daphna Kastner, Kyle Maclachlan, Leslie Mann, Zuleikha Robinson, Julian Sands, Alessandro Nivola, Steven Weber, Stellan Skarsgard, Aimee Graham

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY (2015)




Directed By: Peter Bogdanovich 
Written By: Peter Bogdanovich & Louise Stratten 
Cinematography By: Yaron Orbach 
Editor: Nick Moore & Pax Wassermann 


Cast: Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Kathryn Hahn, Jennifer Aniston, Rhys Ifans, Austin Pendelton, Will Forte, Illeana Douglas, Jennifer Esposito, Lucy Punch, Colleen Camp, Debi Mazar, Cybill Shepherd, Richard Lewis

Saturday, November 21, 2015

BLACKISH COMMENTARY


One of the reasons I Love and appreciate the television show BLACKISH. Is that it continues in the tradition of THE BOONDOCKS, KEY & PEELE and THE CHAPPELLE SHOW. Where not necessarily a skit show like the last two, but more episode like the boondocks. What they all have in common is that not Only are they hilarious, but also a voice and critique of the view of the world from a more African-American point of view. It also delves into and let's us dissect and see the humor in the African-American community that while universal also speaks to the audience it highlights. More through satire.

FINAL GIRL (2015)



Directed By: Tyler Shields 
Written By: Adam Prince 
Story By: Johnny Silver, Alejandro Seri & Stephen Scarlata 
Cinematography By: Gregory Middleton 
Editor: Naomi Geraghty 


Cast: Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, Alexander Ludwig, Logan Huffman, Cameron Bright, Reece Thompson, Emma Paetz, Francesca Eastwood

BIG BULLY (1996)



Directed By: Steve Miner 
Written By: Mark Steven Johnson 
Cinematography By: Daryn Okada 
Editor: Marshall Harvey 


Cast: Rick Moranis, Tom Arnold, Julianne Phillips, Faith Prince, Curtis Armstrong, Don Knotts, Jeffrey Tambor, Tony Pierce, Stuart Pankin, Blake Bashoff, Carol Kane, Cody McMains

MR. DESTINY (1990)



Directed By: James Orr 
Written By: James Orr & Jim Cruickshank 
Cinematography By: Alex Thomson 
Editor: Michael R. Miller 


Cast: Jim Belushi, Michael Caine, Linda Hamilton, Rene Russo, Jon Lovitz, Courtney Cox, Jay O. Sanders, Maury Chaykin, Tony Longo, Hart Bochner, Kathy Ireland

Thursday, November 19, 2015

THE GREEN INFERNO (2015)



Directed By: Eli Roth 
Written By: Eli Roth & Guillermo Amoedo 
Cinematography By: Antonio Quercia 
Editor: Ernesto Diaz Espinoza 

Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Magda Apanowicz, Daryl Sabara, Richard Burgi, Sky Ferreira, Aaron Burns, Nicolas Martinez

Saturday, November 14, 2015

THE FRIDAY THE 13TH SERIES - ON SATURDAY THE 14TH



Not the film, but the current date. The following is a list where I put the FRIDAY THE 13th series in order from worst to best to not only honor the date anniversary, but to also honor the series. The movies aren't necessarily all that great or even good. They are a horror staple. One that I grew up with and avoided early in life, but always kept aware about and saw glimpses of until, Finally becoming a horror junkie and watching the outright.

The films follow the same simple story line of a slasher film. They never quite explain if Jason is a zombie, demon, possessed or just pure evil. Though I give the franchise credit over the years for trying to evolve or add different things to the formula to bring audiences coming back for more. While serving up the same recipe. If it ain't broke don't try to fix it.

10,000 SAINTS (2015)



Written & Directed By: Sheri Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini 
Based On The Novel By: Eleanor Henderson 
Cinematography By: Ben Hutchins 
Editor: Robert Pulcini 


Cast: Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Emile Hirsch, Emily Mortimer, Julianne Nicholson, Avan Jogia

ASK ME ANYTHING (2014)



Written & Directed By: Alison Burnett 
Based on the Novel:  Undiscovered Gyrl By Alison Burnett
Cinematography By: Patrice Lucien Cochet 
Editor: Adam Lichenstein 


Cast: Britt Robertson, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Kimberly Williams-Paisely, Molly Hagan, Robert Patrick, Justin Long, Zuleikha Robinson, Lorraine Toussaint, Sharon Omi, Jake Hoffman, Max Carver, Gia Mantegna

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SCOOBY DOO & KISS: ROCK AND ROLL MYSTERY (2015)



Directed By: Spike Brandt & Tony Kervone 
Written By: Kevin Shinick 
Story By: Kevin Shinick & James Krieg 
Editor: Bruce A. King 

Starring: The Voices Of: Matthew Lillard, Mindy Cohn, Pauley Perrette, Jennifer Carpenter, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, Paul Stanley, Fred Welker, Darius Rucker, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Gary Marshall, Penny Marshall, Grey Griffin, Tommy Thayer

Saturday, November 7, 2015

FORT TILDEN (2015)



Written, Directed and Story By: Charles Rogers & Sarah-Violet Bliss 
 Cinematography By: Brian Lannin 
Editor: Sarah-Violet Bliss 


Cast: Bridey Elliot, Clare McNutly, Alysia Reiner, Neil Casey, Max Jenkins

HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT (2015)



Written & Directed By: Joshua Safdie & Ben Safdie 
Inspired By The Book Written By: Arielle Holmes 
Cinematography By: Sean Price Williams 
Editor: Ben Safdie & Ronald Bronstein 


Cast: Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Eleonore Hendricks, Buddy Duress, Ron Braunstein

THE ADVENTURES OF JOE DIRT (2001)



Directed By: Dennie Gordon 
Written By: David Spade & Fred Wolf 
Cinematography By: John R. Leonetti 
Editor: Peck Prior 


Cast: David Spade, Brittany Daniel, Adam Beach, Dennis Miller, Jamie Pressley, Kid Rock, Erik Per Sullivan, Christopher Walken, John Farley, Caroline Aaron, Fred Ward, Liz Torres, Chris Wylde, Bree Turner, Natalia Cigliuti, Kevin Farley, Rance Howard, Fred Stoller, Steven Schirripa, Richard Riehle, Blake Clark, Mitzi Martin