Month: April 2016

EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! Review: Hangin’ With Baseball Bros

Taking its title (and punctuation) from a Van Halen song and billed as a spiritual sequel to the era-defining Dazed and Confused, Everybody Wants Some!! promises at the very least a good time and possibly something more as it charts a few days in the lives of some college baseball players.  (more…)

THE JUNGLE BOOK Review: Stunning Spectacle

The danger and peril of Rudyard Kipling’s novels are combined with the iconic story from Disney’s 1967 animated version to created a vivid hybrid vision of The Jungle Book – one that was filmed entirely on sound stages in downtown L.A.  (more…)

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Review: Imaginative Indie Sci-Fi

Director Jeff Nichols set himself a high bar to clear with 2012’s Mud, a movie that kickstarted the modern McConaissance while being a thrilling coming-of-age story. Mud‘s modern-day spin on Tom Sawyer ending up being one of my favourite movies of the past few years and rebooted Matthew McConaughey’s career in the process, announcing a great talent in Nichols. (more…)