Quote of the Day – February 12, 2021

“How do you write women so well?” “I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability.” I-take-away-reason-and-accountability

Guest, The – Quickie Review

theGuest-Dan-StevensThe first half is your A-typical action flick with character introductions. The second half turns on a dime and becomes reminiscent of an ’80s action film. Over the action, gratuitous violence. Great stuff, great dialogue for the genre.


Nate’s 10 Words on Inside Out

“Pretty good. My favourite character was Fear. Inside Out Rules.”


Quote of the Day – July 8, 2015

“How many times have I had you in my house? If you’re a rat, then I’m the biggest mutt in the history of the Mafia.”

It Follows – Quickie Review

itfollows03Creepy, intense, original little horror flick. Killer score, very John Carpenteresque. One of the best films of 2015; one of the best horrors in a long while.


5 Faves: Golf


  1. Caddyshack
  2. Tin Cup
  3. Happy Gilmore
  4. Greatest Game Ever Played, The
  5. Legend Of Bagger Vance, The

I’ve always been interested in golf. At least in watching it which started with my Dad. I used to play, but I was never great at it. One time I played against a friend and we wagered a buck a hole and a buck a shot. It was a 9-Hole, Par 3 course; I lost $19. Also, my first real job as a teenager was working at a mini-golf / driving range. I have always and continue to be attracted to the beauty of the sport, the drama, the tradition which is why Caddyshack is by top choice as a golf film because is exhibits all three. Well, maybe not, but it’s damned funny. Four comedy icons at the top of their game. I really enjoy Tin Cup.  It may be a bit too long, but that didn’t stop me from seeing this movie three times during its theatrical run. Kevin Costner gives a very nuanced performance and Cheech Marin is a riot. Even though I know the outcome, I still get goosebumps every time the final shot drops into the cup. Happy Gilmore is a silly movie. It’s implausible, it’s illogical, it’s idiotic, but there are some scenes that I laugh at now just as hard as when I first saw them. Ben Stiller steals every scene he’s in. It’s probably in my top 20 for films that I quote the most. Directed by Bill Paxton, The Greatest Game is a movie about a 20-year-old golfer who gets the chance to compete against his idol at 1900 U.S. Open. A touching underdog story full of drama and starring Shia LaBeouf before he went crazy. Also, the actor who played his caddy, was very annoying. Bagger Vance is a fantasy where an ordinary man gets the opportunity to play against two golf legends, Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones, after he encounters a mysterious caddy. Beautiful looking movie, well acted.

Quote of the Day – July 7, 2015

I thought I’d gone to the limits. I hadn’t. The Cenobites gave me an experience beyond limits… pain and pleasure, indivisible.”

Unstoppable – Quickie Review

unstoppableCoach Boone and Captain Kirk race to stop a runaway train. Decent action yarn, good chemistry between the leads.

3.5 stars

Quote of the Day – July 6, 2015

“I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful… I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful…”

Buried – Quickie Review

buried-ryan-reynolds-006Claustrophobic, minimalistic, atmospheric. Great performance by Ryan Reynolds. Hauntingly real.

Four stars