Revisiting ‘Orange County’ Ninteen Years Later

Plot: An over-achieving high schooler’s life turns upside down when a guidance counsellor mistakenly sends in the wrong application to his only applied school: Stanford. One of those movies like “Ghost World” and “Legally Blonde” where the description can’t do justice to the experience. I heard some idle talk about how this movie was proof that…

Does the 1982 Eddie Murphy classic “48 Hrs.” hold up today?

One of the only podcasts I listen to is The Rewatchables. Many film podcasts usually contain hosts with an infuriating lack of film knowledge and haven’t done their research, but each episode of The Rewatchables that I’ve listened to checks its references. In discussing Walter Hill’s 1982-directed, Joel Silver-produced, Eddie Murphy starring debut 48 hrs., host Bill Simmons in…

Leap of Faith – “Interstellar” Review

Director: Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight) Producers: Kip Thorne (exec. consultant), Linda Obst, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, Thomas Tull (exec.) Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan Cinematographer: Hoyte Van Hoytema Music: Hans Zimmer Running Time: 169 minutes/ 2 hours, 49 minutes Studio: Paramount (production), Warner Bros. (International Distribution), Legendary Pictures (co-financing) Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael…

Quality and Fiction vs. Reality; World War Z Film Review

Review: Just like any audience member all that I want is a good return on investment; time wise, money wise or some combination of both. A feature film a film can succeed if its critically acclaimed or commercially successful, but money is usually the bottom line in Hollywood. Fortunately in both cases, my advanced screening…