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  • Brigsby Bear

    Brigsby Bear

    ★★★½

    A movie for those with certain tastes. If "Napoleon Dynamite" was your movie, this might be your new obsession. Kyle Mooney is an adult who was just rescued from kidnappers (Mark Hamill and Jane Adams) who abdicated him as a child. He's reunited with his birth family who seem new and strange compared to his kidnappers. He tells them stories about a 90's children's show he's been obsessed with assuming everyone knows, I mean it's Brigsby Bear, everyone knows Brigsby.…

  • Transylvania 6-5000

    Transylvania 6-5000

    ★★★½

    Rudy De Luca wrote and directed this and starring a host of heavyweights some known and some newcomers. This PG rated horror spoof stars Jeff Goldblum and Ed Begley, Jr. as two tabloid reporters sent to Transylvania by their boss (Norman Fell in a cameo) to cover a Frankenstein story. Goldblum is the skeptic who'd rather chase after a single mother (Teresa Handel). Begley is the publisher's son who is a true believer. Jeffrey Jones is the mayor of the…

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  • 1941

    1941

    ★★★★

    Note: This is a review of the extended version

    Long considered a big bomb for big time director Steven Spielberg, Universal has just released a new blu-ray edition that may change peoples minds. Definitely worthy of a revisit, 1941 is a star packed screwball comedy about California types worried Japan is going to attack the mainland. There's a reason for that, the Japanese are off California's coast in a sub looking to destroy Hollywood. Lots of familiar faces pop up…

  • Life Itself

    Life Itself

    ★★★★★

    I remember growing up and always watching SISKEL & EBERT. They helped foster my love of movies. Then, of course, Siskel died of brain cancer but Ebert remained. I read his reviews online pretty religiously and did not always agree but I knew that the man had put thought and care into what he had written. One particular review that always annoyed me was his pan of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. Word has it that it was his wife, Chaz's favorite movie…