REVIEW: Long Shot (2019)

Theatrical Release Poster – Lionsgate

The following is a review of Long Shot — Directed by Jonathan Levine.

It would appear that I have a soft spot for Jonathan Levine films. His is a name that immediately gets me excited to watch a film if his name is attached to it. I am one of the few who thinks Levine’s 50/50 is a genuine masterpiece of the genre within which it belongs. Furthermore, I think his 2015 holiday film The Night Before has the makings of a modern Christmas classic — in fact, it has already become a tradition for me to watch that film every Christmas. Likewise, I really enjoyed my time with Long Shot, which is Levine’s attempt at Rogenesque romantic comedy with a political twist. While I doubt that Long Shot will become as memorable to me as the aforementioned efforts, I think it is another example of a hip Levine film that goes down well. Continue reading “REVIEW: Long Shot (2019)”

REVIEW: Like Father (2018)

Release Poster – Netflix

The following is a review of Netflix’s Like Father — Directed by Lauren Miller Rogen.

You know how a lot of comedy television shows have that episode where the characters go on vacation somewhere warm? Think Hawaii or the like. But then when they have that vacation it is at the exact worst time because the characters have either just broken up and now have to engage in couples activities, or they, for some reason, are upset with one another but now have no way to get away from each other. That is Like Father — a film about reconnecting by unplugging with the plot of a two-episode TV-show story arc, but which, somehow, has three major stars attached to it. Continue reading “REVIEW: Like Father (2018)”

REVIEW: Sausage Party (2016)

Release Poster - Columbia Pictures
Release Poster – Columbia Pictures

The following is a quick review of Sausage Party – Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan

It might not have been one of the ten films I was most excited for in 2016, but Sausage Party’s trailers really started to get me fired up about the film. I think the red band trailers were solid, and I was definitely getting more and more excited about the film. I didn’t get to see it in theaters, though, and I had to wait this long to finally see Seth Rogen’s animated project. Frankly, it’s a pretty disappointing film, even if it isn’t all that bad. Continue reading “REVIEW: Sausage Party (2016)”

REVIEW: Preacher – “He Gone”

Preacher Review Outline

The following is a quick recap/review of the seventh episode of ‘Preacher’, available on AMC in the United States and on Viaplay in Denmark. Expect spoilers for the episode.

In the seventh episode of the first season of Preacher (“He Gone”), Cassidy and Tulip (played by Joseph Gilgun and Ruth Negga, respectively) both confront Jesse (played by Dominic Cooper). Odin Quincannon (played by Jackie Earle Haley) returns to tell our preacher of his intentions. And, in flashback, it is finally revealed why Jesse feels that he needs to be the preacher of Annville. Continue reading “REVIEW: Preacher – “He Gone””

REVIEW: Preacher – “Sundowner”

Preacher Review Outline

The following is a review of the sixth episode of ‘Preacher’, available on AMC in the United States and on Viaplay in Denmark. Expect spoilers for the episode.

In the sixth episode of the first season of Preacher (“Sundowner”), Tulip (played by Ruth Negga) has a conversation with Emily (played by Lucy Griffiths), Eugene (played by Ian Colleti) makes some friends, and our good preacher, Jesse (played by Dominic Cooper), is accused of ‘cheating’.
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REVIEW: Preacher – “South Will Rise Again”

Preacher Review Outline

The following is a review of the fifth episode of ‘Preacher’, available on AMC in the United States and on Viaplay in Denmark. Expect spoilers for the episode.

In the fifth episode of the first season of Preacher (“South Will Rise Again”), Tulip (played by Ruth Negga) has enough of Jesse’s goodness, Cassidy (played by Joseph Gilgun) gets a bit too close to Tulip, and our good preacher, Jesse (played by Dominic Cooper), maybe uses his ‘power of persuasion’ a bit too much, before the angels finally confront our hero.
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REVIEW: Preacher – “Monster Swamp”

Preacher Review Outline

The following is a quick review of the fourth episode of ‘Preacher’, available on AMC in the United States and on Viaplay in Denmark. Expect spoilers for the episode.

In the fourth episode of Preacher (“Monster Swamp”), Jesse (played by Dominic Cooper) tries to get people to go to church. Tulip (played by Ruth Negga) runs into Cassidy (played by Joseph Gilgun), who is trying to trick the cowboys/angels/clones. And we, finally get to see more of Odin Quincannon (played by Jackie Earle Haley).
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