Case Study: Velvet Buzzsaw and “bold” movies

As I go back to previous articles, scanning and looking for ways to improve, I’ve often found a common error that I keep doing due to inexperience or lack of ability: When I don’t like a movie or find it more disappointing than fulfilling, yet I still find its core premise or execution interesting andContinue reading “Case Study: Velvet Buzzsaw and “bold” movies”

Holmes& Watson

While watching Holmes& Watson, I was trying to come up with a suitable analogy to best describe this movie; what’s one thing that has such immense talent surrounding it, was very fun to produce and create, but turned out to be an impressive waste of everyone’s time and a steaming pile of dog turd? IContinue reading “Holmes& Watson”

The O.D. on Movies: Roma

With 2018 coming to a close, we wanted to end a wonderful year in entertainment with something special, and Netflix allowed us to do so, by making Alfonso Cuaron’s latest movie available. “Why is that special?” you may ask yourselves, and the answer to that is twofold; first Cuaron’s “Children of Men” is one ofContinue reading “The O.D. on Movies: Roma”

The O.D. on Movies: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Rulerofowls and Couch Owl have both seen the latest Coen brothers’ movie that released on Netflix recently, called “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” starring Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan, Liam Neeson, and Brendan Gleeson amongst others. ROW: After so much time spent in RDR2, you’d think that I would have enough of theContinue reading “The O.D. on Movies: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

The O.D. on Movies: Hold the Dark

Rulerofowls and Couchowl have both seen Jeremy Saulnier’s latest movie, “Hold the Dark”, and both have different feelings on it. The movie stars Jeffrey Wright, Riley Keough, and Alexander Skarsgard, and tells the story of a writer who is accepts the pleadings of a grieving mother to come to her remote Alaskan village and findContinue reading “The O.D. on Movies: Hold the Dark”

The O.D. on Movies: The Haunting on Hill House

Rulerofowls and Couchowl have both been enjoying the hell out of “The Haunting on Hill House”–the new Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan of Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil, and Gerald’s Game fame–and after finishing the series this past week, have taken the time to reflect and discuss the series’ strengths and what they foundContinue reading “The O.D. on Movies: The Haunting on Hill House”

A short review of A Star is Born and a lengthy, spoiler-filled discussion about my one issue with the ending.

A Star is Born is an adaptation of the 1937, 1954, and 1976 versions of the A Star is Born movie. It is directed, co-written and co-starred by Bradley Cooper, but the lead is Lady Gaga as Ally, a young musician helped by Jackson Mein (Bradley Cooper) to find fame, recognition, and her own specialContinue reading “A short review of A Star is Born and a lengthy, spoiler-filled discussion about my one issue with the ending.”

The O.D. on Movies: Mandy

Rulerofowls and Highbrowl went to see Mandy this past week, a movie written and directed by Panos Cosmatos, which stars Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, and Linus Roache. The movie takes place in 1983 and follows Red, a lumberjack whose girlfriend Mandy is taken by a crazy cult leader. ROW: So, we finally got to seeContinue reading “The O.D. on Movies: Mandy”

The O.D. on Movies: Cargo (2017)

Rulerofowls and Couch Owl met once again for the Netflix movie report. This week, Couch Owl saw a movie she had her eye on for quite a while now: Cargo, directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke, and stars Martin Freeman, Susie Porter, Anthony Hayes, and Simone Landers. This is a remake of the 2013Continue reading “The O.D. on Movies: Cargo (2017)”

The O.D. on Movies: Bad Times at El Royale

ROW and Highbrowl have seen the latest Drew Goddard movie, Bad Times at El Royale and after sitting on it for a couple of days, are ready to discuss the movie and what they thought of it. Bad Times at El Royale was written and directed by Drew Goddard, and stars Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo,Continue reading “The O.D. on Movies: Bad Times at El Royale”