From the guys who brought us Flight of the Conchords.
What happens when you've been alive for about 400 years and are set in your ways....and you also happen to be a vampire? You end up getting stuck on dish duty for at least 50 years, that's what. From the guys who brought us Flight of the Conchords comes an absolutely loveable trip through all the vampire tropes we all love and love to make fun of. Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav (and Peytr!) are all vampires who have not made much effort to stay "current" in the world, until a new vampire, Nick, joins their ranks. Suddenly, everything gets shaken up and not everyone is happy about it. The film is framed as a reality docu-drama and is hilarious from start to finish. I've yet to get tired of watching it and introducing it to others. If you like lighthearted, semi-dark comedy, definitely give this a watch!
Victor/Victoria is a funny, warm, and surprisingly current musical comedy starring Julie Andrews, Robert Preston, and James Garner. The plot surrounds an out-of-work soprano who is talked into pretending to be a male female-impersonator by her friend. Whilst playing out this charade, she meets and falls for a gangster who begins to question his own masculinity. The subject matter explores sexuality, gender roles, and drag subculture without ever condescending to it. The actors seem fully aware and accepting of the roles they are playing. The nature of the characters is presented as normal and natural. And the music is outstanding! I highly recommend this movie. It is an absolute joy!
This release of Jaws is really amazing, having seen the movie a number of times, I was amazed at how great the restoration is. Given the age of the movie, the new transfer is beautiful. The bonus features should satisfy any Jaws fan. The documentaries are informative and contain interviews with a number of cast and crew. Highly recommended.
This is a great documentary about how the Star Trek series has inspired an entire fandom. From Star Trek-themed rock bands to cars, clothes, houses, conventions, and even the invention of the Klingon language, the fans have created it all. Star Trek has inspired generations of people to create new and interesting things that show how committed they are as fans. The cast of real-life characters in this documentary is sure to fascinate.
Weekend at Bernie's was a hilarious movie from 1989, rated pg-13 so not for little kids. If you are a fan of quirky fun comedies from the mid-80s put this on your list you won't be disappointed. Also fun fact, the Bernie is now a popular dance move currently in 2018 check out the YouTube videos of the dance after you watch the movie of course. Bernie aka "Terry Kiser" is a unique character all by himself but the other two "Andrew McCarthy" and "Jonathan Silverman" are also a great team in Weekend at Bernie's check it out. I think you will love it!
Peter (Robocop) Weller, Richard (First Blood) Crenna, and Ernie (Ghostbusters) Hudson head the cast of this deep-sea thriller that isn't ashamed to borrow the best bits from "Alien" and "John Carpenter's The Thing" to have a little fun. While exploring the remains of the Leviathan, a scuttled Russian ship, a crew of underwater miners accidentally returns with a hideous virus which transforms its host into gloriously gross 80's-era murder-beings. Trapped five miles below the surface with no means of escape and a retrieval operation compromised by a hurricane top-side, the crew has to survive the alien mutant menace. Gloriously cheesy sci-fi/horror fare with some incredible underwater effects that still hold up today. Far better than any "Alien" rip-off has any right to be, and great for Friday night beer-and-pretzels fare!
My favorite movie of 2017. I've become a big fan of Taylor Sheridan's screenwriting, having immensely enjoyed this movie, Sicario and Hell or High Water. I appreciate the gritty adult tone of his films, as opposed to the snarky, lightweight superhero movies that current audiences prefer, especially since this film happens to star Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch from the Marvel movies. Sheridan as a director is lacking slightly, however. His tight framing, constant handheld camera and quick edits give the film a made-for-cable feel as opposed to something truly cinematic. But it's a small price to pay for some seriously suspenseful crime storytelling. I look forward to his writing of Sicario 2: Soldado.
If you're looking for an adorable romp with '90s Brendan Fraser, look no further! Blast from the Past explores the age-old question: can you find love in the big city after spending all of your life in a fallout shelter? Watch as Fraser woos the cynical Eve (played by Alicia Silverstone). Delight in the zany antics of his parents as they struggle to accept life in the late '90s after living in a time capsule from 1962. Enjoy old-timey charm and a snazzy swing dance number. You won't be disappointed!
While the plot is fairly paint-by-numbers as spy films go, this is an entertaining popcorn movie with great performances by its cast, with some excellent fight choreography. 'Eggsy' is a fresh take on the Bond-like protagonist, while Colin Firth shines as his mentor. A great film with lots of laughs and plenty of exciting action.
Bradley (Vince Vaughn) is an ex-boxer and ex-convict who works as a driver for drug dealers in order to support his family. When a deal goes wrong, thanks to the partners forced on him, Bradley finds himself headed back to prison. When he learns that the drug lord who was responsible - and who is threatening his wife - is imprisoned in another institution, Bradley works to get himself transferred. One heck of a revenge tale, not for the squeamish or those looking for a good time movie. Vaughn is great as the powerful but almost zen-like Bradley. Look for Miami Vice star Don Johnson as a deeply bad prison warden.
Quirky and heartwarming, this tale of starting over brings together two unlikely trios: a recently separated forty-year-old mother and her two young daughters, and three filmmakers in their twenties desperate to make their mark. Through twists, turns and sometimes brutal truths, these unlikely housemates show that family isn't about blood relation and, no matter how scary or daunting it is, starting over can show just how strong you really are. Witty and sincere, Home Again leaves a smile on your face and your heart open to new possibilities.
Westworld is a series set in a Wild West fantasy park filled with android "hosts" running on artificial intelligence. Guests can interact with the hosts and forge their own stories within the park. However, some of the hosts start to deviate from their programmed scripts, causing trouble. Westworld is a show you need to watch twice to catch everything. Non-linear stories and plot twists keep you on your toes while you are trying to piece together the multiple story lines. The show brings into question human nature and what makes us truly human.
An endlessly re-watchable classic. Lerner and Loewe's boisterous music drives the story of Eliza Doolittle's (Audrey Hepburn) ascendance through Edwardian London's social class under the tutelage of the indomitable Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison). Cecil Beaton's costume design is worth the watch in and of itself! The opening day of the Ascot races and Ambassadors Ball are chock-full of unique and humorous designs which all support the atmosphere in which Eliza must try to survive. Keep an eye out for Freddy Eynsford-Hill (played by a young and dashing Jeremy Brett) serenading Miss Doolittle. And her father, Alfred P. Doolittle (Stanley Holloway) steals each scene into which he strides. Don't miss your chance to get a copy for your library today and enjoy a timeless classic!
I had to watch it twice because I laughed over so many lines!
This movie made me laugh so many times. I have showed it to all my friends, but I'm terrible to watch it with because I laugh so much. I already know that this is going to be one of my all-time favorite movies. It is based on the true story of how comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon met. They wrote the script and made this amazing movie together. Holly Hunter, Ray Romano and Bo Burnham also appear and give the movie an amazing personality. I cannot recommend this movie enough!
Spider-Man has been my favorite hero since I was a little kid, and I feel like this movie, for the most part, finally got it right! They skipped the origin of how Peter got his powers, which most of us know by now, so we were able to jump right into the story. The Vulture was a great choice for the villain (and one we could understand how he came to be). It was fun, action-packed and funny. Strongly recommended!
Have you ever wondered what it'd look like if a man in a giant monkey suit, given electrical powers by falling into power lines, were to do battle with a man in a giant lizard suit that breathes atomic fire? Well, have I got the movie for you! A long-forgotten movie that pits two of cinema's greatest monsters against each other in a terrific B-movie brawl. Watch before they fight again in Godzilla vs Kong in 2020!
A stellar ending for an unexpectedly great trilogy
The new Planet of the Apes trilogy has been one of the most unexpected pleasures in film this decade. Rise and Dawn set the stage in surprising ways, and with this presumably final entry in the series, director Matt Reeves continues to subvert expectations and surprise audiences. Containing shades of war epics like Apocalypse Now and biblical epics like The Ten Commandments, War for the Planet of the Apes is truly a unique film experience. As the lead actor playing Caesar (through motion-capture), Andy Serkis gives an incredibly emotional and heartfelt performance, one that should have garnered several major awards nominations. The visuals in the film are the best in the series, with numerous gorgeous shots scattered throughout the film. The action in War is light, but when it comes, it's brutal and astounding. By the time the credits roll, War for the Planet of the Apes caps off a surprisingly mournful and meaningful film trilogy, one that should be remembered for years to come.
When Caleb wins a contest to spend time with his next generation tech CEO, he is delighted. The CEO's isolated, prison-like home and odd behavior is offsetting, but Caleb is drawn in by an experiment with artificial intelligence which has produced an extremely realistic android woman. Before long, Caleb finds himself drawn into her story of imprisonment and eventual destruction. This, like most good science fiction, works on more than one level. We have the narrative to follow but that narrative raises a number of ethical and moral questions along the way. For the discriminating film palate.
Charlize Theron has been positioning herself as a female action star, and this is one of her best films in that category. While the plot is good, it is secondary to the mysterious character played by Theron and the spectacular action sequences in which she is featured. There are many surprises along the way, and this is a movie that should not be missed by action fans.
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and even Chris "THOR" Hemsworth! A hilarious cast of clever comedians makes this remake quite a hoot. Manhattan is at risk of being maliciously mangled, and these ladies aren't having it. Great special effects, spectacularly spooky specters and sensationally silly sight gags abound.