Showing posts from May, 2016

Zoolander 2: Out on DVD for some reason

Zoolander 2 is the sequel to a goofy comedy from 2001. The first Zoolander was directed by Ben Stiller, and produced by VH1. I still make goofy quotes from the first one, because I am old. Who could forget goofy little lines like "That Hansel is SO hot right now!" (proclaimed by a whacky villain named Mugatu played by Will Ferrel.) And, "blue steel", "eugoogly", and many other little catchphrases stick in my mind from that original. And, speaking of original, the first Zoolander caught everyone off guard because not only was it hilarious, it was full of its own style and edginess. I never realized just how cutting edge the mockery of the fashion world was way back in 2001 when this first one came out. But, when I saw Zoolander 2 and realized just how flat, out of touch, and stale it all felt, I realized how valuable the first Zoolander was. To be fair, there were a couple of lukewarm chuckles to be found in this crap. Like, the Justin Bieber cameo. And Be…

Captain America: Civil War

Official movie description:

"Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps-one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability."

Captain America: Cvil War is an incredible, sprawling, and effective superhero movie. You can't take any of those descriptors for granted these days with all the superhero movies that hit theaters.

I love how all the superheroes were integrated into the story in a way that makes sense. …

The Jungle Book (2016)

Official movie description:

"In this reimagining of the classic collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, director Jon Favreau uses visually stunning CGI to create the community of animals surrounding Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a human boy adopted by a pack of wolves. The appearance of a villainous tiger named Shere Khan (voiced byIdris Elba) forces Mowgli's guardian, the panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), to shepherd the child to safety in the "man village." Along the way, the boy meets an affable, lazy bear named Baloo (Bill Murray), as well as a snake with hypnotic powers (Scarlett Johansson) and an orangutan (Christopher Walken) who wants to harness the power of fire. Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, and Garry Shandling also lend their voices to this adventure tale."

The Jungle Book is my FAVORITE summer movie of 2016 so far! What a wonderful time we live in where special effects have evolved to such an amazing state. The Jungle Book makes me believe anything…

Hello, My Name is Doris

Official Movie Description: 

"When Doris Miller meets John Fremont, her company's hip new art director, sparks fly-at least for Doris. In the cluttered house she shared with her late mother, Doris mines the Internet for information on her one-and-only, guided by the 13-year-old granddaughter of her best pal Roz. When Doris begins showing up at John's regular haunts, she wins over his Williamsburg friends. Her new life brings Doris a thrilling perspective, but also creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she's making a fool of herself over a guy half her age. Eager for all the experiences she has missed out on, Doris throws caution to the wind and follows her heart for the very first time."

This is the type of indie that is constructed to be a vehicle for a legendary pop culture actor/actress to shine. In this case, it's Sally Field. They obviously market this movie to showcase her "amazing performance" as a "s…

Crazy fun times!!! Disney World!

It's the beginning of summer, and there's a slew of movies worth reviewing. Come back tomorrow for my review of the indie film comedy Hello, My Name is Doris, starring Sally Field as Doris. Many other reviews and movie lists on the way, too.

I've been busy! Please take a few minutes and enjoy this latest video of Disney World. Also, it would mean a lot to us if you subscribed to our Youtube page:

The vlog is called Two Cats and a Mouse. Our two cats are Apple and Olive. And, the mouse is Mickey Mouse, of course! My wife and I go to Disney and record our trips just for fun.