Movie Beat – 04.25.14

Blue Ruin – Dwight (Macon Blair) appears to be just another drifter who has shown up unwelcome in a random town, but that is not the case at all. He is back to settle a score, but it will cost him and put his family in danger. Dwight is not exactly assassin material, and things quickly spiral out of control. Bonnie Johnson, Eve Plumb, Amy Hargreaves, David W. Thompson and Devin Ratray co-star in this movie that was awarded the International Critics Pick at the Cannes Film Festival. Written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier and in limited release from RADiUS-TWC. … Continue reading Movie Beat – 04.25.14

Movie Beat – 02.15.13

The Bitter Buddha – Eddie Pepitone is what people call “a comic’s comic”. In short, he is very good, but is not very successful. There are a variety of reasons why some people simply don’t break through. Why was Jerry Seinfeld so popular? Why did it take Louis C.K. so long to drop the act and find his voice? Why is Eddie Pepitone still struggling out there? There has been an incredible renaissance with stand-up comedy in the past five years, partly helped by the advent of podcasting, Twitter, and YouTube, and partly because there are some many strong and … Continue reading Movie Beat – 02.15.13

In Their Words – Tuesday, January 22, 2013

“Rule #5: Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery—celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: It’s not where you take things from—it’s where you … Continue reading In Their Words – Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Movie Beat – 10.26.12

Confused on what to do this weekend? Go to the movies! Here are ten films opening up this Friday, choose what you will. Chasing Mavericks – North of Santa Cruz, there is a wave, one of the biggest on Earth, known as Mavericks. A group of surfers try their best to keep the wave a secret, but fifteen year old, Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston) discovers the wave and knows that it is his destiny to surf it. He enlists the help of Frosty (Gerard Butler) to mentor him to surf the legendary Mavericks. Based on a true story, and made … Continue reading Movie Beat – 10.26.12