FRANK

Kurt Vonnegut once confessed that he was the victim of a happy childhood. What a terrible tragedy to befall one with a yen to make it in the artistic world. Any artist worth their salt has clearly risen up from an abusive upbringing, mental illness and an addiction or two. How else could they produce such great and tortured works of art? Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) is one of the unlucky. The product of two supportive, well to-do suburban parents who are nothing but supportive of their child and his ambitions. As Vonnegut would say, “[that] is no way for a … Continue reading FRANK

Movie Beat – 06.28.13

A Band Called Death – In 1973, the world was still a few years away from the Ramones, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, and all the other purveyors of punk music. In Detroit, there was three brothers banging away at their instruments, playing loud, playing fast, playing punk music. They couldn’t get a record deal, so to obscurity they faded. Now, the music has been rediscovered, they are playing again, and Death lives on! Come see what Bobby, Dannis, and David Hackney were all up to in that spare bedroom. Directed by Mark Christopher Covino and Jeff Howlett and out … Continue reading Movie Beat – 06.28.13

Movie Beat – 09.28.12

The Hole –Two brothers (Chris Massoglia & Nathan Gamble) looking for excitement in the sleepy town of Bensonville discover a trap door covering a hole in their basement. Once opened, the hole brings their inner most fears to life. Their next-door neighbor (Haley Bennett) becomes involved and the two brothers have to work together to close the hole once and for all, reconcile growing up, and deal with an increasingly distant mother (Teri Polo). Joe Dante’s 3-D family horror film sees a limited engagement on 9/28 from Hole LLC., followed by a DVD release on 10/2. This is how a studio … Continue reading Movie Beat – 09.28.12