Nightcrawler

I watched this drama / thriller featuring Jake Gyllenhaal a couple weeks ago, but haven't posted about it yet cause I've been traveling back and forth over the pacific ocean. In this movie, Jake plays an out of work sociopath who starts out stealing chain link fences to sell for scrap metal, then finds his …

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Advantageous

It's not often you get to see a sci fi movie like this one. It's really more of a drama within the setting of a future world and a new, world-changing technology. The sci fi elements are there, for sure, but the focus is more on the characters. And that's something that it seems sci fi …

Blue Ruin

As far as revenge stories go, this one was a bit different. When we first meet Dwight, the protagonist, he is sleeping in his car and eating from garbage cans. The movie does a good job of setting the scene fairly quickly, and you find yourself feeling for the character before he even says a …

Better Watch Saul

I just finished this Breaking Bad spin-off featuring the 'criminal lawyer', Saul Goodman, in his life before Walter White, when he was known as James McGill. He's a struggling public defender living paycheck to paycheck out of an office in the back of a nail salon, looking for a big case to make his name. …

The Judge

I spent 1/3 of this movie waiting for it to start, another third waiting for it to end. The middle was filled with vomit, diarrhea, and a wisecracking Tony Stark. If you are expecting a courtroom drama, as I was, don't waste your time. This is a family drama about family issues. It's about a lawyer …

House of Cards

I just finished season three of this series, and I feel it has changed a lot since its beginning. There are spoilers in this post. The show is about power, and what people will do to obtain it, and keep it. At first, I got the impression that it was a statement about corruption in …

Gracepoint

I just finished watching this crime drama mini-series over the past few days. I was interested in it because I like mystery shows, and I also liked Anna Gunn in Breaking Bad. Only after I started watching did I find David Tennant was in it as well, and that got me even more excited. The show …