Pain & Gain (2013)

Pain & Gain (2013) – I would just like to point out, before venturing into any sort of valid critique, that this is the only movie about which one can say and be grammatically correct “from the director of and starring The Rock.” Had to get that out of the way… Let us consider the … Continue reading

Licence to Kill (1989)

Licence to Kill (1989) – Timothy Dalton is an actor who I generally rather enjoy, particularly his wonderfully wicked turn in Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz. He is, of course, most famous for playing everyone’s favorite superspy James Bond. He only did it twice, in The Living Daylights and this film. He was actually the second … Continue reading

Bad Teacher (2011)

Bad Teacher (2011) — The following article originally appeared on on 24 June 2011. The 1994 Jim Carrey film The Mask introduced the world to a hot young bombshell named Cameron Diaz. She was in a few more movies (my favorites being Danny Boyle’s A Life Less Ordinary and her cameo in Fear and … Continue reading

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

The Adventures of Tintin (2011) – So nothing about the trailer for this movie really grabbed me and said “JAKE, SEE THIS MOVIE RIGHT NOW.” In fact most of it sort of indicated “wait for disc,” but there were some things that led me to believe there could be more to it than meets the … Continue reading

Paul (2011)

Paul (2011) — So the first thing to get out of the way is you need to manage your expectations. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were the stars (and in Pegg’s case co-writer) of two of the very best movies of the 2000s: Shaun of the Dead & Hot Fuzz. Expecting Paul to be on … Continue reading

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Hot Fuzz (2007) — Fucking love this movie.  A Brit parody that doesn’t condescendingly mock so much as adoringly worship American cop action movies.  Who would have thought that the day would come when the Shaun of the Dead guys would give us a renewed appreciation for the trashy brilliance of Michael Bay’s Bad Boys … Continue reading