The End of the Tour (2015)

This film doesn’t make you hope for it to end, but it does give you a good tour of what David Foster Wallace was like. This was one of the best roles and performances I’ve seen from Jason Segel. He was funny, sad and brilliant all throughout the movie. Jesse Eisenberg was finally not playing the role of the smartest person in the room and that was really refreshing. I guess I didn’t connect with this movie, because I generally don’t like movies about writers. Sometimes they are good, and this was one of the better ones… but I just really don’t care. I felt like it was a good twenty minutes too long and it hurt the good feelings I was having towards the movie as a result. I do think it had some really great conversations between the leads and it held my attention pretty well. It’s worth watching once I’ll say. After that, you’ll still love Jason Segel and have some better respect for Jesse Eisenberg.

76/100

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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

This film was an assault on the senses, but in a good way. I loved all the characters in this film. Except of the secretary that kept wailing about it being safe and wanting to run out of the building during a stand-off. Still, this film had some really good music and some excellent action. I loved how the good guys and bad guys had to outlast this killer gang that is trying to storm their abandoned police station. It’s really quite engrossing and good entertainment. The final scene in the basement will always stand out to me as he has the hallway rigged with a pretty neat explosive. Check this one out if you love a good siege.

82/100

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True Story (2015)

It’s true that this has a pretty good story, the most amazing thing was that this was a true crime story that had two comedians in the leads. I thought that Franco did great as the alleged killer and Jonah Hill was great as the disgraced journalist. There is a good amount of tension throughout the movie and it has you throwing out a lot of guesses. I’d really like to read the book that this movie was based on. It isn’t Gone Girl but it is a pretty nice crime drama, that will also make you want to watch a bit of Investigation Discovery afterward. Check this one out if you want to Dial M for Murder.

78/100

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Sex Tape (2014)

Is it still called a sex tape if it was filmed on an iPad? This comedy seemed to have a lot of potential but it wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be. I will say that Cameron Diaz hasn’t looked this good in a movie since “There’s Something About Mary” and Jason Segel has some funny parts but this isn’t his best movie by far. The premise is a little weak with a sex tape that is accidentally uploaded to the cloud and they have to retrieve all the iPads that they gave to people that are linked to that account. Who has that many iPads that you can give so many out? My favorite parts of the movie involved Rob Corddry and Ellie Kemper. They really stole the show, especially with their obsession with the video and how bad they are at lying. Rob Lowe also has a great cameo as the coked up toy maker. It really was almost a good movie, a few better jokes here and there and it could have been great. Instead it’s a watered down version of Road Trip. Please be kind and rewind and take this tape back to the video store after you enjoy the blooper reel of course!

69/100

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Stalker (1979)

A movie about a peeping Tom would be a lot more exciting than this boring Russian science fiction film. If you can even spot the science fiction in this movie. The film consists of almost 3 hours of disjointed philosophy while traipsing through sewer tunnels and fields. I’ve honestly had more fun during a movies credits rolling at the end, than what I saw in this movie. I hate to say it and I don’t like to bash other critics often, but anyone who says this movie is amazing is just trying to look or sound smart. It’s all posturing to seem like you understand art better than others. I will admit there was some great shots by Tarkovsky and I loved the sound effects… but if you’ve read my reviews and sound effects are the biggest thing I talk about, you’ll know why I hated this movie. I had to watch this in two parts, which is lucky because it’s split up that way. When someone asked me what happened in the first part, I honestly said nothing and it was true. If you want to zone out in the “zone” of this film, then this movie will make you feel lobotomized.

25/100

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