Framed! with the Hitchcock Blonde: Slow Learners

 Slow Learners

Directed by Sheena M. Joyce, Don Argott

With Valentine’s Day behind us, I hope we can all revel in our (hopefully) triumphant success in either celebrating it or ignoring it. For those of you who spent Valentine’s Day feeling self-conscious, this is the ultimate confidence-boosting film for you! Nothing is more embarrassing than the two stars in this film. Nothing.

Adam Pally and Sarah Burns star as the adorably sad Jeff and Anne. Jeff is a meek, furthest-thing-from-hip guidance counselor. Anne is an equally modest and painfully pitiable librarian. They happen to be nerdy best friends and colleagues at a typical high school and live in an equally typical town. The main issue is that both desperately desire to be cool and confident, two qualities neither possess. (more…)

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The Revenant

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

Written by Alejandro González Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith

RevenantAward-winning director and writer Alejandro González Iñárritu has done it again. After directing and producing last year’s Best Motion Picture of the Year, Birdman, the director seems to have picked up right where he left off with his natural knack for capturing the brilliance and darkness of the human experience. In The Revenant, we find ourselves in the frigid and unforgiving 1820’s frontier instead of modern-day, equally bleak New York City as in Birdman. (more…)

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Osage CountyAugust: Osage County

Written by Tracy Letts; Directed by John Wells

Netflix has kept ahead of the holiday movie surge with its fabulous addition of August: Osage County. John Wells has masterfully tailored Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play for the big screen while managing to corral a huge star-studded cast including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham. (more…)

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The Babadook
Written and Directed by Jennifer Kent

thebabadookKent’s The Babadook is the perfect addition to a Halloween Eve whether you’re braving the Horror section on Netflix alone or with your latest “Netflix-and-Chill” buddy. With its perfect balance of good ole’ fashioned scares and the things that go bump in the night, you’re in for a spook-tacular ride! (more…)

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Black Mass

Written and Directed By Scott Cooper

blass massCall it what you may, but this will be Johnny Depp’s comeback film. While the actor has most notably struggled recently with the media and his personal life woes, his professional life also has been lacking some “deppth” on the silver screen. With the latest failures of Mortdecai and The Lone Ranger and a depressingly publicized breakup, remarriage, and dog controversy (see Google for details), I’ve been wondering what my always-in-the-top-five-actor has been doing with his life. Tsk tsk, Johnny, poor choices….until I saw Black Mass this weekend.

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