Trailer For The Rum Diary, And It’s Awesome

Johnny Depp loves all things Hunter S. Thompson, and I love all things when the two of them are mixed. In The Rum Diary, Depp plays a New Yorker who moves to Puerto Rico to work as a journalist. As per Hunter standards, he quickly discovers there’s a comically darker side to paradise. Behind Depp, there’s a killer cast that promise to make Diary unmissable, including Richard Jenkins, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, and Giovanni Ribisi. The... Read More

The Joneses

The Joneses comes off as slick and polished as a perfume commercial directed by David Lynch (seriously, have you seen those? Youtube it). At least, in the beginning it does. The Joneses are a family of four, with perfect DNA, and every cool gadget that you could think of it. There’s mom Kate and Steve the dad, played oh so well by Demi Moore and David Duchovny. They have two perfect teens, Jenn and Mick, played by Amber Heard and Ben Hollingsworth.... Read More

The Informers

Perhaps it’s the fact that director Gregor Jordan (who has made multiple appearances at Sundance since 1996) compared himself to Robert Altman, and this film to Short Cuts during the Q&A, but The Informers is just a film that I can’t jump behind.  You could also chalk it up to not understanding a single thing that came out of the eighties (I was 5 in 1989).  Or the fact that the movie was just too disjointed to be enjoyable.  Either... Read More