Movie Review: “I Feel Pretty”

Written and directed by Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein, Amy Schumer’s latest vehicle, “I Feel Pretty,” has all the appearances of a comedy intended to have a message.  The trouble with the movie is that after watching it, it’s impossible to figure out what exactly that message might be. Schumer stars here as Renee Bennett,… Read More

Movie Review: “Blockers”

Is it possible to make a raunchy teenage sex comedy today, one that focuses on a diversity of opinions and backgrounds and sexual orientations, one that has fun with the genre, one that notes the double standards while still centering itself around them?  Yes, indeed it is, and “Blockers” is the proof of concept. Directed… Read More

“Lass is More” Looks for Greatness with the Next Generation

No, we’re not talking “Star Trek” today, that next generation stuff is literal.  Today’s podcast continues looking at some of the themes we’ve been talking about for the last few weeks, namely the continual search for the next great movie.  Rather than looking at Josh’s hoping for it for himself, he’s looking out for his… Read More

“Lass is More” On Going to the Movies and “The Godfather”

Don’t stop us if you’ve heard this before, but Josh likes going to the movies. Why? Well, he’s tried explaining that before and has never been quite satisfied with what he’s offered up. Consequently, this week he’s given us yet another analogy on just what keeps him sitting in a darkened theater for so much… Read More

Movie Review: "Ghostbusters" (2016) and a Tangled Web of Thoughts

I take my daughter to a decent number of movies. Some are press screenings and some are regular showings, but we see a lot of movies together. She actually has a running list of what she wants to see for the next three (or more) years. The movie she has been most excited for this… Read More

Movie Review: "The Nice Guys" (2016)

Shane Black has done fantastic things with buddy movies. “Lethal Weapon,” “The Last Boy Scout,” “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” and “Iron Man 3” all show off his writing talent and the last two offer up his directorial skills as well. So, combining his skill with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe feels like it all add… Read More