Tag: Comedy

Movie Review – “La La Land”

Not always an enthusiastic fan of watching musicals on the big-screen, my apprehension only heightened during the opening dance number of this sure-fire hit. It wasn’t until Emma Stone’s wishful actress persona–the distracted barista Mia Dolan–raised her middle finger to Ryan Gosling’s impatient, cocksure alter ego musician Sebastian in L.A. rush hour traffic that “La... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

“★★★★★!” “One of this year’s best films!”  “An extraordinary story for your eyes and ears!” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF In her best performance in years, Meryl Streep stars as a legendary New York heiress and socialite obsessed with her dream of becoming a great singer. An electrifying story of love, perseverance and imagination abounds in this true story.... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘Swiss Army Man’

Film buffs need to stand up and applaud “Swiss Army Man”.  This daring, odd and thought-provoking film is a bold statement that proves outside-the-box minds still exist in filmmaking.  Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Watch out moviegoers, Hollywood has once again found its wild side.  For nearly a decade, filmmakers have inundated audiences with television reboots,... Read More »

REEL BRIEF Readers Cast Their Oscar Ballots

The votes are in!  I want to express my appreciation to the 100 REEL BRIEF readers who participated in this year’s Oscar voting!  As for the results, there are several blow-outs with easy wins in the Acting, Animation and Original Song categories.  By a large margin, REEL BRIEF voters expect a big night tomorrow evening for... Read More »

My 2016 Oscar Predictions

And the Winner is… This Sunday night’s 88th Academy Awards show on ABC promises to entertain, surprise and shock viewers.  With very few solid favorites going into this telecast, expect the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to award a handful of the 8 ½ pound golden statuettes to newcomers–including a few sentimental actors... Read More »

Movie Review – “Deadpool”

“Deadpool” is a breath of fresh filmmaking. By no means does it only take the superhero routine less traveled. Rather, it forges its own path with a simplistic but humorous jaunt, casting likeable street stars with hip, sassy tongues.” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF “Deadpool”, the latest saga sporting the Marvel Comics brand name, gives moviegoers... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘How To Be Single’

“How To Be Single” is round after round of laughs, drinks, and men served up in a hilarious manner. Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Director Christian Ditter (2015’s “Love, Rose”) tries his hand at romance comedy once again in this new gabfest of New York City ladies bravely tackling singlehood and men simultaneously. Last year’s sizzling big-screen newbie... Read More »

REEL BRIEF Predictions: 2016 Oscar Nominations

Tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m. Pacific time, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee will announce the 88th Academy Awards nominations in all 24 Oscar categories at a special two-part live news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Here are... Read More »

Top 10 Films of 2015

Here are the REEL BRIEF Top 10 Films of 2015. 10.  The Big Short Four bold investors see the writing on the bank industry walls–and turn modern banking upside down.  A “☆☆☆☆☆” cast features Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt. Using equal investments of superb casting and unique storytelling, Director Adam McKay’s... Read More »

Full Review – ‘The Intern’

“The Intern” is a sure-fire hit.  Hathaway and De Niro combine to give audiences an extremely enjoyable and warm big-screen experience.   – REEL BRIEF.com Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (2012’s “Les Miserables”) stars as founder and boss of an online clothing sales e-business who grudgingly takes on a senior intern (Robert De Niro) to... Read More »

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