Review: The Social Network (2010)

Jeff Parker talks seeing Oscar in The Social Network, Fincher fanfare and casting off his ratings system.


Movie Memories: Jeff Parker, Retrospectively Speaking.

Summer has officially ended at the box office. Oh, but what a summer it was. Fine, it was only OK. May brought us the decent — for a sequel — Iron Man 2. June had us all falling back in love with Woody and the gang — some people even cried (not naming names). Then … Continue reading

Review: The Expendables (2010)

Early in The Expendables — Sly Stallone’s latest directorial foray — Mickey Rourke breaks from tattooing a skull on Stallone’s back to enjoy a few puffs from a pipe in his own personal tattoo parlor/bar/motorcycle garage/pool hall. This pretty much says everything you need to know about the film: that it squirts endless machismo from its … Continue reading

Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is one of the only movies I  was anticipating this summer. That’s not to say I wasn’t aware of what was coming out; rather, that this has honestly been one of the worst years for big-budget films in as long as I can remember. I joined the other fan boys … Continue reading

Review: Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

We’ve all discussed it at one point or another: it sucks when a movie has nothing funny to offer past the moments they give away in the trailer. What’s worse, some trailers aren’t even that funny. This was the case with Jay Roach’s 2010 buddy comedy Dinner for Schmucks; from a lackluster preview, I expected the … Continue reading

Olly Moss + Rolling Roadshow Tour

Have you ever looked at a movie poster and wondered, who makes these? Why is the artist’s name never in plain sight? All arguments about the artistic merit of promotional posters aside, in many modern marketing missions, little cap-space is allotted to create a one-of-a-kind art piece. It’s just a fact of mass-production. Hard-copy promotional … Continue reading

Review: Salt (2010)

Have you ever watched a movie with someone who spent the entire time pointing out plot-holes? Watching Salt is kinnddaa like that; the only difference is that the film doesn’t need an annoying best friend to point out how unrealistic it is. We’re reminded of that every time a fire extinguisher turns into a DIY bazooka. … Continue reading

Review: The Kids Are All Right (2010)

People have a tendency to see their own flaws in others. Feelings and attitudes we don’t always understand consistently motivate our actions and as hard as we try to support our “rational” self-image, let’s face it, men and women are creatures of passion. Freud had a lot of theories surrounding this sort of thing: transference, … Continue reading

Review: Inception (2010)

Great directors are dreamers. They are visionaries bursting with imagination, capable of communicating their mental apparitions to facilitate the creation of a fictional universe; one that, no matter how fantastic, is so believable that audience members happily accept their alternate (un)realities. Given all this, It’s no wonder that dreams are a topic often explored by … Continue reading

Review: Predators (2010)

As a child, crushing spiders or swatting mosquitoes, did you ever stop and think: what if the shoe was stamping down on the other species? What if I was the insect in this relationship? If there were a deep philosophical message to Nimrod Antal’s Predators, one that cuts to the core of our human psyches, … Continue reading