100th Post (!)(?)

Deuce asked me to write a short post to mark the occasion, but I'll do him one better: I'll mark the occasion and announce a prize competition! For the 100th person who comments on this post, as well as for the 100th person who "likes" our page on Facebook, I'll give you a prize: 100 Costa Rican Colones! I'd offer 100 dollars, but that's not the currency here, and dollars aren't as "exotic." Read more [...]

The Man Who Couldn’t Cry (At Movies) Meets His Match

To call Hachi a "tearjerker" is not quite correct. Hachi will jerk tears out of you, sure. But Hachi will also haunt your emotions. Hachi will punch your heart in the balls. Hachi will grab your tear tear ducts, hold a gun to their heads, and blindfold them in the bank safe, holding them hostage until the police meet its demands --namely: a helicopter; a million dollars in unmarked, nonconsecutive bills; and a single tear to trickle down every viewer's cheek. Read more [...]

Life of Piscine, Tag-Team!

This two-person review of "Life of Pi" will take you back to the good ol' days of the World Wrestling Federation. Sitzman already called that he was Ultimate Warrior, but it's yet to be determined who Deuce will be. Hulk Hogan? André the Giant? Jake the Snake? Only one way to find out--read on! Read more [...]

Entertainment, Weakly

I am probably way behind the curve on this, but I recently read an article in an old Entertainment Weekly I brought to Costa Rica the last time I visited my folks' house. In it there was an article called "The 50 Best Movies You've Never Seen." Its criteria were that the movies had to be made since 1991 and somehow under-viewed or under-appreciated. You can see the article here, but this list on IMDB is much more user-friendly. Read more [...]

Top 12 of 2012: “Cloud Atlas” (“Co-Review” by the Sitzchowski Brothers)

Good evening! We're back today with an admittedly enormous post to continue our 2012 review. It's so long that it even has two authors, who both took on new identities; Now Ryan and Paul are calling themselves the Sitzchowski Brothers in homage to the Wachowskis, the sibling pair who co-directed Cloud Atlas (along with director Tom Tykwer... but unless we can convince Jake to play "Tom Jykewer," then we'll just have one author fewer than the movie has directors). We'll begin with Paul's argument Read more [...]

Movies on a Plane: Ryan Watches “Look Who’s Taken, Too!”

...At least I'm pretty sure that was the title. No, on closer inspection, it was Taken 2, starring Liam "Badass" Neeson: We just got back to Costa Rica early this morning. We took the only direct flight from Denver to San José, which is a Frontier flight that leaves at midnight and arrives at about 6:00 am. It's faster than a layover, but I'm pretty wiped out now. Especially since I spent the first two hours of the flight watching a movie on Frontier's free Direct TV, when I should probably Read more [...]