After Earth

One of my favorite movies is The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith and his real life son Jaden Smith. What a great film. The second time I saw Jaden in a movie was the remake of Karate Kid. No doubt about the young man’s talent. I’m also a rare...

Hollywood Existential 16: Ray (Mother’s Day)

So moms RIGHT? Mother’s Day is here once again, a time for some extra recognition of those amazing ladies in our lives. Look, I don’t want anyone out there to feel bad that I have the greatest mom on planet earth. You’re mom can be awesome too. Of...

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s immortal Jay Gatsby returns to the screen for like the sixth time or something, but you know it has never been as big as this. I’m sure some people are already protesting the choice of Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway but I personally...

Hollywood Existential 15: Fletch Lives

I have always considered the movie Fletch to be one of the greatest comedies ever made, quite possibly my favorite single comedy of all time. The sequel–Fletch Lives–may not have set the world on fire but has always been hilarious to me. I mean, also near...

Hollywood Existential 14: Apollo 13

You know that feeling when nothing goes right and piles of misfortune seem to land at your feet day after day? Sure you do, because if you’re reading this you’re a human unless you’re an alien and somehow the people of earth have just made first...

Hollywood Existential 13: About A Boy

Why is it so dangerous to care for people? Relationships are never free of risk. Getting involved in the needs of others is like diving into the back of an open garbage truck–you’re bound to get dirty in the nasty mess and might even get crushed to bits by...