Sneaky Pete, Season Two: Should You Be Watching?

sneaky pete review

Sneaky Pete originated back in 2015 as part of Amazon’s Let’s Launch Some Television Shows and See What Sticks program.  Okay, maybe that wasn’t the exact name, but you get the idea.  Anyway, Sneaky Pete made the cut and Amazon released the first season of the show, in toto, on January 13 of last year.  Season two boots up this week. Considering there are currently somewhere in the neighborhood of 25,324 television shows on cable, Netflix,

Phantom Thread | Movie Review

In 2007 I saw a film that completely floored me. It was about a self-centered prospector in the early 1900’s who was obsessed with drilling for oil and would stop at nothing to stomp all over anyone who opposed him. The film was called There Will Be Blood and it made me begin to appreciate the works of director Paul Thomas Anderson. From then on I sought out all of his previous films: Hard Eight,

Gold | Movie Review

Director Stephen Gaghan doesn’t have a tremendous amount of Hollywood credit but his career still has some hefty weight to it. Stephen was born in Louisville, Kentucky on May 6th, 1965. He attended Kentucky Country Day School where he was an All-State Soccer player and held an assist record for almost three decades. From there he went to the University of Kentucky where he developed his writing chops and partook in the “Semester at Sea”

Man Down | Movie Review

Shia LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, California as the only child to Shayna and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf. His mother has been a dancer, ballerina, visual artist, and jewelry designer. His father is a Vietnam Vet who has held down countless jobs over the course of his lifetime.  Shia's upbringing was far from normal due to his parents being "hippies", getting divorced, and his father being both verbally and mentally abusive towards him. He took

TRUE STORY | Movie Review

Even though Jonah Hill is one of the most recognizable actors working today, he only began his career a little over ten years ago. He played small, bit parts on several different TV shows and films but it was the 2006 college comedy  Accepted that made him a household name. From there he has gained more and more notoriety with the films Knocked Up and Superbad. He since has transitioned himself from being only a

“IF I STAY” Movie Review

The film adaptations of popular novels can be hit or miss.  The page to screen treatment can be too complicated and confuse the audience or too simple and leave exposition on the cutting room floor.  The ones who have read the novel first will feel disappointed if certain scenes and characters are left out; and sometimes the tone of the movie doesn't quite match up with how the novel portrays the story and its emotional

“Dallas Buyers Club” Movie Review

Matthew McConaughey has had a noticeable resurgence in his career as of late. In the 90’s he began acting in films like Dazed and Confused, A Time to Kill, and U-571 which are some of his most noteworthy performances during that time. As soon as the 2000’s hit his career began on a rocky path by taking more paycheck roles and only doing a couple of films that allowed him to showcase his acting ability.

“12 Years a Slave” Movie Review

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“The Counselor” Movie Review

Director Ridley Scott has created some of cinema’s most cherished and noteworthy films. He began his professional career in 1965 by skipping around and directing numerous TV shows. It wasn’t until fourteen years later when he shot into the public eye by directing the horror/sci-fi classic entitled Alien. Since then he has been able to show that he can tackle nearly any genre as well as help evolve cinema by introducing new technologies as well

“Captain Phillips” Movie Review

Tom Hanks is hands down my favorite actor. He has appeared in some of the most well known and well respected films that have come out over the past thirty years or so. Some of my personal favorites include: Sleepless in Seattle, Forest Gump, Apollo 13, Toy Story, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, Road to Perdition, and Catch Me If You Can. Even though his track record hasn’t been the best over the last ten