Social Connections

Professional Reader

Contact
This form does not yet contain any fields.
    eMail Digest of posts

    Subscribe to our mailing list

    * indicates required
    Email Format

    Powered by MailChimp

    Entries in movies (8)

    Friday
    Jan122018

    ‘Phantom Thread’ (movie review) at Forces of Geek

     

    “Whatever you do, do it carefully”.

    Paul Thomas Anderson directs Daniel Day-Lewis in his final acting role in Phantom Thread opposite Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville.

    The film focuses on The House of Woodcock, a fashion house in England run by Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis). Woodcock is a talented, depressed and genius designer of dresses and couture.

    While taking breakfast one day he plays a flirty game with waitress Alma Elson (Krieps) and asks her out to dinner.

     

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

     

    Hungry? Trycaviar.com - Order Now!

     

    Thursday
    Jan052017

    Best of 2016: Part Two at FORCES OF GEEK

     

     

    Clay N Ferno

    FOG! Contributor
    @ClayNFerno  leaguepodcast.com  do617.com

    Best Movies: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Deadpool, Star Trek Beyond
    Best TV Shows: Supergirl, The Crown, Mr. Selfridge, Divorce, Luke Cage
    Best Video Game: Star Wars: Battlefront
    Best Songs: Sad13 – Get a Yes, Whitney – No Woman
    Best Albums: Whitney: Light Upon the Lake

     

     

    [AND MORE at FORCES OF GEEK!]

    Friday
    Sep252015

    FINDING NEIGHBORS (movie review) at FORCES OF GEEK

    Produced by Judy Korin, Jennifer Day Young
    Written and Directed by Ron Judkins
    Starring Michael O’Keefe, Catherine Dent, Blake Bashoff,
    Julie Mond, Sean Patrick Thomas, Mike Genovese



    Do you ever feel stuck?

    I’m sure some of us (speaking for myself of course) reaching middle age feel that way all the time. Even when stuff is going well, it’s never going anywhere it seems. Or, at least that’s how it is on the bad days.

    When Sam Tucker (Michael O’Keefe — Caddyshack, Michael Clayton), a working cartoonist feels stuck he looks for his neighbors for some inspiration, support and a change of pace.

    This independently released film was a great exploration into realistic characters and their lives intertwining. While dealing with somewhat mundane routines, Finding Neighbors never itself feels that way. This is a colorful portrait of Sam, his sensitivities as an aging man in a relationship and his relationship with his work and other people’s expectations of him.

    Sam struggles with his ever straining relationship with his wife Mary (Catherine Dent, The Shield, Auto-Focus) and befriends his gay neighbor Jeff (Blake Bashoff, Lost) and gets intimate with the details of Jeff’s own ennui. Another neighbor Sherrie (Julie Mond, Exit Speed, General Hospital) plays the temptress next door whom Sam can see showering outdoors from his drawing studio window.

    Will all of these complications make things better between Sam and Mary, and will Sam follow up his latest graphic novel with something — daresay anything? Mostly he’s stuck on his story and can’t get anywhere with it.

    This is where Jeff comes in.

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

    Get Batman comics, graphic novels, toys & more at TFAW.com!

    Wednesday
    Jan072015

    BEST OF 2014 LIST - CLAY N. FERNO for FORCES OF GEEK!

     

    CLAY N. FERNO
    @claynferno | leaguepodcast.com

    Best Movies: Guardians of The Galaxy, Chef, Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, Edge of Tomorrow (Live Die Repeat), X-Men Days of Future Past, The LEGO Movie
    Best TV Shows: True Detective, Arrow, Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Newsroom, Orange is the New Black
    Best Books (fiction):  Prince Lestat by Anne Rice  
    Best Books (non-fiction): So Anyway by John Cleese 
    Best Video Game: The Last of Us Remastered
    Best Songs: ‘All About That Bass’ by Meghan Trainor, ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ by Lorde 
    Best Albums: ‘Sheezus’ by Lily Allen, ‘The Voyager’ by Jenny Lewis 
    Best Music Video: ‘Crime’ by Real Estate (directed by Tom Scharpling) 
    Best Comic Books / Graphic Novels: Death of Archie, Saga, Sex Criminals, The Flash, Leaving Megalopolis
    Best Blu-ray/DVD Release: Guardians of the Galaxy iTunes HD, X-Men: Days of Future Past iTunes HD
    Most overrated thing about 2014? Comic book convention coverage
    Most underrated thing about 2014? Fargo (TV)
    Thing that you were most excited about in 2014? The Flash (TV)
    Thing that disappointed you most in 2014? Racism
    Thing that you’re most looking forward to in 2015? Fresh vibes, the end of Mad Men, Avengers: Age of Ultron and please another Flash/Arrow crossover episode.

    Clay N Ferno writes the columns Cosmic Treadmill and Triple Shot for Forces of Geek.

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK.COM]


    Get Guardians of the Galaxy Comics and Graphic Novels at TFAW
    SuperHeroStuff - Shop Now!

    Entertainment Earth

    Friday
    May162014

    CHEF (review) at FORCES OF GEEK

    Review by Clay N Ferno
    Produced by Jon Favreau, Karen Gilchrist, Sergei Bespalov
    Written and Directed by Jon Favreau
    Starring Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, 
    Scarlett JohanssonOliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, 
    Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey, Jr.



    Triple threat Jon Favreau (Swingers, Iron Man) writes, directs and stars in this delightful family friendly comedy about a chef that redefines himself through his cooking, and his relationship to his son after being torn apart by a popular food blogger.

    Guest starring half of the cast of Iron Man 2 (Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey, Jr.), plus other on-screen heavyweights John Leguizamo,Dustin Hoffman and Oliver PlattChef is a story about how people touch other people’s hearts with their food.

    When food blogger Ramsey Michel (Oliver Platt) descends on Chef Carl Casper’s (Jon Favreau) restaurant, he’s expecting to be wowed like he was in Miami years ago when he saw the young chef in his element.

    Now the years have gone by, Carl’s still a great chef with innovative ideas but is held back by ‘playing the hits’ at Riva’s (Hoffman) restaurant.

    The food isn’t all that’s changed.  Carl has a young son Percy (young talent Emjay Anthony) with his ex-wife Inez, the gorgeous Sofía Vergara. Carl keeps Percy at arms-length as he struggles to keep his kitchen together and his pride, working for Riva at the expense of his creativity.

    Riva’s hostess Molly (Johansson) and Carl spend time smoking behind the bar, as kitchen workers do, and hint at a flirty romance that you spend the whole movie wondering what will happen between the two. Chef parlays this into him simply making her a pesto instead of taking it further at one key scene in the movie before movie takes a shot at a redemption story.

    [READ MORE AT FORCES OF GEEK]

    Find All-New Marvel Now at TFAW.com!