An Impromptu Blog Post: Movie Review Hiatus

I have been thinking about this for time and decided that it is in my best interest to go on a hiatus from writing and posting movie reviews. I haven’t enjoyed doing so for a couple of months now and began to fall behind my deadlines in comparison to the book reviews and Music Monday posts. I will continue my regular posts, but Young Frankenstein (1974) will be my last movie review for the foreseeable future. I want to thank all of you that have read my movie reviews and shared your stories and opinions in the comments! I look forward to putting more time and attention to the posts I truly enjoy creating.

Here’s a picture I took of Hunter giving the vacuum a look that could kill as thanks for your understanding.

Cat vacuum
“We meet again.”

Young Frankenstein (1974) – Review

Young Frankenstein (1974) Poster

Directed by Mel Brooks

Written by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks; based on characters in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Cast: Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Peter Boyle, Chloris Leachman, Gene Hackman, and Kenneth Mars

Length: 1 hour and 46 minutes

Genre: Comedy, parody

MPAA Rating: PG

Description from IMDB:

“An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.” Continue reading “Young Frankenstein (1974) – Review”

What We Do in the Shadows (2014) – Review

What We Do in the Shadows (2014) Poster

Directed by Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi

Written by Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi

Cast: Taika Waititi, Johnathan Brugh, Jermaine Clement, Ben Fransham, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, Jackie van Beek, and Rhys Darby

Length: 1 hour and 26 minutes

Genre: Comedy, horror, mocumentary

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.” Continue reading “What We Do in the Shadows (2014) – Review”

Shaun of the Dead (2004) – Review

Shaun of the Dead (2004) Poster

Directed by Edgar Wright

Written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright

Cast: Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost, Penelope Wilton, Peter Serafinowicz, Lucy Davis, and Dylan Moran

Length: 1 hour and 39 minutes

Genre: Comedy, horror

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.” Continue reading “Shaun of the Dead (2004) – Review”

Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut (2004) – Review

Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut (2004) Poster

Directed by Richard Kelly

Written by Richard Kelly

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daveigh Chase, Holmes Osborne, Mary McDonnell,  James Duval, Jena Malone, Katharine Ross, Patience Cleveland, and Patrick Swayze

Length: 1 hour and 53 minutes

Genre: Drama, science fiction, thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.” Continue reading “Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut (2004) – Review”

Unforgiven (1992) – Review

Unforgiven (1992) Poster

Directed by Clint Eastwood

Written by David Webb Peoples

Cast: Anna Levine, Anthony James, Gene Hackman, Jaimz Woolvett, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, and Saul Rubinek

Length: 2 hours and 10 minutes

Genre: Drama, western

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.” Continue reading “Unforgiven (1992) – Review”

The World’s End (2013) – Review

The World’s End (2013)  Poster

Directed by Edgar Wright

Written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright

Cast: Simon Pegg, Eddie Marsan, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Nick Frost, and Michael Smiley

Length: 1 hour and 49 minutes

Genre: Action, comedy, science fiction

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity’s only hope for survival.” Continue reading “The World’s End (2013) – Review”

Heat (1995) – Review

Heat (1995) Poster

Directed by Michael Mann

Written by Michael Mann

Cast: Robert De Niro, Tom Sizemore, Val Kilmer, Kevin Gage, Al Pacino, Amy Brenneman, Diane Venora, Natalie Portman, Dennis Haysbert, Danny Trejo, and Amanda Judd

Length: 2 hours and 50 minutes

Genre: Action, crime, drama

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and their professional lives.” Continue reading “Heat (1995) – Review”

Brick (2005) – Review

Brick (2005) Poster

Directed by Rian Johnson

Written by Rian Johnson

Cast: Emilie de Ravin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Matt O’Leary, Nora Zehetner, and Noah Fleiss

Length: 1 hour and 50 minutes

Genre: Action, crime, drama

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.” Continue reading “Brick (2005) – Review”