Friday, July 19, 2024

Spread: Movie Review

Ruby (Elizabeth Gillies) is smart and works hard, kind of. More accurately, she works at lots of jobs because she keeps getting fired because she can’t keep her mouth shut. Her current job is a paid internship at a high-brow magazine where she goes on a rant about journalism integrity and who the company should and should not partner with. She told herself to not say anything, but she couldn’t help herself, and now she’s out of a job.   2024

Directed by: Ellie Kanner

Screenplay by: Buffy Charlet

Starring: Elizabeth Gillies

Find Me Falling: Movie Review

Romantic drama that's a little unexpected.
You know what is a good underrated romantic drama? Hope Floats. This isn’t Hope Floats, but there is a comfort level whenever Harry Connick Jr appears on screen in a romance. Here he’s an aging former rock star who has just moved to Cyprus, where he wants to be alone, unknown and retire in peace. Or so he says. And then he finds out that the house he just bought is a suicide hotspot.   2024

Directed by: Stelana Kliris

Screenplay by: Stelana Kliris

Starring: Harry Connick Jr

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Goyo: Movie Review

A dark and difficult watch about love on the autism spectrum.
Love on the Spectrum is a TV show that I have not seen, but would be a fitting alternate title for Goyo. Goyo is about a young man nicknamed Goyo (from Gregorius) with Autism. Goyo spends his days learning to swim with a group of mentally and physically handicapped adults but he actually just likes holding his breath and hiding from the world underwater and then yelling at his classmates.   2024

Directed by: Marcos Carnevale

Screenplay by: Marcos Carnevale

Starring: Nicolás Furtado, Nancy Dupláa

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Space Cadet: Movie Review

Light on laughs and reality, but it is fun and sweet.
The key to Space Cadet is patience. A movie with a cheesy premise – a Florida party girl joins the NASA astronaut training program after her friend lies on her application – indeed begins with a very immature first half, but eventually moves towards something sweet and funny. Emma Roberts stars as Rex Simpson, a once-promising high school student (with accolades and scholarships to prove it) who put her life on hold to take care of her dying mother.   2024

Directed by: Liz W. Garcia

Screenplay by: Liz W. Garcia

Starring: Emma Roberts, Tom Hopper