A little advertised film named Butter debuted just a week or so ago at select theaters nationwide. The film's director Jim Field Smith fashions the picture a comedy movie. Frankly, no such categorization could be further from the truth. Butter is bizarre, uninspired, and is a touch racist at its very core. How many more times people will allow jabs at Caucasians while every other form of racism receives a free pass is anyone's guess. Sufficed to say, this film is suffused with purported comedy, all of which is conveyed as delusional narcissism on the part of the actors and the filmmaking staff. Surprisingly, for a film named Butter, this is a distasteful show.
Audiences need to confront the facts; there are few, if any, quality films about the pornography industry. Perhaps Boogie Nights and Shame may qualify as thrilling, sexually charged pictures but it still feels as though the industry (pardon the pun) has been done to death. The latest entry into the public porn journal available at one's local Cineplex is Cherry. A young woman named Angela (Ashley Hinsaw) moves to San Francisco where she dons the sexual sobriquet "Cherry". She abandons her pathetic friend Andrew (Dev Patel) for a lawyer (James Franco as Francis) and is vehemently pursued by the aging porn cinematographer Margaret (Heather Graham).
Titanic is the second highest grossing movie of all time, just a fraction below Avatar and slightly higher than The Avengers. Is the film's popularity reason enough to invest in the brand new Titanic 3D Blu-ray? This romance feature film is the reason why half of the babies born during the 90s entered existence. Do not doubt my social jousting folks, Titanic is the ship that launched a million babies! I am the king of the...Ladies and gentlemen, "are you ready to go back to Titanic?"
Cafe is a brand new movie starring Jennifer Love-Hewitt. The film is both perplexing and deeply engrossing from the start. The movie's central character is a middle-aged obese man that wears glasses and prefers his anonymity on account of his incurable shyness. Nevertheless, he is an altruistic sweetheart. One day, his computer displays a lovely young girl that announces she is the programmer of the entire world around him; she declares that he is nothing more than an avatar that she generated in her own likeness (spiritually and philosophically, not physically).
As a movie critic one of my central responsibilities is to understand the purpose of a given motion picture. With pseudo-Dickensian great expectations I watched Here movie with Ben Foster and Lubna Azabal. The film proved to be a total and utter waste of time and resources. Ben Foster may well have the market cornered when it comes to being a tattooed bad boy Jewish actor, but in an independent foreign film he falls flat on his face. Being ordinary and laconic serves to cause the film Here to be difficult to digest. Very little occurs that would interest a spectator.
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