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Gross is sometimes funny in Bad Grandpa

What is funny? Why is Blazing Saddles (1974) one of the funniest movies ever made and the “lauded” Superbad (2007, Movie Man No. 732, a...

Meathead prison movie Escapes from the 1980’s

Escape Plan didn’t capture the box office in its opening week. The audience with the Movie Man was mainly 40-years-old-plus – and a surprisingly...

Hanks keeps modern day pirate tale afloat

The Movie Man was listening to the radio when the conversation came up as to whether Tom Hanks has ever made a bad movie....

The Gravity of life: inside and out(er space)

It’s been a long time since the Movie Man has seen a movie as good as Gravity. And the film is a great argument for...

All age groups will find Meatballs digestable

What’s the best animated movie of all-time? Naturally, that depends on your personal preferences. Some marvel at the actual process while others admire the comedic...

There’s a lot of Prisoners in this serious drama

Normally, Prisoners isn’t the sort of movie the Movie Man goes for. Child endangerment and kidnapping is a subject that’s not much fun. Still, it’s fertile...

Ultra black comedy won’t be funny to most

We’ve been over the black comedy ground enough in recently years. Some folks love ‘em jet black and others prefer the more ghoulish but not...

Riddick No. 3 sees its way to box office heights

Usually, the weekend after Labor Day is one of the worst attended for movies the entire year. And 2013 was no exception. But even...

Holiday releases offer diverse cinematic gifts

While we’re in an ebb in the good movie release ocean, the tide will soon turn – and the sentences will get better than...

At least You’re Next got the puncuation right

Horror aficionados, like all other genre mavens, always have a tempting terror movie on the horizon. Last year for creature fans, it was Cabin in...