Tag Archive: Actors

Haiku Review: In a World… (2013)

In a worldStarring: Lake Bell, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, Demetri Martin, Fred Melamed, Nick Offerman, Michaela Watkins & Geena Davis
Written & directed by Lake Bell

A female vocal coach attempts to break into the male-dominated voice-over industry.

As long as it’s a
world where more women get to
direct films, I’m in.

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
In a World… is playing now in select cities.

this is the endStarring: Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Michael Cera & Emma Watson
Written & directed by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg

Hollywood celebrities attempt to survive the apocalypse by barricading themselves inside actor James Franco’s house.

Whoa, Catholic school failed
to mention the whole getting-
raped-by-demons thing.

Grade: B

By Daniel J. Hoag
This Is the End is now playing in theaters nationwide.

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander & Peter Falk
Screenplay by Wim Wenders & Peter Handke
Directed by Wim Wenders

An angel desires to become human after falling in love with a trapeze artist.

We made City of
out of this. Way to
go, America.

Grade: A

By Daniel J. Hoag
Wings of Desire is available on Blu-ray and DVD.
TCFF 12-15

Haiku Review: The Artist (2011)

Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell & Penelope Ann Miller
Written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius

A silent movie star struggles with irrelevance after the invention of talking pictures.

This picture speaks a
thousand joyful words while you
enjoy the silence.

Grade: A

By Daniel J. Hoag
The Artist is now playing in select cities.

DVD Haiku Review: The Trip (2011)

Starring: Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon
Directed by Michael Winterbottom

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, friends and rival comedians, travel the English countryside critiquing restaurants and driving each other crazy with constant competition and showdowns of celebrity impressions.

Funny Brits drive, dine,
quip, quaff and quote Michael Caine;
an Anglophile’s treat

Grade: A-

By Daniel J. Hoag
The Trip is available on DVD today.

Starring: Stephen Dorff & Elle Fanning
Written and directed by Sofia Coppola

After a visit from his 11-year-old daughter, a movie star begins to rethink his fast-paced, vacuous lifestyle.

Stylish and artful
but not exactly profound
“Help me, I’m shallow!”

Grade: B

By Daniel J. Hoag
Somewhere is available on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/19/11.