Tag Archive: Texas

TX ChainsawStarring: Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager, Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson & Tania Raymonde
Screenplay by Adam Marcus & Debra Sullivan and Kristen Elms
Directed by John Luessenhop

A young woman inherits a Texas farmhouse where she discovers her connection to a chainsaw-wielding murderer.

You’re not supposed to
“like” the psychopath, just how
he butchers assholes.

Grade: C-

By Daniel J. Hoag
Texas Chainsaw is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.


(Blu) Haiku Review: Bernie (2012)

Starring: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine & Matthew McConaughey
Screenplay by Richard Linklater & Skip Hollandsworth
Directed by Richard Linklater

Based on the true story of Bernie Tiede, who was so beloved by the members of his small Texas town, that when he befriended a wealthy, mean-spirited woman, took over her finances, and then murdered her, the townsfolk largely took his side.

Nice guys don’t kill. So
says ignorant small-town folks
who vote, reproduce.

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
Bernie is available on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain & Fiona Shaw
Written and directed by Terrence Malick

A philosophical meditation on the meaning of life told through the eyes of a fractured Texas family.

Love it or hate it,
no one makes epic movies
like Terrence Malick.

Grade: A-

By Daniel J. Hoag
The Tree of Life is available now on Blu-ray.