Retro Reviews 3: Yojimbo, Sound of Music & More


This week on Part-Time Characters we delve into the old movie shelf and pick up some classic movies to talk about. Yup! It is time for our third Retro Reviews episode! Bridget talks about a sci-fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Jenny watched the strangest movie ever made, Fantastic Planet, Sam watched one of the most praised musicals, Sound of Music, and I (Maria) watched the great Mifune in Yojimbo.

Continue reading Retro Reviews 3: Yojimbo, Sound of Music & More


Horror Movie Remakes & IT / Part-Time Characters

stephen kings it

This week on Part-Time Characters we face our biggest fears, whether it’s watching a horror movie from our childhood or talking face to face with Jerry-Garry-Larry. The gang gets together to discuss the remake of IT, adapted from Stephen King’s novel. We bring in a special guest to review the film and compare it to the classic TV movie from 1990 starring the one and only Tim Curry.

Continue reading Horror Movie Remakes & IT / Part-Time Characters

Review: ‘Interstellar’

I watched the film in its best format — 70mm IMAX on one of the biggest screens in the country. I couldn’t have been any closer to the content.

Review: ‘Nightcrawler’ is Jake Gyllenhaal’s Most Memorable Performance Yet

Is “Nightcrawler,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, worth watching?

Is John Wick Worth Watching? (VIDEO REVIEW)

Starring Keanu Reeves (and other cool people), “John Wick” just might be one of the best action films since “Taken.” But not everyone agrees… Plus, we talk about the Age of Ultron trailer Marvel released this week. Enjoy! Check out Maria’s full review: Age of Ultron trailer: Thanks for Reading!

Review: ‘Frozen’

Disney is a strange company, but in the best way possible. They’re bold enough to buy the Marvel franchise, hire Pixar’s mastermind as their creative director of pretty much everything at this point, and continue crafting movies that stay true to the Disney tradition, at least by most loose definitions of the term.

Review: ‘Captain Phillips’

Captain Phillips does something to audiences that Hollywood is usually afraid to do. It tricks you into accepting certain principles about itself and then completely dismantles them.