Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader star in The Skeleton Twins

For your consideration: The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins is more drama than comedy, but you simply can’t put Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig together and not get a laugh. The two play the roles of estranged twins, Maggie and Milo. Watching Hader and Wiig play siblings is very believable, due to their amazing chemistry, and it gives the film such a true-to-life feel. Continue reading

Meryl Streep in Into the Woods

For your consideration: Into the Woods

Into The Woods had me looking for a break in the forest to escape to. The only things that kept me in the woods were Meryl Streep and Chris Pine. Streep, who played the old witch, seemed to be having a lot of fun with her role, and that was extremely enjoyable to watch. Pine’s snarky, over-the-top performance as Prince Charming was delightful, not to mention easy on the eyes. Perfect casting there! There were other notable performances from Anna Kendrick as Cinderella and Emily Blunt as the baker’s wife, but the show felt like a Disney ride that lasted a little too long, e.g. “It’s A Small World”. Continue reading

Bradley Cooper in American Sniper

For Your Consideration: American Sniper

American Sniper is much more than a war movie. It is a film about America, PTSD, family, honor, love, heroes, and combat. This biographical action film stars Bradley Cooper as American hero Chris Kyle and is directed by Clint Eastwood. The film is based on Kyle’s autobiography, American Sniper, and allows us inside the mind of this legendary American sniper as he serves four terms in Iraq.

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'Tusk ' trailer

Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’ Is Sure To Stay With You.

‘Tusk’ is a horror film written and directed by Kevin Smith and the first in his “True North Trilogy”. The premise is based on a story from his SModcast podcast. The film stars Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Génesis Rodríguez, and Johnny Depp.

Synopsis: When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy Craft and girlfriend Allison team with an ex-cop named Guy LaPointe to look for him.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Comic Con trailer for ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’

Every year, movies and TV shows bring exclusive content to San Diego Comic Con to generate a buzz for upcoming projects. This year, we got several new trailers, including this one for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Now everyone can enjoy without having to wait in that damn hall H line!

SYNOPSIS:
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR.

Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller’s 2005 groundbreaking film, FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY.

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Here’s your Fifty Shades of Grey trailer! Happy now?

If you’ve read Trashwire for any length of time, you might remember the post I wrote after reading Fifty Shades of Grey. I had a few issues with the story and the way it seems like everyone’s totally fine with glamorizing abusive relationships. But who gives a shit what I have to say? The books are huge bestsellers and the movie has a new trailer, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian Grey and his mousey, submissive leading lady, Anastasia Steele. I was on the fence about putting this thing on the site, but it is pop culture, so I begrudgingly present the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. Here! Here’s your trailer! Happy now? Happy?* Continue reading

Robert Homer Mollohan and Jason Momoa in Road to Paloma

Jason Momoa’s ‘Road to Paloma’ a must-see indie

Jason Momoa in Road to Paloma

I’ve worked for a film commission, for a film society, and for a film festival, so I have seen my fair share of independent films. Typically indies fall into two categories: the undiscovered gems, and the oh-my-god-your-poor-family-mortgaged-their-house-for-this variety. Thankfully, Jason Momoa’s Road to Paloma falls into the first category with spectacular visuals, an emotional storyline, and subtle, realistic performances from the cast.

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Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader in The Skeleton Twins

SNL Greats Bill Hader And Kristen Wiig Get Serious In ‘The Skeletons Twins’

After many years of estrangement, twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) lead separate lives on opposite sides of the country. When both feel that they’re at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront how their lives went so wrong. For Maggie, that means re-examining her marriage to sweet “nature frat boy” Lance and her own self destructive tendencies, while Milo must face the pain of an early heartbreak he never quite got past. As the twins’ reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize the key to fixing their lives just may lie in accepting the past and mending their relationship with each other. Continue reading

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