The Disaster Artist #ConTENders 2017

During one of my many days working as a Production Assistant on American Horror Story, another PA asked everyone an informal poll question: What’s most important to you? A lot of people said family, financial security, or love. My answer was the same reason I came out to Los Angeles in the first place: happiness. Thousands of people come here every year in hopes of attaining happiness and The Disaster Artist, is about Tommy Wiseau’s version of that: The American Dream.

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25- It’s a Two Man Sausage Party!

We lost a host, as John is out this week, but August and Jamie continue the show with a “mini.” The boys tackle the R-rated Animated feature named, Sausage Party. Then they get in the weeds and talk related films of similar ilk (mostly animation), religion, and what would make a good R-Rated animation film.

Yeah, so not so mini.

 

Movie– Sausage Party (Starts at 00:00)

Naturally SPOILERS for each film ahead!

Each odd-numbered episode we talk specific films, and each even-numbered episode we discuss topics regarding Hollywood and the things we’re passionate about (either way).

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-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)

“Sausage Party” #ConTENders

I honestly never expected to write a #ConTENder post for an R-Rated, raunchy, animated foray into the Pixar-like “behind the curtain” film (a lá Toy Story), but here I am: Sausage Party is one of the funniest films of the year.

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The first dick joke, and it’s only the poster.

Now for those of you who aren’t fans of Seth Rogen (or his films), will undoubtedly disagree with this post. This movie won’t change your mind on co-writers Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s type of humor, and it’s not meant to.Read More »

Top 15 Films of 2015

If you were ask me tomorrow at 5:00pm what was my favorite movie of 2015, I’d tell you a different answer rather than if you had waited until after supper. 2015 was that close for me, and ended up being one fantastic year for cinema, yet only was half expected. For my friend Brandon and I, the build up to the year was epic. Then as the year progressed, we kind of felt let down. Some of the big films didn’t hit that well, but as the dust settled… 2015 was a really fantastic year.

And honestly, I could have put almost every one of these films in the top three. These were the fifteen films that I truly loved.

I’d decided to wait until I was able to catch a few extra films that were released in 2015 and so only now, was I able to compile my Top 15 Films of 2015. Yes Top Fifteen. My initial list was 13, and as I struggled to pare it down, the aforementioned friend, Brandon, told me he was to make a Top 15…

…so screw it, it’ll make it easier, right?

Wrong.

Now I must stress, as I had mentioned before in my Top 20 Films of the #DLMChallenge that the two lists are dissimilar. This list is a collection of both the caliber of the films and how they impacted me.

So it may surprise you. But first–Read More »

My #DLMChallenge Top 20

Parring down this massive list of 368 movies into my favorite list of just ten is a scary thought. So I determined that I would have to do at least a Top 20.

Naturally, I’ve removed the ability for the #ReWatch365 movies to make this list. This is truly my favorite of the new movies I’ve seen this year.

I will make a separate Top 10 for the movies released in 2015, and those will be based on the quality and my personal tastes (coming soon).

In an attempt to differentiate from the 2015 Best Of list, this list will feature the movies that really spoke to me, ones that gave me a feeling that permeated quality, and filled me with personal substance. Yeah, intense.

But first, here are some Honorable Mentions from the #DLMChallenge 2015 (The ones in bold nearly made the list):Read More »