Serenity

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“There’s some weird stuff going on right now,” drawls Matthew McConaughey in Serenity.  He doesn’t know the half of it.  McConaughey plays Baker Dill, a fisherman on the picturesque, ambiguously-located Plymouth Island.  Baker spends his days taking lazy tourists for chartered fishing trips while obsessing over a particular tuna that has evaded him multiple times.  His first mate Duke (the always-charismatic Djimon Hounsou) worries about Baker’s deteriorating mental state, as well as the pair’s dwindling funds. Continue reading

The Disaster Artist

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I’ll get this out of the way first: I’m what you might call an “obsessive” fan of The Room.  I’ve seen it at least ten times, been to several screenings, read Greg Sestero’s book, and even met Tommy Wiseau in person.  So while I’m not exactly an objective judge of The Disaster Artist’s source material, in a way, I’m also especially qualified to write this review.  After all, The Disaster Artist is geared toward The Room’s cult following more than any other group, though its story of beating the odds has universal appeal. Continue reading

The Fast and Fentress Worst of 2016

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A rather disappointing year for bad movies, 2016 saw plenty of unenjoyable dreck, but precious little in the so-bad-it’s-good category.  The ordering is a bit looser than that of my best-of, but in general, the quality of the movie goes down with each successive entry. Continue reading

The Fast and Fentress Worst of 2015

You’ve seen the best, now it’s time for the worst.  A quick note: the presence of a movie on this list doesn’t necessarily mean I didn’t enjoy it. Continue reading