It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) Review

Some films just have characters I want to keep watching. The perfect example of this is Zombieland. That film is brilliant and I found it funny and entertaining to such a degree that I wanted to see much more of it immediately after it ended. It was a show with a premise that could easily transfer into a series (even if that series is animated) because the environment is great, the story itself is rich with ideas but best of all, the characters are so watchable. They’re characters that I want to see struggle, achieve and banter with each other … Continue reading It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) Review

30 Minutes or Less (2011) Review

Since seeing him in Zombieland, Adventureland and of course, Social Network, I’ll watch pretty much anything with Jesse Eisenberg in. He’s carved out a great niche character for himself, an awkward, geeky but fast-talking guy who fits into the zombie apocalypse as comfortably as he does running a multi-million company. You could argue that his character is very similar from film to film, even when he’s playing Mark Zuckerberg, he seems to play a likable, awkward but intelligent guy who is just trying to do his best to get by (ok, not exactly Zuckerberg.) Where that is killing Michael Cera’s … Continue reading 30 Minutes or Less (2011) Review

Adventureland (2009) Review

Jesse Eisenberg is on the brink of acting greatness! I don’t think he’s quite a household name yet. I’m sure I could say “Jesse Eisenberg is a really good actor” and most people would say “who?” until I added, “the guy from Social Network.” I make this bold statement about his “acting greatness” because at the moment he is on a 100% success rate with the films I’ve seen him in. In Social Network he was perfect as the pretentious, arrogant but ultimately brilliant Mark Zuckerberg. In Zombieland he played the same sort of character but with a much more awkward, … Continue reading Adventureland (2009) Review