Hello everyone, and welcome to 111 Archer Avenue. What started as a film review blog has become my online judgment forum. I will review the occasional movie or DVD, post an interesting trailer, critique a newly-read book, talk about sports, and share my thoughts and opinions on random issues. You can also follow me on Twitter (@OlieCoen) or check out my work on DVDTalk.com. Thank you and enjoy!
Friday, November 30, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Barry Corbin
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Here are my NFL Week 13 Picks:
(I was 11-5 last week)
Bye teams: none
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Starring: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt
Monday, November 26, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Here are my NFL Week 12 Picks:
(I was 11-3 last week)
Bye teams: none
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher
Release: June 7th, 2013
Ok, so this might not be the best movie ever made, and yeah heists have been overdone, and yeah Jesse Eisenberg is kind of a douche bag, but I still want to see this movie. It looks cool, at the very least, and that's something.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Starring: Pobo Efekoro
I'm not usually into documentaries, but this one looks interesting. If you watch The Daily Show, you may have seen the two names mentioned promoting their film, and if you did chances are they caught your attention too. I think it's worth a look.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin
My rating: ✰
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Author: Tom Perrotta
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Here are my NFL Week 11 Picks:
(I was 10-3-1 last week)
Bye teams: Min, NYG, Sea, Ten
Mia @ Buf - Neither team is playing well right now, which makes for a tough pick. The Dolphins D started strong but has been fading, so the Bills have a chance at home in the cold.
Ari @ Atl - After starting 4-0, the Cards have lost 5 straight. The Falcons are no longer undefeated, but that's doesn't mean much. They will win this week against a sub-par team.
TB @ Car - The Bucs couldn't be hotter, and they seem likely to stay that way. Cam & Co. have shown that they can't score enough points to be relevant. Tampa Bay all the way.
Cle @ Dal - The Cowboys got a boost last week beating the Iggles and should play with some confidence. The Brownies haven't won on the road yet and won't this week.
GB @ Det - As bad as the Packers D has looked at times, they really don't allow that many points, only 20 per game. The Lions are not pushovers, but should lose a relatively high scoring game.
Jax @ Hou - Whoa, not fair. The Jaguars only score 14 points per game, and allow double that. The Texans couldn't be playing better, and should absolutely dominate this game.
Cin @ KC - The Bengals shocked the reigning champion Giants last week, and still have a shot at a wild card, considering the Steelers' injury problems. The Chiefs are awful and should lose.
NYJ @ STL - Ties are embarrassing, and the Rams should feel that. The Jets have gone from bad to worse and Sanchez seems destined for failure. Could be a close one, with the Ram just ahead.
Phi @ Was - Hmm, which bad team is better? Vick might not play for the Eagles, and that might not be a bad thing. Watch Foles step in, check the ball to McCoy, and cruise past the Skins.
NO @ Oak - Upset alert! The Saints beat the Falcons and seem to be back in stride. But the Raiders can score and they know it. The Black Hole will win dirty, 30s to 30s.
SD @ Den - The Broncos are on fire and don't lose at home. They also don't lose to dysfunctional teams. The Chargers helped the Broncos get on this roll and will help them stay on.
Ind @ NE - Not the same rivalry that we're used to seeing, but should be a good one nonetheless. I've tried to give Luck more credit, but the Pats will just be too much for the Colts.
Bal @ Pit - Ouch. Big Ben is out, and it could be a while. The Steelers defense is just not the same as it used to be and can't pick up that much slack. Ravens win big.
Chi @ SF - The battle of the concussed QBs. And it's sad, because this was shaping up to be a good match-up, but now will be a strange MNF game. Campbell isn't awful and could carry the Bears, but Kaepernick knows his team better and the Niners know how to use him.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Starring: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Release: November 16th, 2012
I'm a sucker for period pieces, especially if they have Keira Knightley in them. From the director of Pride & Prejudice and Atonement, this ought to be a good one; stimulating, beautiful, larger than life. It may not be for everyone, but if you like epic love stories, than here you go.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Starring: Brad Pitt, David Morse
Release: June 21st, 2013
Friday, November 9, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Starring: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys
Release: January, 2013
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Here are my NFL Week 10 Picks:
(I was 12-2 last week)
Bye teams: Ari, Cle, GB, Was
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Starring: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand
Release: November 2012
I'm just not sure. Sean Penn; of course. Frances McDormand; yeah. A movie about an ex rock star; ok. Jews and Nazis; alright. An amateur director; not really. All these things combined; I'm just not sure. The trailer might be just enough to get me to watch it to find out.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Bob Balaban
My rating: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
Author: Stephen Baxter
My rating: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Director: Ridley Scott
If the plot seems manufactured, it can be forgiven. Prometheus was created to be the quintessential sci-fi roller-coaster, as well as a vehicle for later films. It is everything you would expect from an action blockbuster, and yet it upheld the standard of its Alien legacy. The plot was interesting, the special effects were incredible, and the acting was respectable. The only actor to break mediocrity was Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, A Dangerous Method), playing David the robot assistant to perfection. For a film in a series, Prometheus holds its own, and excels as a homage to sci-fi.
My rating: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰