Tag: Ben Platt

Tanner Reviews Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch_Perfect_2_posterOh the woes of a good movie being released the same week as Mad Max: Fury Road, which is still one of the best damn movies I have ever seen. It took me and what I will assume to be many others months to finally see Pitch Perfect 2 due to its release date that may very well be the poster child for bad timing. But now that we are well past its release date and approaching the month of October, it is high time to look back at the sequel to the potential classic movie Pitch PerfectPitch Perfect 2.

I am going to start this review off by saying that there is certainly nothing wrong with this movie. It is rather good in just about every aspect. There were no major complaints on technical levels. But I will say that the movie was certainly safe. Like many popular sequels, Pitch Perfect 2 can be summed up with ‘a well told retracing of the previous movie.’ Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Pitch Perfect 2”

Tanner Reviews Ricki & The Flash

Ricki_and_the_Flash_posterMeryl Streep as a past-her-prime 1970’s Rock’N’Roll singer? Oh I had to see this. It is interesting that, out of a year of so much polarization, it is sort of soothing to come up with a movie that was middle of the road. By no means was this the films ambition, the film certainly has ambition a plenty. Sadly though, sometimes things didn’t go quite as planned… That is just how it works sometimes and you have something that just comes across as a little odd, which is exactly what Ricki & The Flash is, a solid amount of ambition mixed in with an odd story, and even odder pacing.

Ricki & The Flash is one of those movies for your mom and dad. It is a movie geared towards the nostalgia of that generation now well in their fifties to sixties. With tracks from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and with a co-starring of Rick Springfield of all people mixed in with the story of upper middle class people dealing with the problems of divorce and the adulthood of their children. For any of you who get pissy from seeing the ‘Only 90’s kids will get this’, if you get misty eyed at this movie, you have no room to judge! Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Ricki & The Flash”

From the Vaults: Pitch Perfect

Pitch_Perfect_movie_posterSo today, we open up the vault to a fascinating little 2012 movie that just recently received a sequel in this year’s lineup. I have to say that when this movie first rolled around, I did not find myself interested. It just didn’t seem like a movie that was geared towards me and I let it slip right by my site. Then, my girlfriend, Kitty, introduced me to the movie recently and since that moment… I have to say that this will be one of the most iconic cult classics of the 2010’s. This is such an excellent movie; it is so relatable, and it knows how to cultivate relationships and comradery with those who watch it. This is the kind of movie that every choir group needs to see. This movie will be shown on high school and college choir trips for decades to come. Continue reading “From the Vaults: Pitch Perfect”