Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland

Before Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland, Blue Mountain State was a thing – a considerably big thing.  I admit, I had no idea.  To my understanding: Blue Mountain State was a television show that aired on the Spike Network for three seasons.  When the prospects of a film spin-off were mentioned via Kickstarter, 23,999 fans swarmed the campaign and raised $1,911,827.  Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland deals gratitude towards its fan base…


Kid Cannabis

By: Addison Wylie Jonathan Daniel Brown hopes to jump forward with his acting career as the drug dealing lead in John Stockwell’s Kid Cannabis.  It’s a big move for the actor who was predominately seen last as the plump sidekick in the repugnant Project X.  As much as I would like to respond to Brown’s flick with utter positivity, Kid Cannabis’ shortcomings have me feeling disappointed. Brown plays Nate Norman, a blameless pothead who was…


Hansel & Gretel Get Baked

By: Addison Wylie While I try hard not to make the obvious crack at a movie, Hansel & Gretel Get Baked really does feel like a movie that’s been conceived by a bunch of stoners progressively coming down from their rich buzz. It begins on ecstatic notes.  For one, Duane Journey’s horror/comedy has some delicious gore that had me squirming.  It’s the type of execution that sets the tone for how much of a riot…


TIFF 2013: Compelling, Cookie Cutter Cop Drama

By: Addison Wylie In terms of being a worthwhile cop drama, McCanick won’t astound movie goers, but it certainly does the trick. The problem with McCanick is that it has a really hard time trying to escape the shadow of other more successful cop dramas like Training Day and more recent middle-of-the-road fare brought to us by Antoine Fuqua. Josh C. Waller’s film allows David Morse to take a break from being a quirky supporting character…