Short Ends and Leader

February 2014

The 2014 SEALs - Short Ends and Leader’s Annual Film Awards

As the final word on Awards Season 2013, here is SE&L'S selections for the best (and not Oscar Nominated) films and filmmakers of the past year.

A Not So “Fantastic” Four?

The announced casting of the new Fantastic Four reboot has Messageboard nation in a tizzy. So what else is new?

‘3 Days to Kill’ is Okay if You Have 100 Minutes to Lose

Kevin Costner may be on some kind of career comeback, but 3 Days to Kill won't bring him to where he once was before. It's acceptable, if unexceptional entertainment.

Ten Stupid Things We Learn in ‘Winter’s Tale’

Akiva Goldman's directorial debut is a load of laugh out loud hogwash. Here are ten reasons (among many) as to why it's so ridiculous.

‘Nightmare Honeymoon’ (1973)

Lavish presentation of hackwork.

‘About Last Night’ Is About As Good As It Gets

Hilarious and heartfelt, About Last Night is a revelation, especially for those of us paid to sit through strained, stupid, sitcom level RomComs over and over and over again.

‘Lucky Bastard’? Not Really…

Had it tried a bit harder, Lucky Bastard would have been a classic, instead of a clever if sometimes contrived creepshow.

Ten True Stories That Would Make Amazing Movies

Hollywood loves a good "based on a true story" cinematic adaption. May we humbly suggest these ten topics for future film consideration?

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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