Encounter stars Luke Hemsworth as Will Dawkins. Will lives in his sister’s, Teresa (Cheryl Texiera), garage, sadly recreating the image of his late daughter and his still living former wife, Jessica (Anna Hutchinson), in sad clown paintings. Will was left paralyzed by the accident that killed his daughter and the overall trauma was more than his wife could bear. To say that Will’s life is one of ongoing despair would be an understatement.
Hey, do you have a strong desire to watch well-regarded character actor Richard Kind masturbate so much that it nearly ends his marriage? No? Well then, you might want to avoid the creep-tastic new sci-fi infused 'romance' Auggie. Auggie is all about Richard Kind as a retiree who becomes far too obsessed with his new digital assistant—so obsessed that a session of living room based masturbation with his AI dreamgirl nearly ends his marriage.
Everyone's getting married and it is driving poor Mara (Sarah Hyland of Modern Family), the protagonist of the new romantic comedy The Wedding Year, nuts. Her sister (Jenna Dewan) is getting married. Her boss and co-worker, Ellie (Anna Camp) is getting married. Even the girl who kicked her out of the band she was in High School is getting married and for some reason invited Mara.
If you think you have bad luck? You have nothing on Mickey (Bill Skarsgard) and Jules (Maika Monroe), the protagonists of the new movie Villains. Having successfully committed what they believe to be the last robbery they needed to achieve their dream of moving to Florida to sell seashells by the sea shore, they wind up running out of gas. That's not the worst of it, however.
I have a deep, dark, confession to make as a Bruce Springsteen fan and as a fan of the Cameron Crowe movie Jerry Maguire: I hate the song "Secret Garden." This will come as a shock to friends with whom I have discussed this song and movie with previously. I lied to you. This song is bad and terrible and in this random song review, I intend to explain how I came to despise the song that brought Bruce back to prominence in the mid-90s after a brief, fallow period of his superstar career.
Warning: this is going to be a movie review, but it is also going to be a wide ranging therapy session for the critic writing this. Strap in.