Suicide Squad (***1/2) shall remain standing

Add up the positives, subtract the negatives and it's an easy win for Suicide Squad. This movie, especially for Robbie and Smith's performances, will be watchable for years. If you want to find stuff to hate about the story and film, you will have no problems doing so. If one is honest, the film is definitely likable, even if it does not approach classic overall.

Pompeii is just a flaming heap

Pompeii - 2014 Director Paul W.S. Anderson Starring Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland Screenplay Janet Scott Batchler, Lee Batchler, Michael Robert Johnson Many fault Paul W.S. Anderson for bringing the inspired collaboration of Alien vs. Predator to an almost screeching halt.  It's true that the 2004 film performed well below expectations, it really wasn't nearly as … Continue reading Pompeii is just a flaming heap

CPE, Em & El: Thor: The Dark World: More Loki, anyone?

Thor: The Dark World - 2013 Director Alan Taylor Starring Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo Screenplay Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely It's no surprise that Loki is one of the first characters that you see after the prologue of Thor: The Dark World.  It's a short … Continue reading CPE, Em & El: Thor: The Dark World: More Loki, anyone?

Bullet to the Head: This is why Stallone can’t work alone

Bullet to the Head - 2013 Director Walter Hill Starring Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Christian Slater, Jason Momoa, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Screenplay Alessandro Camon based on Du Plomb Dans La Tete by  Alexis Nolent This is Stallone's version of a comic book movie.  It has few things to recommend it.  One of them is getting to view a career of Stallone head shot photos as police … Continue reading Bullet to the Head: This is why Stallone can’t work alone