How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (***1/2) Diminishing Returns

"If I could, I would edit out most of the dialogue spoken by anyone but Hiccup, Astrid, Valka, Stoick and Abraham's Grimmel the Grisly. It would not change the comprehension of the story one bit and it would definitely allow us to enjoy Toothless and his White Fury more. Anyone who owns cats will like this film for their interactions alone."

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 (****1/2) continues a progression of wonderful characters

How To Train Your Dragon 2 - 2014 Writer & Director Dean DeBlois Starring Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington Screenplay based on How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell There was a real concern when How To Train Your Dragon was followed by a television series.  So much talent was … Continue reading How To Train Your Dragon 2 (****1/2) continues a progression of wonderful characters

End of Watch: I’ve got your back

End of Watch - 2012 Written and Directed by David Ayer Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Natalie Martinez, Anna Kendrick, David Harbour, Frank Grillo, America Ferrera, Cody Horn End of Watch is one of the most gripping police dramas made in many years.  Its power is in an immediate filming style which uses primarily smaller digital cameras … Continue reading End of Watch: I’ve got your back