Pitch Perfect 3 (***1/2) is a well deserved victory tour

Pitch Perfect 3 - 2017 Director Trish Sie Screenplay by Kay Cannon, Mark White Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Alexis Knapp, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Banks, Ester Dean, John Lithgow If you don't know what to expect from the Barden Bellas by this point, you might as well just skip this review. You get what you've seen … Continue reading Pitch Perfect 3 (***1/2) is a well deserved victory tour

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Table 19 (***1/2) is sweet and funny

The standout, though, is Squibb, who gently steals the movie, straightens its collar, gives it a hug and pushes it out in the world feeling much better about itself without any b.s. at all.

The Accountant (****) is compelling though predictable

It's a potential franchise for the perpetually disenfranchised. It's Rain Man on steroids. It's not so good will hunting. It's a connection for all of us who thought we could never connect to someone of different ability, often referred to as being in an autism spectrum.

Drinking Buddies or why I tend to hate independent films

Drinking Buddies - 2014 Writer and Director Joe Swanberg Starring Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston 1) They call it a comedy.  There are no laughs at the screen, and only booze induced laughs coming from the screen. 2) Most characters are the most boring people you would ever want to meet. 3) Movie spends way too much … Continue reading Drinking Buddies or why I tend to hate independent films

I Don’t Have A Vote: Cool Papa E thinks the 85th Oscars Suck

I have to admit it.  Once I found out it wasn't happening, I wasn't interested,  The list of nominees arrived on January 10 and Samuel L. Jackson's name was not among them.  There is no good reason for it, either.  Within the list of nominees, even the guy from his own movie, Christoph Waltz, didn't … Continue reading I Don’t Have A Vote: Cool Papa E thinks the 85th Oscars Suck

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

Pitch Perfect: Hits almost every note

Pitch Perfect - 2012 Director Jason Moore Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Ben Platt, Adam Devine, Freddie Stroma, Hana Mae Lee, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Benjamin Hickey Screenplay Kay Cannon based on the book by Mickey Rapkin One thing that film makers and media … Continue reading Pitch Perfect: Hits almost every note

50/50 has heart, humor and a healthy outlook on life

50/50 - 2011 Directed by Jonathan Levine Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Anjelica Houston, Bryce Dallas Howard, Serge Houde, Matt Frewer, Philip Baker Hall Written by  Will Reiser 50/50 is a story of based upon writer Will Reiser's bout with cancer, but it accomplishes more than that.  As Adam Lerner (Levitt) journeys through his … Continue reading 50/50 has heart, humor and a healthy outlook on life