The Ocean’s Films: Then, Then and Now

Hopefully, once they get past the #metoo stain, they can include Damon and the rest of the cast in a future film.

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Interstellar (****) is cautiously ambitious, and laden with love

Interstellar - 2014 Director Christopher Nolan Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine, Josh Stewart, Wes Bentley, David Gyasi Written Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan There are lots of interesting ideas presented with Interstellar. Of all things, the film starts with a future that echoes our perilous past. Crops are set afire, the air filled with swirling … Continue reading Interstellar (****) is cautiously ambitious, and laden with love

Rio 2 (***1/2) First, do no harm

RIO 2 - 2014 Director Carlos Saldanha Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Bruno Mars, Jemaine Clement, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, will.i.am Screenplay Don Rhymer, Carlos Kotkin, Jenny Bicks, Yoni Brenner Rio was a beautiful success in 2011, despite having an all to familiar story and some ridiculous characters.  The film has one of the most beautiful color palettes in recent memory and it's sequel is even … Continue reading Rio 2 (***1/2) First, do no harm

Les Miserables thoughts of a not so miserable viewer

Les Miserables - 2012 Director Tom Hooper Starring Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Isabelle Allen, Daniel Hufflestone, Colm Wilkinson, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen Screenplay by William Nicholson, Alan Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer based on the play by Boublil and Schönberg Random thoughts about a musical: Anytime I am discussing this with … Continue reading Les Miserables thoughts of a not so miserable viewer

The Dark Knight Rises: A full return on investment

The Dark Knight Rises - 2012 Directed by Christopher Nolan Starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marian Cotillard Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan made a wise choice with the ending of The Dark Knight when he decided to imbrue two of the integral characters with … Continue reading The Dark Knight Rises: A full return on investment

Cool Papa E Reviews Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight / Batman Series

One of the best examples of a reboot in cinematic history, Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy comes to an end July 20, 2012.  As sad as it will be that it has ended, it has been a historic masterpiece and one wonderful ride.  The best thing it did was to cleanse the visionary palate of a … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight / Batman Series

One Day: One wishes it to be over early

One Day - 2011 Directed by Lone Scherfig Starring Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Rafe Spall, Ken Stott Written by David Nicholls Early on, one gets a sense of the game they are being subjected to with One Day: what if we made When Harry Met Sally, but instead of making random check ins  throughout … Continue reading One Day: One wishes it to be over early