Thor Ragnarok (****) a well-placed step towards the inevitable

In all, this is a fun film that is as good as one could expect coming from one of the heretofore most boring parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If it feels a bit underdone, it's because it still follows the formula of megalomaniac who almost has it all until she doesn't. Marvel has done a great job making their formula interesting, even if the characters (outside of Steve Rogers) evolve at a snail's pace. If the Marvel movie formula is still stuck in the mode of dragging these characters in and never quite letting them go, well, one can understand why. It's comic books, man.

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Sorry, I just can’t hate Transformers: The Last Knight (***)

It is almost certain Michael Bay is sitting there, behind the camera, saying something like "just put more Tucci into it!"

Manhunter vs. Red Dragon: Mann vs Ratner

Manhunter - 1986 Red Dragon - 2002  Manhunter                                                                                               … Continue reading Manhunter vs. Red Dragon: Mann vs Ratner

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?

R.E.D. 2: More of the same, thank God.

R.E.D. 2 - 2013 Director Dean Parisot Starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, Mary-Louise Parker, Lee Byung-hun, Brian Cox, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Neal McDonough Screenplay Jon and Eric Hoeber based on Red by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner There are many movies out now that I would like to see.  Even so, the Grouchnapper and I went on … Continue reading R.E.D. 2: More of the same, thank God.

Cool Papa E Reviews The Mission: Impossible series

Mission: Impossible - 1996 Directed by Brian De Palma Starring Tom Cruise, Emmanuelle Béart, Jon Voight, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emilio Estavez, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Vanessa Redgrave, Henry Czerny, Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė Written by  David Koepp, Robert Towne Considered at the time to be a blasphemous departure to the original series is now seen as a pretty solid thriller. … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews The Mission: Impossible series