Maze Runner: The Death Cure (**) blows up with a fizzle

O'Brien gives it the old college try this time out. There are no other performances that approach anything more than competence. It feels more like Battle for the Planet of the Apes than Shakespeare.

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (***) – There’s always someone saying don’t worry about it

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Director Wes Ball Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Giancarlo Esposito, Alexander Flores, Aidan Gillen, Ki Hong Lee, Jacob Lofland, Barry Pepper, Rosa Salazar, Lili Taylor, Alan Tudyk, Patricia Clarkson Screenplay T.S. Nowlin based on the book by James Dashner The very first thought I have when thinking about the title of the 2nd in The Maze Runner series is the … Continue reading Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (***) – There’s always someone saying don’t worry about it

The Lone Ranger: Waiting for Depp to fail.

The Lone Ranger - 2013 Director Gore Verbinski Starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Helena Bonham Carter Screenplay Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio The Lone Ranger was pretty much announced DOA when it was released in July 2013.  Why is pretty much tea leaf readings based on production difficulties, a general distaste for Jerry Bruckheimer and … Continue reading The Lone Ranger: Waiting for Depp to fail.

Broken City welcome to the home of underachievement

Broken City - 2013 Director Allen Hughes Starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Alona Tal, Natalie Martinez, Kyle Chandler, Griffin Dunne, James Ransone Screenplay Brian Tucker All that acting talent.  What I wouldn't give to see Jeffrey Wright win an Oscar one day.  Russell Crowe with a politician's haircut.  Barry Pepper with … Continue reading Broken City welcome to the home of underachievement