Doctor Strange (****) cuts a few corners but is no less enjoyable

  Dr. Strange - 2016 Director Scott Derrickson Screenplay by John Spaihts, C. Robert Cargill and Derrickson Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton We may be reaching a breaking point on guest stars in Marvel films. The talent in Dr. Strange is at once invigorating and frustrating. To find that Ejiofor plays Mordo … Continue reading Doctor Strange (****) cuts a few corners but is no less enjoyable

Despicable Me 2 (***): The great average

Despicable Me 2 - 2013 Directors Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong Screenplay Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio It's a simple premise.  Put a threadbare story involving super criminals, make one a loveable doof who can't resist cute kids (who can?), throw in some adorable Igor types and then you've … Continue reading Despicable Me 2 (***): The great average