The Second Most Exotic Marigold Hotel (***1/2) treads delightfully

The Second story, featuring all of the surviving members of the cast, has the effect of so many episodes of the Love Boat. Everyone is looking for love, no one says what they mean and wacky hijinks rule the day.

Advertisements

Ted 2 (***1/2) shines for a while…

Wherever there are 2 guys who decide to spend a day off together, there is Ted. Where ever there is the friend that will tell you truths no one else will, Ted is there too. When ever there is a friend that will risk jail time with you because it makes the event funnier, and hence more memorable, that's Ted, as well. The uncomfortable truth that most reviewers of the phenomenon that is this series is that everything about these films rings true to anyone who has ever had that buddy.

I, Frankenstein is not the dumbest movie of all time

I, Frankenstein - 2014 Director Stuart Beattie Starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Socratis Otto, Jai Courtney, Kevin Grevioux Screenplay Kevin Grevioux, Stuart Beattie Aaron Eckhart is a man capable of good acting.  His performance in Erin Brockovich, In The Company of Men, Thank You for Smoking and The Dark Knight stand out with the best films in any career.  He's rarely been … Continue reading I, Frankenstein is not the dumbest movie of all time

About Time: Most Charming and Clever

About Time - 2013 Written and Directed by Richard Curtis Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Lydia Wilson, Richard Cordery Meetings in romantic comedies are hard to do well.  So many of them giver the appearance of cleverness, but instead have been used so many times they have worn a path on the brain of the … Continue reading About Time: Most Charming and Clever

Cool Papa E’s Favorite Comedy Films of All Time

Live action comedy films are inexpensive to make but they are incredibly hard to master.  It's a generally accepted axiom that there is no generally accepted axiom as to what is universally funny.  That said, most makers of comedy barely even try.  Whether it's the rancid Scary Movie franchise, Tim Matheson's  Animal House / Meatballs … Continue reading Cool Papa E’s Favorite Comedy Films of All Time

Jack the Giant Slayer another fairy tale with automatic weapons

Jack The Giant Slayer - 2013 Directed by Bryan Singer Starring Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Eleanor Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, John Kassir, Ewan Bremner, Ralph Brown Written by Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie, Dan Studney Why is Bryan Singer directing a movie about a fairy tale?  Really.  The Usual Suspects. X-Men.  Valkyrie.  Now, a fairy tale. … Continue reading Jack the Giant Slayer another fairy tale with automatic weapons

Total Recall remakes Mars into Australia

Total Recall - 2012 Director Len Wiseman Starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsdale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho, Bill Nighy, Dylan Scott Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Screenplay Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback, based on the original script by Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett based on the story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick "If I'm not me, then who the hell am … Continue reading Total Recall remakes Mars into Australia

CPE and Em: Arthur Christmas Give us your money

Arthur Christmas - 2012 Director Sarah Smith Starring (voices) James MacAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen, Marc Wooton, Laura Linney, Eva Longoria Screenplay Smith and Peter Baynham Finally, a movie for those too innocent to know that most Christmas movies are horrible average crap.  It's British, features characters with big noses and features … Continue reading CPE and Em: Arthur Christmas Give us your money

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: British in repose

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - 2012 Director John Madden Starring Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Dame Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Ronald Pickup, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel, Tena Desae Screenplay Ol Parker "Why would you not go out?  There's so much to see.  All life is here, Mrs. Ainsle." The relationship between India and England is … Continue reading The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: British in repose

Wrath of the Titans plays like Resurrecting the Greek Champ

Wrath of the Titans - 2012 Directed by Jonathan Liebesman Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Danny Houston, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Édgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell Screenplay Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson So, taking for granted that one is fully aware of what they are to expect while watching Wrath of the Titans, they definitely get that here.  Perseus … Continue reading Wrath of the Titans plays like Resurrecting the Greek Champ