CPE, Em and El: The Princess Bride – As You Wish

The Princess Bride - 1987 Director Rob Reiner Starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, André the Giant, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Mel Smith, Peter Cook, Peter Falk Screenplay William Goldman There may be no more perfect story told for the benefit of an entire family than The … Continue reading CPE, Em and El: The Princess Bride – As You Wish

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Monsters University: Didn’t know we needed this

Monsters University - 2013Director Dan ScanlonStarring Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Sean Hayes, Joel Murray, Dave Foley, Peter Sohn, Charlie Day, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Nathon Fillon, Aubrey Plaza, Tyler Labine, Bonnie Hunt, Bill Hader, John RatzenbergerScreenplay Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird, Dan ScanlonIt took 29 films for Disney to come up with its first sequel (Rescuers Down Under).  It wasn't … Continue reading Monsters University: Didn’t know we needed this

Parental Guidance – The more dedicated you are, the better it gets

Parental Guidance - 2012 Director Andy Fickman Starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott, Bailee Madison, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Joshua Rush Screenplay Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse Almost every ounce of my being made me want to resist this movie.  But not all of them.  Thank goodness for that.  There is a lot of talent on the screen … Continue reading Parental Guidance – The more dedicated you are, the better it gets

I Don’t Have A Vote: Cool Papa E Picks The 84th Oscars

2012 Academy Awards Please don't let this be the year that the gimmicky French film wins.  I would prefer that the real masterpiece that took place in Paris, France take home the gold.  The rush to crown The Artist as Best Picture feels a little like the time we anointed Brokeback Mountain the movie of our times.  If it … Continue reading I Don’t Have A Vote: Cool Papa E Picks The 84th Oscars