The Hangover Part III and Kick-Ass 2: Delightful if not so funny

The Hangover Part III - 2013 Director Todd Phillips Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Justin Bartha, Jamie Chung, John Goodman Screenplay Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin Kick-Ass 2 - 2013 Writer and Director Jeff Wadlow Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Clark Duke, Olga Kurkulina, Lindy Booth, John Leguizamo, Morris Chestnut, Donald Faison Two notable comedies had sequels in the summer of 2013, and both … Continue reading The Hangover Part III and Kick-Ass 2: Delightful if not so funny

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The Place Beyond the Pines: Eva Mendes is still beautiful

The Place Beyond The Pines - 2013 Director Derek Cianfrance Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Rose Byrne, Mahershala Ali, Bruce Greenwood, Harris Yulin, Dane DeHaan and Emory Cohen Screenplay by Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, Darius Marder There is a scene early in The Place Beyond the Pines in which Luke is told by the grandmother of a child he never … Continue reading The Place Beyond the Pines: Eva Mendes is still beautiful

Silver Linings Playbook: Who says crazy can’t be funny?

Silver Linings Playbook - 2012 Written and Directed by David O. Russell Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, Anupam Kher, Shea Wigham, John Ortiz, Brea Bree Pat: How old are you? Tiffany: Old enough to have a marriage end and not wind up in a mental hospital. I can't be … Continue reading Silver Linings Playbook: Who says crazy can’t be funny?

Hit and Run is an accident constantly happening

  Hit and Run - 2012 Written and Directed by Dax Shepard (also directed by David Palmer) Starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Kristin Chenoweth, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold No one should have to see a tattoo to start a movie, especially a really bad one. Why would Veronica Mars even let Dax Shepard touch her? Who would ever … Continue reading Hit and Run is an accident constantly happening

The Words ain’t about the winning or losing…

The Words - 2012 Written and Directed by Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal Starring Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Jeremy Irons, Ben Barnes, Nora Arnezeder "...It ain't winning or losing. Just the singing of the song...," John Mellencamp, Mansions In Heaven "...Rory Jansen had made his choice...," Clayton Hammond What is the most important thing about writing?  Is it important just … Continue reading The Words ain’t about the winning or losing…

I Don’t Have A Vote: Cool Papa E thinks the 85th Oscars Suck

I have to admit it.  Once I found out it wasn't happening, I wasn't interested,  The list of nominees arrived on January 10 and Samuel L. Jackson's name was not among them.  There is no good reason for it, either.  Within the list of nominees, even the guy from his own movie, Christoph Waltz, didn't … Continue reading I Don’t Have A Vote: Cool Papa E thinks the 85th Oscars Suck