From Braveheart to the Outlaw King

Outlaw King will not be considered an equal bookend to Braveheart's first part of the story of the Scottish Rebellion, but it should not be considered a failure by Mackenzie. The history presented is debatable, but it's close enough to warrant some nice scenes and a series of muddy battles.

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Pixels (**1/2) – Perhaps you were expecting Tennyson?

Pixels - 2015 Director Chris Columbus Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson, Jane Krakowski. Matt Lintz Screenplay Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling There will always be films like this. A comedian past his prime is relegated to following trends started by better films (Toy Story, Wreck-It Ralph) as a vessel to do the same film he's been doing … Continue reading Pixels (**1/2) – Perhaps you were expecting Tennyson?

Manhunter vs. Red Dragon: Mann vs Ratner

Manhunter - 1986 Red Dragon - 2002  Manhunter                                                                                               … Continue reading Manhunter vs. Red Dragon: Mann vs Ratner

R.E.D. 2: More of the same, thank God.

R.E.D. 2 - 2013 Director Dean Parisot Starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, Mary-Louise Parker, Lee Byung-hun, Brian Cox, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Neal McDonough Screenplay Jon and Eric Hoeber based on Red by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner There are many movies out now that I would like to see.  Even so, the Grouchnapper and I went on … Continue reading R.E.D. 2: More of the same, thank God.

Coriolanus: Shakespeare works best in its original Klingon

Coriolanus - 2012 Director Ralph Fiennes Starring Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain, Paul Jesson, John Kani Screenplay John Logan based on the play by William Shakespeare Before I say anything else, I must say this: Coriolanus is nonsense.  Out of context and out of its time, it is the square peg trying stubbornly to fit within … Continue reading Coriolanus: Shakespeare works best in its original Klingon

October Classics: Cool Papa E’s favorite Baseball Films

The season of the year has come where, despite football's best efforts, it's baseball's time to shine.  A few readers have been after me for a while to come up with a list of the best baseball films of all time, and one might think it'd be a bit easier than it turned out to … Continue reading October Classics: Cool Papa E’s favorite Baseball Films

Cool Papa E Reviews the Bourne Film Series

The Bourne Identity  Release Date – June 14, 2002 Directed by Doug Liman Starring Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, Franka Potente, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Julia Styles, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Written by William Blake Herron, Tony Gilroy Review - Based on the Robert Ludlum film almost in name only, Doug Liman took the nuts and bolts of the espionage from the experiences of his father … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews the Bourne Film Series

Cool Papa E Reviews Marvel’s The X-Men / Wolverine Movies

Many are hailing this coming week's X-Men: First Class as the best Marvel movie ever.  Everything I have seen so far looks fantastic.  Now is as good a time as any to check what we've seen so far from the X-Men Series of films.  This list will be comprehensive within the next couple of weeks, … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews Marvel’s The X-Men / Wolverine Movies