Atomic Blonde (***) – John Wick for chicks

Atomic Blonde - 2017 Director David Leitch Screenplay Kurt Johnstad based on The Coldest City by Antony Johnston, Sam Hart Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Toby Jones, Sofia Boutella, Til Schweigher, Eddie Marsan, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Bill Skarsgård, Sam Hargrave, Roland Møller   There have been a few efforts to make Charlize Theron into an action star. Some of them good, like Mad Max … Continue reading Atomic Blonde (***) – John Wick for chicks

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The Fate of the Furious (***): Don’t think. It’s Meat

Don't think. It will all be better that way.

Mad Max: Fury Road (****): Same glorious road, different driver

Of the films, this is the one I enjoyed more than any, outside of Thunderdome. For a series that is such complete and all out high octane, they keep going down the same road over and over. Unlike George Romero's zombie films, or Scorsese's real crime repeats, the craft is getting more refined with each trip. And unlike Spielberg tinkering with E.T. or Lucas messing around with the original Star Wars movies, these films feel more organic, instead of messed with. It's like a painting that grows in one's esteem as it ages. Don't be fooled, though. This painting is closer to Dogs Playing Poker than it is to The Last Supper.

CPE’s Prometheus / Predator / Alien Universe Chronological Timeline Reviews

With the release of the first good Predator film in almost 25 years, and the making (by Ridley Scott) of an Alien prequel, Prometheus, now is a great time to review the two series as a whole.  Both series have gone to hell and back (sometimes together), but overall, the entire series has provided many intense, … Continue reading CPE’s Prometheus / Predator / Alien Universe Chronological Timeline Reviews