Logan Lucky (****1/2) is Ocean’s on a budget

This film is a perfect Sunday afternoon flick. Low commitment and it doesn't cure the world's ills. There are some touching moments like the last time you hear that John Denver song. There is some amount of overdoing it with the accent, especially on the peripheral characters. It's a minor quibble, though. If you like movies, but aren't shooting for the moon, this is it. Where else are you going to hear Patsy Cline in a bar?

Advertisements

Spectre (***1/2) is unfinished business, all the time

Spectre - 2015 Director Sam Mendes Starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear Screenplay John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth The Daniel Craig era of James Bond films have been marked with a higher personal stake, more viciousness and aside from Dame Judy Dench's M, an entirely different cast … Continue reading Spectre (***1/2) is unfinished business, all the time

Skyfall has a gritty and majestic sweep

Skyfall - 2012 Directed by Sam Mendes Starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan 50 years is a long time.  The distance from the first Bond film, Dr. No, and the legacy of the films of Daniel Craig may as well … Continue reading Skyfall has a gritty and majestic sweep

Cool Papa E Reviews James Bond Films of Daniel Craig

Bond is 50, and he gets younger all the time.  After a solid start with Sean Connery in the '60's and a flirtation with model George Lazenby, and then back to Connery.  It's easy to pick on Roger Moore.  Most of his Bond films were crap, but they weren't necessarily wrong in picking him, they … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews James Bond Films of Daniel Craig

CPE and Em: The Adventures of Tintin rolls a bit like Indy

The Adventures of Tintin - 2011 Directed by Steven Spielberg Starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis , Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Toby Jones, Tony Curran, Gad Elmaleh Screenplay by Stephen Moffatt, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish based on The Adventures of Tintin, by Hergé The faces of The Adventures of Tintin and his co-stars look disturbingly similar … Continue reading CPE and Em: The Adventures of Tintin rolls a bit like Indy

Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is artistically recreated

The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo - 2011 Directed by David Fincher Starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer,  Stellan Skarsgård Screenplay  Steven Zaillian From the moment it was revealed that David Fincher was going to remake the 2009 Swedish original of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, mixed feelings abound.  The first run through was … Continue reading Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is artistically recreated

Dream House is almost as good as the story surrounding the movie

Dream House - 2011 Directed by Jim Sheridan Starring Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Martin Csokas, Elias Koteas, Taylor and Clair Geare Written by David Loucka The director and stars of Dream House balked at promoting the film, essentially due to the way the movie was cut after its test screenings.  What's more, Rachel Weisz and Daniel … Continue reading Dream House is almost as good as the story surrounding the movie