Game Night (****) is great in how good it is

It’s early in the year, but so far, this is the best comedy. I haven’t laughed at  a film considered a comedy in several years. Let’s hope this is the start of a trend.

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Silver City (**1/2) is on par with today’s political satire

This is one Sayles film that deserved to wallow in obscurity.

Wonder Woman (****1/2): It’s about what you believe

Gadot (through Jenkins) hits every destination in the path on the super hero journey. She shows more range than most are allowed when they wear ridiculous outfits. Hers is a fully fleshed and feeling character that uses the emotions on her sleeve as a strength of her character. She acts as a passenger of the story when necessary, but when action is required, she literally steps onto the field and changes fate, rather than surrender to it.

Big Eyes (***) – It’s just a bunch of one big lie

Big Eyes - 2014 Director Tim Burton Starring Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Jon Polito, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp, Delaney Raye, Madeleine Arthur Screenplay Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski  The more you lie, the smaller you seem. Slogging through Tim Burton films has felt like work ever since the first time I watched Edward Scissorhands. Riding the wave of the success of … Continue reading Big Eyes (***) – It’s just a bunch of one big lie

Wrath of the Titans plays like Resurrecting the Greek Champ

Wrath of the Titans - 2012 Directed by Jonathan Liebesman Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Danny Houston, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Édgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell Screenplay Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson So, taking for granted that one is fully aware of what they are to expect while watching Wrath of the Titans, they definitely get that here.  Perseus … Continue reading Wrath of the Titans plays like Resurrecting the Greek Champ

The Conspirator reveals a dangerous tipping point in our country’s history

The Conspirator - 2010 Directed by Robert Redford Starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline, Justin Long, Danny Huston, Alexis Bledel Written by James D. Solomon "...I too, hold sacred our rights, counselor.  But they count, not at all, if our nation ceases to exist." These words from Secretary of … Continue reading The Conspirator reveals a dangerous tipping point in our country’s history

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