"Overall it's a good, not great effort. The film is enjoyable if predictable. Norton's ability to show a clean, multi-layered view of the politics that went into creating the city he loves so dearly is entertaining."
Alita Battle Angel - 2019 Director Robert RodriguezScreenplay by James Cameron, Laeta KalogridisStarring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson, Jeff Fahey, Casper Van Dien, Eiza González, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., Edward Norton, Michelle Rodriguez, Jai Courtney Alita: Battle Angel has been shown in trailers since December of … Continue reading Alita: Battle Angel (***) – Gives its heart…
I love dogs but #isleofdogs is better than any film this year. "See this if you can. You shouldn't regret it if you have a sense of vision and a sense of humor."
Manhunter - 1986 Red Dragon - 2002 Manhunter … Continue reading Manhunter vs. Red Dragon: Mann vs Ratner
Birdman - 2014 Director Alejandro González Iñárritu Starring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Lindsay Duncan Screenplay Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo It's during the second balcony scene with Mike and Sam (Norton and Stone) that one begins to realize how riveting Birdman has become. It's not that the script is all that wonderful, … Continue reading Birdman (***1/2): Who is this guy?
Grand Budapest Hotel - 2014 Written and Directed by Wes Anderson Starring Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton, Mathieu Amalric, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Léa Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Tony Revolori Wes Anderson films inspire a groundswell of apathy from me. Often his work feels like Jazz to me, a form of art given much credit, even … Continue reading The Grand Budapest Hotel: Having a story to tell can do wonders
Moonrise Kingdom - 2012 Director Wes Anderson Starring Jared Gilman, Kara Howard, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban Screenplay Anderson and Roman Coppola The only Wes Anderson movies I own are The Life Aquatic... and The Fantastic Mr. Fox. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the former is his … Continue reading Moonrise Kingdom: I get it. I just don’t care.
The Bourne Legacy - 2012 Director Tony Gilroy Starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn, David Strathairn, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Stacey Keach, Donna Murphy, Željko Ivanek Written by Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy It wasn't until many years after the fact that this reviewer discovered that there had been a 3rd Smokey and the Bandit … Continue reading The Bourne Legacy changes direction, not the pace
When Captain America: The First Avenger is released July 22, 2012, it will mark the last movie to be released ramping up to the May 4, 2012 arrival of the first superhero team movie, The Avengers. At this point, everyone is aware of the team that has been assembled: Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews The Marvel Cinematic Universe (The Avengers Movies) Phase One