The Wolverine: Characters will survive…

The Wolverine - 2013 Director James Mangold Starring Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Haruhiko Yamanouchi, Brian Tee Screenplay Christopher McQuarrie (uncredited), Mark Bomback, Scott Frank James Mangold's take on The Wolverine is an example of how good any film can be if one focuses on the importance of building a good story around a great character.  That character, as … Continue reading The Wolverine: Characters will survive…

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – Finally, a fairy tale that’s rated “R”

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters - 2013 Writer and Director Tommy Wirkola Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stromare, Pihla Viitala, Derek Mears, Robin Atkin Downes, Thomas Mann Hansel and Gretel as children look to be less than a year apart.  When we see them as adults, in the forms of Gemma Arterton (27) and … Continue reading Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – Finally, a fairy tale that’s rated “R”

Taken 2: Electric Boogaloo

Taken 2 - 2012 Director Oliver Megaton Starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Rade Šerbedžija, Leland Orser, John Gries, D.B. Sweeney, Luke Grimes Screenplay Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen I became smitten with Famke Janssen almost 16 years ago, when I first saw her as Xena Onetopp in Goldeneye.  The wish to inflict damage was her major selling … Continue reading Taken 2: Electric Boogaloo

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