Kevin Spacey: Separating the artist from the art

Don't let this man's life outside of his art diminish the work others created in his presence.

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CPE & Em: Iron Man 3 grows into Downey, Jr.

Iron Man 3 - 2013 Director Shane Black Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Rebecca Hall, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Stephanie Szostak Screenplay by Black and Drew Pearce "Don't shoot! Seriously, I don't even like working here. They are so weird!" Shane Black is the most original screenwriting voices to emerge, … Continue reading CPE & Em: Iron Man 3 grows into Downey, Jr.

Lawless shows everyone at the top of their game

Lawless - 2012 Director John Hillcoat Starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke, Lew Temple, Dane DeHan Screenplay Nick Cave based on The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant Lawless is one very rare movie indeed.  I can't recall seeing a film where there are so many high-caliber actors who are doing … Continue reading Lawless shows everyone at the top of their game

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is very nearly a classic

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - 2011 Directed by Troy Nixey Starring Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Jack Thompson Written by Guillermo Del Toro, Matthew Robbins based on the original story by Nigel McKeand Guillermo Del Toro has a fascinating sense of what makes something scary.  Each of the films he has written and/or … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is very nearly a classic

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