Divergent Series: Allegiant (***) gets worse than it gives

If they'd finished, the series, it likely would not have been improved much. The same can be said for every film set that tried the same gimmick outside of the last Harry Potter film. In that case, the first one was the let down. Still, there are worse ways to pass a rainy Sunday. The Hunger Games series, for instance. Too bad the bottom didn't fall out on that series first.

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Divergent aims low, but hits the mark

Divergent - 2014 Director Neil Burger Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Maggie Q, Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort Screenplay by Eva Daugherty, Vanessa Taylor, based on the book by Veronica Roth  Divergent is another movie covering the ever-increasing line of books made for younger readers, but enjoyed by … Continue reading Divergent aims low, but hits the mark

The Apparition: The only thing we have to fear is bad cinema

The Apparition - 2012 Written and Directed by Todd Lincoln Starring Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton, Juliana Guill, Luke Pasqualino, Suzanne Ford There are lots of dumb aspects to The Apparition: The acting: There are plenty of decent actors in the film.  Felton spent the better part of a decade being one of the nemeses of Harry Potter. … Continue reading The Apparition: The only thing we have to fear is bad cinema

The Woman In Black: She hates these cans!

The Woman in Black - 2012 Directed by James Watkins Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds, Sophie Stuckey, Liz White Written by  Jane Goldman, based on the novel by Susan Hill So there's this lady, you see, she's wearing black.  And wherever she goes kids die.  Insert Daniel Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps, a really young-looking father of a younger … Continue reading The Woman In Black: She hates these cans!

I Don’t Have A Vote: Cool Papa E Picks The 84th Oscars

2012 Academy Awards Please don't let this be the year that the gimmicky French film wins.  I would prefer that the real masterpiece that took place in Paris, France take home the gold.  The rush to crown The Artist as Best Picture feels a little like the time we anointed Brokeback Mountain the movie of our times.  If it … Continue reading I Don’t Have A Vote: Cool Papa E Picks The 84th Oscars

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2: Every promise fulfilled

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - 2011 Directed by David Yates Starring Alan Rickman, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Gint, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Jim Broadbent, Warwicke Davis, Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs, Jim Broadbent, John Hurt, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, Mark Williams, David Thewlis, Matthew Lewis, Evanna … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2: Every promise fulfilled

I Am Number Four takes it self seriously, but is fun

I Am Number Four - 2011 Directed by D.J. Caruso Starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Callan McAullife, Kevin Durand Written by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Marti Noxon, based on I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (Jobie Hughes and James Frey) The name James Frey is a fount of controversy ever since … Continue reading I Am Number Four takes it self seriously, but is fun

Cool Papa E’s Complete Harry Potter Movie Series Reviews

Having spent the first 2 movies avoiding Harry Potter, I was intrigued by the choice of director to finally watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  That movie, with its time-turner, Buckbeak and the incredible Gary Oldman, impressed me enough to give the rest of the series a chance.  Still, I kept the series … Continue reading Cool Papa E’s Complete Harry Potter Movie Series Reviews