Fast & Furious discovers their presents: Hobbs & Shaw (***1/2)

If you miss the buddy movies of the 80's and 90's, wait no more. The trope is back and it's winning again.

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The Hundred-Foot Journey (**) feels like a trip to McDonald’s

The Hundred-Foot Journey - 2014 Director Lasse Hallström Starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon Screenplay Steven Knight based on the book by Richard C. Morais Part of the problem with the wave of Oprah Winfrey endorsed artistic product is that every story feels so antiseptic to actual living. The story that would otherwise be compelling feels … Continue reading The Hundred-Foot Journey (**) feels like a trip to McDonald’s

Monsters University: Didn’t know we needed this

Monsters University - 2013Director Dan ScanlonStarring Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Sean Hayes, Joel Murray, Dave Foley, Peter Sohn, Charlie Day, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Nathon Fillon, Aubrey Plaza, Tyler Labine, Bonnie Hunt, Bill Hader, John RatzenbergerScreenplay Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird, Dan ScanlonIt took 29 films for Disney to come up with its first sequel (Rescuers Down Under).  It wasn't … Continue reading Monsters University: Didn’t know we needed this

R.E.D. 2: More of the same, thank God.

R.E.D. 2 - 2013 Director Dean Parisot Starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, Mary-Louise Parker, Lee Byung-hun, Brian Cox, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Neal McDonough Screenplay Jon and Eric Hoeber based on Red by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner There are many movies out now that I would like to see.  Even so, the Grouchnapper and I went on … Continue reading R.E.D. 2: More of the same, thank God.