Beauty and the Beast: Old and new it stands out of time…

Celebrate these films. They are gifts to humanity. There have always been beauties who were drawn to beasts that they had to learn to understand. There have always been beasts who are society's winners that smart girls know to avoid, too. This film has brought hope to many a bookworm girl and boy that they will someday meet and learn to accept one another. And grow. Everyone wants to feel like they can do that.

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X-Men: Days of Future Passed / The Rogue Cut: We can go anywhere from here

The Rogue Cut is like the bloom of a rose the day after you thought it had reached maturity. Instead of beginning to wilt, it flows even more thoroughly from its core, giving the bloom a depth and resonance it never had previously. The interesting thing about it though, is that it's not only or even primarily because of the sequence of Anna Paquin scenes that this version of X-Men succeeds.

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (***1/2) – So it ends…

The Hobbit - The Battle of Five Armies Director Peter Jackson Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, Aidan Turner, Billy Connolly, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Phillippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro based on the … Continue reading The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (***1/2) – So it ends…

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Opportunity Lost and Exhausted

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - 2013 Director Peter Jackson Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, Aidan Turner Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Phillippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro based on the book The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien I can remember when I first saw the movie Star Wars: Attack of the … Continue reading The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Opportunity Lost and Exhausted

CPE and Em: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Slightly better than expected

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 2012 Directed by Peter Jackson Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Sylvester McCoy, Manu Bennett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Barry Humpheries, Graham McTavish, Ken Stott Screenplay Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens, Guillermo Del Toro, Jackson Upon discovering that … Continue reading CPE and Em: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Slightly better than expected

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