TAG (***) Gets everyone eventually

Playing right up to his level of talent is Ed Helms. He's Mr. Average Comedy of our time, if one considers the comedy of our time to be slightly below average. I do like and appreciate that someone has to play the straight guy. He is definitely filling that niche. 

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Nocturnal Animals (*) is weak

Ford has no talent that I can see for the art of movie making. Most of his shots come across like those awkward photos of kids in the 70's when you get the front view and a soft side view in one shot. It's supposed to be poignant and deep. It only produces awkward chuckles.

Now You See Me is a cute date that vanishes after the show

Now You See Me - 2013 Director Louis Leterrier Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Mélanie Laurent, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Common, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Michael Kelley, Elias Koteas Screenplay Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin, Edward Ricourt Now You See Me is the kind of trick that shows you how its done while its setting you up for the next trick.  Four magicians (Eisenberg, Fisher, Harrelson and Franco) … Continue reading Now You See Me is a cute date that vanishes after the show

The Great Gatsby: His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one…

The Great Gatsby - 2013 Director Baz Luhrmann Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke Screenplay by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald "It was all for her.  The house.  The parties.  Everything." Daisy is his Rosebud.  But she's so much less. The moment his heart was fulfilled was the moment that … Continue reading The Great Gatsby: His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one…

Rango: flawless animation, great voice work, recycled story

Rango - 2011 Directed by Gore Verbinski Starring the voices of Johnny Depp, Ned Beatty, Bill Nighy, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina, Abigal Breslin, Ray Winstone, Stephen Root, Harry Dean Stanton, Timothy Olyphant Written by John Logan Rango  starts off with a protagonist acting so strangely, one can't help wondering if he isn't more than a … Continue reading Rango: flawless animation, great voice work, recycled story