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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Director J.J. Abrams Starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Max von Sydow, Gwendoline Christie Screenplay by Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, Michael Arndt Everyone wants Star Wars to succeed. Heck if I had never seen the first film (Episode IV) at age 7, this blog wouldn't … Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens (***1/2) There’s always another weapon
Star Trek Into Darkness - 2013 Director J.J. Abrams Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Alice Eve, Peter Weller, Noel Clarke, Nazneen Contractor Screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof One of my favorite aspects to the Star Trek reboot (my very first … Continue reading Star Trek Into Darkness: Going where they’ve gone before
Mission: Impossible - 1996 Directed by Brian De Palma Starring Tom Cruise, Emmanuelle Béart, Jon Voight, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emilio Estavez, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Vanessa Redgrave, Henry Czerny, Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė Written by David Koepp, Robert Towne Considered at the time to be a blasphemous departure to the original series is now seen as a pretty solid thriller. … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews The Mission: Impossible series
Super 8 - 2011 Written and Directed by J.J. Abrams Starring Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Ron Eldard, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, David Gallagher, Noah Emmerich, Bruce Greenwood, Amanda Michalka When seeing The Goonies at age 14, I remember asking myself what the hell Spielberg, Columbus and Donner must have thought of kids. Given that the … Continue reading Super 8: Kind of like the Goonies, only good.