Alita: Battle Angel (***) – Gives its heart…

Alita Battle Angel - 2019 Director Robert RodriguezScreenplay by James Cameron, Laeta KalogridisStarring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson, Jeff Fahey, Casper Van Dien, Eiza González, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., Edward Norton, Michelle Rodriguez, Jai Courtney Alita: Battle Angel has been shown in trailers since December of … Continue reading Alita: Battle Angel (***) – Gives its heart…

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The Dark Tower (***) deserves more…

If nothing else, think of it as an addition to everything you know about the other adaptations, with a hope that they make more to flesh it all out a little. What I saw so far worked for me as a mild form of entertainment. It would be much better if it is followed up with more. And much sadder if they don't.

This is not your father’s Robocop, it’s your younger son’s

Robocop - 2014 Director José Padilha Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel Screenplay by Joshua Zetumer Poor ED-209.  Never has there been such a cool looking law enforcement officer destined only to be the sucker.  In both the original classic and the good, but softer remake, ED-209 performs as the … Continue reading This is not your father’s Robocop, it’s your younger son’s

Lincoln is a strong man shown in his weakest moments

Lincoln - 2012 Directed by Stephen Spielberg Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Jared Harris, Walter Goggins, Jackie Earle Haley, Gulliver McGrath, S. Epatha Merkerson Screenplay by Tony Kushner based on Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns-Goodwin There is a moment in Lincoln when, after a long … Continue reading Lincoln is a strong man shown in his weakest moments

October Classics: Cool Papa E’s favorite Baseball Films

The season of the year has come where, despite football's best efforts, it's baseball's time to shine.  A few readers have been after me for a while to come up with a list of the best baseball films of all time, and one might think it'd be a bit easier than it turned out to … Continue reading October Classics: Cool Papa E’s favorite Baseball Films