Homefront – Statham gets the “benefit” of Stallone’s experience

Homefront - 2013 Director Gary Fleder Starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Rachelle Lefevre, Frank Grillo, Clancy Brown, Izabela Vidovic Screenplay Sylvester Stallone based on Homefront by Chuck Logan Stallone's film formula has been the equal to "he punched me first" for as long as I can remember.  Statham has been doing the same stuff since he stopped working with Guy Ritchie.  It was only … Continue reading Homefront – Statham gets the “benefit” of Stallone’s experience

This Is the End of all the snacks

This is the End - 2013 Written and Directed by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Starring Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, Paul Rudd, Aziz Ansari This is exactly the movie that you thought it would be.  It's a movie where everyone gets to play a … Continue reading This Is the End of all the snacks

The Iceman just wants to be a landlord

The Iceman - 2013 Director Ariel Vroman Starring Michael Shannon, Winona Rider, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, James Franco, David Schwimmer, Stephen Dorff, Erin Cummings, Robert Davi Screenplay by Vroman and Morgan Land No one can economize a performance like Michael Shannon.  His countenance is always sober, but seething underneath.  His performance in Man of Steel was a thankless … Continue reading The Iceman just wants to be a landlord

Spring Breakers: Artistic Debauchery

Spring Breakers - 2013 Writer and Director Harmony Korine Starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, James Franco, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, Gucci Mane, Heather Morris, Jeff Jarrett, Sidney and Thurman Sewell Camera shots that go on too long.  Bleached out images of smoking, drinking and breasts in the sun.  Careful editing so one doesn't ruin the internet life … Continue reading Spring Breakers: Artistic Debauchery

CPE & Em: Oz the Great and Powerful (****) fits like a glove

Oz the Great and Powerful - 2012 Directed by Sam Raimi Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Bill Cobbs, Joey King Screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire based on the books by L. Frank Baum It was a movie that I had no idea needed to be made.  There are 14 books written … Continue reading CPE & Em: Oz the Great and Powerful (****) fits like a glove

Cool Papa E Reviews the Spider-Man movie series

On July 3, 2012, the newest incarnation of Spider-Man spins its web on the public.  Some people, including me, think its a little too soon to be coming up with a reboot of the Tobey Maguire / Sam Raimi blockbuster series, given that the last one was released just in 2007.  Whether the new one … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews the Spider-Man movie series

If you like Danny McBride, then you’ll like Your Highness

Your Highness - 2011 Directed by David Gordon Green Starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zoey Deschanel, Charles Dance, Toby Jones, Damian Lewis, Justin Theroux, Rasmus Hardiker Written by Danny McBride, Ben Best Your Highness didn't seem to have anything going for it, beyond what one might expect from the movies of Cheech and … Continue reading If you like Danny McBride, then you’ll like Your Highness