Rocketman (*****) How about a hug?

"This may not ascend to the highs of Bohemian Rhapsody. It deserves to, though. We don't have a martyr here. We have a survivor who moved past the stage of needing love from those who'd never give it to him. What he finds is a way to be his own friend. From there, he woke up to the world and embraced it. As he let it embrace him."

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Fantastic Four (***) – Time spent in the negative zone

Fantastic Four - 2015 Director Josh Trank Writers Trank and Simon Kinberg Starring Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Simon Kinberg, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson The politics of Hollywood perspective mean that often times below average movies are given a free pass for not being better (see Transformers series) and … Continue reading Fantastic Four (***) – Time spent in the negative zone

Snowpiercer gets to the heart of the matter

Snowpiercer - 2013 Director Boon Joon-Ho Starring Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Go Ah-sung, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Ed Harris Screenplay Joon-Ho and Kelly Masterson  An inadvertent addition to the growing trend of movies going straight to video on demand, Boon Joon-Ho's Snowpiercer, along with Mike James' Roger Ebert opus, Life Itself have forever changed my mind on the value … Continue reading Snowpiercer gets to the heart of the matter