The Shallows (**1/2) doesn’t wade too far

The Shallows - 2016 Director Jaume Collet-Serra Screenplay Anthony Jaswinski Starring Blake Lively One would think Blake Lively in a movie called The Shallows is an asshole reviewers' dream match. In truth, we can't make this movie into more than it is: a scary movie with a shark. There is no way a shark that big could be … Continue reading The Shallows (**1/2) doesn’t wade too far

Non-Stop has Characters, Heroes

Non-Stop - 2014 Director Jaume Collet-Serra Starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Jason Butler Harner, Anson Mount, Lupita Nyong'o, Linus Roache, Corey Stroll Screenplay John W. Richardson, Chris Roach, Ryan Engle Non-Stop is the kind of movie that is full of surprises.  It has the burden of a premise that we've seen many times before, most notably in Passenger 57, Executive Decision, … Continue reading Non-Stop has Characters, Heroes