Escanaba in da moonlight (**) I guess ya had da be dere

Jeff Daniels is always worth sticking it out, if you bother starting this. Otherwise, its for fart joke completists, only.

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Divergent Series: Allegiant (***) gets worse than it gives

If they'd finished, the series, it likely would not have been improved much. The same can be said for every film set that tried the same gimmick outside of the last Harry Potter film. In that case, the first one was the let down. Still, there are worse ways to pass a rainy Sunday. The Hunger Games series, for instance. Too bad the bottom didn't fall out on that series first.

Steve Jobs (*****) is a good find

Steve Jobs - 2015 Director Danny Boyle Screenplay Aaron Sorkin based on the book by Walter Isaacson Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Perla Haney-Jardine There's nothing quite as appealing as Oscar bait that actually feels like a real work of art. What we have with Steve Jobs is nothing less than Boyle, Sorkin, Fassbender, Winslet and even Jeff … Continue reading Steve Jobs (*****) is a good find

The Martian (****1/2) – The good of the one…

The Martian - 2015 Director Ridley Scott Screenplay Drew Goddard based on the book by Andy Weir Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong In a time in which one person taking the lives of many others gets so much attention, it is nice to see a work of art … Continue reading The Martian (****1/2) – The good of the one…

Dumb and Dumber To (**1/2) Makes one think maybe the first one wasn’t that good

Dumb and Dumber To - 2014 Director Peter and Bobby Farrelly Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Laurie Holden, Kathleen Turner, Brady Bluhm, Steve Tom, Rachel Melvin , Rob Riggle, Paul Blackthorne, Dalton Gray, Swizz Beatz Screenplay Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Sean Anders, John Morris, Bennett Yellin, Mike Cerrone Dumb and Dumber is one of those movies that seemed like a great movie when I saw it. Watching its sequel, the tone and the feel are … Continue reading Dumb and Dumber To (**1/2) Makes one think maybe the first one wasn’t that good

Looper is wound just right

Looper - 2012 Written and Directed by Rian Johnson Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Jeff Daniels, Pierce Gagnon, Garrett Dillahunt, Piper Perabo, Xu Quing, Joe Brennan The only thing that gives one pause in the first 20 minutes of the Looper is the obviously disfigured face of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  Even as … Continue reading Looper is wound just right