Justice League (***) Gathered too soon

I want to see more films with this cast. They are likable and they have something to offer. A deliberate altering of the path needs to happen behind to make that talent come alive.

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Assassin’s Creed (*1/2) Now really, what did you expect?

Apparently, there is enough riding behind this one to push through at least one sequel. The director is actually interested to explore the cold war. If they let him come back, at least it won't force some other director to take a dive for material that can only take you so far before it pulls you down into the pit of hitting the marks. It's the same kind of fate Michael Bay has been saving directors from since Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (**) – Why build a miracle at all?

It's not that I hate this film. It's got some good, albeit disconnected moments. The task of entering the DC Universe mid-step means it will necessarily be different than the origin story heavy Marvel Universe. A used universe is fine with this reviewer. It just shouldn't have to require one to watch Blade Runner to lighten the mood afterword.

Beautiful Creatures is a sterile experience

Beautiful Creatures - 2013 Written and Directed by Richard LaGravenese Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann, Emma Thompson Based on the book by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl First things first.  I hate the accent applied by Ehrenreich.  Normally bad accents don't serve as much of a distraction, but this one … Continue reading Beautiful Creatures is a sterile experience

CoolPapaE Reviews The Die Hard Series

Cool Papa E Reviews The Die Hard Series I've been waiting for this, like I always do.  The evolution of Bruce Willis is most easily categorized with the Die Hard films.  When he first hit the big screen as John McClane, he was more of a punk than anything.  Skinny, mouthy and not much more … Continue reading CoolPapaE Reviews The Die Hard Series