Bridget Jones’s Baby (**1/2) Just a little further…

Ultimately this is the story about Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy. In that respect, it feels more stilted than ever. Someone took happily ever after and broke it up only so they could make a couple of sequels. If it were only possible to make a happily ever after sequel that didn't involve the split ups.

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Brooklyn (*****) if only every girl was Irish this way

Brooklyn - 2015 Director John Crowley Screenplay Nick Hornby based on the book by Colm Tóibín Starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Fiona Glasscott, Jessica Paré There is a symmetry and beauty in the art in Brooklyn that is rarely seen in film. It's a straightforward story of the complicated dream of immigration that takes place … Continue reading Brooklyn (*****) if only every girl was Irish this way

Cool Papa E’s Favorite Comedy Films of All Time

Live action comedy films are inexpensive to make but they are incredibly hard to master.  It's a generally accepted axiom that there is no generally accepted axiom as to what is universally funny.  That said, most makers of comedy barely even try.  Whether it's the rancid Scary Movie franchise, Tim Matheson's  Animal House / Meatballs … Continue reading Cool Papa E’s Favorite Comedy Films of All Time

Cloud Atlas: And then a bunch of stuff happened…

Cloud Atlas - 2012 Writers and Directors Larry and Andy Wachowski, Tom Tykwer Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D'Arcy, Zhou Xun, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant Based on Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell If there's one thing I learned from the time tripping global opus known … Continue reading Cloud Atlas: And then a bunch of stuff happened…

CPE and Em: Arthur Christmas Give us your money

Arthur Christmas - 2012 Director Sarah Smith Starring (voices) James MacAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen, Marc Wooton, Laura Linney, Eva Longoria Screenplay Smith and Peter Baynham Finally, a movie for those too innocent to know that most Christmas movies are horrible average crap.  It's British, features characters with big noses and features … Continue reading CPE and Em: Arthur Christmas Give us your money

Cool Papa E’s Complete Harry Potter Movie Series Reviews

Having spent the first 2 movies avoiding Harry Potter, I was intrigued by the choice of director to finally watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  That movie, with its time-turner, Buckbeak and the incredible Gary Oldman, impressed me enough to give the rest of the series a chance.  Still, I kept the series … Continue reading Cool Papa E’s Complete Harry Potter Movie Series Reviews