CPE, Em and El: The Princess Bride – As You Wish

The Princess Bride - 1987 Director Rob Reiner Starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, André the Giant, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Mel Smith, Peter Cook, Peter Falk Screenplay William Goldman There may be no more perfect story told for the benefit of an entire family than The … Continue reading CPE, Em and El: The Princess Bride – As You Wish

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CPE and Em: Beasts of the Southern Wild: Going crazy to preserve your life

Beasts of the Southern Wild - 2012 Director Benh Zeitlin Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Gina Montana, Lowell Landes Screenplay Lucy Alibar & Zeitlin Wink shouldn't be a father.  The fact that he is the father to the incredibly brave and sensitive Hushpuppy makes this point moot.  Beasts of the Southern Wild is a story about … Continue reading CPE and Em: Beasts of the Southern Wild: Going crazy to preserve your life

CPE, Em and El: Wreck-It Ralph appeals to girls and boys

Wreck-It Ralph - 2012 Director Rich Moore Starring (voices) John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Alan Tudyk, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Mindy Kaling, Ed O'Neill, Dennis Haysbert Screenplay Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee The genius of Wreck-It Ralph is not in the ground that it treads.  The multi-licensed cameos has been done before by Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and the … Continue reading CPE, Em and El: Wreck-It Ralph appeals to girls and boys

CPE and Em: The Amazing Spider-man may not be necessary, but it is good.

The Amazing Spider-Man - 2012 Directed by Marc Webb Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Embeth Davidtz, Chris Zylka Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, James Vanderbilt There is a moment when Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) takes the obligatory bullet early on, but not early enough, … Continue reading CPE and Em: The Amazing Spider-man may not be necessary, but it is good.

CPE and Em (and El) Review the Madagascar Film Series

This is quickly becoming the summer of sequels I had not known were on the way and had no idea anyone demanded.  First we had Men In Back III and coming June 8, Madagascar 3.  The only thing that could be more surprising is if they come up with another Spider-Man mov-wait...what?   Oh, we'll … Continue reading CPE and Em (and El) Review the Madagascar Film Series

CPE and Em: The Adventures of Tintin rolls a bit like Indy

The Adventures of Tintin - 2011 Directed by Steven Spielberg Starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis , Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Toby Jones, Tony Curran, Gad Elmaleh Screenplay by Stephen Moffatt, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish based on The Adventures of Tintin, by Hergé The faces of The Adventures of Tintin and his co-stars look disturbingly similar … Continue reading CPE and Em: The Adventures of Tintin rolls a bit like Indy

CPE and Em: Dolphin Tale adds filler to a real story

Dolphin Tale - 2011 Directed by Charles Martin Smith Starring Harry Connick, Jr., Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, Jim Fitzpatrick, Winter, Austin Stowell Written by Karen Janszen, Noam Dromi The last time I thought of Charles Martin Smith, he got blasted by a double barrel in an elevator while escorting the accountant witness … Continue reading CPE and Em: Dolphin Tale adds filler to a real story