Golden Sombrero: The descent into decent – Cameron Crowe and Elizabethtown (**1/2)

The film doesn't fail big. It only does so politely. 

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Midnight Special (****) has a familiar shine

Nichols succeeds with this story, but not to the level of his previous work. The pace works, and the effects are in keeping with the rest of the story up until that big reveal. If you loved what Nichols has done before, you will like this one. That it's not the groundbreaking work one would hope for feels like a disappointment, and that's a little unfair. If you hadn't seen the previous work of the director with his number one actor, you'd think this film is more than fine.

Upside Down: Two worlds, many aching necks

Upside Down - 2012 Written and Directed by Juan Diego Solanas Starring Jim Sturgess, Kirsten Dunst, Timothy Spall, Jane Heitmayer, Blu Mankuma If you can get past the concept that two planets can be connected by one building without ripping apart that building as the planets rotate in the revolution around their own sun, you might like … Continue reading Upside Down: Two worlds, many aching necks

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.

Cool Papa E Reviews the Spider-Man movie series

On July 3, 2012, the newest incarnation of Spider-Man spins its web on the public.  Some people, including me, think its a little too soon to be coming up with a reboot of the Tobey Maguire / Sam Raimi blockbuster series, given that the last one was released just in 2007.  Whether the new one … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews the Spider-Man movie series