Beauty and the Beast: Old and new it stands out of time…

Celebrate these films. They are gifts to humanity. There have always been beauties who were drawn to beasts that they had to learn to understand. There have always been beasts who are society's winners that smart girls know to avoid, too. This film has brought hope to many a bookworm girl and boy that they will someday meet and learn to accept one another. And grow. Everyone wants to feel like they can do that.

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The Girl on the Train (***) has a familiar track

The Girl on the Train is a movie that feels like it probably was quite well enjoyed by all of the stellar cast that volunteered to be in the film.

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (***1/2) – So it ends…

The Hobbit - The Battle of Five Armies Director Peter Jackson Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, Aidan Turner, Billy Connolly, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Phillippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro based on the … Continue reading The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (***1/2) – So it ends…

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Opportunity Lost and Exhausted

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - 2013 Director Peter Jackson Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, Aidan Turner Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Phillippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro based on the book The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien I can remember when I first saw the movie Star Wars: Attack of the … Continue reading The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Opportunity Lost and Exhausted

Fast & Furious 6: High Tech Lemonade

Fast & Furious 6 - 2013 Director Justin Lin Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson,Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Sung Kang, Luke Evans, Gina Carano, John Ortiz Screenplay Chris Morgan Into the void of PG-13 summer action sprang forth the 6th film in the Fast & Furious franchise.  There is a point to all of this speed and fury, I am sure of … Continue reading Fast & Furious 6: High Tech Lemonade

The Raven: Is this John Cusack?

The Raven - 2012 Director James McTeigue Starring John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kevin McNally, Sam Hazeldine, Pam Ferris, John Warnaby Screenplay Ben Livingston, Hannah Shakespeare There is a movie here, a damn good one...somewhere.  Cusack bears a resemblance to Edgar Allan Poe and the idea of a true serial killing spree based on his … Continue reading The Raven: Is this John Cusack?