"This is an excellently crafted film. It hits every mark that needs to be hit, often times too squarely for effect. The story worked with Rogue Nation for a two film arc, but it would be a good idea to go back to the original premise of different directors for different films now that we've seen what McQuarrie can do...twice."
Pixels - 2015 Director Chris Columbus Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson, Jane Krakowski. Matt Lintz Screenplay Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling There will always be films like this. A comedian past his prime is relegated to following trends started by better films (Toy Story, Wreck-It Ralph) as a vessel to do the same film he's been doing … Continue reading Pixels (**1/2) – Perhaps you were expecting Tennyson?
Machine Gun Preacher - 2011 Directed by Marc Foster Starring Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Kathy Baker, Souléymane Sy Savané, Rhema Marvanne Screenplay by Jason Keller Sam Childers is not an easy man. His path through early life was drugs, booze, prison and then he graduated to armed robbery for more drugs, and then to attempted murder. Around … Continue reading Machine Gun Preacher: A worthy effort about a flawed, good man
My Week With Marilyn - 2011 Directed by Simon Curtis Starring Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Williams, Judi Dench, Eddie Redmayne, Dominic Cooper, Dougray Scott, Toby Jones, Emma Watson, Julia Ormond Screenplay by Adrian Hodges based on the books by Colin Clark When I was in 5th Grade, this kid name Jim Kennedy moved onto my block. He was unkempt, kind … Continue reading My Week With Marilyn is good, if you buy the story
Mission: Impossible - 1996 Directed by Brian De Palma Starring Tom Cruise, Emmanuelle Béart, Jon Voight, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emilio Estavez, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Vanessa Redgrave, Henry Czerny, Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė Written by David Koepp, Robert Towne Considered at the time to be a blasphemous departure to the original series is now seen as a pretty solid thriller. … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews The Mission: Impossible series