X-Men Apocalypse (**): Where do we go from here?

Question 26. Is this the movie where acting goes to die?

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Mad Max: Fury Road (****): Same glorious road, different driver

Of the films, this is the one I enjoyed more than any, outside of Thunderdome. For a series that is such complete and all out high octane, they keep going down the same road over and over. Unlike George Romero's zombie films, or Scorsese's real crime repeats, the craft is getting more refined with each trip. And unlike Spielberg tinkering with E.T. or Lucas messing around with the original Star Wars movies, these films feel more organic, instead of messed with. It's like a painting that grows in one's esteem as it ages. Don't be fooled, though. This painting is closer to Dogs Playing Poker than it is to The Last Supper.

Jack the Giant Slayer another fairy tale with automatic weapons

Jack The Giant Slayer - 2013 Directed by Bryan Singer Starring Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Eleanor Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, John Kassir, Ewan Bremner, Ralph Brown Written by Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie, Dan Studney Why is Bryan Singer directing a movie about a fairy tale?  Really.  The Usual Suspects. X-Men.  Valkyrie.  Now, a fairy tale. … Continue reading Jack the Giant Slayer another fairy tale with automatic weapons

Warm Bodies is a simple tale of hope for the Walking Dead

  Warm Bodies - 2013 Writer and Director Jonathan Levine Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, Analeigh Tipton, Cory Hardrict, John Malkovich Based on the book by Isaac Marion This is a movie that accomplishes everything it wants to, within the limits of its scope.  It isn't out to be scary.  It is not intended … Continue reading Warm Bodies is a simple tale of hope for the Walking Dead