Gangster Squad: Which way is Zombieland?

Gangster Squad - 2013 Director Ruben Fleischer Starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Robert Patrick, Michael Peña , Merielle Enos Screenplay Will Beall from Tales from Gangster Squad by Paul Lieberman Gangster Squad is not nearly as bad as has been reported.  It's nowhere near as good as it could have been.  It's … Continue reading Gangster Squad: Which way is Zombieland?

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I Don’t Have A Vote: Cool Papa E Picks The 84th Oscars

2012 Academy Awards Please don't let this be the year that the gimmicky French film wins.  I would prefer that the real masterpiece that took place in Paris, France take home the gold.  The rush to crown The Artist as Best Picture feels a little like the time we anointed Brokeback Mountain the movie of our times.  If it … Continue reading I Don’t Have A Vote: Cool Papa E Picks The 84th Oscars

Warrior is 3 remarkable journeys of one heart

The Warrior - 2011 Directed by Gavin O'Connor Starring Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo Written O'Connor, Cliff Dorfman, Anthony Tambakis A recurring theme for Warrior is the tale of Moby Dick, which is being read, in audio form by the father of the two main characters, Paddy Conlon (Nolte).  He is … Continue reading Warrior is 3 remarkable journeys of one heart