The Founder (****) gives a decent take on who built that

I wish they could have stretched this out to perhaps another film or at least another hour, beyond the reach they allowed themselves. In this way, the movie feels a lot like that restaurant in San Bernardino. It's fine start, but this story is worth a franchise.

The Lego Movie: Applied to our lives like so much Kragl

The Lego Movie - 2014   Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller Starring (voices) Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman Screenplay Lord and Miller Where the heck did this film come from?  They've been releasing Lego movies for years straight to DVD, and for some reason, someone got the extremely bright idea to apply … Continue reading The Lego Movie: Applied to our lives like so much Kragl

The Kings of Summer is two jacks and a dunce

The Kings of Summer - 2013 Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts Actors Nick Robinson, Moisés Arias, Gabriel Basso, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally Writer Chris Galletta The intended strong point for The Kings of Summer is quirkiness that falls somewhere between Stand by Me and Napoleon Dynamite.  Taking the coming of age cliché and making it an extended camp out, the 3 erstwhile kings … Continue reading The Kings of Summer is two jacks and a dunce

We’re The Millers: We’ve all seen a Dick

We're The Millers - 2013 Director Rawson Marshall Thurber Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Ed Helms, Luis Guzman, Molly Quinn Screenplay Bob Fisher, Steve Faber, Sean Anders, John Morris The iron of having a weed dealer go down to Mexico to pick up "...enough weed to kill Willie...Nelson..." and haul … Continue reading We’re The Millers: We’ve all seen a Dick