McDonagh has been effective in the past, with many of the same actors, even. He completely wastes Searcy, Dinklage and Hawkes here. If his writing seemed better in the past, it may have been due to more familiarity with the subjects. I wish the focus had been more on realistic characters, maybe punching up the plot a bit. Telling urban American city folk that the people living out there where there's green trees and grass are creepy and weird is a surefire way to win festivals and maybe awards. It will not win as history or any sort of lesson, though.
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?
The Rogue Cut is like the bloom of a rose the day after you thought it had reached maturity. Instead of beginning to wilt, it flows even more thoroughly from its core, giving the bloom a depth and resonance it never had previously. The interesting thing about it though, is that it's not only or even primarily because of the sequence of Anna Paquin scenes that this version of X-Men succeeds.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - 2005 Directed by Andrew Adamson Starring William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Liam Neeson (v), Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Ray Winstone (v), Dawn French (v) Written by Ann Peacock, Andrew Adamson, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely Review: Much pressure was applied upon the makers of The Lion, … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews The Chronicles of Narnia Series