Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (***) but why, exactly?

James does the character a fair tribute. This film succeeds largely due to her great impression of Streep's original interpretation. Like the best retracings of characters, though, she paints enough outside the lines so we get to enjoy some amount of growth, even if we know where her story leads. Lily James deserves better than a sequel like this, even if she helps to elevate it to an above average film.

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The November Man (*): Is about as smooth as a Movember Man

November Man - 2014 Director Roger Donaldson Starring Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Eliza Taylor, Caterina Scorsone, Bill Smitrovich, Will Patton Screenplay by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek based on the Bill Granger book, There Are No Spies About 30 minutes into The November Man, Pierce Brosnan's Devereaux, fresh off of saving Kurylenko's Alice from certain death, informs her in the most defeated … Continue reading The November Man (*): Is about as smooth as a Movember Man

The World’s End: Is a bit of a leap from a pub crawl

The World's End Director Edgar Wright Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike, Pierce Brosnan Written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg British comedy is often overrated, in the same way that France gets too much credit in the romance department.  There are three citizens of the U.K. that help bridge the gap between how funny they … Continue reading The World’s End: Is a bit of a leap from a pub crawl

Skyfall has a gritty and majestic sweep

Skyfall - 2012 Directed by Sam Mendes Starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan 50 years is a long time.  The distance from the first Bond film, Dr. No, and the legacy of the films of Daniel Craig may as well … Continue reading Skyfall has a gritty and majestic sweep

Cool Papa E Reviews James Bond Films of Daniel Craig

Bond is 50, and he gets younger all the time.  After a solid start with Sean Connery in the '60's and a flirtation with model George Lazenby, and then back to Connery.  It's easy to pick on Roger Moore.  Most of his Bond films were crap, but they weren't necessarily wrong in picking him, they … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews James Bond Films of Daniel Craig

I Don’t Know How She Does It: Watch if you like your family and your job

I Don't Know How She Does It - 2011 Directed by Douglas McGrath Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Munn, Christina Hendricks, Busy Phillips, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Meyers Written by Aline Brosh McKenna, based on the book by Allison Pearson There is a smooth and safe sheen to I Don't Know How … Continue reading I Don’t Know How She Does It: Watch if you like your family and your job