Joker (****1/2): King of Tragic Comedy

"It's not the best film of the year, but it's better than I had expected by a long shot. This is the best DC film since The Dark Knight. I hope that they find some way to tie it into the DCEU. "

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King of Comedy (****) A wonderful remark

"Scorsese is not interested in painting the town red. He just wants to give everyone a few shades of grey. "

The Big Wedding: Win some, lose more

The Big Wedding - 2013 Written and Directed by Justin Zackham Starring Amanda Seyfried, Katherine Heigl, Robert DeNiro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams, Ben Barnes, Topher Grace, Christine Ebersole, David Rache, Patricia Rae, Ana Ayora Based on Mon frère se marie by Jean-Stéphane Bron and Karine Sudan "What is wrong with you?" a question asked by daughter Lila (Heigl), when she … Continue reading The Big Wedding: Win some, lose more

Silver Linings Playbook: Who says crazy can’t be funny?

Silver Linings Playbook - 2012 Written and Directed by David O. Russell Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, Anupam Kher, Shea Wigham, John Ortiz, Brea Bree Pat: How old are you? Tiffany: Old enough to have a marriage end and not wind up in a mental hospital. I can't be … Continue reading Silver Linings Playbook: Who says crazy can’t be funny?

I Don’t Have A Vote: Cool Papa E thinks the 85th Oscars Suck

I have to admit it.  Once I found out it wasn't happening, I wasn't interested,  The list of nominees arrived on January 10 and Samuel L. Jackson's name was not among them.  There is no good reason for it, either.  Within the list of nominees, even the guy from his own movie, Christoph Waltz, didn't … Continue reading I Don’t Have A Vote: Cool Papa E thinks the 85th Oscars Suck

Red Lights: There mostly to annoy

Red Lights - 2012 Written and Directed by Rodrigo Cortés Starring Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Olson, Cillian Murphy, Robert DeNiro, Joely Richardson, Toby Jones, Leonardo Sbaraglia One of the worst possible scenes anyone can do is to flip out in front of a television while watching someone or some thing.  If they are doing this in front of someone, … Continue reading Red Lights: There mostly to annoy

Forgotten Gems: First Blood

  First Blood - 1982 Directed by Ted Kotcheff Starring Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, David Caruso, Bill McKinney, Jack Starrett, Chris Mulkey Written by Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim, Sylvester Stallone based on the novel by David Morrell There was a time when Stallone didn't need 32 costars to carry a film.  In the case of First Blood, he … Continue reading Forgotten Gems: First Blood