Gone Girl (*****) won’t be ignored

Gone Girl - 2014 Director David Fincher Starring Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, Kim Dickens, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie Coon, Missi Pyle, Sela Ward, Emily Ratajkowski, Patrick Fugit, Casey Wilson Screenplay Gillian Flynn based on her novel There is no better  director thank David Fincher. Really, no one even comes consistently close to what he … Continue reading Gone Girl (*****) won’t be ignored

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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

Jack Reacher plays like a procedural with an edge

Jack Reacher - 2012 Written and Directed by Christopher McQuarrie Starring Tom Cruise, Jai Courtney, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo, Robert Duvall, Alexia Fast Taking on book franchises can be a tricky business.  One can run the risk of pissing off the fan base even before the movie is released.  Tom Cruise managed to … Continue reading Jack Reacher plays like a procedural with an edge

Wrath of the Titans plays like Resurrecting the Greek Champ

Wrath of the Titans - 2012 Directed by Jonathan Liebesman Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Danny Houston, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Édgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell Screenplay Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson So, taking for granted that one is fully aware of what they are to expect while watching Wrath of the Titans, they definitely get that here.  Perseus … Continue reading Wrath of the Titans plays like Resurrecting the Greek Champ

Barney’s Version has good acting, deplorable characters

Barney's Version - 2011 Directed by Richard J. Lewis Starring Paul Giamatti, Scott Speedman, Minnie Driver, Rosamund Pike, Rachelle Lafevre, Anna Hopkins, Jake Hoffman, Bruce Greenwood, Saul Rubinek, Dustin Hoffman Written by Michael Konvyes based on the novel by Mordechai Richler The book Barney's Version has an interesting premise.  Written as if it were an … Continue reading Barney’s Version has good acting, deplorable characters