I Am Mother (*****) the future is then

Keeping the characters to a minimum in no way diminishes the effectiveness of the story. This is dystopian future story telling at its best. It makes us think about more than the story. It makes us think about who we are and what we could be.

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X-Men Apocalypse (**): Where do we go from here?

Question 26. Is this the movie where acting goes to die?

Spy (****) is tailor made for McCarthy

Spy - 2015 Written and Directed by Paul Feig Starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Jude Law, Miranda Hart, Peter Serafinowicz Melissa McCarthy is unique in the world of comedy. If you don't know why, then you haven't viewed any sort of social media - or media even - since Bridesmaids. The challenge for her is avoiding the … Continue reading Spy (****) is tailor made for McCarthy

Insidious, Chapter 2: I’m a boy…

Insidious Chapter 2 - 2013 Director James Wan Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Danielle Bisutti, Tom Fitzpatrick Screenplay Whannell Insidious Chapter 2 is one of the rare sequels that makes the original better.  The thing about the first chapter is that there were so many questions at the end of … Continue reading Insidious, Chapter 2: I’m a boy…

The Internship: …and we learned so much about ourselves going to the nudie bar

The Internship -2013 Director Shawn Levy Starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Max Minghella, Joanna Garcia, Josh Brener, John Goodman, Dylan O'Brien, Tiya Sircar, Jessica Szohr, Aasif Mandvi, Josh Gad Screenplay by Vaughn and Jared Stern The Internship plays like a mixture of the worst elements of every college film ever made.  This time the college is the coolest place to work in the world. … Continue reading The Internship: …and we learned so much about ourselves going to the nudie bar

The Place Beyond the Pines: Eva Mendes is still beautiful

The Place Beyond The Pines - 2013 Director Derek Cianfrance Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Rose Byrne, Mahershala Ali, Bruce Greenwood, Harris Yulin, Dane DeHaan and Emory Cohen Screenplay by Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, Darius Marder There is a scene early in The Place Beyond the Pines in which Luke is told by the grandmother of a child he never … Continue reading The Place Beyond the Pines: Eva Mendes is still beautiful