If you've skipped all of the X Men films after the 2nd, this might be a good place to pick up again. Heck if you skipped all of the films, but want to see an incredibly well played drama, partake in this feature. Much care went into this film, and it feels like everything is balanced on the edge of a knife. And then the knife slips and goes right through.
A Walk Among The Tombstones - 2014 Writer and Director Scott Frank Starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Boyd Holbrook, Sebastian Roché, Brian "Astro" Bradley, David Harbour, Adam David Thompson Based upon the book by Lawrence Block There is something very lived in about Liam Neeson's Matthew Scudder, the protagonist from A Walk Among The Tombstones. Given the this story takes place … Continue reading A Walk Among The Tombstones (***1/2): Deliberate, with a few surprises
Live action comedy films are inexpensive to make but they are incredibly hard to master. It's a generally accepted axiom that there is no generally accepted axiom as to what is universally funny. That said, most makers of comedy barely even try. Whether it's the rancid Scary Movie franchise, Tim Matheson's Animal House / Meatballs … Continue reading Cool Papa E’s Favorite Comedy Films of All Time
Out of Sight - 1998 Directed by Steven Soderbergh Starring George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn, Dennis Farina, Don Cheadle, Albert Brooks, Samuel L. Jackson, Luis Guzman, Isaiah Washington, Catherine Keener, Nancy Allen, Viola Davis, Michael Keaton Screenplay by Scott Frank, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard There was a time, before I was married, when … Continue reading Forgotten Gem: Elmore Leonard’s Out of Sight – Made of stars
The Wolverine - 2013 Director James Mangold Starring Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Haruhiko Yamanouchi, Brian Tee Screenplay Christopher McQuarrie (uncredited), Mark Bomback, Scott Frank James Mangold's take on The Wolverine is an example of how good any film can be if one focuses on the importance of building a good story around a great character. That character, as … Continue reading The Wolverine: Characters will survive…