Chappie (***) So the guy that invents A.I. lives in track housing…

Chappie - 2015 Director Neill Blomkamp Starring Sharlto Copley (voice and stop motion), Dev Patel, Watkin Tudor Jones, Yolandi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman Screenplay by Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell It's beginning to feel like Neill Blomkamp may be the next M, Night Shyamalan. He has several distinctive qualities that are unlike other filmmakers. He also has the emotional and political range … Continue reading Chappie (***) So the guy that invents A.I. lives in track housing…

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Exodus Gods and Kings (****): Moses, Ramses II, God and his Angels

Exodus - Gods and Kings (2014) Directed by Ridley Scott Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, María Valverde, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Andrew Tarbet, Isaac Andrews Screenplay Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, Steven Zaillian The prospect of a big budget film based on The Holy Bible is immediately deserving of skepticism these days. For some, like Aronofsky, use it to "explore … Continue reading Exodus Gods and Kings (****): Moses, Ramses II, God and his Angels

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

Abduction: Who stole John Singleton?

Abduction - 2011 Directed by John Singleton Starring Taylor Lautner, Sigourney Weaver, Lily Collins, Jason Isaacs, Alfred Molina, Maria Bello, Michael Nygvist Written by Shawn Christensen The story for many in this film had to do with Lautner and his prospects outside of the Twilight series.  In the grand scheme of things, we can call … Continue reading Abduction: Who stole John Singleton?

CPE’s Prometheus / Predator / Alien Universe Chronological Timeline Reviews

With the release of the first good Predator film in almost 25 years, and the making (by Ridley Scott) of an Alien prequel, Prometheus, now is a great time to review the two series as a whole.  Both series have gone to hell and back (sometimes together), but overall, the entire series has provided many intense, … Continue reading CPE’s Prometheus / Predator / Alien Universe Chronological Timeline Reviews