Venom (***1/2) has some juice

#venom Somewhere between the drawing board and the actuality of the screen a great film was lost. What is left is a good film that has enough pieces on the cutting room floor, the home release should be interesting...Venom could surprise at the box office. It's better than the standard is for hero films these days, even if it's not all that great. It makes its viewer want more. 

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Spider-Man Homecoming (*****) is alive and waiting

This is the best Spider-Man movie for so many reasons...and I shall explain with no spoilers

Life (*1/2) is a short trip

Life - 2017 Director Daniel Espinosa Screenplay by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have some genuine geek credentials, having two of the biggest nerdist success stories of the last decade in their writing repertoire. First Zombieland managed to stand out in a crowded field of the undead back … Continue reading Life (*1/2) is a short trip

Premium Rush: Don’t expect Fly By Night

Premium Rush - 2012 Director David Koepp Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Wole Parks Screenplay Koepp and John Kamps Ever since discovering we were going to get a preview of Michael Shannon as a bad guy in Premium Rush, the movie rose to the top of the must see list.  His skills have shown him without peer … Continue reading Premium Rush: Don’t expect Fly By Night

CPE and Em: The Amazing Spider-man may not be necessary, but it is good.

The Amazing Spider-Man - 2012 Directed by Marc Webb Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Embeth Davidtz, Chris Zylka Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, James Vanderbilt There is a moment when Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) takes the obligatory bullet early on, but not early enough, … Continue reading CPE and Em: The Amazing Spider-man may not be necessary, but it is good.