The Death of Stalin (****): A demo of socialists

The Death of Stalin - 2017 Director Armando Iannucci Screenplay Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, Peter Fellows based on the book by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin Starring  Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Paul Chahidi, Dermot Crowley, Adrian McLoughlin, Paul Whitehouse, Jeffrey Tambor I have little desire to learn the inner workings of failed experiments. Soviet Russia and Kurt … Continue reading The Death of Stalin (****): A demo of socialists

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Sorry, I just can’t hate Transformers: The Last Knight (***)

It is almost certain Michael Bay is sitting there, behind the camera, saying something like "just put more Tucci into it!"

Forgotten Gems: The Wedding Singer (*****) has a tune that still rings true

The Wedding Singer - 1998 Director Frank Coraci Starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Allen Covert, Angela Featherstone, Matthew Glave, Ellen Albertini Dow, Billy Idol, Alexis Arquette, Frank Silvero, Christina Pickles, Steve Buscemi, Frank Dante, John Lovitz, Michael Shurman, Kevin Nealon, Steven Brill, Brian Posehn Screenplay Tim Herlihy There is an innocence that pervades The … Continue reading Forgotten Gems: The Wedding Singer (*****) has a tune that still rings true

Cool Papa E’s Favorite Comedy Films of All Time

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

Monsters University: Didn’t know we needed this

Monsters University - 2013Director Dan ScanlonStarring Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Sean Hayes, Joel Murray, Dave Foley, Peter Sohn, Charlie Day, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Nathon Fillon, Aubrey Plaza, Tyler Labine, Bonnie Hunt, Bill Hader, John RatzenbergerScreenplay Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird, Dan ScanlonIt took 29 films for Disney to come up with its first sequel (Rescuers Down Under).  It wasn't … Continue reading Monsters University: Didn’t know we needed this