War for the Planet of the Apes (****1/2) is cleverly reverential

War for the Planet of the Apes - 2017 Director Matt Reeves Written by Mark Bomback and Reeves Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Ty Olsson, Michael Adamthwaite, Toby Kebbell, Judy Greer, Sara Cannning, Max Lloyd-Jones, Devy Dalton, Aleks Paunovic, Amiah Miller, Gabriel Chavarria In the opening scenes of War for the Planet of the … Continue reading War for the Planet of the Apes (****1/2) is cleverly reverential

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The Good Dinosaur (***) is very average

How can Pixar release a film that is so average in the same year they release one of their best films? We don't know either...

Dallas Buyers Club (***) fights a bad guy too easy to criticize

Dallas Buyers Club - 2013 Director Jean-Marc Vallée Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Griffin Dunne, Dennis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts, Kevin Rankin Screenplay by Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack One of the unwritten rules of movie awards is weight loss or transformations of a dramatic nature leads to Golden Statues. This formula worked twice for … Continue reading Dallas Buyers Club (***) fights a bad guy too easy to criticize

Forgotten Gem: Elmore Leonard’s Out of Sight – Made of stars

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

Diary of A Wimpy Kid, Roderick Rules and Dog Days

The Diary of A Wimpy Kid - 2010 Directed by Thor Freudenthal Starring Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn, Devon Bostick, Connor and Owen Fielding, Chloë Grace Moretz, Grayson Russell, Laine MacNeil, Karen Brar Written by Jackie & Jeff Filgo, Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah based on the book by Jeff Kinney I bought the … Continue reading Diary of A Wimpy Kid, Roderick Rules and Dog Days