Another Look: The Highwaymen vs. Bonnie and Clyde

"The Warren Beatty film has received a gentle critical wind in the ensuing years, remembered more for its groundbreaking violence than for any of the many nominated performances. In retrospect, its not a bad film, but it's not a classic, either. The main thing it lacks is a cohesive story that's not real accurate with any amount of character development. "

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Kong: Skull Island (****) great taste and it’s sort of fulfilling

There are many stories strewn throughout the wasteland of Skull Island. There is a point near the end, where we see a collection of ships that have been left abandoned there through hundreds of years. What happened to all of those people? It would be nice to get a hint of just a few of those stories.

This one is going to have to do for now. It's a good enough start that doesn't overstay its welcome. This alone makes it the best one yet.

Beautiful Creatures is a sterile experience

Beautiful Creatures - 2013 Written and Directed by Richard LaGravenese Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann, Emma Thompson Based on the book by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl First things first.  I hate the accent applied by Ehrenreich.  Normally bad accents don't serve as much of a distraction, but this one … Continue reading Beautiful Creatures is a sterile experience

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – Finally, a fairy tale that’s rated “R”

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters - 2013 Writer and Director Tommy Wirkola Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stromare, Pihla Viitala, Derek Mears, Robin Atkin Downes, Thomas Mann Hansel and Gretel as children look to be less than a year apart.  When we see them as adults, in the forms of Gemma Arterton (27) and … Continue reading Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – Finally, a fairy tale that’s rated “R”