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.

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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”