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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Gold (***1/2) is a beautiful loser

If you like McConaughey, then watch this film. If you are on the bubble and think he just may have gotten lucky, watch this film. Tell me if it doesn't make you feel like he's finally proved himself worthwhile.

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.

Fantastic Four (***) – Time spent in the negative zone

Fantastic Four - 2015 Director Josh Trank Writers Trank and Simon Kinberg Starring Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Simon Kinberg, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson The politics of Hollywood perspective mean that often times below average movies are given a free pass for not being better (see Transformers series) and … Continue reading Fantastic Four (***) – Time spent in the negative zone