Under the Silver Lake (***1/2) – Jesus wouldn’t hide a message in a message

"Garfield is good in a performance that would test the limits of any actor. His eyes betray a vulnerability that his actions don't always match. He is clothed in an ignorance, like NEO from The Matrix. He just doesn't have anyone there to guide him as clearly as Morpheus. "

American Ultra (***): Stoned Identity

American Ultra - 2015 Director Nima Nourizadeh Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Connie Britton, Walton Goggins, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Tony Hale Screenplay Max Landis One of the least appealing aspects about Pulp Fiction is the way Tarantino cuts the legs off the ending about halfway through the film. Seeing that Vincent and Marsellus arrive in tact and uninjured from their … Continue reading American Ultra (***): Stoned Identity

The Big Wedding: Win some, lose more

The Big Wedding - 2013 Written and Directed by Justin Zackham Starring Amanda Seyfried, Katherine Heigl, Robert DeNiro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams, Ben Barnes, Topher Grace, Christine Ebersole, David Rache, Patricia Rae, Ana Ayora Based on Mon frère se marie by Jean-Stéphane Bron and Karine Sudan "What is wrong with you?" a question asked by daughter Lila (Heigl), when she … Continue reading The Big Wedding: Win some, lose more

Cool Papa E Reviews the Spider-Man movie series

On July 3, 2012, the newest incarnation of Spider-Man spins its web on the public.  Some people, including me, think its a little too soon to be coming up with a reboot of the Tobey Maguire / Sam Raimi blockbuster series, given that the last one was released just in 2007.  Whether the new one … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews the Spider-Man movie series