Quick Review: The Spirit (dir. by Frank Miller)
Oct29

Quick Review: The Spirit (dir. by Frank Miller)

About 3 years after the success of Robert Rodriguez’ Sin City, writer Frank Miller decided to take a run with the photography format used in that film. The Spirit used the same mix of Black & White with certain elements of color. In some degrees, it works. Miller was known for his artwork in The Dark Knight Returns and Sin City, so it’s not new to him at all. That was something I didn’t realize. I thought in taking over the...

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Film Review: King Arthur – Legend of the Sword (dir. by Guy Ritchie)
May13

Film Review: King Arthur – Legend of the Sword (dir. by Guy Ritchie)

Usually, when I go to the movies, I either eat before I get there, or after the movie is done. This way, I don’t have to get up at all and miss anything. If it’s a film I’ve seen before, I’ll take the weakest part to use as a bathroom / food break, if I have to go. It’s one way I can tell if I like what I’m watching. I got up twice for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Once to go downstairs and get a popcorn and drink, and a second...

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Quick Review: Logan (dir. by James Mangold)
Mar05

Quick Review: Logan (dir. by James Mangold)

The short of it: + Might be Jackman and Stewart’s best turn in their roles since X-2:X-Men United. + Logan’s well written, with some good characterization, particularly among the leads. There’s a vulnerability here. + It’s brutal. Logan is the bloody version of Wolverine we all hoped for. + Moves like the best of Westerns. Just about as cool as 3:10 to Yuma. + Though changed from her comic book origins Laura (X-23) is awesome on...

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Review: The Jungle Book (2016)
Jan02

Review: The Jungle Book (2016)

Without giving away the film, I haven’t much to say about Disney’s The Jungle Book other than I enjoyed it. Granted, it’s one that’s been done a number of times.  When the trailer for Disney’s The Jungle Book was released, I was happy for it. It was good to see Jon Favreau back to directing bigger productions. After the misstep of Cowboys & Aliens and the success of Chef , it seems like he’s really back on track in a big way. That...

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Review – La La Land
Dec15

Review – La La Land

I’m that kid in the corner, totally content with that one little Transformer he always wanted while other presents still need to be opened. Unless I run into another film that captures my eye (and ears) like this one, La La Land is easily my go to pick for everything this year. It’s a fun little love story wrapped up in musical dance numbers.

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