Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ fails to live up to the level of its namesake

Britt Robertson as "Casey Newton" in 'Tomorrowland'

Starring:  George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw, Thomas Robinson, Kathryn Hahn and Pierce Gagnon Written by:  Damon Lindelof (screenplay & story), Brad Bird (screenplay and story) and Jeff Jensen (story) Directed by:  Brad Bird The image above is from an original D-ticket from Disneyland.  E-tickets were the best, but the D-tickets […] … Read More

Leonard Nimoy giving the Vulcan hand salute on 'Star Trek'

Leonard Nimoy succumbs to COPD

Leonard Nimoy, actor, director, writer, singer and more; has passed away.  He was 83. Best known for his iconic role as “Spock,” a half-human/half-Vulcan in the original “Star Trek” (TOS) television series, he was born in Boston’s West End to immigrant parents of Ukranian descent.  He began acting on the stage as a child and […] … Read More

Bradley Cooper as CPO Chris Kyle in 'American Sniper'

American Sniper hits the target, dead center

Starring:  Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Max Charles, Luke Grimes, Ben Reed, Kyle Gallner, Sam Jaeger, Mido Hamada, Cole Konis and Sammy Sheik Writer(s):   Jason Hall (screenplay) based on the book by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice Director(s):  Clint Eastwood The movie American Sniper is based on Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle’s bestselling autobiography […] … Read More

Jack O'Connell portrays Louis Zamperini in "Unbroken"

“Unbroken” is a riveting adaptation of a great book, about an amazing man

The incredible story of Louis Zamperini’s life makes a film that covers familiar WWII ground worth watching. … Read More

James Franco and Seth Rogen get their first glimpse of the palatial home of Kim Jong-un in "The Interview"

Support artistic freedom by catching ‘The Interview’

‘The Interview’ is a fun romp with raunchy, sophomoric humor … Read More

Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel in 'Life Itself'

‘Life Itself’ is a stellar documentary film on the life of Roger Ebert

Another outstanding documentary film from Steve James, director of Hoop Dreams … Read More

'Begin Again' is a story about the people who make beautiful music

‘Begin Again’ is beautifully absorbing

Writer/director John Carney gives us another film where two struggling people combine to create beautiful music … Read More

'Snowpiercer' is the title of the film and the name of the train pictured here

‘Snowpiercer’ melts the screen with its brilliance

A dystopian future where Earth’s only remaining humans circle the globe endlessly in a mighty train … Read More

Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler in 'They Came Together'

‘They Came Together’ does a good job of generating laughs

Not quite a laugh a second but not bad either … Read More

Well-known character actor Eli Wallach has passed away

Eli Wallach plays "Tuco" one of the titular characters in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

A fixture of stage and screen for decades, veteran character actor Eli Wallach has died.  He was 98.  Born in Brooklyn during World War I to a Jewish family living in an Italian neighborhood, Wallach attended the University of Texas.  While there he appeared in a stage play with fellow Longhorns Walter Cronkite and Ann […] … Read More

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