“A billion souls have known death at my hand. It is time you joined them!” – Thanos in Marvel Super Heroes (1995) As those who saw Avengers: Infinity War know, the above quote from the classic arcade game is no … Read more
“Now I’m about to do to you what Limp Bizkit did to music in the 90s” – Ryan Reynolds in the original Deadpool “Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply … Read more
Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice? – William Butler Yeats Mankind deserves sacrifice – but not of mankind – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec Avengers: Infinity War is a sequel to The … Read more
“Would that it were so simple” – Alden Ehrenreich as ‘Hobie Doyle’ Hail, Caesar! is the latest in a long line of superior movies made by the Coen brothers. Their formula of creating interesting stories and characters, assembling outstanding casts … Read more
Bleak. Gritty. Raw. Realistic. Gripping. There are at least two dozen adjectives that can be properly applied to describe Sicario, the latest film from Denis Villeneuve. Once again teaming up with cinematographer Roger Deakins, as he did in the excellent movie Prisoners, the results are staggeringly excellent.
The old TV shows Dragnet always ended with the narrator saying “the story you’ve just seen is true. The names were changed to protect the innocent.” When it comes to Gangster Squad, parts of the story are true. There really was a Gangster Squad in Los Angeles in the late 1940s, there really was a mobster named Mickey Cohen, and there were LAPD sergeants named Jack O’Mara and Jerry Wooters.
[rating=3]Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Emma Thompson, Alice Eve, Jemaine Clement Director(s): Barry Sonnenfeld Writer(s): Etan Cohen, David Koepp, Jeff Nathanson and Michael Soccio, from the comic by Lowell Cunningham
The singer “Meatloaf” was prophetic long ago, when he wrote a song that is now a perfect description of the MIB franchise. The song “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad” is an almost perfect description of this franchise. The original Men in Black was great, Men in Black 3 was great, and Men in Black 2 is probably best just ignored and forgotten.
[rating=3]Starring: Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan, John Matuszak, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano, Anne Ramsey Director(s): Richard Donner Writer(s): Screenplay by Christopher Columbus, Story by Steven Spielberg
When I was a kid, I was completely drawn in by The Goonies. A pure escapist childhood fantasy from the mind of Steven Spielberg. I went to see it with my friends several times. I made treasure maps at home, going so far as to literally burn the paper in the oven to brown it, then take a match and singe the edges.