Never mind Caesar, Hail the Coen Brothers!

“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

‘Don Jon’ is blunt, brutal and brilliant

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson in 'Don Jon'
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson in ‘Don Jon’

“Don Martello” (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a chip off of the old block in a number of ways.  He is grounded.  He cares about his family, his car, his apartment, his male friends, his church, the women he sleeps with and most importantly, his internet porn.  This is a story of a man obsessed and how he chooses to deal with that obsession will shape his future.

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‘The Avengers’ is a work of superhero beauty

Scarlett Johansson in 'The Avengers'
Scarlett Johansson in ‘The Avengers’

[rating=4]Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson
Director(s): Joss Whedon
Writer(s): Screenplay by Joss Whedon; Story by Josh Whedon and Zak Penn

There are six certifiable heroes, each worthy of a feature film, each played by a superstar actor capable of carrying a feature film.

But there is no “I” in team. And there is no “I” in Marvel’s The Avengers, either.

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