Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Written by: Taylor Sheridan Starring: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin So, this review of Sicario has been rolling around in my head for about a week now as I have been struggling with my impression of the film and how exactly to convey that. So here we go… boom. … More Review: Sicario… Some wars are fought in secret.
Directed by: Ridley Scott Starring: Matt Damon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Chastain…. and a whole gaggle of other people! There is much excitement and anticipation surrounding The Martian. This is a non-sequel and non-superhero film, and while I have enjoyed (some of) my superheroes and sequels this summer, finally there is something “fresh” … More REVIEW: The Martian… Kids? Study Botany!!!
Directed by: Scott Cooper Starring: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch There’s never any question about it in the film… Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger chose every step of his own path. He sought to make himself head of the Winter Hill Gang in South Boston. He eliminated people in his way, and also those who could … More Review: Black Mass… a slowdance with the devil
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, and Kathryn Hahn There is no question. Lots of folks are eyeballing this opening to see what color smoke is going to come out of the chimney, er oven. Coming off a pretty dismal summer for both films and television, Wayward … More Review The Visit… Are there “signs” of life?
Starring Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Sam Rockwell, Orlando Bloom, and Brie Larson. It’s interesting how life creeps up on you. You’re moving along in the normal day to day, and then something pops up and is just there that makes you realize what you might be missing… or missing out on. That’s what this film is … More Review: Digging for Fire… without much spark.
Starring Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan I have a fair understanding of global travel and the expat world. As the world continues to shrink, to be sent on an assignment in a foreign country for work is not an unusual situation. Asia is a popular destination as global multi-nationals extend their reach, and No Escape sets up the main characters … More Review: No Escape … A roller coaster for sure, but not the fun kind.
Starring: Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks Dark Places… heard of it? This film was not even on my radar, though it seems like it should have been. A co-worker brought it to my attention a few weeks ago (thanks Nicole!), and was frustrated because she didn’t know how to see it. Here’s the case … More Review: Dark Places (Limited Release)
Starring: Norman Reedus, Djimon Hounsou, Sandrine Holt This is the first feature from Robert Kirkman’s Skybound entertainment. You may have heard of Kirkman before. He’s the creator of the comic book series that little AMC show is based on (along with writer and Executive Producer)…. The Walking Dead? I’m a big fan of TWD, so I … More REVIEW: Air (Limited Release)
I grew up hearing the terms Cold War and Iron Curtain, but was so young that I wasn’t really sure what it meant at that time. After the World War II conflict was resolved, differing political, social and economic ideologies turned former allies into adversaries. These differences kicked off the Cold War which was ongoing between … More REVIEW: The Man from UNCLE… Spies Ritchie Style!
My son was about 4 years old when the previous Fantastic Four (2005) franchise was making the rounds on cable. It was light, infused with humor, and seemed appropriate for him to watch. As young kids find great comfort in repetition, I watched it with him… a lot. At that time, I was not nearly as keen … More Review: Fantastic Four… or not so much