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.
Much anticipated, much talked about, even much maligned. If you haven’t heard, this show is the companion series to AMC’s The Walking Dead; a post apocalyptic world where the dead prey on the living. Yes, they are zombies, but the “z” word never is used. Walkers, Biters, Roamers… now the Infected. It’s not about them … More Review: Fear the Walking Dead (Pilot)
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)
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
Let’s just say that I have been waiting for this movie since I walked out of MI: 4 Ghost Protocol. I wasn’t as enamored of the three MI predecessors, though enjoyed them for the most part. But, with Brad Bird at the helm, Ghost Protocol was energized with a humor and joie de vivre that … More Review of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (contains spoilers)