Month: July 2015

Total 12 Posts

“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”

“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” is the latest addition to the long running Paramount film series, starring Tom Cruise. “Good Morning, Mr. Phelps.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to infiltrate the enemy in any way possible.

“Vacation” (2015)

“Because getting there is half the fun.  You know that.”  Those words would echo through the annals of history as Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) tried to treat his family to a great time.  Disaster follows as they make their way

“Southpaw”

“Southpaw” is an admirable attempt to tell a rags to riches story using boxing as its theme. When I was a kid, I watched ROCKY with my dad.  The brilliant anthem, the amazing theme by Bill Conti and, of course,

“Woman In Gold”

Woman in Gold review – The film centers around the efforts of Maria Altmann and Randol Schoenberg to retrieve a familial Gustav Klimt painting, the Portrait of Adele Bloch – Bauer, appropriated by the Nazi’s during the Holocaust in Vienna

“Tomorrowland”

“Tomorrowland” tries to convey a sense of openness, but the third act robs the film of a chance to mesh its special effects with the characters, derailing the story. It has a solid premise and I believe that the story

“Ant-Man”

Going into ANT – MAN, I had a closed mind:  yet another Marvel film, the second of three of the 2015 summer.  ANT – MAN is preceded by THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and proceeded by Fox and Marvel’s FANTASTIC

“Mr. Holmes”

When one thinks of the gentleman, Sherlock Holmes, one is inclined to think of reams of fiction written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Whilst others may be inclined to think of Robert Downey, Jr’s comedic turn as the character.  Those

“Minions”

“Kumbaya!” Flashback to 2010 – we were introduced to the nefarious Gru and his lovely little minions.  English was not to be their first language.  Through their antics, and with Gru’s . . . tutelage, we would learn to love

“Self/Less”

My uncle, Roger, who is sadly no longer with us, once told me that if a movie is over advertised, the studio is concerned that it won’t play well.  Today, test audiences, big data, and social media, are primary indicators

“Jurassic World”

“Every time we unveiled a new attraction, attendance has spiked.” Twenty-two years ago, Steven Spielberg graced the silver screens the world over with an awe-inspired film. One that would use well-articulated characters to tell an amazing story supported with state-of-the-art