…Forget About Your Worries

In Disney’s latest incarnation, director John Favreau has turned “The Jungle Book,” into a work of art. The world inhabited by Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is a lush, green, beautiful place. It’s heart breaking to think that not a bit of it is real.

…check all the boxes

It’s official, fall is here, and if the weather and calendar didn’t tip you off, then the return (after a brief hiatus) of Flick Friday should be a huge hint. I can’t think of a better way to kick the 2014 movie season off, than with the last stop-motion masterpiece from Laika Entertainment and Focus…

…Test Your Metal

“Iron Man 3” (directed by Shane Black) is not a bad movie. That may sound like faint praise, but considering it’s got a three at the end if its name, “not bad” is pretty high praise. Not only is it not bad, it’s actually entertaining. Thanks mostly to Robert Downey Jr., whose snark and witty…

…man up

Calm down, calm down, this is not an “Iron Man 3” review.  2WC was unable to make the midnight showing, and our invitation to that pre-screening must have gotten lost in the mail. That and we don’t live in any of the countries where the movie was released last Friday, which includes almost anywhere else on…

…perceive the illusion

To us, the outside observer, the world of Hugo Cabret appears a magical one–a train station in Paris of the 1930’s filled with interesting people and interesting stories. As we follow our young guide through the literal clock-work of his life we see vignettes as he passes them by: a would be encounter prevented by…

…Take A Moment

With a setting like Paris in the 1930s, you might think that Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” is based in the harshness of reality, but this heart-warming, fantasy film is far from it. Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) joins the ranks of great Parisian vagrants who have taken up residence in the city’s attics, crawl spaces, and under-ground lakes; when his…