…do or dye

The format of “Atomic Blonde” is familiar enough. We open in 1989 Berlin, right in the middle of the Cold War, and just barely ahead of the fall of the Wall…and smack dab on top of the premise of countless spy thrillers. Cut to chase scene ending in a British operative being taken out. Cue…

…unfold

There are few storytellers as consistently excellent as the folks at Laika, and their latest tale “Kubo and the Two Strings,” a story about stories, showcases that strength in a new, touching as always, light. Kubo’s story (told by Kubo) starts in the blink of an eye, with his mother. In this tale, the lines…

…meet your maker

I have not seen any of the Alien movies.  Just putting that out there, getting it off my chest, do with it what you will. This prequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien movies is an origin tale in every sense of the word.  It is an epic sci-fi adventure in pursuit of the answer to the ultimate…

…Change the Reflection

Snow White as an action hero—it seems like a crazy notion. Most of us grew up with the Snow White who talks to woodland creatures, and sings catchy tunes about the joys of doing household chores. In director Rupert Sanders’ “Snow White and the Huntsman,” that Snow White is no where to be found. When…