…Lead to the Very Best Kind of Something

“Doing nothing often leads to the very best kind of something. “ Winnie the Pooh In “Christopher Robin,” director Marc Forster gives the Hundred Acre Wood a nice dose of reality and a return to its roots. While the film certainly has its Disney touches, it has ditched the sometimes cloying sweetness that the House…

…Find A Way

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” is the kind of movie you can watch with the sound turned off. I know that sounds really bad, but let me elaborate. It’s not that it isn’t watchable, but subtlety is not its strong suit. Which should come as no surprise seeing as it’s the second film in this current…

…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…

…ignite

Transforming a beloved book series into a film is never an easy task. There will be haters who quote the book to you, pointing out each and every derivation from the original plot and story. The truth is that a movie is inherently different from a book and changes must be made in the transformation….

…carry the flag

As we continue our journey towards “The Avengers,” we take a step back in time.  A step back to the not so simpler times of WWII and Captain America. Steve Rogers, a small, sickly but outrageously courageous kid, is a patriotic dream, risking everything to serve his country. What red,white, and blue-blooded American doesn’t love this…

…espy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy  a film directed by Tomas Alfredson and based on John le Carré’s 1974 British spy novel, is a welcome reminder of what suspense is capable of–what it can do to us and what it can do for us. First, our setting: England in the midst of the Cold War.  The head of MI6,…