Marshall tells the story of Thurgood Marshall and a career defining case that he takes on in Connecticut during 1962. This is one of the most important, shocking, and interesting cases of his career and I wish I could say the movie did it justice. Sadly, Marshall is filled with pacing issues, genre clichés, over the top characters, and inconsistent acting. There are a few scenes that are respectable, but unfortunately in the end there are more issues than anything. Read more
The original Beauty and the Beast, the 1991 animated version, is one of the five best animated movies of all-time; it was so good that it became the first ever animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture by the Academy Awards. With movie studios going through their vault of hit movies and remaking them, it was inevitable that Beauty and the Beast would get a live-action remake sooner or later. And thanks to the advances in creating special effects that make the unimaginable look more realistic than ever, along with Disney coming off a string of successful live-action remakes (Maleficent, Cinderella, Jungle Book), the studio fast-tracked remaking the “tale as old as time.” Even though the narrative of this Beauty and the Beast is uneven at times, the movie, as a whole, hits most of the right notes. I would say it’s difficult not to compare this live-action remake to the near-perfect animated movie; but, in reality, there’s just no way around it.
This week I went to see A Dog’s Purpose. I just wasn’t up for watching Milla Jovovich fight her way across yet another zombie stuffed wasteland. Again. But f I’m being honest, I have to tell you – the ‘feel good movie’ is not one my preferred genres. I prefer movies that make me think instead of just going for the Feels. I might not be the best person to review A Dog’s Purpose so let me just say upfront that the other people in the theater thought it was wonderful and I thought it was pretty good. Read more
From Amblin Entertainment and director Lasse Hallström, comes the feel-good movie about a pet’s reincarnation called ‘A Dog’s Purpose’. Starring Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Britt Robertson, Peggy Lipton and Juliet Rylance, the film opens theatrically January 27, 2017. Read more
Sometimes I make a mistake. Like, for example, going to see Angry Birds instead of Neighbors 2 or The Nice Guys. I’m just a sucker for animation and the colors were so bright. I had thought “Gee, it’s been such a long times since anyone cared about Angry Birds, if they’re actually putting out the movie so long after its inspiration died, it must actually have something to it. And then I saw the trailer, where being angry something that could be a good thing, it felt like it might be fresh. Boy was I wrong. I haven’t seen a movie this bad since the last Fantastic 4 was shat upon the screen last year. I’m so angry at you, Angry Birds – I could have been watching Zac Efron shirtless. Read more
From director Michael Winterbottom comes Russ & Roger: the true story of Roger Ebert (Josh Gad) and director Russ Meyer (Will Ferrell), which chronicles the tale of how the film critic and filmmaker made the infamous cult classic feature Beyond The Valley of The Dolls.