'Five Feet Apart' Review
“The Fault in Our Stars”, “If I Stay”, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”, “Me Before You” and “Then Came You” are just SOME of the recent movies involving young people falling in love while dealing with an illness or medical emergency.
'Triple Frontier' Review
Writer/director J.C. Chandor gave us the grittiness of crime and money with “A Most Violent Year”. Fellow writer Mark Boal took us into the war zone with “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty”. These two put their skill sets together, teaming-up on the new Netflix all-star action drama “Triple Frontier”.
'Captain Marvel' Review #1
With the highly-anticipated “Avengers: Endgame” only seven weeks away, Marvel Studios is squeezing in one more character origin story. And this one just happens to also be a “universe” origin story.
Actress Isabelle Huppert is considered an icon in her native France. But it wasn’t until 2016 that most American audiences were introduced to her, with her Golden Globe-winning, Oscar nominated role in the bizarre “Elle”.
'A Madea Family Funeral' Review
After two decades of playing Madea on stage and screen, Tyler Perry is saying goodbye to the iconic character with a final film. — It’s too bad that “A Madea Family Funeral” isn’t the send-off that the unapologetic title character deserves. This is the least inspired installment in the nine entry comedy franchise that’s made a whopping $500 million at the box office.
'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' Review
THIS is how you end a trilogy. — DreamWorks Animation wraps-up their fourth franchise with “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”. It’s also the studio’s first film under new distribution partner, Universal.
'2019 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films' Review
Here are my takes on this year's five Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films: — “Animal Behaviour” is a Canadian film directed by Alison Snowden and David Fine, who won the Animated Short Oscar in 1995 for “Bob’s Birthday”. “Behaviour” features talking animals in group therapy. It’s a clever concept, though the execution is a little too straightforward. However, enough of the dialogue-based humor and messages work. 3 out of 5 stars.
'The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part' Review
Considering the amazingly effective (live-action) revelation at the end of “The LEGO Movie”, it was going to be tough to construct a sequel that proved the spirit, energy and innocence of the original. I just didn’t think it would be this hard.