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Review: “Beauty and the Beast”

“Beauty and the Beast” – “Little Town, it’s a quiet village.  Every day like the one before.” Director Bill Condon’s live-action adaptation of Disney’s eternally wonderful, animated treasure “Beauty and the Beast” (1991) – which, in turn, was based upon the 1946 French film with the same name - reaches the big screen, and it [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Sense of an Ending”

“The Sense of an Ending” – “The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.”  - Salvador Dali Tony Webster’s (Jim Broadbent) life appears in order.  Retired, he now owns a small, vintage camera shop and [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Ottoman Lieutenant”

“The Ottoman Lieutenant” – When someone brings up WWI in conversation with me - and quite frankly, it is usually pertaining to a movie like “Paths of Glory” (1957) or “Legends of the Fall” (1994) - brutal trench warfare in Western Europe immediately comes to mind.  Poison gas, barbed wire and chewed up bodies scattered [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Last Word”

“The Last Word” – “My life isn’t over yet.” At 81, Harriet (Shirley MacLaine), has plenty of life to live, and she explains this fact to Anne (Amanda Seyfried), an obituary writer for the local paper, the Bristol Gazette. After flipping through various obituaries of old colleagues and acquaintances, Harriet takes the most unusual approach [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Logan”

“Logan” – “Not okay!” Logan (Hugh Jackman) directs these words to an uber-aggressive mutant named Laura (Dafne Keen), who is roughly 11 years-old.  She was about to make mincemeat of an unsuspecting convenience store clerk, because he caught her stealing a pair of sunglasses and a box of Pringles.  Thankfully, in a life-or-death teaching moment, [...]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Table 19”

“Table 19” – Weddings receptions are fun!  During a well-planned afternoon or evening, a great wedding reception can shower its guests with tasty food, adult beverages, music, dancing, laughter, and love.  Who wouldn’t love this celebration of love? Well, those sitting at Table 19, who are placed in the furthest back corner of the ballroom.  [...]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Great Wall”

“The Great Wall” – A lifelong thief (Matt Damon) and his equally shifty friend (Pedro Pascal) run through China’s mountainous desert and search for the weapon of their dreams.  Black powder.  They communicate with few words along with some occasional grunts and resemble a pair of mangy characters straight out of the “Conan the Barbarian” [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Fist Fight”

“Fist Fight” - During my high school days, two events would whip the students into a frenzy. Guaranteed. A basketball game in our school’s gym and a fist fight somewhere on campus.  The former might occur 10 times a year, and the latter could be the same number as well.  The difference is that the [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “A United Kingdom”

“A United Kingdom” – Effective love stories stir emotion.  Effective historical dramas help enlighten. In a recent interview, David Oyelowo (“Selma” (2014), “A Most Violent Year” (2014)) said that after reading the book “Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation”, he wanted to play Seretse Khama on the big screen and then [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Lure”

“The Lure” – Mermaid movies are almost as rare as reported sightings of the finned-ladies of the sea.  Arguably, the most famous mermaid film within the last fifty years is the comedy/romance “Splash” (1984), but Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” (1989) could be a close second.  Now, I did see “Mermaids” in the theatre back in [...]

By |February 10th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments