‘Stranger Things 3’ Is Your Summer TV Fling

I attempted writing reviews for Stranger Things earlier, for whatever reason I lost interest. It’s TV comfort food. Critically beyond reproach, it’s a bonus that it does so many things well. A brief for the unconverted, it is a throwback to the child adventure era of Steven Spielberg’s 1980 era Amblin produced films (E.T., The…

Review: The ‘Life’ We Know

Why did Jake Gyllenhaal trap Ryan Reynolds behind an air lock? That was the question that drove me to see Life. Has Gyllenhaal gone space crazy? Is it to save his own skin? Is he the poison pill character in horror films? A criminally underutilized aspect of the marketing campaign typical to Sony is all over the place…

“Counter-moves” – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1 – Review

Director Francis Lawrence           Producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik Writers Danny Strong, Peter Craig, adaptation by Suzanne Collins (based on her novel) Studio Lionsgate Run Time 2 Hours, 3 Minutes Tagline Fire Burns Brighter in the Darkness Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks,…

Ughlysium

I am going to say a few unfair things in this short-personal spoiler free review and do something I hate; compare two seperate movies. Here’s the consensus of Neill Blomkamp’s last film District 9 via Rotten Tomatoes; “Technically brilliant and emotionally wrenching, District 9 has action, imagination, and all the elements of a thoroughly entertaining…