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“The Nice Guys” Movie Review

It must be quite cheap to produce movies set in the 1970′s, as we seem to be seeing a lot of them. You take a bunch of props left from American Hustle, all the polyester on sale at Goodwill, blow up a few old Chevy Impalas and you have a fun detective/crime story set in…

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Jungle Book Movie Review: A Tale of 2 Jungle Books

Disney’s revamped quasi live-action Jungle Book is the harbinger of an era of hyper realistic animation. Hopefully they make more films like this, but part of me thinks this technology might serve nefarious purposes as well. The images look so realistic now that without my contact lenses I might even mistake them for real images (except…

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“Deadpool”: The Vanity of It All

Deadpool tells the tale of a snarky titular superhero (Ryan Reynolds), and the R-rated humor keeps you laughing the whole way through. Buoyed by great word of mouth, I went to this pic which I might have otherwise skipped, because I’d rather drill a hole in my head than watch another superhero franchise movie. I…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Review

For young people (the Millenial Generation and younger), Star Wars: The Force Awakens might be the highest quality Star Wars released in their lifetimes. The second trilogy does not compare to the original trilogy, and the original Star Wars movies have not aged well. What was cutting edge in 1977 looks cheesy and ancient to much of the young…