‘Emma’ Review- A Delightful Dramedy

‘Emma‘ is a 2020 adaption of Jane Austen’s Regency Era novel of the same name. It is the directorial feature film debut for Autumn de Wilde, a critically-acclaimed photographer and music video director. Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) lives alone with her widowed father Mr. Woodhouse (Bill Nighy). She becomes friends with the shy Harriet Smith…

Movies Stuck In Development Limbo We Want To See (UPDATE)

What is Development Limbo? Pretty much, it is when a film gets through scripting, casting, and even a few stages, but for whatever reason, loss of funding, a production company backs out, an actor or actress quit, they are put on hold. Several entries on my previous lists have been made, but many still linger…

Movie Review- Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys is a 2014 musical drama directed by Clint Eastwood. It tells the story of the band The Four Season and how they rose from singing under streetlights in New Jersey to become a musical sensational. In 1951, singer Tommy DeVito (Vincent Piazza) meets a local barber’s son named Frankie Castelluccio (John Lloyd Mills…

‘The Laundromat’ Review- Too Preachy

Acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh takes the helm of The Laundromat based on a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns. It comedically tells the story of the lawyers at the forefront of the infamous “Panama Papers” leak, which exposed shady dealings between lawyers, governments, criminals, bankers, and businessmen. Ellen Martin’s (Meryl Streep) husband Joseph (James Cromwell) is…

Movie Review- Ghost In The Shell (2017)

Ghost In The Shell is an American remake of the anime film of the same name written by Masamune Shirow. It is directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, and Ehren Kruger. Major Mira Killian (Scarlett Johansson) is a product of enhanced cybernetic science created by Hanka Robotics. Humanity has been increasingly…

Classic Film Review- Laura (1944)

1944’s Laura is a brilliant example of film noir to come from the era of predominantly black and white cinema. It was produced and directed by  Otto Preminger. Its principal cast includes Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson and a few others. It takes the classic “whodunit” genre of murder mystery films and…

Movie Review Flashback- The Client

The Client is a 1994 film directed by  Joel Schumacher and is based on the novel by the same name by legal thriller novelist John Grisham. It stars Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony LaPaglia, Anthony Edwards, Ossie Davis, and others. Eleven year old Mark Sway meets a suicidal lawyer in the woods outside of Memphis. The lawyer confesses that…

Movie Review- The Angry Birds Movie

The Angry Birds Movie has an all-star cast including: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Blake Shelton, Tony Hale Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, and others. Based on The Angry Birds game app and directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly it is a random mix of fun, funny, and far out there stuff. Red is an angry bird. He despises…

Classic Book Review- Presumed Innocent

I recently read a book giving pointers and advice to writers, and the author of said book did nothing but praise Presumed Innocent by legal thriller author Scott Turow. The story is about a deputy District Attorney nicknamed Rusty by his colleagues. He is assigned by boss, who is running for re-election as District Attorney,…

Top 10 Best Sherlock Holmes

How did I choose which actors for my list? Elementary, my dear readers. I am a Sherlockian. I have read EVERY Sherlock Holmes short story and novel, even the ones written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s son Adrian. These are the top 10 actors of the films that I have seen based on how close…

Movie Review- Saving Mr. Banks

  Director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Rookie) brings us the tale of the tale of Mary Poppins in Saving Mr. Banks. It takes place during the two weeks author PL Travers, the creator of the character, spent in Los Angeles, California with Walt Disney himself and the Sherman Brothers creating this film.…

Movie Review- Thor: The Dark World

What is now known the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings us Thor The Dark World, a sequel to the first film with Chris Hemsworth. Thor (Chris Hemworth) is now pitted against the Dark Elf Malekith, who at one time tried to engulf the universe in total darkness. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) finds the Aether,…