‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2017) Review

Directed by Bill Condon Written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson ★★★ Walt Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” has a special place in my heart because it was released the day … More ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2017) Review

‘Logan’ Review

Directed by James Mangold Written by Scott Frank, James Mangold and Michael Green Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant and Dafne Keen ★★★ After almost two decades Hugh Jackman is ready to hang up the claws and walk a from the role (and franchise) that made him a star. … More ‘Logan’ Review

Prediticons for the 89th Academy Awards

It is that time of year again, time for the annual Academy Awards. That means it is also time to make some Oscar predictions.  For the sake of brevity, I will only cover the major categories. Best Picture: Nominees                       Prediction                   Should Win                     Upset                                 “Arrival”                         “La La Land”                “La La Land”               “Moonlight” “Fences” “Hacksaw Ridge” … More Prediticons for the 89th Academy Awards

‘Fences’ Review

Directed by Denzel Washington Written by August Wilson Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sidney ★★☆ “Fences” a film adaption of August Wilson’s play of the same name directed by Denzel Washington. Washington also stars in the film with Viola Davis, reprising their roles from … More ‘Fences’ Review

‘Why Him?’ Review

Directed by John Hamburg Written by John Hamburg, Ian Helfer and Jonah Hill Starring: James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck and Keegan-Michael Key ☆☆☆ As a film critic, I try and see everything I can. As an amateur film critic, I try and avoid things that have the smell of a … More ‘Why Him?’ Review

‘Sing’ Review

Directed by Garth Jennings Written by Garth Jennings Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton and Nick Kroll ☆☆☆ “Sing” the latest animated offering from Illumination Entertainment – responsible for the Minions – is the worst kind musical: a jukebox musical. It’s also the worst kind … More ‘Sing’ Review