National Board of Review Predictions

Tomorrow (December 1) the winners of the National Board of Review will be announced. Here are my predictions: Best Film: Spotlight  Best Director: Tom McCarthy – Spotlight Best Actor: Johnny Depp – Black Mass Best Actress: Brie Larson – Room Best Supporting Actor: Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul Best Animated Feature: Inside Out Best … Continue reading National Board of Review Predictions

“Spotlight” Film Review

In in a time where Catholic priest sexual abuse cases are still relevant and fresh, “Spotlight” seems to be coming in at an important time.  Not only does the picture features some jaw-dropping facts about cases in Massachusetts, it goes on to hit you in the gut with “I wonder what’s going on in the area that I live in?” The film is wonderfully casted, … Continue reading “Spotlight” Film Review

“Magic Mike XXL” Film Review

Yes, Magic Mike is back.  Is it the XXL experience promised in the title?  Nope. The sequel to the 2012 film it even more boring and poorly planned out the second time around.  Channing Tatum as producer/Magic Mike with fellow cast members like Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez (leaving Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer out of the picture).  There are some new … Continue reading “Magic Mike XXL” Film Review

“Tomorrowland” Film Review

Being a huge of fan of Walt Disney World, I was very excited for “Tomorrowland.”  I mean, it features George Clooney, and it’s directed by “The Incredibles” director Brad Bird.  What could go wrong, right? Disappointingly, “Tomorrowland” is a fun film, but it could and should have been so much better.  This is a theme land from Walt Disney World and Disneyland that has been … Continue reading “Tomorrowland” Film Review

“The End of the Tour” Film Review

Despite the fact that I wanted to watch “The End of the Tour” for the Minneapolis/Mall of America scenes, I still thoroughly enjoyed “The End of the Tour” thanks to a solid screenplay and winning chemistry between Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg. The film is directed by James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now” “Smashed”) and written by Donald Margulies (“Dinner with Friends”), and also features Joan … Continue reading “The End of the Tour” Film Review

“Our Brand is Crisis” Film Review

It’s been a crappy October for new films at box office. And “Our Brand is Crisis” is one of those films that has flopped both critically and sales wise.  One might say that films for October are in a “crisis.”  However, I have to disagree with critics on this one.  “Our Brand is Crisis” may not be a perfect film, but it is sure enjoyable … Continue reading “Our Brand is Crisis” Film Review

“Steve Jobs” Film Review

I am an Apple product lover.  From my iPhone to my iMac, I can’t get enough of them.  So I was looking forward to the film about the man who brought this vision of Apple to life.  And, boy, is it brilliant. “Steve Jobs” is a well-acted, beautifully written and smart directed film.  It features some of the best performances of the year, including Michael … Continue reading “Steve Jobs” Film Review