Jason Bourne Battles Kylo Ren in ‘The Last Duel’, One of Ridley Scott’s Best

The Last Duel has had an interesting critical climb. Its story flaws are present right upfront. Par for the course for director Ridley Scott whose movies often accompany questionable character logic. Here that uncertainty is utilized for strength in a joint screenplay by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Nicole Holofcener each writing their Rashomon-style parts. Damon…

De Vil Wears Dior: Did Cruella Cure COVID Box-Office Blues?

By: William Hume  After keeping its Dalmatians on a leash for over a year Disney finally let the dogs out with a $200 million fashion statement.  A best in class crew came together to create an epic costume period piece. Early reactions are rapturous about the fashion and looking at the ensemble that put together…

After 2020, Where Do Hollywood Movies Go From Here?

Now that 2020 is over, and a number of blockbuster films have released post-pandemic such as; TENET, MULAN, and Wonder Woman, we can evaluate.* There’s no speculation. This year was terrible for movies. I am finding it hard to scrape together a top 10 list, I think I will bunch with TV and Video Games….

How Much Soul Has Disney-Pixar Got?

Director: Pete Docter (Inside Out, Up, Monsters Inc.) Kemp Powers Writer: Pete Docter, Mike Jones, Kemp Powers Music By: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Jazz Compositions and Arrangements by: Jon Baptiste Soul has a bad screenplay. Initial presumptions of the film being exactly like Inside Out plus Coco are spot on. With unclear story rules and…

Mulan is ‘Trite Shite’

3 redeeming qualities of Mulan: The Aspect Ratio, the cool witch makeup, and the casting of Tzi Ma as the father who adds decency to a film that doesn’t offer much. Out of all the Disney remakes, the only one I really like is Cinderella. Rebuilding a 65 year old film whose politics and motivations…

Why ‘Finding Nemo’ is My Favourite

Vote For Nemo in the Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown. I used to be embarrassed to say that Finding Nemo was my favourite movie. I remember seeing it in theatres on June 20th 2003. It was Father’s Day week and my mom had suggested me and my father go for some much needed male bonding time….

With ‘Dumbo’, Disney Gives and Gets the Film It Expected

Director: Tim Burton Writer: Ehren Kruger Music: Danny Elfman Production Design: Richard Heinrichs Dumbo may be remembered by film historians as the film that was released during the takeover of 21st Century Fox. Itself a movie about corporate buyers taking over a struggling enterprise, the beautifully romanticized film flopped at the box-office after costing a…

Most Anticipated Film & Video Games of January

January 2019 18th: Glass – Producer/ Writer/ Director M. Night Shyamalan made the biggest hit of his career (The Sixth Sense) before he was 30. He followed it up with Unbreakable before slowly dropping off into obscurity, reaching his critical nadir with the Will Smith bomb After Earth before rebuilding his career most recently with the smash…