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…

A Perfect and Backlash-Free Choice Oscar Nomination List

Although actual nominations won’t be in until Tuesday I added a mix of predicted favourites and personal choices of mine for wishful thinking purposes. Read to get some sort of context and personal filter on what to expect and hope for come January 23rd for the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Best Picture Blade Runner 2049…

Review: ‘Baby Driver’ is the Best Movie of the Year!

This is the second time director Edgar Wright has made my favourite movie of the year! Seven years ago Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World came crashing in poised as a summer hit and instead flopped destined to become a cult classic. Since then the director has done ‘almost’ two movies besides this one. The World’s…

Annie (2014) – Review “Rather Fly”

Director: Will Gluck Producers: Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Jay-Z Writing Credits: Will Gluck and Aline Brosh McKenna, Thomas Meehan (stage play book) and Harold Gray (comic strip “Little Orphan Annie”) Starring: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas, and Cameron Diaz Plot: A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when she’s taken in by a billionaire cellular tycoon turned mayoral…

Horrible Bosses 2 Review: Back For More or Less

Director: Sean Anders (That’s My Boy)  Writers: Sean Anders & John Morris (Dumb and Dumber To, We’re the Millers), John Francis Daley & Jonathon M. Goldstein (story), Michael Markowitz (characters) Producer: Chris Bender, Brett Ratner Studio: New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Running Time: 108 min Starring: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, with Jennifer Aniston,…

“It’s On Again” – ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Review and Analysis

DECONSTRUCTING THE MODERN BLOCKBUSTER Director: Marc Webb  Producer: Avi Arad, Matthew Tolmach Studio: Sony Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci Actors: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Colm Feore, B.J. Novak, Sally Field, and Paul Giamatti Plot: The charm and villain from the first Spider-Man, the emotional resonance of Spider-Man 2, the excess of Spider-Man 3, with that comic book feel. Running…