Motherless Brooklyn Has Some Issues

Motherless Brooklyn has a bloated run time, which could prove to be a tortuous experience for film goers if there are projection issues. Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton) suffers from Tourette Syndrome despite working for Frank Minna (Bruce Willis).  Funny enough, Lionel’s condition has never stopped Frank from trusting him.  What aids Lionel is the fact that he has one of the best memories among anyone working for the L & L Agency.  When Frank gets…

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Framing John DeLorean: A Docu-Drama Hybrid

Framing John DeLorean serves as a way of telling the story of the car inventor while pointing out all the failed attempts to make a biopic. In making a doc-drama hybrid, we’re able to learn quite a bit about the automaker.  This may depend on what you already know about him going into the film.  Through interviews, we learn about how his downfall affected his family.  We already know that his legacy lives on by…

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Sundance 2019: Before You Know It

Before You Know It manages to successfully blend the dysfunctional family comedy and soap opera genres together with a Jewish sensibility. Imagine living in your childhood apartment with your father, sister, and niece.  This is the situation that Rachel Gurner (Rachel Gurner)–stage manager at her family’s downstairs theatre–finds herself in.  The situation is one that isn’t so great for dating as Rachel learns rather quickly.  Together with sister Jackie (Jen Tullock) and father (Mandy Patinkin),…

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout hits Home Video

One of the best films in the Mission: Impossible to date, Mission: Impossible – Fallout is now available for customers to bring home! Synopsis: On a dangerous assignment to recover stolen plutonium, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) chooses to save his friends over the mission, allowing it to fall into the hands of a deadly network of highly skilled operatives intent on destroying civilization. Now, with the world at risk, Ethan and his IMF team (Simon…

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TIFF 2018: The Public

Not one to fall far from the tree, writer-director Emilio Estevez uses the narrative in The Public to send an important message. Libraries are vital to the nation’s existence.  They represent what the American democracy is all about.  Many of us go there to borrow books, research information, and whatnot.  For other people, going to the library is a means to get off the street.  The Public takes place in the downtown branch of the…

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout Raises the Bar

Tom Cruise shows that there are no signs of stopping or slowing down with the newest MI entry, Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Following a nightmarish dream involving Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and Julia Meade-Hunt (Michelle Monaghan), reality catches up to the IMF agent.  With Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) captured, there have been unintended consequences.  The latest being The Apostles forming from The Syndicate’s remnants.  The other being the mysterious John Lark.  Who is he and…

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The King: Elvis Presley’s Life as An American Dream

Writer-director Eugene Jarecki uses journey of Elvis Presley in The King as a way of showing us the rise and fall of the American Dream. It’s an interesting premise.  The King isn’t an outright documentary of Elvis Presley.  There are clips of Elvis as the singer was making his rise.  We get a number of celebrities discussing Elvis while riding in his car.  The film traces us through some of Presley’s locations.  At the center…

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Alec Baldwin to headline NBC’s A Few Good Men

Alec Baldwin has been cast as Col. Nathan Jessep in NBC’s upcoming live airing of A Few Good Men.  The role was played by Jack Nicholson in the 1992 film. Baldwin will join Craig Zadan and Neil Meron as executive producers.  Aaron Sorkin is executive producing and will adapt the script for the live broadcast. “Alec Baldwin is the gift that keeps on giving at NBC, and we’re excited to have him starring in Aaron…

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