The Upside Squanders So Much Potential

Despite the best efforts of Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, The Upside squanders so much potential during a film that is otherwise a laugh riot. Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston)–based on Phillippe Pozzo Di Borgo–is a quadriplegic billionaire as a result of a paragliding accident.  Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) is an ex-convict in need of a job.  In need of a signature to take to his parole officer, Dell’s attitude impresses Phillip to the point that he…

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Isle of Dogs: Wes Anderson Does It Again

With a film that pays homage to Japanese cinema, Wes Anderson has done it again with the crowd-pleasing stop-motion animated feature, Isle of Dogs. Isle of Dogs is as much the story of Chief (Bryan Cranston) and Spots (Liev Schreiber) as it is 12-year-old Atari Kobayashi (Koyu Rankin). Although it left him in a three-year coma, Atari had survived an accident while his parents perished.  He was left as a ward to his uncle, Mayor…

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Wakefield: Bryan Cranston is worthy of an Oscar Nomination

In many ways, Wakefield feels like it is a modern day version of Rear Window but without all the thrills that came with the Alfred Hitchcock classic in this character study that stars Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston. Written and directed by Robin Swicord, the film was based on the short story of the same name by E.L. Doctorow.  Bryan Cranston leads the cast and let me just say how essential the Breaking Bad star is…

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All The Way: Bryan Cranston On Way to Another Emmy Win as LBJ

Bryan Cranston reprises his Tony-winning performance as former president Lyndon Baines Johnson in the newest HBO film, All The Way. Here’s to clearing space for another Emmy trophy because the moment this movie was placed on the HBO schedule, he won the award. Directed by Jay Roach from a screenplay by Robert Schenkkan, the film covers LBJ’s first year in office. It wasn’t an easy year for LBJ and it was before Vietnam got out…

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