Toronto 2019: Jojo Rabbit

There’s a tricky way of addressing the Holocaust and/or World War 2 through satire and humor but Jojo Rabbit does so in a perfect way. Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) is a fanatical member of the Hitler Youth.  This is where Captain Klenzendorf (Sam Rockwell, playing another racist) leads the youth in training.  He’s bought into the Nazis so much that his invisible friend is none other than Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi) himself.  Only Taika…

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Iron Man 2 – The Road to Endgame

Iron Man 2 is able to build onto its predecessor from two years prior while paving the way for an expanded Marvel Cinematic Universe. The sequel takes place a few months after the events of the first film.  The world now knows Tony Stark is a superhero.  Stark himself is having some other issues to worry about such as the fact that the palladium core in the device keeping him alive is also killing him. …

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The Best of Enemies: An Odd Couple

The Best of Enemies takes us to the early 1970s with racism running high in Durham, N.C. to tell the true story of an odd couple getting together. At first glance, neither Ann Atwater nor C.P. Ellis look like they could be friends.  She’s an Operation Breakthrough activist while he owned a gas station and was also a member of the KKK.  Maybe when pigs fly but for 1971 Durham, it would not make sense…

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Vice: Give Christian Bale The Oscar Right Now

For his role as Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice, actor Christian Bale is on the way to another Oscar for Best Actor in Adam McKay’s newest film. While the current administrations’s activities make us long for the days of the Bush Administration, Vice reminds us that maybe this should not be the case.  Roughly two hours, this film is a study of Cheney’s lust for power.  When he gets the call from George W.…

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Blue Iguana: Solid Acting Doesn’t Save Comedy

Blue Iguana mixes up the genres while offering an 80s vibe in both visuals and soundtrack.  Unfortunately, it isn’t enough. Eddie (Sam Rockwell) and Paul (Ben Schwartz) spend their days working at a New York diner because a condition of their parole is that they maintain employment.    The two are polar opposites but they are able to mesh well because of their personalities.  In spite of it all, they are perfectly okay with working…

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Woman Walks Ahead: Poor In Execution

Woman Walks Ahead sounds like a great idea in theory but the film goes poorly in its execution. Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain) has an interesting story.  The Swiss immigrant arrived to the United States in 1852, where both she and her mom settled in Brooklyn.  She would later have a marriage to Bernhard Schlatter end in divorce in 1883.  It’s what happened after her marriage ended in which her life would truly begin to get interesting.…

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Paul Scheer tackling Galaxy Quest series for Amazon

A sequel to Galaxy Quest has long been gestating in one form or another.  The latest development is Paul Scheer being hired to write a television series for Amazon Studios. According to Deadline, Scheer takes over from the film’s co-writer, Robert Gordon. “Without giving much away, I don’t think there has ever been a better time to continue the Galaxy Quest story with the explosion and popularity of sci-fi films in recent years,” Scheer said.…

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Mr. Right: Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell star in Action Comedy

Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick star in Mr. Right, the romantic action comedy opening Friday in limited theaters and Video on Demand platforms. The two have perfect chemistry together in this enjoyable comedy. Paco Cabezas directs from a screenplay written by Max Landis. Rockwell and Kendrick lead a cast that includes Tim Roth, James Ransome, Anson Mount, Michael Eklund and RZA. Landis’ screenplay has it all and because of that, the film is hard to…

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