Tom and Jerry (2021)

Synopsis

Tom & Jerry enhance the lamentations of Grandpa

Director

Tim Story

Cast

Tom
Jerry
Chole Grace Moretz
Other Voices

“Tom and Jerry” – Sorry, grandpa. Before we get to my son’s thoughts about Tom and Jerry, I’m going to weigh in a bit. When I was a kid, whenever we went to my grandparents’ house, we watched Tom and Jerry cartoons with my grandpa. It was the best part of the visit and I […]

The Trial of the Chicago Seven – A Few Good Men

Film Title

The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Synopsis

The story of seven people on trial after the violence at the 1968 Democratic Convention

Director

Aaron Sorkin

Cast

Eddie Redmayne
Alex Sharp
Sacha Baron Coen
Jeremy Strong
John Caroll Lynch
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Mark Rylance

As I write this, it is January 2021. A few days ago, rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, attempting a violent insurrection of the U.S government, fueled at its core by anger, hatred, and lies. That event is still very raw for us, and in some ways, it made watching this movie very uncomfortable. It sparked […]

My Year in Movies – 2020 Edition – Worst. Year. Ever

Here are some quotes that have not aged well, due to 2020 being a rotten asshole of a year. “Luckily, we haven’t gone so far down the rabbit hole that we all can’t sit in a theater and enjoy a film together.” “As usual, and despite the continued predictions that a fill-in-the-blank-enemy will force theaters […]

My Spy: Pet Peeves Edition

Film Title

My Spy

Synopsis

9 year olds, dude

Director

Peter Segal

Cast

David Batista
Chloe Coleman
Parisa Fitz-Henley
Kristen Skaal
Ken Jeong
Greg Bryk

One of my wife’s biggest movie pet peeves is when kids are smarter than adults. While some kids are most definitely smarter than some adults, this theme almost always goes way too far when asking you to suspend your disbelief. Home Alone, Rookie of the Year, The Goonies, Spy Kids, Holes, any of the Harry […]

Wonder Woman 1984: Gloves Off

Film Title

Wonder Woman 1984

Synopsis

Easily the worst movie of the year

Director

Patty Jenkins

Cast

Gal Gadot
Kristen Wilg
Chris Pine
Pedro Pascal
Robin Wright

“Wonder Woman 1984” – Dick move (or, just fast forward to the good part). Wretched. I tried to think of the most appropriate adjective to describe Wonder Woman 1984 and…wretched. And I was looking forward to this film. Yes, I know – this is a DCEU movie we are talking about; I should know better. […]

Greenland

Film Title

Greenland

Synopsis

Yet another crummy disaster flick

Director

Ric Roman Waugh

Cast

Gerald Butler
Morena Baccarin
Roger Dale Floyd
Scott Glenn
Randal Gonzalez
Scott Poythress

“Greenland” – Wanna get away? Greenland is the perfect movie for 2020. It includes needless violence; an idiotic treatment of science, government, and the military; and the end of the world. All I wanted was a big, dumb, loud, fun disaster movie to escape into for a couple of hours. Instead, I was reminded of […]

Over The Moon (Netflix)

Film Title

Over The Moon

Synopsis

An animated musical about the first pre-pubescent female astronaut.

Director

Glen Keane

Cast

Glen Keane
Ruthie Ann Miles
John Cho
Cathy Ang
Edie Ichioka

“Over the Moon” – It’s sort of a myth. After the very excellent Klaus last year, I was hoping for a good follow up from Netflix in Over the Moon. By the end of the film, I found myself explaining to my son what is a MacGuffin and why the plot’s urgency makes no sense […]

Godmothered

Film Title

Godmothered

Synopsis

Will Farrell with a magic wand and a pink dress

Director

Sharon Maguire

Cast

Isla Fisher
Julian Bell
Mary Elizabeth Ellis
Stephnie Weir
Santiago Cabera

Oh no. Uh oh. I haven’t even asked a question yet. Was it a bad movie? Yes. Don’t watch it people. Don’t watch it. We didn’t even finish the movie. You didn’t even finish the movie? What was so bad about it? First thing is it didn’t have a villain. Second thing is it doesn’t […]

Soul (2020)

Film Title

Soul

Synopsis

An animated out of the body experience for a musician who has lost his way

Director

Pete Doctor, Kemp Powers

Cast

Jamie Foxx
Tina Fey
Rachel House
Alice Braga
Angela Bassett

When I play baseball, there are times when I am in such a great groove pitching that everything seems to slow down, background noise and visuals disappear, and playing the game becomes easy. In For Love of the Game, pitcher Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner) calls it clearing the mechanism. Others describe it as being “in […]

Come Away -A Tale Of Two Tales

Film Title

Come Away

Synopsis

Peter and Alice seek to save their parents from despair until they are forced to choose between home and imagination

Director

Brenda Chapman

Cast

Angelina Jolie
Michael Caine
Keira Chansa
Jordon A. Nash
Reece Yates
Jack Veal
Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Titles are one of the most important aspects of a film. In one, two, or a handful of words, a title has to tell us what the movie is about, be intriguing enough to convince us to spend money to watch the film, be memorable, and not be so long as to have diarrhea of […]