Saturday, November 12, 2016

Review - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Tina Fey takes a stab at a semi-serious role in a drama about a US journalist in Afghanistan. When the story focuses on the sometimes-wacky-sometimes-perilous job of reporting in a war-torn country, the picture is actually pretty good. Unfortunately we also get the usual Fey character, caught between her role as a competent professional and her inability to self-actualize without a man. Mildly amusing

Friday, November 4, 2016

Review - Holidays

Here’s yet another horror anthology cobbled together from holiday-themed shorts directed by different folks. Predictably, it’s a mixed bag (I continue to believe that Kevin Smith’s best days are well behind him). At best it’s good without being great and at worst it’s diverting and not much more. Mildly amusing

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Review - London Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen, the London version. Once again the President (Aaron Eckhart) is imperiled by terrorists, and once again his favorite plays-by-his-own-rules Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler) comes to the rescue. The conspiracy this time around is so vast that everyone up to and including the Buckingham Palace guards would have to had been in on it. But those explosions sure are nice and loud. Mildly amusing