This comes as one of the better adaptations of a King story, bringing along with it some fun, frightening terror, as one man’s memories become a haunted house in a creepy hotel room.
Cell. 2016. Directed by Tod Williams. Screenplay by Adam Alleca & Stephen King, based on King’s novel of the same name. Starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Stacey Keach, Joshua Mikel, Alex ter Avest, Griffin Freeman, E. Roger Mitchell, & Wilbur Fitzgerald. The Genre Co./Benaroya Pictures/Cargo Entertainment. Rated R. 98 minutes. Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller ★★★Continue reading “Cell is an Okay Zombie Flick but King Can Do Better”
Unbreakable. 2000. Directed & Written by M. Night Shyamalan. Starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlayne Woodard, Eamonn Walker, Leslie Stefanson, & Michael Kelly. Touchstone Pictures/Blinding Edge Pictures/Barry Mendel Productions/Limited Edition Productions Inc. Rated Pg. 106 minutes. Drama/Mystery/Sci-Fi ★★★★★ Everyone has their starkly contrasted opinions of M. Night Shyamalan. DespiteContinue reading “Unbreakable: Comics in Real Life”
Django Unchained. 2012. Directed & Written by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, James Remar, David Steen, Dennis Christopher, Don Johnson, Franco Nero, Bruce Dern, M.C. Gainey, Jonah Hill, Tom Wopat, Don Stroud, Russ Tamblyn, Amber Tamblyn, and Tom Savini. The Weinstein Company/Columbia Pictures. RatedContinue reading “Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained: Slavesploitation”
The Hateful Eight. 2015. Directed & Written by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, James Parks, Dana Gourrier, Zoë Bell, and Gene Jones. The Weinstein Company. Rated 18A. 187 minutes. Comedy/Drama/Mystery ★★★★★ For me, when I first got interested in film QuentinContinue reading “The Hateful Eight: Tarantino & Race Relations in America”
Avengers: Age of Ultron. 2015. Directed & Written by Joss Whedon; based on the Marvel comics by Jack Kirby & Stan Lee. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell,Continue reading “Avengers: Age of Ultron & Style Over Substance”