The Witches | A Quirky Dahl Dark Children Movie that Circumvents Child Labor Laws

Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Welcome to Marwen) is a writer-director-producer whose films have always caught my attention even if I haven't always rushed to see them. Strangely enough Zemeckis is not the one who got me onto this film but three members of the cast did. Octavia Spencer (Truth Be Told, Hidden Figures, … Continue reading The Witches | A Quirky Dahl Dark Children Movie that Circumvents Child Labor Laws

Wild Card | Surprising but it lacks refinement

From writer William Goldman, director Simon West, and starring Jason Statham, Milo Ventimiglia, Sofia Vergara, Anne Heche, Stanley Tucci & Michael Angarano. It’s a remake of Banco (1986) lead by Burt Reynolds and based on Goldman’s novel Heat. Premise: Nick Wild is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. … Continue reading Wild Card | Surprising but it lacks refinement

Marley & Me | Nice family drama with a comedic touch

Based on the eponymous memoir by John Grogan, Marley & Me was directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) and stars Jennifer Aniston (Friends) & Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris). Premise: A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog. Review: The first time I saw this movie I wasn’t transcended by it. … Continue reading Marley & Me | Nice family drama with a comedic touch