Tag Archives: John Goodman

Review: ‘Atomic Blonde’ (cold war knock-down and drag-out)

Other than the subject of spies, this thriller is nothing like James Bond… and that’s a good thing. In the days prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989, the Cold War was almost over. Operatives … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ (it’s good to be the king)

Everyone wants to be the king… until it’s time to do king stuff. As the US exits the Vietnam War in 1973, monster hunter Bill Randa (John Goodman) and geologist Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkins) manage to secure government funding for … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Monsters University’ (the prequel you didn’t demand)

Unable to move forward, Monsters, Inc. scares up the past for fun and profit. After a Monstropolis field trip, Little Mike (voice of Billy Crystal) decides to dedicate his life to pursuing a career in scaring. At Monsters University, he … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Flight’ (Denzel’s after-school special)

Denzel Washington’s one-note character is a prisoner of a one-thought plot. Meet Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington), a second-generation flyboy who spends more time in a bottle than he does asleep, but only barely. After a fateful night of boozing and … Continue reading

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Review: ‘ParaNorman’ (a paranormal mystery family film that doesn’t pull its Halloween punch)

A smart, contemporary monster movie that doesn’t talk down to its young or adult audience. Meet Norman, a skinny middle school kid that everyone thinks is a freak because he claims he can talk to the dead. In a New … Continue reading

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Review: ‘The Artist’ (awards season is getting the silent treatment)

A story that’s so sweet and innocent, it’s practically forgivable for being the awards bait it’s being offered up as. One of the biggest actors in 1927 Hollywood is George Valentin (Jean Dujardin), a silent film star working for a … Continue reading

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