FANTASTIC FOUR | Monday Movie Review

This image from FANTASTIC FOUR shows Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell as Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm.

A superhero movie that flops out in the theaters can still become one of someone else’s favorite movies for the rest of their life (for me, that movie is Batman Forever; it apparently stunk in the box office, but I loved it for years and still will occasionally revisit it). 20th Century … Continue reading

WHIPLASH | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film WHIPLASH that features Miles Teller as Andrew playing the drums as J.K. Simmons as Fletcher looks on.

J.K. Simmons shatters any preconceived notions of his acting ability with his award-winning portrayal of the menacing jazz instructor Terence Fletcher in Damien Chazelle’s latest drama Whiplash. Fletcher’s baseline is unadulterated rage, and anything else is almost just pretense. His furor ranges from debilitating, foul-mouthed mind games slapping them on the cheek to throwing … Continue reading

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