True Grit (2010) – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

DK Canada’s The Movie Book brings me another classic Coen Brothers film as I explore the What Else to Watch list following the recommendation of Fargo. My curiosity was piqued when I first heard about the idea that the Coen Brothers were going to remake the iconic western that originally starring John Wayne, with one…

Avengers: Endgame (2019) – Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

***SPOILER FREE ZONE*** The super-sized issue twenty-two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe hits theaters Thursday, and superhero fans around the planet have no idea what to expect. So take a breath and enjoy that moment. No doubt by the end of opening weekend, tons of people will be spoiling the film for others (intentionally or…

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – Blu-Ray Review

After ten years, and eighteen previous films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe came together in a way that no other film series has done. Since 2008, with the introduction of Iron Man, Marvel has built upon each film, creating an interwoven reality, and hinting at a terrible threat to come. That threat has arrived. Avengers: Infinity…

No Country For Old Men (2007) – Joel & Ethan Coen

  The last recommendation for my viewing of Night of the Hunter for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book is this crime thriller from the Coen Brothers. The story follows a trio of characters, and two million dollars. When Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) comes across the fallout of a drug deal gone…

Sicario (2015) – Denis Villeneuve

  Emily Blunt as idealistic FBI agent, Kate Maser, finds herself enmeshed in the terrifying and brutal escalating drug war along the U.S. border in this tightly wound, hair-trigger of a film from Denis Villeneuve, the director of Prisoners. After a brutal discovery during a tactical raid, Maser is recruited by Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) who…

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) – James Gunn

I have to commend Marvel Studios with what they’ve done in bringing the Marvel Universe to the big screen. By establishing the basics of the universe with the first series of films leading into The Avengers, the collection generated goodwill in the audience by giving them solid stories, solid direction, brilliant production and A-List talent…

Trailer Tracks: The Goonies (1985) – Richard Donner

Steven Spielberg and Richard Donner working with a script from Christopher Columbus created this great film that starred Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green and Martha Plimpton. I can’t remember how many times I’ve seen this one, I know I played the soundtrack on cassette so many times the lettering faded from it,…

Men In Black 3 (2012) – Barry Sonnenfeld

For a film based on a rather dark comic property, these films tend to be light and fun and mindless popcorn entertainment, when they work. The third outing, feels way overdue, but I settled in, finally to take a look at the third installment of the franchise. K (Tommy Lee Jones) is in trouble (and…