Film review: “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (2017)

“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets ” (2017) Science Fiction/Fantasy Running Time: 137 minutes Written & Directed by: Luc Besson Featuring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, and Rutger Hauer Doghan-Dagui: “We know how humans work. They are all so predictable.”  Sergeant Laureline: “Clearly, you have never met a woman.” There are very few …

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Film review: “Logan Lucky” (2017)

“Logan Lucky” (2017) Action/Comedy Running Time: 119 minutes Written by: Rebecca Blunt Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Featuring:  Adam Driver, Channing Tatum, Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston and Sebastian Stan Joe Bang: “I am in-car-ce-ra-ted.” Jimmy Logan: “Yeah, we got a plan to get you out.” Joe Bang: “You Logan’s must be as simple minded as people say.” Jimmy and Clyde: “Do …

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Film review: “Annabelle: Creation” (2017)

“Annabelle: Creation” (2017) Horror Running Time: 109 minutes Written by: Gary Dauberman Directed by: David F. Sandberg Featuring:  Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia, and Miranda Otto Linda: “Janice says she’s seen your daughter.” Samuel Mullins: “My daughter has been dead for a long time.” I have gone on record to say that 2017 has been a very good year …

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Film review: “Atomic Blonde” (2017)

“Atomic Blonde” (2017) Action Running Time: 115 minutes Written by: Kurt Johnstad Directed by: David Leitch Featuring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones Gray: “Lorraine Broughton, an expert in escape and evasion. Proficient in intelligence collection and hand to hand combat. That’s an impressive set of skills.” Lorraine Broughton: “Talents can be overrated.” Reducing this weeks …

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Film review: “The Big Sick” (2017)

“The Big Sick” (2017) Comedy Running Time: 124 minutes Written:  Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon Directed by: Michael Showalter Featuring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Adeel Akhtar and Anupam Kher Terry: “Let me give you some advice, Kumail. Love isn’t easy. That’s why they call it love.” Kumail: “I don’t really get that.” Terry: “I know. I thought I could just …

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Film review: “Baby Driver” (2017)

“Baby Driver” (2017) Action Running Time: 113 minutes Written & Directed by: Edgar Wright Featuring:  Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Bernthal Doc: “So here’s the thing, I’m looking at some of the country’s finest thugs and of course young Mozart in a go-cart over there. People love great bank robbery stories, so let’s …

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Film review: “Dunkirk” (2017)

“Dunkirk” (2017) Historical Drama Running Time: 106 minutes Written & Directed by: Christopher Nolan Featuring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy  Commander Bolton: “You can practically see it from here.” Captain Winnant: “What?” Commander Bolton: “Home.” Apparently this is a film that writer/director Christopher Nolan has wanted …

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