“Creed II” is another knockout victory for the boxing series

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPNVNqn4T9I The first Creed had the incredibly daunting task of rebooting the legendary Rocky franchise, starring a new character with Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky playing second fiddle, to boot. That’s a large pedestal of inspirational moments and montages to live up to, but it did so vastly better than anyone expected, becoming the best movie in … Continue reading “Creed II” is another knockout victory for the boxing series

“The Crimes of Grindelwald” brings the magic of the Wizarding World to a grinding halt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bYBOVWLNIs Ever since I saw the first Harry Potter movie as a doe-eyed fourth grader I have seen all the movies in theaters and, even including 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, believe there wasn’t a single bad apple in the bunch. They’re all good or great in their own ways, each adding … Continue reading “The Crimes of Grindelwald” brings the magic of the Wizarding World to a grinding halt

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” solidifies Melissa McCarthy as one of the best performers working today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvJIaNsf_bY Everyone loves a good con artist story. They’re usually, speedy, energetic capers about the follies of living too fast and too hard, only for the harsh realities to come swift and vengeful. Notables that come to mind are Catch Me if You Can, The Wolf of Wall Street and American Made, all movies with … Continue reading “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” solidifies Melissa McCarthy as one of the best performers working today