Tag Archives: 7 Pieces Of

“The Post” – a historical drama that’s all too relevant today

Nutshell: Dynamic performances, and a story about a moment in the Nixon White House where the POTUS tried to break the First Amendment. Echoes of the current administration can’t be denied. Definitely one of my Top 10 films of 2017.  … Continue reading

Posted in 7 Pieces Of | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

7 Pieces Of: “Battle of the Sexes”

Nutshell: Seriou, funny, riveting and real, Battle of the Sexes digs into the lives of two tennis superstars and paints a picture of the era…and problems in our world we still seem to be grappling with. Grade: A- “Time to … Continue reading

Posted in 7 Pieces Of | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“It” floats just as well as the original

Nutshell: This reboot/remake of the 1990 TV miniseries has a different feel to it, but dammit if it doesn’t pack a punch.  A young cast full of poised-to-break-out stars, a director who knows how to handle the spooky, and a … Continue reading

Posted in 7 Pieces Of, In Horror, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” – beautiful, messy

Nutshell: Dazzling, beautiful, uneven.  The lightning-in-a-bottle that was Besson’s The Fifth Element doesn’t strike twice here, even though the visuals and world-building magic is definitely present and accounted for.  It’s as if with Valerian, Besson focused more on the universe … Continue reading

Posted in 7 Pieces Of, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“War for the Planet of the Apes” is the APE-x of this series

Nutshell: Literally awe-inspiring.  Director Matt Reeves and an incredibly talented group of motion capture and live action performers deliver a meditation on what it means to be human…and how humanity isn’t something you’re born with by simple genetics, but something … Continue reading

Posted in 7 Pieces Of, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” slings lots of fun and tons of heart

Nutshell: Another revamp of the Spider-Man story?  Yep.  And this time it’s a keeper. As a young man with extraordinary powers, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is definitely a marvel.  And this (sorta)solo outing does the character and MCU justice. Welcome … Continue reading

Posted in 7 Pieces Of, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

“The Mummy” – action, monsters, and Tom Cruise

Nutshell: More a “Tom Cruise Action Movie With Monsters In It” than a monster movie starring Tom Cruise.  The first act is a rock ’em sock ’em action extravaganza that leads into a very interesting peek at Universal’s “Dark Universe”. … Continue reading

Posted in General Mayhem | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment