Movie Review: GET ON UP

GET ON UP | © 2014 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd Writers: Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, story by Steven Baigelman and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth Director: Tate Taylor Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: August 1, 2014 The late soul singer/entertainer James Brown was known as “the hardest-working man in show business” and the biographical drama with music GET ON UP shows us why in detail. It is also consistently entertaining and intermittently moving, but by the end, we realize that it hasn’t been all that illuminating. We see Brown’s traumatic childhood, which suggests the adult Brown […]Read On »

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Movie Review: EDGE OF TOMORROW

EDGE OF TOMORROW movie poster | ©2014 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor Writers: Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, based on the novel ALL YOU NEED IS KILL by Hiroshi Sakurazaka Director: Doug Liman Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: June 6, 2014 What if the premise of GROUNDHOG DAY – a man who wakes up to live the same day over and over – were applied to a science-fiction war drama? One answer to that question is provided effectively and mostly engrossingly by EDGE OF TOMORROW, the film adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel ALL YOU NEED IS […]Read On »

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