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Solo: A Star Wars Story

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Solo:  A Star Wars Story Directed by Ron Howard Written by Jonathan Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan For decades the character of Han Solo as played by Harrison Ford has long been a huge fan favorite character from George Lucas’ Star Wars films.  A sort of rebel without a cause attitude, and a fly by the seat of his pants life is what really draws fans to his character.  So with a film that intends to show us how the man we know as Han Solo become to be; needless to say the bar is … Continue reading

Ocean’s 8

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Ocean’s 8 Directed by Gary Ross Written by Gary Ross and Olivia Milch George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh had a successful series run with the Ocean’s films that managed to make several films with all male cast that now Hollywood decided it is time for the ladies to gang up.  In this film we have Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, and Awkwafina take on a heist of jewels at the Met Gala.  It is a heist with a revenge plot, and pretty straightforward story.  The … Continue reading

Deadpool 2

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Deadpool 2 Directed by David Leitch Written by Fresh off the mixed bag that was Avengers Infinity War and going up against the latest regurgitation from Disney for a standalone Star Wars film, Deadpool had only one job to do and that was entertain.  This film does it in spades.  Serving up not only issues with the Marvel Superhero films, but they also give the DC films their fair shots.  The writers did a great job cramming in so many easter eggs and references galore that it often feels like it is a film … Continue reading

Avengers: Infinity War

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Avengers:  Infinity War Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely A decade of buildup in what has been a feat of movie magic to layer and bring these various characters to the screen and now we are wrapping up a culmination of the decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (referred lovingly as the MCU).  This film clocks in under 3 hours and it is most likely another hour plus of film edits that hopefully will get to be seen in extended cuts.  This film is meant to … Continue reading

A Quiet Place

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West A Quiet Place Directed by John Krasinski Written by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, and John Krasinski Back in the early days of cinema, actors and actresses had to use only their facial expressions and body language to tell the story. Here in this film, those elements are reintroduced again, but in a world were alien creatures hunt by sound as the backdrop to a film that actually benefits from not explaining things, and having less dialogue. John Krasinski, perhaps best known for his role as Jim Halpert on the sitcom The Office, directs and … Continue reading

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Pacific Rim: Uprising Directed by Steven S. DeKnight Written by Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, Steven S. DeKnight and T.S. Nowlin Back in 2013, Guillermo del Toro gave us the first Pacific Rim film that begged for a sequel.  The first film had some heart and a decent emotional core to the story to run alongside huge robots called Jaegers fighting even bigger monsters called Kaiju.   Now in 2013 the film benefited from a solid casting of Idris Elba as Stacker Pentecost.  In this film we get John Boyega playing Stacker’s son Jake.  Boyega has … Continue reading

Ready Player One

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Ready Player One Directed by Steven Spielberg Written by Ernest Cline and Zac Penn Based upon a bestselling book that served up 80’s nostalgia on a warm post-apocalyptic platter has finally made its way to the big screen and the mere feat of the legal permissions needed to take the book’s fair use of copyrighted and trademarked characters and see on film is in of itself a miracle.  Yet some key things from the book did not make it to the film due to this very reason also.  Spielberg is a large part of … Continue reading

Black Panther

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Black Panther Directed by Ryan Coogler Written by Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole Black Panther was first introduced to us in Captain America:  Civil War when the king of Wakanda, T’Chaka is assassinated in front of his son’s eyes.  Picking up where ‘Civil War’ left off has us see Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa aka Black Panther) return home to Wakanda to assume his father’s place on the throne.  The film also stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and the tremendously talented Andy Serkis.  There are lots … Continue reading

Jumanji

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Jumanji:  Welcome to the Jungle Directed by Jake Kasdan Written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner A movie sort of sequel to 1995’s Jumanji film which was based on a book.  This film modernizes the premise of being transported into a board game by utilizing the games transformed into a video game.  Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, and Karen Gillam.  They play the in game avatars for the four high school students who get transformed into the game and must win the game to get … Continue reading

Bright

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Bright Directed by David Ayer Written by Max Landis This is an odd review as this is my first of a film that is on Netflix.  Netflix has taken a big step with making this film and getting an A-lister Will Smith to star is a considerable feat.  Yet the one issue that is not uncommon with film is poor story and plot.  Strong and full of potential premise gives way to poor writing.  Therefore this film fits the bill perfectly for what this site and its’ reviews strive to do. Will Smith and … Continue reading