Joker

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Joker Directed by Todd Phillips Written by Todd Phillips and Scott Silver The Joker has long been amongst the top villains in comic book history, and here we have a gritty origin style film which gifts us with perhaps Joaquin Phoenix’s best performance of his career.  Masterfully shot and with what I believe is a stroke of cinematic genius (more on this later), this film gets the ‘Writing a Movie RIGHT’ review. Here comes the spoilers. Joaquin Phoenix sinks into this character of Arthur Fleck and plays him with such a fragile balance between… Continue reading

Rambo Last Blood

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Rambo Last Blood Directed by Adrian Grunberg Written by Dan Gordon, Matthew Cirulnick, Sylvester Stallone Rambo has long been an action hero staple in theaters, and each outing has seen the character of John Rambo take on one form of injustice or another.  This film seemed to have tried hard to give the look and feel of the successful Logan (2017), but with sub-par acting and some of the worst dialogue ever written this film is just painful to watch. Here comes the spoilers. John Rambo is living the sunset of his life out… Continue reading

Angel Has Fallen

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West   Angel Has Fallen Directed by Ric Roman Waugh Written by Robert Kamen, Ric Waugh, Matt Cook, Creighton Rothenberger, and Katrin Benedikt   This is the third film in the Fallen series, and Gerald Butler is back again in his role as Secret Service agent, Mike Banning.  This time we have Morgan Freeman as the president, and a delightful performance by an aged Nick Nolte as Banning’s father.  The cast is solid and the action is well paced, but some moments are so larger than life you would need quite some background before the… Continue reading

Fast & Furious Presents:  Hobbs and Shaw

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West   Fast & Furious Presents:  Hobbs and Shaw Directed by David Leitch Written by Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce   Rock and Statham had great clashes and comedy gold butting heads and egos in Fast Eight that seeing them get their own spin off film was a must.  Both already being two major actors in the action film genre doesn’t hurt either in this film.  Certain to gross a huge payday at the box office, I expect to see at least one more film with these two characters.  The story is the typical bad… Continue reading

Spiderman Far From Home

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Spiderman:  Far From Home Directed by Jon Watts Written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers Action superhero comedy is a genre that lends itself into goofball setups and often sight gags.  Spiderman has long been the franchise that has kept a good balance of the goofiness of being a growing teen with superhuman abilities with a sense of moral justice torn between saving the day and protecting ones family and friends.   Now comedy is hard.  The two writers had a tall order with trying to give audiences some humor following the events of… Continue reading

John Wick 3

  Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West John Wick 3:  Parabellum Directed by Chad Stahelski Written by Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, and Marc Abrams Coming back again with the third installment of what can easily be a long continuing series of Action Thrillers, John Wick 3 delivers the phenomenal tactical action film that has a ever growing fan base that may soon change how other action films are made.  Of course imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and this film not only delivers with the action sequences, but also has a wonderfully delivered subtle storyline that hints… Continue reading

Brightburn

  Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Brightburn Directed by David Yarocesky Written by Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn How many times does a trailer make or break a film?  More often than not right?  This is exactly the case for Brightburn.  This movie feels like a great idea that was given to mediocre writers who have no real sense of how to deliver a story by slowly revealing details that would explain everything.  The trailer gives it all away and that is such a shame.  I strongly feel with a tightly edited trailer and film sequenced differently, would have… Continue reading

Dark Phoenix

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West Dark Phoenix Directed by Simon Kinberg Written by Simon Kinberg More often than not a great epic storyline from a comic book can never seem to live up the hype on the big screen, and this is such a case.  Since the first X-Men movie back in 2000, filmmakers have tried in vain to deliver a Dark Phoenix storyline, but as the train wreck of a film that was 2006’s X-Men:  The Last Stand was it is not an easy feat.  Here we have a successful writer from films like Mr. and Mrs. Smith… Continue reading

Long Shot

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West   Long Shot Directed by Jonathan Levine Written by Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah   What a refreshing story and take on the usually bland or vomit inducing romantic comedy film!  I start off with such a exclamation because I do hope this film connects with wide audiences as it truly deserves to be.  Solid direction, excellent performances by the cast, and a solid storyline that actually takes the risks and delivers with something fresh to say about the real value of integrity in these modern times where image is seemingly most important.  The… Continue reading

The Hustle

Writing Movie “WRONGS” By Jim West   The Hustle Directed by Chris Addison Written by Jac Schaeffer   Based upon the classic 1988 Comedy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine this is the modern day female centered version which I am sad to say is a major flop and relies too heavily upon trying to fit a perfect mold cast by the film it is trying so hard to imitate.  This should have easily been a film to allow twists and turns and more physical comedy from its stars, Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson.  The writer completely… Continue reading