Tag Archives: Josh Brolin

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

When the Mexican drug cartels begin helping terrorists across the border, the Defense Department hires Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) to stage a kidnapping in order to start a war among the cartels… A stand-alone sequel to Sicario (2015) that tries hard to copy the intense style of that film. The results are worth a look, … Continue reading Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Deadpool 2

PREPARE FOR THE SECOND COMING.  After a tragedy that changes his life, Wade (Ryan Reynolds) meets a 14-year-old mutant (Julian Dennison) with fiery powers who is being hunted by a time-traveling soldier (Josh Brolin). The sequel will satisfy everyone who liked the first movie, especially if you’re into wisecracks and meta jokes, and there is … Continue reading Deadpool 2

Avengers: Infinity War

WHERE WILL YOU BE, WHEN IT ALL ENDS? Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) crash-lands on Earth in time to let the other Avengers know that he and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) have just faced the formidable villain Thanos (Josh Brolin) and that he’s coming to find the rest of the all-powerful Infinity Stones. The third movie in the … Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War

The Goonies

THE PIRATES MAP, THE VILLAINOUS CROOKS, THE UNDERGROUND CAVERNS, THE BOOBY TRAPS, THE SKELETONS, THE MONSTER, THE LOST TREASURE, AND THE MAGIC THAT IS THE GOONIES… A group of kids in Astoria, Oregon who call themselves ”the Goonies” find an old map that could lead them to a pirate’s treasure, but they get competition from a … Continue reading The Goonies

Hail, Caesar!

LIGHTS. CAMERA. ABDUCTION. In 1951, Hollywood fixer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) juggles a busy life, including trying to find out where the studio’s biggest star (George Clooney) has disappeared… The Coen brothers on familiar turf, with yet another kidnapping and a comedy set half a century ago. The biggest appeal here is how lovingly the … Continue reading Hail, Caesar!

Everest

NEVER LET GO.  In May 1996, several teams are trying to reach the Mount Everest summit, but they are not prepared for a blizzard that will test them severely. A film that draws inspiration from several sources, including journalist Jon Krakauer who was there during one of the deadliest Everest seasons ever and lived to … Continue reading Everest

Sicario: Beyond the Border

THE BORDER IS JUST ANOTHER LINE TO CROSS.  Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s first American film, Prisoners (2013), wowed some critics who labeled it a masterpiece. I thought its running time and some convoluted aspects of the script prevented it from brilliance, but was still impressed. Villeneuve’s second American film (after a Canadian-Spanish detour called Enemy, … Continue reading Sicario: Beyond the Border

Avengers: Age of Ultron

A NEW AGE BEGINS. When a program devised by Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) called Ultron becomes unexpectedly sentient and immediately targets The Avengers as a threat that needs to be extinct, our superheroes are in for a huge challenge. The sequel to The Avengers (2012) is so firmly entrenched in the Marvel universe and … Continue reading Avengers: Age of Ultron

Inherent Vice

In 1970, hippie private eye “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) looks into several events that are connected to the disappearance of a wealthy real estate developer in California… The first screen adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel is true to its labyrinthine, energetic style. A special kind of audience will love its freewheeling attitude, the visual … Continue reading Inherent Vice

Guardians of the Galaxy

WHEN THINGS GET BAD, THEY’LL DO THEIR WORST. Somewhere in outer space, a human pilot (Chris Pratt) lays his hands on an orb that contains powerful forces and is immediately hunted; along the way, he befriends a motley gang of warriors and adventurers. Another mighty Marvel adventure in 3D, but this time with heavy emphasis … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy