Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Everything, Everything

Director Stella Meghie’s Everything, Everything is a charming love story about an eighteen-year-old girl (Amandla Stenberg), who has had to live in a controlled environment all her life due to a deficiency in her immune system that would imperil her living in the outside world.
When a handsome young man’s (Nick Robinson) family moves in next door, her hormones go into hard drive and she begins to rebel against her doctor mother’s (Anika Noni Rose) desire to keep her in isolation.

Screenwriter J. Mills Goodloe, who wrote the superb Age of Adeline, has created a very interesting way of portraying a story about characters in a claustrophobic situation by showing their dreams of what might or should have been as they interact.  And, Meghie has done a fine job of drawing fine performances from her actors.

Love is Everything, Everything and I give this film a 4 out of 5.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Co-Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg have created a winning addition to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
The action is superb, the effects (especially the ghosts) are fabulous and the cast members, including Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites and even Johnny Depp perform, wonderfully.

This is much better than a “popcorn” movie.  This is a really good film.

I give Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales a 4.6 out of 5.  See it and enjoy.


It’s silly.  It’s stupid.  It’s downright juvenile.  But, Director Seth Gordon’s Baywatch is, admittedly, often fun and amusing.  Sometimes, it’s even so bad that it’s good, if you know what I mean.
Perhaps, it’s the sign of the times, with the state of the Country being as it is.  You just have to take a break and laugh at the chaos.  

Dwayne Johnson is a friendly cartoon of himself; Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach and Iifenesh Hadera are hot babes: Priyanka Chopra is a good baddy and Zac Efron often tries to be part of the action.

If you’ve made the mistake of seeing trash like Alien: Covenant and are looking for some mindless entertainment to make you forget, then Baywatch may be just what you need.

I give it a 3 out of 5.