Movie – * Swiss Army Man (2016)
Evil bunny takes center stage from the main characters, but the film pulls off an entertaining adventure.
Bryan Cranston (Robert Mazur) plays a role remarkably like his character in Breaking Bad, where his undercover activities start to alter his normal personality. The film paints the life of an infiltrator well, but offers no insight for our investment in the journey.
The Olympia Comic Fest in June was once again a great venue for creators to share their works with fans and enjoy the Danger Room’s events. Being a short drive from Portland was great, but made it hard to stay for the stage show and signings which had happened earlier…
Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) and Mark Rylance (BFG) were both very good with their animated cast. The Roald Dahl story provided a lot of fun images. The conflicts (child consumption, bad dreams, etc.) were largely off-screen or historical making the film a very pleasant but also bland adventure.
Randy’s daughter, Sally, is as much of a sleuth as he is. How can he protect her as a parent when she takes the same risks he does? He is himself the counter example to every admonishment he delivers. How can you be the right example for children who aren’t…
Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, was played by John Cusack and Paul Dano, both well cast. Elizabeth Banks was also good, but the story overindulged the portrayal of his mental state and glossed over how the controlling psychiatrist came to dominate him.