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‘Eddie the Eagle’ nails sports movie formula

The reason we likes movies like “Rocky” is because they make us feel good. But, yeah. There’s definitely a formula to these. But like making cookies, it’s easy to do it right, but just as easy to screw it up.

“Eddie the Eagle” nails that formula and it makes for a tasty little, mindless treat about real-life British downhill skier, Eddie Edwards.

eddieIs it good? Does it matter? It’s fun to watch. It has all the feel-good moments, and the cast is great.

Hugh Jackman is always good. No question the dude has talent, but it’s nice to see him playing a lighter role. Jackman plays an alcoholic former American Olympian who trains Eddie. But it’s Taron Egerton who steals the show.

I thought he was great in “Kingsmen”, and his director on that one (who served as producer here) thinks he should play young Han Solo — but Egerton has some fun range. It should be fun to see where his career goes from here.

Either way, enjoy this one.

Full EDDIE THE EAGLE movie review at Examiner.com

Release date: February 26, 2016

Directed by: Dexter Fletcher

Written by: Sean Macaulay and Simon Kelton

Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Jim Broadbent, and Christopher Walken

Running time: 1 hour 45 mins

MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material, partial nudity and smoking

‘X Men Days of Future Past’ nearly fixes a broken universe

Give credit to Bryan Singer. His presence was sorely missed during his absence from the Marvel mutant universe. I think we can all agree that “X3” was a total mess under the direction of Brett Ratner. And Wolverine’s solo films have ranged from sloppy to unnecessary.X-Men-_Days_of_Future_Past_113

“First Class” proved that the X-Men still had something in the tank, and now with Singer back in the director’s chair, he is nearly able to fix all the mistakes that have been made since he left, and put the franchise on the right course for future installments.

Full X Men Days of Future Past movie review at Examiner.com

Release date: 5.23.2014

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Ian McKellan

‘The Prisoners’ is relentless and intense film with tons of plot twists

prisonersPICWhat would you do if your child was taken? What if you felt the police had the right suspect and for whatever reason was letting him go, letting him walk….letting him go free?

Hugh Jackman and Terrance Howard playing working class suburban fathers whose daughters are abducted on Thanksgiving. As the film plays out, we see how each man deals with the pain and grief and helplessness. One of them even goes so far as to abduct the lead suspect in the case, determined to beat the truth out of him. Continue reading ‘The Prisoners’ is relentless and intense film with tons of plot twists