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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    ★★★

    I may be one of the few, but I thought the Pirates of the Caribbean series got better with its last installment; "On Stranger Tides." Six years after that film and more than a decade after the series started, we get "Dead Men Tell No Tales" which starts out fantastically, but ends up being...just okay.

    The opening set piece is a lot of fun. We find Jack Sparrow and his group of friends attempting to rob a safe from a…

  • The Snowman

    The Snowman

    The main character's name is Harry Hole.

    Director Tomas Alfredson has tried to explain away the lack of coherence in "The Snowman." He's told us that 10 to 15% of the script was never shot. How Multi-Academy Award winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker was brought in try to make something, anything out of the film.

    But Tomas hasn't explained why the main character's name, bastardized from its original Norwegian, became Harry Hole.

    I assure you, dear reader, this minor spoiler will…