Gal Gadot


I always say that lowered expectations are a movie’s best friend, but Wonder Woman is making that next to impossible for me. How am I supposed to keep my cool about the first female superhero movie since 2005 (that was Elektra), which just happens to be directed by a woman (Patty Jenkins, who also directed Monster)? I’m also a huge fan of Gal Gadot, who is taking on the role of Diana in this origin story. Gadot is so much more than a pretty face, having served as a combat trainer in the Israel Defense Forces. She performs most of her own stunts, is a motorcycle enthusiast and is the mother of two little girls. Both of Gal Gadot’s grandparents are Holocaust survivors as well, so the mantle of Superhero seems all the more fitting.
My daughters are also pumped about Wonder Woman, having never seen a superhero movie about a GIRL in their lives. I’d say it’s about time. So, who wants passes to see Wonder Woman EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →


MOVIE REVIEW: “Anomalisa”- I Wasn’t Expecting Doll-Sex

No one walks into a Charlie Kaufman movie expecting the ordinary. He’s made it clear with films like Adaptation, Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind that he has no interest in making a blockbuster. Kaufman wants to challenge his audience and show them something completely out of the ordinary, even if it means infuriating them along with way.

Such is the case with Anomalisa, the tale of a man who has lost his ability to connect with other people. Michael Stone is a successful author as well as a husband and father, but his detachment from the world has left him numb to the point of worry. Even Michael can tell that his disinterest is abnormal but he doesn’t know how to fix it, and probably doesn’t care enough to try. Instead, he stumbles through life, hoping to find the one person who will make a difference. Then he meets Lisa. Continue reading →