Concussion, from Writer-Director Peter Landesman, tells the story of Dr. Bennett Omalu, the pathologist that discovered CTE (Chronic traumatic encephalopathy) – the brain condition that plagues football players due to repeated concussions. However, is Omalu a good subject for a feature film?
The Mission: Impossible series has proven over the years to be fairly reliable in terms of quality. The first movie was solid, while the second was far shakier, but three had a great villain in Philip Seymour Hoffman and 2011’s Ghost Protocol marked a kind of renaissance for the series. Now with the fifth entry in the series, Rogue Nation, the message seems to be, “if ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
After seeing the trailer for Writer-Director Cameron Crowe’s Aloha, I was really excited to see a really well done adult comedy/drama about a guy trying to restart his life and win back his old flame while taking nuggets of advice from his eccentric boss. It’s too bad that the movie that ended up on the screen is nothing like that.