2009 Leonard Maltin Guide: Actors and Directors Index Adds
With the new Maltin Guide comes the addition of new names to the star/director index (plus the inevitable axing of others). Since putting the guide together every year and making editorial decisions is no easy task, let's not be too harsh on the deletions, which this year included: George Burns/Gracie Allen, Danny DeVito, Deanna Durbin, John Goodman, Michael Keaton, John Malkovich, Sharon Stone, and Debra Winger. Instead, let's take a look at the "graduating class" of 2007/08.
New "Faces" added to the Leonard Maltin Guide 2009 Index:
Here is a list of the 2017 films I've seen, and my opinion of them. Filmmakers who toil on the almost-impossible mission of making a feature length film should not have their work dismissed on a pass-fail basis so easily. That being said, this is just one man's opinion, and on a blog at that, and the savvy moviegoer will read enough of the reviews of professional film critics to allow a blog here and there to "list" favorites and least favorites.
n/a so far
Get Out. Best seen as satire.
John Wick: Chapter 2. Will please fans of the original (when it gets going)-- it's even better than the first, if, at times, the violence gets video game-ish.
Kong: Skull Island. Summer movies have started two months early; fun!
Logan. Maybe what was needed story-wise, but a little too Terminatoresque in the telling, and far too depressing overall.