Film

“Secret Life Of Pets 2” Victorious At Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—Another weekend, a new champion at the box-office. Last week it was “Godzilla: King of Monsters” to rule, this weekend, it was the sequels “Dark Phoenix” and “The Secret Life of Pets 2” that battled for the top spot. Let’s just say the results were not that impressive. The supposedly final installment of the “X-Men” franchise for the Marvel universe...

“Godzilla: King Of Monsters” A Worthy Sequel

HOLLYWOOD—I thought this was perhaps not only the worst movie I saw in the year 2014, but perhaps one of the worst flicks that I’ve seen in a real long time. That flick was the remake of “Godzilla.” Was it the fact that the movie lacked star power? Nope. Was it the fact that the special effects were lackluster?...

“Ma” Is Quite Unnerving, Frenetic Fun

HOLLYWOOD—It is Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer in a role unlike anything we’ve seen her in before. I had to take a moment to come to the realization that this woman has appeared in a lot of movies, but has never had a starring role until now. Spencer shines as a twisted woman, who might appear sane, but if you dig...

Taron Egerton Shines In “Rocketman!”

HOLLYWOOD—Let me be very clear please don’t attempt to compare “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “Rocketman.” Yes, while both movies are about musical icons, one about Freddie Mercury, the other about Elton John, they are not similar to say the least. How so? “Bohemian Rhapsody” was a biopic (actually a drama) that had music in it, while “Rocketman” is an actual...

“Godzilla” Wins Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—There were a lot of new offerings at the box-office this past weekend. That is a rarity the week after the big Memorial Day holiday weekend. You had the sequel “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” “Ma” and “Rocketman” all vying for the top spot and moviegoers money. However, it was a monster that reigned supreme. “Godzilla: King of Monsters” dethroned...

“Brightburn” Is A New Realm Of Horror

HOLLYWOOD—When was the last time you saw the superhero genre turned upside down on its head? Yeah, think about that one for a minute. A new genre has been dropped on audiences in the realm of superhero horror, I would almost compare it slightly to the CW series “Supernatural,” but even that flick doesn’t dive as deep as the...

“Aladdin” Is No Classic

HOLLYWOOD—There has been a trend lately in Hollywood: let’s do a live-action version of all of our favorite classics. Some have seen success at the box-office, some have been panned by critics and some have fallen flat compared to the original. You can now add another Disney classic to the list, “Aladdin.” Yes, that classic which starred Robin Williams...

“Pokémon: Detective Pikachu” Is Subpar

HOLLYWOOD—There are those films made to appeal to all, and then you have those flicks that tend to have a specific audience they attempt to target. I’m not a major fan of such films because I believe true cinema can appeal to anyone, it just depends on how the script and characters are written and depicted rather that success...

“Long Shot” Offers Quality Laughs

HOLLYWOOD—Seth Rogen is a guy that many would deem a comedy genius. He has delivered some hilarious comedies in recent years. I mean I was baffled, but in the best possible way with the raunchy 2007 hit “Superbad.” He followed that success with the iconic “Neighbors” and the flick that every kid wanted to see, but were banned from...

“Aladdin” Wins Memorial Day Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—I honestly think all the flicks coming out next weekend, should have come out this past weekend. Why? It seems the live-action version of “Aladdin” wasn’t the big draw that filmmakers suspected, even with a big name like Will Smith portraying the iconic character known as Genie. For such a Disney classic with name recognition, I expected maybe a...
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