Film

“Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark,” Plenty Of Fun

HOLLYWOOD—Let me be clear; “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is more like a compilation horror flick. What does that mean? Think of the Warner Bros. flick “Trick r’ Treat” or “Creepshow,” but a tamer version. The big screen version is an adaptation of the popular children’s book. The stories eventually link up in an impressive way. It’s...

“Scary Stories…” Loses At Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—As summer continues to dwindle down, the notion of a repeat winner at the box-office has constantly shifted. Two weeks ago “The Lion King” was victorious, last week it was “Hobbs & Shaw” and this week “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” came close to the top spot at theaters with audiences flocking for a scare. The horror...

“Hobbs & Shaw” Is High-Octane Fun!

HOLLYWOOD—Who would have guessed that out of all the characters from the “Fast & Furious” franchise that two add-on characters would get their on spin-off series before any of the original staples. Yes, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Jason Statham, virtual standouts from the franchise, have turned their iconic characters of Luke Hobbs (Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Statham) into...

“Crawl” Gets Underneath Your Skin

HOLLYWOOD—Have you ever watched a thriller that really found a way to get underneath your skin? I mean, it takes a lot to unnerve me as a moviegoer. I think the last flick that really gave me the squirms was “Arachnophobia.” I’m not a fan of spiders people, and that movie came out in the early 90s. Well, I...

Reboot Mania In Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD—As many TV fans prepare for absolute nostalgia with the return of the FOX classic, “90210” re-coined “BH90210” it got me thinking about the state of reboots in Hollywood. I mean it seemed to start with “Fuller House” and since we’ve had a ton of TV classics return including “Murphy Brown,” “Charmed,” “Will & Grace,” the list goes on...

“Hobbs & Shaw” Wins Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—It was an interesting weekend at the box-office, as the previous weekend’s champ, “The Lion King” took on the spin-off “Hobbs & Shaw.” With one dominating the box-office for the past two weeks, the other hoping to capitalize on the success of the “Fast & Furious” franchise. In the end, it was “Hobbs & Shaw” which dazzled audiences with...

“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” Is A Slow Burn!

HOLLYWOOD—Quentin Tarantino is one of those directors who takes his time perfecting his craft. He has delivered some iconic flicks during his illustrious career. I mean you have “Reservoir Dogs” to “Pulp Fiction” to “Django Unchained” to “The Hateful Eight.” If you want me to be honest I LOVED “Kill Bill Vol. 2,” but hated and I mean hated...

“Toy Story 4” Is Charming, Fun

HOLLYWOOD—“Toy Story,” it is perhaps heralded by many as one of the greatest animated flicks of all-time. I mean this franchise has the ability to leave grown adults crying out their tears. I honestly thought after “Toy Story 3” the franchise was done. It ended on such a climatic note with Woody, Buzz and the gang realizing that Andy...

“Men In Black: International” Is No Classic!

HOLLYWOOD—It is hard to fathom that the original “Men in Black” hit theaters back in 1997. That sci-fi adventure starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as agents investigating alien lifeform on the planet Earth. The first flick was a classic, the sequel was quite exceptional and the third installment, while not bad wasn’t as good as audiences wanted...

“The Lion King” Is No Classic!

HOLLYWOOD—Trying to reimagine a Disney classic is a surmountable feat. I mean “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Dumbo” and “The Jungle Book” are just some flicks that are trying to outdo the animated classic. I’ll be honest, I really only enjoyed “Beauty and the Beast” out of the plethora of flicks at this point. Why? There was...
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