Film

“All Eyez On Me” Is A Jumbled Mess

HOLLYWOOD—I had been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the “All Eyez on Me” film chronicling the life of rapper Tupac Shakur. However, this movie is not what fans who grew up listening to the rapper’s music or following his life will expect. There is a major disclaimer that I have to point out, this is not a full-fledged biopic;...

“Happy Death Day 2U” Is Outlandish Fun

HOLLYWOOD—It was the movie that came out of nowhere and took the box-office by surprise in 2017, I’m referring to the horror comedy “Happy Death Day.” It was unlike anything seen in the horror genre before and its unique concept surprised many fans of the horror genre. The premise was simple: Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe), relives her death over...

“Dead Men Tell No Tales” Wins Memorial Weekend

HOLLYWOOD—Well, the summer box-office is in full-force people. Memorial Day has dawned upon us and it was a battle royal at the box-office between “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Alien: Covenant,” “Baywatch” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” So who would be victorious in this gargantuan battle, well Johnny Depp and company of course!...

“Jumanji” Continues Its Dominance At Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—For the third consecutive weekend, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” maintained its grip on audiences at the box-office. The Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart adventure earned another $20 million to bring its domestic total to over $317 million. Dare I say it now; I suspect that “Jumanji” will reign supreme again come next weekend, because there is not much...

“Pacific Rim Uprising,” Lots Of Fun

HOLLYWOOD—The first “Pacific Rim” flick which arrived in 2013 was met with timid results. I don’t think it was a bad film, but it was slightly different than what audiences expected. On top of that it wasn’t some groundbreaking sci-fi adventure that was delivering something to audiences we had seen before. Well, I guess you can argue it was...

“Birdman,” “Budapest Hotel” Lead Oscar Race

BEVERLY HILLS—It’s the moment critics and movie lovers have been waiting for all year long: The Oscar nominations! Nominees were announced on Thursday, January 15 by AMPAS President Cheryl Boone-Isaacs, actor Chris Pine, and directors J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. For the first-time in Oscar-history, all nominees were announced live. Normally, only the contenders in...

Jamie Lee Curtis Returning For New “Halloween” Film

HOLLYWOOD—It was news that brought music to my ears as a horror buff, but it was news at the same time that left me saying, “Just how in the world is that going to happen.” It was announced on Friday, September 15 that scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis will return to the iconic role that made her a star...

“Batman” Actor Adam West Dead At 88

LOS ANGELES—Actor Adam West, known for his starring role in the 1960s ABC television series “Batman,” died on Friday, June 9, in Los Angeles, following a short battle with leukemia. He was 88. “It's with great sadness that we are sharing this news...Adam West passed away peacefully last night after a short but brave battle with leukemia,” West’s family said...

“Poltergeist” Is Indeed A Classic

HOLLYWOOD—With Halloween fast approaching, we’ve celebrated the month here at Canyon News in the past discussing all types of various genres of horror from classics, remakes, reboots, sequels, supernatural, slashers to iconic franchises. However, for 2018, I wanted to really dive deep into a subgenre that I rarely explored: the supernatural or ghost story. When it comes to actual...

“The Lazarus Effect” Raises Some Questions

HOLLYWOOD—The prospect of the dead coming back to life has been something Hollywood has been tackling from the dawn of cinema. From zombies to ghosts, plenty of movies have asked the question: What if? Well a new film is answering that same question with a different theory. “The Lazarus Effect” tackles the issue of reviving the dead and the...
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