Movie Going

“Black And Blue” Is Fun, Nothing Stellar

HOLLYWOOD—This was a movie that I was quite eager to see because I felt its ability to tackle a serious issue involving police officers and the community is so important. I mean you have an Oscar-nominated actress in Naomie Harris as the star, so that is plenty of pull, but the problem is the script is not as strong...

“Trick” Offers Very Little Horror Treats

HOLLYWOOD—It is indeed Halloween, but if you’re looking to be spooked, be aware that “Trick” is not a treat people. The horror flick follows a serial killer who returns every Halloween to unleash a bit of mayhem on the world. “Trick” has a genius concept, but that concept becomes too convoluted to the point as a viewer you feel...

“Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil” Lacks The Punch!

HOLLYWOOD—Just because a movie strikes magic once, doesn’t mean it will necessarily strike magic twice. I’m referring to the sequel to Disney’s hotly popular “Maleficent.” Its sequel, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” sees Angelina Jolie return to the villainess role. Jolie just plays evil so well America; it’s a testament to Jolie’s caliber and range as an actress. She does...

“Zombieland: Double Tap” Is Campy Fun!

HOLLYWOOD—Who could have imagined that precisely 10 years after its predecessor was released that the sequel “Zombieland: Double Tap” would be unleashed in theaters, with all of its core cast returning. Think about what I just said, its entire core cast returning. Yes, the 2019 sequel reunites Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin, all who have...

“The Shining” Is Unnerving!

HOLLYWOOD—My trend of exploring horror that hasn’t been on my radar is continuing just in time for Halloween, and this one is a good one to say the least. How so? I’m referring to the 1980 classic directed by the great Stanley Kubrick. Any guesses as to what movie I’m referring to? It is “The Shining.” Yes, it might...

“Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil” Wins Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—After dominating the box-office for more than 2 weeks, the “Joker” finally dropped out of the top spot. Who was the lucky flick or shall I say villain that claimed victory? It was Angelina Jolie and her wicked portrayal of Maleficent, in the sequel “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” that earned $36 million. While the flick won the box-office, it’s...

“Gemini Man” Is Double The Mess!

HOLLYWOOD—Sometimes even the advancement of technology cannot save a bad movie. Rarely have I given passes to such things because in my opinion technology or visual effects are supposed to be a heightened effect of a story that is already being told. Look at it like a bonus. However, the genius touch of double Academy Award winner for Best...

Jason, Freddy Or Michael Myers: Horror Icons!

HOLLYWOOD—Halloween is fast-approaching America and for many Americans, the idea of watching a great horror flick or something scary is front and center. With that being said, there are many flicks from the 80s that completely defined horror for many millennials and those after us. If you were born in the late 70s or in the 80s you are...

“The Addams Family” Is No Fun Ride

HOLLYWOOD—Can you believe that it took nearly 80 years before fans of the iconic Addams Family would finally get an animated version of the characters to hit the big screen? Yes, it surprised me to because in some alternate universe I was certain that there was an animated movie version of this TV classic. However, it never happened until...

“Joker” Trounces “Gemini Man” At Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—I said it last week, and I will say it again, “Joker” is a movie that has so much buzz people want to see it. Last week it earned over $96 million during its debut weekend in theaters, this week it remained on top of the box-office grossing another $55 million. That is damn impressive because the flick only...
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