Film

Movie Watching, “Friday The 13th” Marathon!

HOLLYWOOD─I don’t know what to say, but I have been a fan of the “Friday the 13th” films since I was a little kid, probably since the age of 4 or 5. I have ALWAYS been a fan of horror films, but let me be crystal clear (node to Crystal Lake), I am NOT a fan of 80s slasher...

Movie Watching Madness

UNITED STATES─So many people have been telling me just watch a movie if you’re bored, and I tell them I’ve watched so many movies I just cannot watch anymore. I think this is particularly the case when it comes to watching movies on cable TV. It’s like we pay all this money for all these channels, but there is...

“Onward” Showcases Brotherly Bond

HOLLYWOOD─There is not much animated cinema out there to entertain the kiddies nowadays, but if there was one that can be uplifting and powerful it’s the Pixar flick “Onward.” Upon first glance it looks like all the other animated movies out there, but there is indeed something a bit special about “Onward.” What is it? It highlights the bond...

“Spenser Confidential” Is Highly Entertaining

HOLLYWOOD─I heard plenty of buzz about this action-thriller starring Mark Wahlberg that was on Netflix. I hadn’t thought much of it, but with a bit of spare time on my hands I gave the flick “Spenser Confidential” a viewing, and dare I saw I was quite surprised. Look, I wouldn’t tout my film expertise, but I have to say,...

“The Hunt” Is Polarizing Cinema

HOLLYWOOD─I see why this movie has been delayed, why it has been so highly controversial. If you’re not certain what film I’m referring to, I’m talking about “The Hunt.” Polarizing is just one of the words that I can use to describe the premise and the way this movie unfolds. Political? Yes! Violent? In ways that you can only...

“The Way Back” Is A Stirring Drama

HOLLYWOOD─This movie has been touted as a comeback performance for actor Ben Affleck, who hasn’t really had a box-office hit or critical darling in quite some time. The drama “The Way Back” puts Affleck in the spotlight and in a way that takes a page directly from his personal life. You’re going to walk into the theater having some...

“Bloodshot” Is A Complete Bust

HOLLYWOOD─I don’t know how to say this, but it seems whenever Vin Diesel does any film outside of “The Fast and Furious” franchise it just doesn’t knock the ball out of the park. The one exception to that rule is “Pitch Black” which was before those high-stakes car flicks. Diesel’s latest outing, “Bloodshot” tackles another superhero, one that might...

“Onward” Wins Box-Office Again

HOLLYWOOD─The box-office took a major blow and I mean major blow as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic taking the country by storm. There were three new releases in theaters, but none of them were a match for last weekend’s winner, “Onward” which maintained its grip on audiences; at least those who still ventured out to the theater. The animated...

Where Is Originality In Cinema?

HOLLYWOOD─This is a question I have wanted to know for years: where is the originality in cinema? It feels like the great movies of the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s are long gone. I mean the level of originality in moviemaking in those decades were amazing. I mean you had films like “Public Enemy,” “Gone With the Wind,”...

“The Call Of The Wild” Offers Tons Of Heart

UNITED STATES─A classic novel has received another big screen adaption. I’m referring to the 1903 novel by Jack London “The Call of the Wild.” Look let me be crystal clear about this movie, while Harrison Ford is receiving top billing as the star of this movie, he’s not. The star of this movie is a dog, and that dog’s...
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