Film

“Beasts Of No Nation” Is Hauntingly Good

HOLLYWOOD—I’m just going to give this disclaimer early on, “Beasts of No Nation” is not a fun movie to watch. It’s brutal and I mean that with respect to the level of storytelling, the imagery, the violence, the acting and more important how the tale delivers a slice of what is happening in some third-world countries in the world....

Jack Nicholson In “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”

HOLLYWOOD—With Oscar season in full-force, I want to focus the next few weeks highlighting some of the greatest flicks to ever be crowned that coveted accolade of Best Picture and even highlighting flicks that were robbed of the big prize. This year we go way back to a time when actor Jack Nicholson was proving that he was a...

“Dirty Grandpa” Too Crude To Be Funny

HOLLYWOOD—It has been said time and time again that doing comedy is no easy task. People point out the importance of simplicity, while others note ‘trying to be funny’ and ‘just being funny’ are two different things. Perhaps “Dirty Grandpa” should take note. This raunchy comedy starring Oscar-winner Robert De Niro and heartthrob Zac Efron pushes those boundaries a...

“Kung Fu Panda 3” Kicks Butt At Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—Well a new titan reigns supreme at the box-office. The sequel “Kung Fu Panda 3” rose to the top spot at the box-office earning $41 million; that is the highest debut so far for the year 2016. While the debut was big enough to claim the top spot, it does fall slightly compared to its predecessors: “Kung Fu Panda”...

“Spotlight,” Idris Elba Big Winners At Screen Actors Guild Awards

HOLLYWOOD—Now the fun begins! Awards season has been in full-force, but one of the strongest predictors in foreshadowing what might transpire on Oscar night is the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The ceremony was held on Saturday, January 30 from the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall. As usual the show opened with actors and actresses chronicling their start in the acting...

“The Boy,” A Surprising Thrill-Ride

HOLLYWOOD—I’m a firm believer that anytime a movie has a silly title or a title that directly references what the movie is about, it’s not a good sign. I’ve come to realize in recent years that sometimes a simple title can be just as effective as a clever one. The latest flick to delve into the psychological/horror realm, “The Boy”...

“Ride Along 2” Delivers Some Serious Funny

HOLLYWOOD—Well, they’re back! Kevin Hart and Ice Cube re-team for the sequel “Ride Along 2” which follows Detective James Payton (Cube) and his protégé Officer Ben Barber (Hart) as they head to Miami to battle crime. The first flick which proved to be a box-office hit, has all the same elements from the first installment, but decides to amplify...

“The Revenant” Wins Snowy Weekend At Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—It may have been a snowy weekend on the East Coast, but that still didn’t stop moviegoers from heading to the multiplex. In a slow weekend at the box-office, it was “The Revenant” that reigned supreme taking in over $16 million. After nearly 3 weeks in theaters, the Leonardo DiCaprio thriller has taken in over $120 million at the...

“Spotlight” Is Sensational, Masterful And Powerful Filmmaking

HOLLYWOOD—Speaking from the perspective of a reporter, yes the term can be moved around slightly depending on those who prefer journalist, I’d like to consider myself a reporter. One who does the digging, the investigation and not the incentive to rush a story for the pure sake of getting it out there before everyone else without having all the...

“Ride Along 2” Dethrones “Star Wars” At Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—Well after more than a month dominating theaters, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has been dethroned. The buddy cop sequel “Ride Along 2” claimed the top spot over the weekend taking in over $41.5 million during the holiday weekend. The sequel starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube added more star power with Olivia Munn and Ken Jeong. While an...
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