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“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...

“The Invisible Man” Spooks Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD─The month of February ended on a strong note at the box-office. How so? Universal’s latest take on the horror classic, “The Invisible Man” debuted in the top spot with an impressive $29 million haul. Yes, the movie only cost $7 million to produce so, it’s a major win for the studio and producer Jason Blum who has seen...

“The Invisible Man” Is A Ton Of Fun

HOLLYWOOD─I was so giddy to see the rebirth of a horror classic based on the iconic novel by H.G. Wells. Of course, we have the 1930s entry known as “The Invisible Man.” While not true horror, back then it was something unknown so it frightened the audience. If we’re talking about the most recent taken on the invisible man,...

“Brahms: The Boy II” Is A Waste

HOLLYWOOD─I will admit that the 2016 movie “The Boy” had a very interesting premise. While not the most original, the idea of a doll being a potential evil spirit was a lure, but the big twist at the climax of the movie slightly killed the tension, but also perked up the audience in my opinion. I never expected a...

“Sonic” Wins Box-Office Again

HOLLYWOOD─A small, blue, furry, fast hedgehog dominated the box-office for the second consecutive weekend. That’s right the big screen version of “Sonic the Hedgehog” mesmerized audiences to the tune of $26 million, an impressive haul, but it was nearly dethroned by another film opening during the weekend. “Sonic” has already crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box-office...

“Sonic The Hedgehog” Is Videogame Fun

HOLLYWOOD─If you grew up in the 80s and you played video games, you are well aware of the SEGA Genesis character, Sonic, notably “Sonic the Hedgehog.” The character was easily the most popular of any of the games from the SEGA universe. The movie does not have an original premise where an alien creature comes to Earth to prevent...

“Birds Of Prey,” Is A Mixed Bag

HOLLYWOOD─There were a ton of people out there that hated “Suicide Squad,” but I was not one of those people. I actually enjoyed the movie thoroughly and it was not because it had an exceptional narrative. It was because of standout, Harley Quinn portrayed by Margot Robbie. Robbie brought a level of chaos, manic excitement and just contagious energy...

“Fantasy Island” Is Nothing To Scream About

HOLLYWOOD─It is a new take on a TV classic, but it’s not as fun as one would think. I’m referring to “Fantasy Island” which is a place where one’s dreams can come true, but in this horror interpretation it’s where nightmares become reality. The premise follows five people who are brought to the island to live out their greatest...
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