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“The Many Saints Of Newark” Disappoints

HOLLYWOOD—Many people made it crystal clear to me “The Many Saints of Newark” is NOT the HBO classic “The Sopranos.” It is a prequel to that iconic TV series that I must admit I have seen plenty of episodes. Now would I consider myself a diehard fan of “The Sopranos?” No, but I have enough working knowledge to understand...

“The Omen” Is Indeed A Classic!

HOLLYWOOD—I was slightly wowed how great of a movie the 1976 classic “The Omen” directed by the late Richard Donner blessed the world with. You might be asking what is it about this horror flick that makes it a classic. While the title alone screams danger is headed in your direction. It’s about a couple who have been trying...

“Cry Macho” Hits The Right Notes!

HOLLYWOOD—I have said this before and I will say it again, Clint Eastwood is a master behind the camera and in front of the camera. He might be 91, but as a filmmaker he excels at crafting these stories that just pierce at the heart. His latest outing “Cry Macho” is not top tier movie making, but it is...

“Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings” Is Fun!

HOLLYWOOD—Marvel is back again with its latest superhero flick, one that is different and unique in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” This tale is fun because it brings Asian representation to the Marvel universe, a new focus in a franchise that we have not seen up till this point. The film stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi/Shaun....

“Malignant” Is A Horror Mess!

HOLLYWOOD—You know how you hear about a movie and it just looks like it will be good, but after seeing that film you discover you’ve been hoodwinked? That is how I feel about the new horror film “Malignant” from modern horror genius James Wan. This is the man who helped craft the ingenious “Saw” in 2004. He then delivered...

“Candyman” Is No Masterpiece

HOLLYWOOD—I did not like the 1992 film “Candyman.” I thought it was a massive disappoint in the horror realm. There was nothing spooky about it and just fell flat to me. The new remake at the helm of writer Jordan Peele I thought would be interesting, especially after the initial teaser from last year. However, the 2021 version of...

“Reminiscence” Is Mind-Bender Of A Puzzle

HOLLYWOOD—If you could re-live your past memories over and over again would that be something of interest to you? That is the age old question the thriller “Reminiscence” presents to the audience. Intriguing? Without a doubt, but just because you have the concept in play doesn’t mean the story aligns with the idea. Something I’m going to give this...

“Snake Eyes” Offers No High-Octane Fun

HOLLYWOOD—I was a fan of the cartoon and action figures “G.I. Joe” growing up as a kid, hell I even enjoyed the first flick “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” back in 2009, however, the sequel “Retaliation” from 2013 not so much because it lost the punch that the first flick delivered. I do not understand why this “Snake...

“Don’t Breathe 2” Fails To Scare Audiences

HOLLYWOOD—When the thriller “Don’t Breathe” arrived in theaters in 2016 it was a fun, mesmerizing ride. It was a unique take on horror, where a blind man found himself fending off three intruders who broke into his house. Look at it this way: it was “A Quiet Place” before “A Quiet Place” arrived in theaters. Stephen Lang as the...

“The Suicide Squad” Offers Some Fun

HOLLYWOOD—I might be the only person to say this, but I absolutely loved the 2016 flick “Suicide Squad.” There were a lot of people in the movie universe who panned and absolutely hated that movie. I was not one of those individuals. I thought it had a captivating plot, interesting characters, great narrative, tons of action and a fun...
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