I don’t think I would qualify myself as a lover of musicals. “Damn, I just got my gay card back with my words on “Rita Moreno,” and now I have to give it up again?” Nah. Here to save me, here to save movie theaters, and perhaps here to give us all a breath of [...]
Midway through "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It," Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) delivers a brilliant line. "The court accepts the existence of God every time a witness swears to tell the truth. I think it's about time they accept the existence of the Devil." How can our legal system lean on one belief [...]
An interesting thought occurred to me as I sat down to watch Craig Gillespie’s “Cruella.” I am not a studied acolyte of the works of Dodie Smith. Or of Bill Peet’s animated classic, let alone Glenn Close’s two turns as the nefarious Cruella de Vil. So, it would seem natural that my indoctrination to this [...]
Flexing both his writing and directing skills, John Krasinski provides a sequel that falls just a few decibels below the first.
"Spiral" marks the ninth (!!) film in the "Saw" series, but it is the first that is not directly related to the repeatedly retconned storyline. Carrying the subtitle, "From the Book of Saw" it begins a new chapter with characters who are all aware of the Jigsaw Killer but have never been involved in any [...]
Hot off 2020’s “The Gentlemen,” Guy Ritchie is back with his latest, the suave, and sophisticated “Wrath of Man.” Jason Statham fills the definition of suave to a ‘T,’ or rather an ‘H.’ Ritchie gives us just enough to be curious about who ‘H’ is. Knowing Ritchie’s film library, anything less than explosive would be [...]
Mortal Kombat We live in an era of reboots and sequels where groups of disparate people come together for a common cause. Some have worked well (see “Logan” and “X-Men: First Class” as examples), while others have not worked out so well (see Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” as an example.) Don’t take that last suggestion [...]
"Voyagers" begins with a fascinating premise. To man a space vehicle that will take 86 years to reach its destination, the crew is bred in a lab and raised in isolation, so they will be unable to miss the Earth they are leaving behind. That concept raises so many ethical and logistical issues which could [...]
Early on in “Godzilla vs. Kong,” there's a moment that sets the entire stage for the film – that of one of the most basic of human traits; an intrinsic and rather tacit gesture that symbolically defines the awesome and fierce battle to be laid in front of our eyes. Now, to put this into [...]
As I pressed play, I wondered what was in store for me. My gut feeling was that it would likely be "better" than the Whedon Version, but at what cost? Below is a list of thoughts that danced through my mind while I absorbed the pinnacle of DCEU epicness.