Review: tick, tick….BOOM!

Lin-Manuel Miranda has had a solid year in 2021 as he transitions from theater to film. First, it was with “In the Heights,” based on his stage play. Next, the upcoming “Encanto,” Disney’s 60th animated film for which he contributed musical numbers. Now, from Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and Netflix, comes "tick, tick . . [...]

By |2021-11-12T08:30:59-07:00November 12th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|1 Comment

Virtual Advance Screening – Bruised

Netflix invites you to a virtual advance screening of BRUISED, starring Halle Berry on Tuesday, November 16  5 pm PT/8pm ET To RSVP, please click the link here to enter your information. A link will be sent to you the day of the event so that you can view the film FROM HOME. In Halle Berry’s directorial debut, Bruised, a [...]

Advance Screening- I Am Not Okay With This (Phx)

You're invited to a sneak peek of the new Netflix show I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS Tuesday, February 25 Harkins Tempe Marketplace 7PM   RSVP FOR TICKETS HERE I Am Not Okay With This is an irreverent origin story that follows a teenage girl who's navigating the trials and tribulations of high school, all while [...]

By |2020-02-21T20:30:43-07:00February 21st, 2020|Arizona, Screenings|0 Comments

“6 Underground”

Michael Bay is known for fast moving films with lots of flashing lights, rendering mayhem wherever he can get it on the screen. Ryan Reynolds is also known for fast moving films with lots of flashing lights, rendering mayhem where he can get it on the screen. Sounds like the right ingredients for an explosive [...]

By |2019-12-13T13:06:20-07:00December 13th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|2 Comments

Movie Review: Klaus

Just when you thought that cinema had exhausted a way to tell the story of Christmas, along comes “Klaus,” an animated feature on from director, Sergio Pablos in his directorial debut. The screenplay by Zach Lewis and Jim Mahoney starts out with Jesper, voiced by Jason Schwartzman. Intent on teaching him a lesson, his father [...]

By |2019-11-15T21:08:23-07:00November 15th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

‘Dolemite is My Name’

To be successful, a film not only needs to challenge intellect; it must challenge conventional wisdom, the thought that film must be a certain shape. In the 1970’s film convention was none-too-subtly challenged with the emergence of Blacksploitation films, starting with 1971's “Shaft,” “Coffy,” and “Cleopatra Jones” were marketed toward urban African-American audiences, but reached [...]

By |2019-10-25T11:14:59-07:00October 25th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile”

"Few people have the imagination for reality" is the quote "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile" [EWSEV] opens with.  At first, it seemed like an odd choice for what was to follow.  It's not the only creative choice in the movie that felt a bit unusual, but this is far from your typical True Crime [...]

By |2019-05-01T21:29:24-07:00May 1st, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|2 Comments

Review: “The Highwaymen”

America has a habit of romanticizing those who fight against the "establishment."  Sometimes this has included individuals who have made positive social impacts on our country.  But often the public and media have idolized outlaws and criminals.  Stories of Bonnie and Clyde conjure young rebellious love; a pair of lovers who robbed corrupt banks during [...]

By |2019-03-28T17:12:30-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Interview: John Lee Hancock & John Fusco discuss “The Highwaymen”

Netflix's latest feature, “The Highwaymen”, tells the story of Bonnie and Clyde’s demise through the eyes of the two former Texas Rangers that tracked them down. It’s a fascinating and vastly different experience from the 1967 “Bonnie and Clyde” classic. I and a handful of other journalists spoke with Director John Lee Hancock and Writer [...]

By |2019-03-19T17:38:33-07:00March 19th, 2019|Interviews, News & Articles|1 Comment

Interview with Ben Lovett – “The Ritual” Composer

A few years back we interviewed writer/director David Bruckner regarding his part in the horror anthology film “SOUTHBOUND”   David’s latest feature film, “The Ritual” which premiered at the Toronto Int Film Festival in late 2017 is now available for streaming on Netflix.  Days before the premiere we had the chance to talk to a few [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:57-07:00February 11th, 2018|Interviews, News & Articles|0 Comments