Review – Bourne in the USA (“American Assassin”)

Looks like Jason Bourne or John Wick have a copycat cousin with this potentially new franchise of a secret FBI group of rogue assassins called Orion, taking on the dirtiest of jobs that happen in the world. And good ol’ Michael Keaton is there to lead them on, and this time without his Vulture costume…

R. I. P. – Richard Anderson (1926 – 2017)

I had the privilege of interviewing actor Richard Anderson at an absolutely terrible convention five years ago. You might recognize him from  Forbidden Planet, Paths of Glory, Seven Days in May, and, of course, The Six Million Dollar Man. He was extremely gracious and was delighted that I asked him about work that no one…

Review – Not Quite a Crap Out (“Lucky Logan”)

Director Steven Soderbergh is back after a four year absence to pretty much re-imagine his own past movies, under a screenwriter alias, “Rebecca Blunt”. What does that mean? That means you get a redneck’s version of Ocean’s 11 & 13, with good ol’ boys, John Denver tunes, and the Charlotte Motor Speedway as a backdrop.…

Review – No Hit Here (“The Hitman’s Bodyguard”)

What happens when an old 2011 dramatic screenplay gets greenlit for a movie, then the producers suddenly change their minds and want it to be a comedy instead? You get an eleventh-hour made picture that is about as clichéd riddled and plot-holed as you can find. Well, at least you have Deadpool and Nick Fury…

Review – It’s Bad to be the King (“The Dark Tower”)

Some said that taking all of Stephen King’s eight-book series, The Dark Tower, and dissolving it down to a single motion picture was sheer insanity. Can you imagine doing that to the Harry Potter series? Madness! But producer Ron Howard and some others over at Columbia Pictures thought it was a pretty good idea. Yeah.…

Review – This Movie Goes Nuclear (“Atomic Blonde”)

What happens when you break your hand during a movie and then have to move on to another? Simple! Make it part of your character! James McAvoy busted his hand while filming Split, so that cast you see him wearing in Atomic Blonde isn’t a prop. It’s very real and necessary. Ah, the magic of…