R. I. P. – Nelsan Ellis (1978 – 2017)

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Nelsan Ellis. I worked with him briefly on True Blood and found him to be a very gracious and very giving actor. He was not only talented but bright, friendly and conversational. I asked him if he wouldn’t mind appearing on our podcast and he agreed…

Review – Comedy Jackpot (“The House”)

Will Ferrell teams up with some of the best. John C. Reilly, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Hart, and former SNL team player, Amy Poehler. In this riotous picture that, I swear, has to be mostly improv’d, the chemistry of Ferrell and Poehler together hasn’t waned a bit since their days on late night TV. Every parents…

Review – Baby on Board (“Baby Driver”)

Of the slew of getaway driver movies out there, this one is my new favorite. From British writer/director Edgar Wright, who gave us the wickedly funny English films, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, comes this awesome slam-bang movie about a kid driver, his music, and the very bad people he associates with. Buckle…

Review – Southern Discomfort (“The Beguiled”)

A wounded soldier behind enemy lines. Seven innocent women all alone in a large plantation home that take him in to help him heal. What could possibly go wrong? Who knows? Maybe Zoot will be very naughty and light the Holy Grail beacon and deserve a spanking! But I digress… * * Director Sofia Coppola remakes…

Review – A Chick Flick With Teeth (“47 Meters Down”)

As the rights for this movie were changing hands from one studio to another, this film had already been shot, released on DVD (and VOD) and distributed on-line back in 2016 under the title, In The Deep. Oopsie-daisy! Nevertheless, this chick flick meets Jaws had enough teeth to be taken out of the Netflix stream…