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…

Review – Three Stories Of Courage (“Dunkirk”)

Redeeming himself from his mind-numbing Interstellar, writer/director Christopher Nolan has fashioned a historical biopic told in a non-linear, three-part narrative from  different points of view, which all collide at the end. An impressive juggling feat that only Nolan and his trusty IMAX cameras can bring to the screen. * Based on true events, we begin…

Review – Hail Caesar! (“War for the Planet of the Apes”)

This is it! The fantastic conclusion of the CGI Apes saga that earned actor/motion-capture master Andy Serkis, a place in cinema history… and our hearts. From it’s start in 2011, this new reboot/re-imagining took everyone by surprise by its depth, emotion, and one helluva story arc. And it all ends today. (insert tear rolling down…

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…