Review – Quoth The Raven, “Netflix!” (“The Pale Blue Eye”)

Adapted from Louis Bayard’s 2003 novel, this Netflix-exclusive movie is written & directed by Scott Cooper, who has given us the bizarre movies Antlers, Hostiles, and Crazy Heart. And since this is about Batman meeting Dudley Dursely, I’d say that’s about right.  In the deadly winter’s chill of 1830, retired veteran detective Augustus Landor (Christian…

Review – Johnny Blaze And A Firestarter (“The Old Way”)

Take The Outlaw Josey Wales, Unforgiven, True Grit, and a smattering of several of Eastwood’s “Man With No Name” spaghetti Westerns, and you’ll get this straight-forward, gritty simple tale of Western revenge, but this one has Nick Cage and a former Firestarter! His name is Colton Briggs (Cage) and you best be running when you…

Review – Cranky Hanks (“A Man Called Otto”)

Based on the book, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, which was made into a Swedish movie back in 2015 (see review below), we get the Americanized version with everyone’s favorite actor, Tom Hanks, as a verbally abrasive old widower. But really, what was the point? To date, I have never seen an Americanized…

Review – Wait, Did Chucky Have A Sister? (“M3GAN”)

Yes, you’ve seen killer doll movies before like the Puppet Master franchise, Dolls, Annabelle, Dolly Dearest, the Child’s Play franchise, and many more, but this one has a twist using A.I. as a jumping-off point. A doll that has A.I.? Well, that doesn’t sound so bad, does it? Hee hee hee. Gemma (Allison Williams, who…

The Best and Worst Films of 2022

2022 was a come-back year for cinema, what with all theaters opening back up and streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, AppleTV+, Disney+ , and others flexing their motion-picture muscle and making many first-run films they opted to NOT show in any theaters. With that in mind, here’s MY personal pix for the best…