Review – Going, Going, Not-Quite-Gone (“Going In Style”)

Looks like it’s remake time again! Harken back to 1979 and the dramedy that starred iconic George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg, about three septuagenarians who, just to relieve their boredom, decided to rob a bank. Spinning this version with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin, they decide to rob a bank because…

Review – Who’s The Boss? (“The Boss Baby”)

Babies. They drool, take naps, poop a lot, talk incoherent gibberish, and plot to save the world from puppies! At least in THIS movie, they do. Based on the 2010 kids picture book by Marla Frazee, Dreamworks Animation is up against Warner Bros., who came up with last years hilarious baby-caper movie, Storks. Do I…

Review – Shell Schlock (“Ghost in the Shell”)

Based on both the ultra-violent Japanese manga comic book and animated film, this adaptation combines elements of I, Robot, Blade Runner, The Matrix, Strange Days, HBO’s Westworld, RoboCop, A.I., and Surrogates, while at the same time still paying homage to the original source material. But was all that too much? * * Set in Japan…

Review – Buffalo CHiPS (“CHIPs”)

If you remember CHiP’S, the hit 80’s TV show about two CHP officers who had outrageous daily experiences on their routine traffic duties, then you’ll probably recognize this very formula set-up. Yes, it’s just another attempt to capitalize on resurrecting old TV shows back to the silver screen like 21 Jump Street or Starsky &…

Review – In Space, No One Can Hear You Yawn (“Life”)

In a blatant rip-off of Alien (with a little Gravity thrown in for good measure) you have a thoroughly predictable sci-fi/horror epic set in space aboard an international space station somewhere in the distant future where anything that CAN go wrong, GOES wrong. And look! A cleaned-up Deadpool is there to help things along! *…

Review – Kong is Still King (“Kong: Skull Island”)

Call it what you want: a reboot, remake, or re-imaging, this movie about the only original American monster (unless you count the Cloverfield creature) has a unique spin on it since its last outing with Peter Jackson’s 2015 goofy CGI remake. THIS movie lays the ground- work for what can be only be described as…