Review – Just Another Rom-Con (“The Hustle”)

No, this isn’t a documentary about the 70’s dance craze (i.e. “Do the Hustle!”), rather it’s the third remake of 1964’s Bedtime Story, which we already know as the much beloved 1988 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Michael Caine & Steve Martin. BUT! Being 2019, this remake must feature an all-female cast because it’s 2019. *…

Review – One Author To Rule Them All (“Tolkien”)

Author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, aka J.R.R. Tolkien, is well known to just about everyone, probably because of all the incredible movies made by director Peter Jackson. A certified genius in writing, Tolkien actually created 15 different Elvish dialects, along with languages for Ents, Orcs, Dwarves, and Hobbits. Astonishing! * * Told mostly in flashback,…

Review – Politics, Love, and Seth Rogan? (“Long Shot”)

Only in the movies, right? Only there can a drop-dead gorgeous female like Charlize Theron fall for a schlummly, chubby, dressed-like-a-loser kinda guy like Seth Rogan. Am I right? But in this politically-charged rom-com, that’s what you get. Would this happen in real life? Oh, hell no! So sit back and enjoy this fantasy! *…

Review – A MARVELous Ending (“Avengers: Endgame”)

In all my years I’ve never seen this kind of buzz or excitement for a movie. But, after watching (and enjoying) every Marvel movie for over 20 years, I really shouldn’t be that amazed. *SPOILERS AHEAD!* * * It’s the sequel to last year’s mega-blockbuster event, Avengers: Infinity Wars and, in case you were hiding…

Review – The Third Time is NOT the Charm! (“Hellboy”)

OMG, another remake?? Seriously? Apparently graphic novelist Mike Mignola, who created Hellboy, wanted a grittier, bloodier, R-rated version of his character and, since he couldn’t get director Guillermo Del Toro or actor Ron Perlman to come back, he went somewhere else. Well, like it or not, here’s a reboot of the Big Red Guy! *…