Review – Below the Rim (“Pacific Rim 2 : Uprising”)

The one thing I really hate about sequels is, many times the original writer(s) and director never come back to give the second film any justice, just like in the perfectly dreadful Caddyshack 2 or Son of the Mask. So, what do you often get? A horrible screenplay, terrible direction, and a cast that is…

Review – Raiders Of The Lost Croft (“Tomb Raider”)

It seems we can’t go a single week without a movie coming out that isn’t a reboot or remake of a previous movie. What the hell, Hollywood?? What’s next, the entire Harry Potter film canon?? * * But I digress… this review is about the remake/reboot/reimagining of 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. (face palm)  In a…

Review – A Horse of a Different Color (“Thoroughbreds”)

Forget the current dismal remakes in town and go see this rare gem; a film that looks like it’s directed by Wes Anderson, maybe written by Kelly Freemon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen), and possibly scored by someone from those Conjuring series. But it’s not! * * Welcome to Connecticut, homes of the ultra-rich and…

Review – No Daylight Savings Here (“A Wrinkle In Time”)

Disney first took a crack at Madeleine L’Engle’s novel back in 2003 (see review below) and it wasn’t pleasant. So, they upped the ante, got big-named Hollywood stars, had Ava DuVernay (Selma) direct, Wreck-it Ralph screenwriter Jennifer Lee adapt the book, and increased the budget by $100 million. Think it worked? Let’s see…  * *…

Rant – Hollywood Remakes Itself… Again

In the movie All That Jazz, there’s a song that states that “everything old is new again”, and in Hollywood, practically every old movie is either being remade, rebooted, or re-imagined. Why? Because, after what looks like nearly a hundred years worth of scripts and screenplays, Hollywood’s finally run out of ideas! My college teacher…

Review – Be Careful What You Wish For (“Death Wish”)

Another remake? Seriously!? In yet another “lather, rinse, repeat” cycle that is the new Hollywood (and it ain’t over yet!), we are subjected to what screenwriters are doing today: giving up and recycling old movies because they can’t think of anything new. Weep, if the tears will come… * * Ripping-off the 1974 Charles Bronson…