Review – Two Girls, One Cup of Kryptonite (“Thunder Force”)

Writer/director/actor Ben Falcone has been on a crusade to write his wife, actress Melissa McCarthy, movie after movie until he makes a good one. He had one (The Boss), but all his others (The Happytime Murders, Superintelligence, Life of the Party) have bombed big time. But practice makes perfect, right? Right?? It’s 1983 in Chicago…

Review – Father Knows Best? (“The Father”)

In The Matrix, Morpheus tells Neo, “If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.” But what if you suffer from dementia? In this harrowing film, based on director Florian Zeller’s French play, we learn that ‘real’ is just a construct. His name…

Movie theaters are back open, baby! But should you go?

After what seems like years, many movie theaters in the greater Los Angeles and Ventura county areas have reopened with more expected to open after April 1. Why? If you recall, raging Covid-19 numbers skyrocketed last year, prompting theaters to shut down until those numbers came back down, which they finally did after the vaccination…

Review – No Country For Old Neeson’s (“The Marksman”)

Liam frickkin’ Neeson. The man has made quite a career out of being a bad-ass in cinema with films like his Taken trilogy, The Commuter, Cold Pursuit, Run All Night, and Non-Stop. But he’s shifted lately, getting softer with Honest Thief and Ordinary Love. Could Liam be mellowing? This has been one lousy week for…