Review – Say The Magic Word and Win a Prize! (“Shazam!”)

Okay, here we go… again. In the 1940’s, Shazam was a comic book where young Billy Batson spoke the word,”Shazam!” and then turned into an adult superhero called Captain Marvel. BUT! In 1991, trademark conflicts between DC and Marvel, had Shazam and Captain Marvel separate into two different characters with their own backstories. Got that?…

Review – Horror and ConfUSion (“Us”)

After his phenomenal success with Get Out, everyone was looking at writer/director Jordan Peele to see what his next project would be because, let’s face it, it’s by your second movie that you are judged. Was his Get Out a fluke or a flash-in-the-pan, or is Peele the genuine article and possibly the next Spielberg?…

Review – Not Quite Captivating (“Captive State”)

The problem with aliens-taking-over-the-Earth movies is that they’re pretty much all the same. Oblivion, V: the Mini Series, The 5th Wave, Alien Nation, Battlefield Earth, They Live, The Darkest Hour, etc. Every one has humans fighting aliens to win back Earth, but at least you knew what was going on in those movies. * *…

Review – The Kids Are Alright (“The Kid”)

No, this isn’t a remake/reboot of Charlie Chaplin’s acclaimed film (thank God!). It’s yet another version of notorious outlaw and killer Billy the Kid and all his reported antics in the wild, wild West. Although there have been many versions of Billy, this one comes at it from a unique angle. * * What’s that…