Review – Puberty, Pimples, And Peculiar Pandas (“Turning Red”)

1985’s Teen Wolf plot has been spun into an eye-candy children’s treat about a vivacious, energetic 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian schoolgirl who has everything going for her. . . until she gets stressed and turns into a giant red panda! Another Pixar film (distributed by Disney) that is being shown exclusively on the Disney+ streaming service, has…

Review – The Cat, The Bat, and The Penguin (“The Batman”)

As much as there was controversy over Michael Keaton’s choice for Batman back in 1989, so was the announcement that Robert Pattinson of the Twilight franchise was going to don the famous cape & cowl. But were their trolls unfounded? Ah, there’s trouble in perpetually raining Gotham City (when isn’t there trouble in Gotham City,…

Review – Tyrion Lannister Sings? (“Cyrano”)

Based on Erica Schmidt’s 2018 stage musical (she wrote the screenplay and is married to Peter Dinklage), this movie is based on Edmond Rostand’s classic Cyrano deBergerac, the vain and highly-skilled swordsman whose large nose kept him from wooing the love of his life, Roxanne. In this adaptation, however, well. . . Dinklage, of Game…

Review – Tomb Raiding A National Treasure (“Uncharted”)

Indiana Jones, National Treasure, Sahara, Tomb Raider, King Solomon’s Mines, The Adventures of Tintin, and about a dozen other action/adventure movies are all ripped-off for this latest video game-to-film adaptation starring the MCU’s Tom Holland. I’m not a gamer, but I hear this Playstation game is extremely popular and generated quite the angry buzz over…