Review – Lights! Camera! Mayhem! (“The Bubble”)

So, you think that making a movie is easy, huh? Many films have tried to show the crazy antics of a film team in action (Ed Wood, Tropic Thunder, Bowfinger, etc), but this behind-the-scenes film of a movie production goes beyond the pale! In this absurdist Netflix/Judd Apatow film, the pandemic never looked so funny.…

Review – Romancing The Movie (“The Lost City”)

How about this for a movie: a romance novelist who daydreams and sets her stories of high adventures with a flashy, hunky, guy and one day actually goes on one of her own adventures for real? That’s Romancing the Stone, right? Well. . . Sandra Bullock stars as Loretta Sage, a recently widowed, depressed, and…

Chris Pix for the 2022 Academy Awards

Well, it wasn’t as bad as LAST year, as all the movie theaters opened back up again (yaay!). We got a bumper crop of great films, ranging from a blockbuster musical remake to a black & white retelling of a classic Shakespearian tale. Even previous superheroes donned cowboy hats and roamed the backwoods or became…

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…