Review – Not That Kind Of A Geek (“Nightmare Alley”)

Based on the 1946 novel by William Lindsay Gresham, director Guillermo Del Toro pulls a Steven Speilberg and gives his re-interpretation of a classic movie, only taking a lot more time in telling the story and giving it his unique style. If you’ve seen the 1947 movie with Tyrone Power (see review below), then you…

Review – Jail Bird Bullock (“The Unforgivable”)

This Netflix movie, with Sandra Bullock, is based on the 2009 British three-episode miniseries written by Sally Wainwright, about a woman who attempts to rebuild her life after being released from prison after killing a cop. Originally scheduled as a 2010 movie with Angelina Jolie and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, this Covid rescheduled film gets…

Review – It’s Good To Be The Kwisatz Haderach (“Dune”)

Here we go again! This is the fourth time putting Frank Herbert’s Dune on the screen. Besides the 1984 cinematic bomb, there was Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed attempt in 1974, plus the 2000/2003 mini-series on the old Sci-Fi Channel. Will this one be any good? It’s the year 10,191 and nobody’s invented sunglasses? Really? If you’ve…

Review – Bonkers Benigni Bounces Back (“Pinocchio”)

Pinocchio. The really bizarre 1883 Italian children’s book by Carlo Collodi has been made, remade, and rebooted to death from Disney’s 1940 iconic animated feature film to those .99 cent DVD’s at the Dollar Store. But here’s a new live-action version that’ll leave you questioning your own sanity. Faithful, almost TOO faithful the original book,…