Late Summer Movie Xtravaganza!

Summer 2017 is rolling into the final stretch, and checking Rotten Tomatoes there is a surprising number of highly rated movies at the theater right now. Which film should you plonk $15 down and view in a  theater and which should you stream on an airplane? I’ll give you the rundown on 4 pics which…

VPL or Bust: The Beguiled

  Colin Farrell ignites Confederate panty pudding as he takes a turn in The Beguiled in a role made famous in the 1971 movie starring Clint Eastwood. Wounded by enemy shrapnel, Colin is a Union soldier stranded in Virginia; a young girl named Amy stumbles upon him and brings him back to the all-girl school…

The Girl on the Train: Get Emily Some Chapstick

Based on Paula Hawkin’s New York Times bestseller, The Girl on the Train was one of 2016’s most anticipated movies. I’ll go verdict first on this movie adaptation: don’t see it. Maybe if you are bored on airplane (or a train for that matter), check it out. I’ve enjoyed Emily Blunt’s work over the years.…

“Captain America: Civil War”: Movie Review

And here comes Jeremy Renner with his trusty bow and arrow … The Avengers writers must hate Jeremy Renner. The 13th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a plethora of characters and action—each superhero one upping the other—and they always trot out Jeremy Renner with his bow and arrow. It looks so weak against…

Barbershop The Next Cut: Sitcom in Waiting

The thing that most impressed me from Barbershop 3: The Next Cut was Ice Cube’s business acumen, because I imagine Cube and the other producers made a quite a bit of money off this. Cube filmed this on (I’m sorry to say) a sort of cheap looking set of a barbershop, but the camera makes sure…

The Boss: Trailer Affliction

I wish movie theaters had an plan like Hulu where you could pay an extra $5 and get a trailer-free movie experience. I schedule meticulously to time my arrival at movie theaters expressly to avoid trailers of movies I want to see. In the case of some comedies, you have seen 3/4 of the best…

“10 Cloverfield Lane” Movie Review

Every family has one. You see it all the time on Facebook and other social media: the conspiracy theorist. Whether they are 9-11 Truthers or trying to convince you about FEMA camps, almost everyone has that one outspoken friend or relative that you simply KNOW has a bunker built in their backyard complete with iodine…

“The Witch” Movie Review: The Devil You Know

Puritan New England doesn’t look like it was very much fun. The fashion is a disaster. The log cabins are drafty. And remember toilet paper hadn’t been invented yet. The setting of the movie The Witch reminded me of the camping trips from Boy Scouts that I hated, because I’m basically the human version of…

Crimson Peak: Haunted Hiddleston is Hot

I love seeing horror movies, because it is quite difficult to make a good one. For every classic like The Shining or The Blair Witch Project, there seem to be several crappy Paranormal Activity sequels to get through. But finding a real gem is worth it. The thing about Crimson Peak is that you think…