‘The Way Back’ Movie Review: Sadfleck might just be the best Affleck

DIRECTORGavin O'ConnorSCREENWRITERSGavin O'ConnorBrad IngelsbySTARSBen AffleckAl MadrigalJanina Gavankar RATINGR (for language throughout including some sexual references)RUNTIME108 minutesRELEASE DATEMarch 6, 2020STUDIOWarner Bros. Pictures Heading into the theater, I had a good idea of how The Way Back was going to play out. For the most part, I was right. Not to say I'm some sort of cinematic … Continue reading ‘The Way Back’ Movie Review: Sadfleck might just be the best Affleck

‘Creed 3’ Moving Forward With ‘King Richard’ Writer

MGM is ready to go another round with Creed, having tapped Zach Baylin to pen the script for the third film in the Rocky revival series. Baylin also wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Will Smith vehicle King Richard, which recalls the story tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams’ father. According to the outlet, no … Continue reading ‘Creed 3’ Moving Forward With ‘King Richard’ Writer

‘Downhill’ Movie Review

Directed by: Nat Faxon & Jim RashWritten by: Nat Faxon, Jesse Armstrong & Jim RashStarring: Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zach Woods, Zoë Chao & Miranda OttoRuntime: 79 minutesRelease date: Feb 14, 2020 (Limited)Rating: R (for language and some sexual material)Genre: Drama, ComedyStudio: Searchlight Pictures It's a beautiful day and you're planted on the deck of … Continue reading ‘Downhill’ Movie Review

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Movie Review: A beautiful day indeed

Directed by: Marielle Heller Written by: Noah Harpster & Micah Fitzerman-Blue Starring: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, & Chris Cooper Rating: PG (for some strong thematic material, a brief fight, and some mild language) Runtime: 108 minutesStudio: TriStar PicturesRelease date: November 22, 2019 (Wide)Genre: Drama If you’ve caught any of the marketing for … Continue reading ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Movie Review: A beautiful day indeed

‘Joker’ Movie Review: Chilling, Absorbing Villain Origin Offers Important Life Lesson

Directed by: Todd PhillipsWritten by: Todd Phillips & Scott SilverStarring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Di Nero, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy & Brett CullenRating: R (for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images) Genre: Crime, Drama, HorrorRuntime: 1 hr. 55 min.Release date: Oct. 4, 2019Studio: Warner Bros. At this point the Joker is as … Continue reading ‘Joker’ Movie Review: Chilling, Absorbing Villain Origin Offers Important Life Lesson

Retro Review: Martin Scorsese’s ‘The King Of Comedy’ (1982)

Directed by: Martin ScorseseWritten by: Paul D. Zimmerman Starring: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott & Sandra BernhardGenre: Comedy, DramaRuntime: 1 hr. 49 min.Released: Dec. 18, 1982Studio: 20th Century Fox Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro recently earned rave reviews coming out of the New York premiere of their upcoming Netflix film The Irishman. … Continue reading Retro Review: Martin Scorsese’s ‘The King Of Comedy’ (1982)

‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Review: A Satisfying Send-off

Directed by: Adrian GrunbergWritten by: Matthew Cirulnick & Sylvester StalloneStarring: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Adrianna Barraza & Sergio Peris-Mencheta Rating: R (for strong graphic violence,grisly images, drug use and language) Runtime: 89 minutesGenre: Action, DramaStudio: Lionsgate Sylvester Stallone has one of the most storied stares in movie history. Be it the sting of loss brushing … Continue reading ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Review: A Satisfying Send-off

Film Review: ‘The Farewell’ Is A Challenging, Heartfelt Tale Of Two Mores

A young woman struggles to reconcile the traditions of her heritage with those of the world she grew up in. That's the conflict brewing at the center if The Farewell, a challenging yet heartfelt tale of two mores. Actor and rapper Awkwafina shines as underachiever Billie, whose family learns that their beloved Nai Nai (Shuzhen Zhou) … Continue reading Film Review: ‘The Farewell’ Is A Challenging, Heartfelt Tale Of Two Mores

‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Review

I don't think it's a spoiler to say that in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Brad Pitt shares a couple of scenes with a very obedient pit bull and each time before they eat, Pitt's stuntman character Cliff Booth makes his canine co-star wait patiently until both of their meals have been prepared. All … Continue reading ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Review

‘Yesterday’ Movie Review

Directed by: Danny Boyle Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, Kate McKinnon, Joel Fry Written by: Richard Curtis Running time: 108 minutes Rating: PG-13 (for suggestive content and language) Studio: Universal Pictures Release date: June 27, 2019 Imagine you are an aspiring singer-songwriter (and maybe you are!). One day you wake up in a world where you are … Continue reading ‘Yesterday’ Movie Review