Category: Movies

Why Are They Making a Remake of “ROOTS”?!?

One of the biggest TV events of all time is being reimagined for new audiences. “Roots,” the epic miniseries about an African-American slave and his descendants, had a staggering audience of over 100 million viewers back in 1977. Now A&E networks are remaking the miniseries, to air in 2016. A&E, Lifetime and History (formerly the…

Horrible Bosses 2

Written by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, Sean Anders, John Morris Directed by Sean Anders New Line Cinema Release November 2014 I loved 2011’s HORRIBLE BOSSES. Really loved it. I bought the DVD and must have re-watched it dozens of times. Even today, when I’m flipping channels, if the movie is on TV I’ll still…

Justice League: War

Written by Heath Corson, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee and Scott WIlliams Directed by Jay Olivia Warner Home Video I picked up this animated film on DVD recently, it’s based on the comic-book JUSTICE LEAGUE: ORIGIN‏ by Geoff Johns & Jim Lee which, if you read the link, you’ll note that I wasn’t particularly impressed with.…

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, and James Vanderbilt Directed by Marc Webb Released May 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment Spider-Man is one of my 10 favorite superheroes and the first Spider-Man film starring Tobey Maguire was one of my favorite superhero movies that were based on comic-books. I was underwhelmed with Spider-Man 2…

LET’S BE COPS

Written by Luke Greenfield & Nicholas Thomas Directed by Luke Greenfield Released August 13, 2014 20th Century Fox Alright I saw this tonight. A friend wanted to go so I figured, why the heck not? As I wrote last month I’m a big fan of Damon Wayans Jr. and thank he has potential to be…

Say Anything…

Written and directed by Cameron Crowe Released April 1989 This movie is pretty close to HEATHERS in my all-time favorite list (even if years later I realized how problematic some parts of it are). John Cusack stars as Lloyd Dobler and Ione Skye stars as Diane Cort. As the film opens they’re both graduating from…

No Urge To Purge

I see The Purge is now airing on TV. I haven’t seen it and don’t intend to watch it, nor have any interest in watching the sequel which is in theaters now. I love horror movies, as well as sci-fi and fantasy, so I’m well-versed in the particulars of “the willing suspension of disbelief”, where…

Best. Movie. EVER.

Directed by Michael Lehmann Written by Daniel Waters Released March 1989 I can’t believe I haven’t written about this film before. I would’ve thought that I had. I know I’ve written about VERY BAD THINGS, which I consider to be sort of a spiritual sequel to this film, but nothing matches the real thing. HEATHERS…

IF I COULD MAKE A SEQUEL TO “HANCOCK”…

Will Smith is one of my favorite actors but, to be blunt, I did not really like Hancock. You can read my full review HERE. But the TL/DR version is that I thought the film should have stuck with the original premise of an action/comedy about a down-on-his-luck superhero who gets a PR makeover and…

Lucy Vs. Hercules

So that new superhero movie, Lucy, came out this past weekend and shocked everyone by coming in at #1, beating the new Hercules movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. It should be noted that this is strictly via the domestic American box office. Lucy’s $43,899,340 beats Hercules’ $29,800,263, but Hercules also made $28,700,000 overseas, giving…

MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND

Written by Don Payne Directed by Ivan Reitman 20th Century Fox Released July 2006 I just finished watching this film on HBO. I always enjoyed it, I think I may even have it on DVD somewhere. It’s a superhero romantic comedy. Luke Wilson plays Matt, who starts dating a seemingly shy woman named Jenny, played…

RAPPIN’ (the movie)

Written by Adam Friedman, & Robert Jay Litz Directed by Joel Silberg You know the phrase so bad it’s good? That’s sort of how I feel about this film. Released in 1985 by Cannon Films, the same studio that released Breakin’ (also directed by Joel Silberg) and Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo (which this film shares…

HANCOCK

Written by Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan Directed by Peter Berg Released in July 2008 So after the recent news about the Fantastic Four movie casting has sparked a lot of discussion across the net about Black superheroes in movies, and I thought I’d revisit this film. Here’s a movie about a Black superhero, and…

STOLEN HEARTS

Directed by: Ralph Portillo Written by: Jalee Bailey Released: Sometimes in 1998 Okay, here we go, another film from my vast collection of VHS tapes. It’s been a lazy Saturday, and I was browsing through my collection and came across this one, not even remembering ever watching or recording it. But just like the previously…

PRISON HEAT

I’ve been following this actress, Lori Jo Hendrix on her Facebook page, whom I’d seen in several Playboy videos in the 90’s. And yesterday she brought up this movie she was in, called Prison Heat, and how it’s officially out of print and therefor hard to find. And I remember it, and how I still…