Category: Movies

BRIGHTBURN

Written by Brian and Mark Gunn Directed by David Yarovesky Released May 2019 I recall that when I first saw a trailer for this film earlier this year I was instantly intrigued. I love superheroes and horror movies and this was a horror movie clearly based on the origin of the one and only original…

Berry Gordy’s THE LAST DRAGON

Written by Louis Venosta Directed by Michael Schultz Released March 22, 1985 Going a bit retro with this mini-review. A cult-classic film in African-American cinema, as well as in the American Martial Arts film genre, this film starred TAIMAK, as Leroy Green Jr., a young martial artist living in Harlem. Although he’s Black, Leroy acts,…

QUEEN and SLIM

Written by Lena Waithe and James Frey Directed by Melina Matsoukas Universal Pictures Released November 14, 2019 I saw this movie on Friday and it’s taken me a couple of days to let it sink in. It is an emotional movie. I don’t really know how else to describe it. But first: Seriously, read no…

Robert Pattinson IS The Batman

Okay, I’m a bit late in writing about this, but folks are still complaining about it, so it’s still relevant. A few months ago the news broke out that Robert Pattinson will be starring in the upcoming film The Batman. Fan reaction to this announcment has been typical. Basically, every time a new actor has…

Kelly McGillis, Tom Cruise, and TOP GUN

In case you were wondering if Top Gun: Maverick features any kind of cameo from Kelly McGillis’s Charlie Blackwood (she was an astrophysicist and Topgun instructor, so it stands to reason she’d still run in the same circles), we’ve got some bad news. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, McGillis says she was not…

Remembering The Classic Film: GREASE 2

No, that’s not a typo in the title, I’m not about to talk about the movie GREASE, but rather its sequel GREASE 2. Yes, I consider that film to be a classic! Well, it’s a classic to me. I’ve alaways thought it was underrated, as I enjoy much more than the first one. I was…

Tempting Fate (Lifetime Original Movie)

Written by Jennifer Maisel (story by Jane Green) Directed by Manu Boyer and Kim Raver This new film premiered on the Lifetime channel tonight. It’s based on a best-selling novel of the same name by Jane Green (which I personally have not read) and stars Alyssa Milano (whom I love, and is the reason why…

I Almost Married A Serial Killer

Written and directed by Nadeem Soumah I just finished this Lifetime Original Movie, which stars Krista Allen, whom y’all know I’m a big fan of (and have met several times). And I thought I’d do a quick review to share my thoughts about it. Krista stars as Camille Fiore, a single mother raising her teenage…

My TOP TEN Favorite Eddie Murphy Movies

Eddie Murphy has over 3 decades of experience entertaining film-goers during which time he has made a lot good films (and some really bad ones). Here is my list of what are my 10 favorite films (specifically, his live action films, I’m not counting the animated films like Shrek) that he has starred in. #10:…

PARTY MOM

This film stars actress, comedian, and podcaster Krista Allen, whom y’all know I’ve long been a big fan of. Described as what happens when The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills crash a Lifetime movie, this film premiered Friday night on the Lifetime Movie Network. Written and Directed by Michael Feifer, PARTY MOM also stars Elise…

BATFLECK BEGINS!

MATT REEVES CONFIRMS BEN AFFLECK IS STILL ATTACHED TO “THE BATMAN” Ever since Ben Affleck dropped out of directing The Batman there has been some concern over whether he would still playing the Caped Crusader in future DC Extended Universe projects, with rumours suggesting he “wants out” of the DCEU in the wake of the…

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 that 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”,…

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…