Movie Review: “The Lazarus Effect”

Wow. Now there are some bad movies out there, especially when it comes to the horror genre. However, you usually KNOW they’re going to be bad based on a number of reasons. A number of the horror flicks on the low-budget side of things feature no-name actors, a director that’s fresh out of the Art more »

Movie Review: “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″

“You’re a nerd… and no one likes you… and no one likes you…” And so and so on and so on. Such is the tune crooned by Lou – a drunken, drug-fueled jerk – and Nick – a song-stealing, but well-meaning lug – to Jacob -the bespectacled, drink-serving, video-gaming man servant of the crew, just more »

Movie Review: “Kingsman: The Secret Service”

Move over, James Bond. Step aside, Austin Powers. Hang up your holsters, MI6. There’s a new British super spy in town. Actually, to be more specific, it’s a group of super spies who masquerade as average, everyday haberdashers. So, what’s a haberdasher, you ask? Well, it’s one who sells men’s clothing in a retail setting. more »

Movie Review: “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Okay, here’s the deal. If you have either a blank, confused look on your face… AND/OR… You answered the query with something like “This has gotta be a trick question. First off, pineapples don’t grow underwater and even if they did, it’s physically impossible for something to more »

Movie Review: “Seventh Son”

Back in 1997, Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski was introduced to an eccentric rich artist named Maude Lebowski (no relation) as she flew through the air on a harness-like contraption, flinging paint onto a giant canvas. Maude and The Dude would eventually hit it off famously while developing a sexual relationship in the former’s attempts to more »

An Interview with “Black Sea” director Kevin Macdonald: There’s no substitute for a good “sub” genre… literally.

Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald’s newest film “Black Sea” manages to resurrect a long-forgotten SUB-genre (more on this particular pun later) — the submarine movie. While films like “Below,” “Das Boot,”Crimson Tide,” “U-571,” etc. frequently “surfaced” (sorry, I just can’t help myself) during the 1980’s, 1990’s and even the 2000’s, this forgotten style of action-thriller has more »

Movie Review: “Project Almanac”

Ya know, I REALLY didn’t know what to expect from “Project Almanac.” Sure, I’d seen the same trailers and commercials as everybody else did, so I vaguely knew what the film was about. However, I wasn’t sure if it was going to be an interesting sci-fi thriller about time travel OR a run-of-the-mill, watered down more »

Movie Review: “Black Sea”

Stale, hot, tepid air mixed with the cold pressure of inky seawater as it slyly attempts to enter and turn your oceangoing abode into a watery grave… That incessant drip-drip-dripping playing havoc with every, single one of your five senses… Ideals, goals and personalities clashing as those around you scramble to keep their sanity intact; more »

Movie Review: “The Boy Next Door”

It looks like J-Lo has officially reached a NEW low. Maybe she should just accept it and go with J-Low from now on. Or maybe she should actually read the scripts that come to her and she might be able to avoid ending  up in horrible movies like “The Boy Next Door.” Well, I can’t more »


Movie Review: “The Wedding Ringer”

Raunchy, audience-friendly comedies are the cinematic equivalent of top 40 pop songs. They’re insanely predictable. They take very little or NO chances with the production and/or the content. Finally, the most maddening similarity is that most (if not all) of the parties involved are usually FAR too talented to be involved with such an uninspiring more »

Movie Review: “Paddington”

“Paddington” isn’t just a great movie for kids, but it’s a great movie, period. It’s a creative ball of glee topped with a dollop of sweet, golden marmalade. Not only does it have a compelling story, but it doesn’t dumb down the narrative for the many children that will no doubt be filling every other seat more »

Movie Review: “Selma”

If there’s one public figure who has been LONG overdue to get their own cinematic biopic, it’s definitely Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Much like Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” “Selma” focuses on the life of a great man – a man who changed the life of everyone around him, as well as the world as we more »