Long Live The Queen Of Rock

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Tina Turner this last week. She was known for her electifying on-stage performance as well as a singing voice that no one could ever duplicate. But for many other people, she was known as Aunty Entity the ruthless leader of Bartertown in the barren wasteland ofContinue reading “Long Live The Queen Of Rock”

‘Money Shot’ Blows A Good Topic

I want to make a documentary about documentary filmmakers and their desire to always focus on the bad part of the porn industry. With the exception of Inside Deep Throat and the Pornucopia series that was on HBO back in the mid-2000s, there’s often a Puritan conservative slant against the industry. Money Shot: The PornHubContinue reading “‘Money Shot’ Blows A Good Topic”

Three Cheers For ‘The Man With Two Brains’

The Mad Scientest Trope has been around since Mary Shelly penned Frankenstein. Robert Louis Stevenson also explored the trope with The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine and The Island of Dr. Moureau were classics about scientists testing the limits of how far they could go. Even CaptainContinue reading “Three Cheers For ‘The Man With Two Brains’”

‘BASEketball’ Fouled Out 25 Years Ago But Deserves A Mulligan

BASEketball should’ve been a hit. It starred Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who were behind the hit TV show South Park in its prime and directed by David Zucker who had The Naked Gun movies and Airplane! on his resume. It should’ve been a slam dunk. But there is no such thing as an easyContinue reading “‘BASEketball’ Fouled Out 25 Years Ago But Deserves A Mulligan”

‘The Fabelmans’ Deconstructs A Myth With Subtle, Meaningful Honesty

The post WWII era between the late 1940s through the 1970s has been one of the main period filmmakers have focused on during the last 40-50 years. In the heydays following WWII, white flight moved White Anglo-Saxon Protestants from more cultural centralized neighborhoods in bigger citties to smaller towns, creating the suburbs. Relatives on myContinue reading “‘The Fabelmans’ Deconstructs A Myth With Subtle, Meaningful Honesty”

Nothing ‘Missing’ From Tense Thriller

Brian DePalma said a director only shows the audience what he wants them to see. For a movie like Missing, a sequel of sorts to Searching, it’s easy to get bogged down by the gimmick of a movie that takes place from text messages, Internet websites, video calls and news stories streaming. It’s called aContinue reading “Nothing ‘Missing’ From Tense Thriller”

‘Waco: The Aftermath’ Is Too Jumbled To Make A True Impact

Waco: The Aftermath is a five-part series that is on Showtime that feels like it was rushed into production to air in time for the 30th anniversary of the day the Branch Davidian seige when the compound burned down with many people inside. The question has remained since then what really happened. A three-part docuseriesContinue reading “‘Waco: The Aftermath’ Is Too Jumbled To Make A True Impact”

‘Hunt’ Misfires On Every Level

I’ve not watched Squid Game but I don’t need to. I already know the plot. Set in a dystopian future yadda-yadda-yadda people play literal life-or-death games and yadda-yadda-yadda one by one they all die. It’s been done to death (pardon the pun). The same can be said for the 2022 Hunt, a South Korea espionageContinue reading “‘Hunt’ Misfires On Every Level”

‘Snowfall’ Turned The Crack Epidemic Into A Shakespearen Crime Drama

WARNING: This contains a lot of spoilers! Snowfall is a rarity in current TV. It’s a TV show that actually got a whole lot better with each season. In the olden days, some popular shows had rough starts. Look at the first season of Cheers (which went on for 11 seasons and aired its finalContinue reading “‘Snowfall’ Turned The Crack Epidemic Into A Shakespearen Crime Drama”

‘Quantumania’ Full Of Sound And Fury Signifying Nothing In Third Ant-Man

For the most part, the Ant-Man movies have been nothing more than a buffer for the bigger and better movies next in line. At least, the first movie had some fun to it, even if it was just to introduce the titular character to the the psuedo-Avengers flick, Captain America: Civil War. I still haveContinue reading “‘Quantumania’ Full Of Sound And Fury Signifying Nothing In Third Ant-Man”