‘Bloody’ Good Remake Of Valentine Horror/Slasher Classic

They say the best way to criticize a movie is to make a better movie. No one was calling for a remake of the 1981 horror/slasher classic My Bloody Valentine. But as the old saying goes, “What’s old is new again.” The 3-D format had become popular again around the end of the 2000s andContinue reading “‘Bloody’ Good Remake Of Valentine Horror/Slasher Classic”

‘Pamela: A Love Story’ Is A Candid, Intimate Eye-Opener

Pamela: A Love Story reminds me of The Girl Next Door, a 1999 documentary focusing on the life of porn actress Stacy Valentine. Pamela Anderson was just like Stacy Valentine and probably many, many other women who grew up in towns and communities where people go to church on Sunday and turn July 4 inContinue reading “‘Pamela: A Love Story’ Is A Candid, Intimate Eye-Opener”

‘That ’90s Show’ Works Best When It Doesn’t Try Too Hard

Part of the appeal of the That ’70s Show, at least in the first few seasons, was that it made its characters relatable. Premiering in the 1998, it focused on a group of six teenagers in the fictional town of Point Place, Wis. On the surface, it looked mostly like it was going for theContinue reading “‘That ’90s Show’ Works Best When It Doesn’t Try Too Hard”

‘You People’ Is Offensive To All People

You People wants to be a modern day Millennial version of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. We already got this similar reversal premise with the 2005 Guess Who with Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher in a more sitcom setting where a white man is dating a black woman and the Mac plays the father whoContinue reading “‘You People’ Is Offensive To All People”

‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’ Stretches Too Much Out, But Still Makes The Call

For a movie that’s about an elderly man’s phone, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is a good 20 minutes too long in its length, repeating itself when it’s not necessary. Not to criticize all elderly people who talk on the phone, but this movie based on a novella of the same name by Stephen King, seems theContinue reading “‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’ Stretches Too Much Out, But Still Makes The Call”

‘Fire Of Love’ Shows Us The Spark That Kept A Couple Together Till The End

Fire of Love is a bittersweet documentary about two people who found something they were both passionate about that it only made sense for them to fall in love and they would be together for the rest of their lives. Maurice and Katia Krafft were two 20-something French students who met studying at the UniversityContinue reading “‘Fire Of Love’ Shows Us The Spark That Kept A Couple Together Till The End”

‘Tar’ Insists Upon Itself As A Bloated, Dull Vanity Project That Screams Oscar Bait

A movie like Tar reminds me of a cross between Black Swan and Whiplash. It’s two and a half hours of a movie about a very unlikable person. But for an actress like Cate Blanchett, she’s used to making these types of movies. Everything about it screams vanity project for Oscar bait. If you’ve seenContinue reading “‘Tar’ Insists Upon Itself As A Bloated, Dull Vanity Project That Screams Oscar Bait”

Tyre Nichols’ Death Proves Law Enforcement Is Out of Control

My mom once told a story of my older brother when he was little. I don’t remember it so I must’ve been an infant/toddler. My mom had been pulled over for some traffic violations or something. I don’t know if the officer cited her or gave her a warning, but my brother was relieved. “Mom,Continue reading “Tyre Nichols’ Death Proves Law Enforcement Is Out of Control”

‘Amber’ Documentary Gives Life To Murdered Girl

The current detective who is overseeing the murdered case of Amber Hagerman says he had no idea the AMBER Alert system inspired by a case in his own hometown of Arlington, Texas while growing up. And that’s what Peacock’s Amber: The Girl Behind the Alert hopes to change. On Jan. 15, 1996, Amber, only 9,Continue reading “‘Amber’ Documentary Gives Life To Murdered Girl”