Even Freddy Wouldn’t Bother With ‘Fear Street’

I never got into R.L. Stine or Christopher Pike, so I never read the countless Goosebumps and Fear Street or The Last Vampire novels. I would look at them and they seemed such short paperback novels, I wondered what could be there. I was reading Bunnicula books in elementary school and jumped to Stephen KingContinue reading “Even Freddy Wouldn’t Bother With ‘Fear Street’”

‘Terminator 2’ Broke The Mold On Action Movies And Sequels

It was 30 years ago on July 3, 1991 that Terminator 2: Judgment Day hit movie theaters and sequels would never be the same again. The bar had also been lifted on action movies as well. Gone were the days of the Cannon Group action movies that may have had gunfire and explosions but boringContinue reading “‘Terminator 2’ Broke The Mold On Action Movies And Sequels”

Prognosis Negative For ‘False Positive’

Rosemary’s Baby came out 53 years ago and I’ve probably seen it twice, even though I owned a VHS copy I bought for $2 back in the late 1990s at a Blockbuster. I just didn’t think it was that great of a horror movie. Maybe I had seen many other horror movies made within theContinue reading “Prognosis Negative For ‘False Positive’”

Life Is A Constant Journey, Never A Final Destination

I suffer from severe chronic back pain and over the last five years have developed arthritis in my hands and knees among other places. As I type this, my hands are aching. There’s a line from the 2019 movie Joker that goes, “The worst part about having a mental illness is people expect you toContinue reading “Life Is A Constant Journey, Never A Final Destination”

‘The Ice Road’ Hits Too Many Bumps

I knew going into the Netflix action thriller The Ice Road to expect nothing more than an action road B-movie. But Holy Shih Tzu, this is awful with every minute slowing dwindling away with bad dialogue and a bad script. Set in northern Manitopa, a diamond mine collapses trapping about two dozen miners. Laurence FishburneContinue reading “‘The Ice Road’ Hits Too Many Bumps”

Why ‘The Rocketeer’ Crashed

Going into the Summer of 1991 was an odd year for American movies. The month of May had produced two movies with different outcomes no one anticipated. First off, a little road movie called Thelma and Louise starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis had struck a nerve among many filmgoers and people who hadn’t seenContinue reading “Why ‘The Rocketeer’ Crashed”

‘Good On Paper’ Lives Up To Its Title

I didn’t know who Iliza Shlesinger is going into the recently released Netflix movie Good on Paper, but she doesn’t have talent and charisma. I just wish she had been in a better movie. Much to my surprise, she was also in Spenser Confidential, a movie I watched but only remembered enough to recall itContinue reading “‘Good On Paper’ Lives Up To Its Title”

‘Loki’ Is A Low-key Addition To The MCU That Is Just OK

Even though the MCU is now in Phase 4, it still feels like they’re trying to do a review of Phase 3. Earlier in January, WandaVision dropped and despite a few rough beginnings ended up becoming a well-made series that parodied American TV while at the same time focusing on how people deal with lossContinue reading “‘Loki’ Is A Low-key Addition To The MCU That Is Just OK”

‘Infinite’ is an endless casserole of other, better movies

Infinite is an appropriate title. For one, it goes off in all directions. It seems to take bits and pieces of far better movies and cobbles them together. And at about an hour and 45 minutes with credits, this movie seems a lot longer in length. A lot of critics have been comparing it toContinue reading “‘Infinite’ is an endless casserole of other, better movies”

My Disabilities Are Not For Your “Inspirational” Entertainment

As of this posting, A Quiet Place II has grossed about $226 million worldwide according to Box Office Mojo. For a movie that uses American Sign Language, this should be a sign of the times. The first movie made about $341 million and only had about two dozen lines of dialogue. Both movies star MillicentContinue reading “My Disabilities Are Not For Your “Inspirational” Entertainment”