‘Find Me Guilty’ Showcases Vin Diesel’s Acting, Sidney Lumet’s Directing (And Samuel Alito’s Incompetence)

This week, Samuel Alito’s name has been in the news more time than the winter of 2006 when he was confirmed as a Justice on the Supreme Court. As the second appointment by President George W. Bush, Alito was more or less riding Chief Justice John Roberts’ coattails. And that was pretty much the lastContinue reading “‘Find Me Guilty’ Showcases Vin Diesel’s Acting, Sidney Lumet’s Directing (And Samuel Alito’s Incompetence)”

Why People Unjustly (And Legitimately) Hate ‘The Last Jedi’

With it being May 4, aka May the Fourth be with you, I’d thought I’d examine one of the most notoriously reviled entries in the Star Wars franchise. No, not The Star Wars Holiday Special. I’m talking about The Last Jedi, the eighth episode in the Skywalker saga. The Last Jedi has become the epitomeContinue reading “Why People Unjustly (And Legitimately) Hate ‘The Last Jedi’”

‘Friday The 13th Part 2’ Turns 41 Giving Us Iconic Jason Vorhees

The original Friday the 13th, released in 1980, was really nothing more than a cash grab to piggyback off the success of Halloween. And even though critics savaged it, times have changed and it’s more praised now. And Friday the 13th Part 2 wasn’t much different and citics were just as bad. But times haveContinue reading “‘Friday The 13th Part 2’ Turns 41 Giving Us Iconic Jason Vorhees”

Movies In Which The Protagonists Are Really The Villains

Everyone loves to play the bad guy, but a lot of movies have turned the protagonists, the ones we’re supposed to sympathize with into the villains without us knowing it. I’m not talking about clever movies like Looper or movies that tricked us into believing Dwayne Johnson/The Rock was the good guy in Doom whenContinue reading “Movies In Which The Protagonists Are Really The Villains”

Why The MCU Tiptoes Around The True Horrors Of The Snap/Blip

It’s no surprise Avengers: Endgame was released in 2019, approximately 50 years after the moon landing. Because just like space exploration, the MCU has been trying to keep itself fresh thanks to a worldwide pandemic and whatever Eternals was supposed to be. Flashing back to 2018 when Avengers: Infinity War opened, it all ended withContinue reading “Why The MCU Tiptoes Around The True Horrors Of The Snap/Blip”

‘Deep Rising’ Gives Us B-Movie Sea Monster Fun

Flashback for one moment to the Winter of 1998 and there is a movie in theaters about a huge cruise ship on its maiden voyage suffering a disaster that kills the majority of its crew and passengers. If you’re thinking of Titanic, James Cameron’s Oscar-winning epic, well, you’re wrong. But good guess. No, I’m talkingContinue reading “‘Deep Rising’ Gives Us B-Movie Sea Monster Fun”

‘No Time To Die’ Turns Craig’s Swan Song As Bond Into Bittersweet Ballad

I’ve noticed a trend in the titles of the James Bond movies that relate to the actors’ final entry as 007 of Her Majesty’s Secret Service. They all have something to do with living and dying. For Pierce Brosnan, it was Die Another Day. Timothy Dalton’s second and final Bond role was in License toContinue reading “‘No Time To Die’ Turns Craig’s Swan Song As Bond Into Bittersweet Ballad”

I’m Going To Spoil ‘Summer of 84’ So You Don’t Have To Watch It

There is a popular scene from Family Guy thanks to TikTok where Peter Griffin talks about how he doesn’t like The Godfather because “it insists upon itself.” That’s the best way to describe Summer of 84, a movie that thinks it’s more innovative and creative than it really it is. Summer follows a long listContinue reading “I’m Going To Spoil ‘Summer of 84’ So You Don’t Have To Watch It”

‘V/H/S ’94’ Rewinds Horror Franchise

The problem with horror anthologies is there’s always one story that is the best and one that is the worst. There’s also one story that’s very innovative and one that seems like filler. And that’s the best way to sum up V/H/S ’94 the fourth installment in the franchise and what I’m told is anContinue reading “‘V/H/S ’94’ Rewinds Horror Franchise”

‘Last Temptation’ Is More Spiritual Realistic Portrayal Of Life Of Christ

There’s a Hollywood legend that for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in the Biblical classic King of Kings, actor Jeffrey Hunter had to have all his body hair shaved off after people became upset upon seeing him crucified with armpit hair. The 1961 movie was the first movie to portray Jesus’ face. If you lookContinue reading “‘Last Temptation’ Is More Spiritual Realistic Portrayal Of Life Of Christ”