‘The Invisible Man’ Should Be Seen By All

It’s a shame that The Invisible Man had to be quickly sidelined by the Covid-19 pandemic and the closure of movie theaters. Made on a meager $7 million budget, it reportedly earned over $143 million worldwide. It’s a rare sci-fi horror movie that actually has a good story, direction and action behind it as wellContinue reading “‘The Invisible Man’ Should Be Seen By All”

Sleepy Hollow Gets Disney Treatment

For the most part, I learned about the Robin Hood legend from the animated Disney movie from the 1970s in which the animals were portraying the characters. Disney also introduced me to another work of literature with The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Released in 1949, the animated movie was a two-parter first focusingContinue reading “Sleepy Hollow Gets Disney Treatment”

In Memory Of A ‘Baadasssss’ Filmmaker

Melvin Van Peebles passed away recently on Sept. 22 at the age of 89. He was a filmmaker and actor, even though you may not remember him in many things. I first saw him on an episode of the HBO sex comedy Dream On. He had a small role in the Eddie Murphy movie Boomerang.Continue reading “In Memory Of A ‘Baadasssss’ Filmmaker”

‘Crimewave’ Isn’t Gangbusters But As A First Offense Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

Every famous director has that one movie they’re not proud of. Steven Spielberg doesn’t think too highly of Hook or 1941. When Martin Scorsese showed Boxcar Bertha to John Cassavettes, the late actor-director reportedly called it “piece of shit” and told Scorsese he should work on better things. Sam Raimi, who has gone in 40Continue reading “‘Crimewave’ Isn’t Gangbusters But As A First Offense Shouldn’t Be Overlooked”

‘Intrusion’ So Basic And Dull I Canceled My Netflix Membership

I’ve been upset with Netflix all summer as the caliber of their material went downhill. Well, downhill is too nice. It’s taken a nosedive. Maybe it’s due to the Covid-19 pandemic limiting materials. The series I Am Not Okay With This was a victim as it received good reviews from critics and fans but wasContinue reading “‘Intrusion’ So Basic And Dull I Canceled My Netflix Membership”

‘What Lies Beneath’ Is A Great Ode To Hitchcock

In college, I worked as a night supervisor for the Student Housing Department. My job was mostly to walk around a dorm or residence hall between 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. to make sure no doors were propped open and people were keeping themselves at a relatively low volume. You wouldn’t believe what can happenContinue reading “‘What Lies Beneath’ Is A Great Ode To Hitchcock”

‘Kate’ Kicks Ass In Typical Fashion

Kate is an unique title for a movie like this, especially when you consider it doesn’t have the kick-ass high-powered action implication as Jolt or Gunpowder Milkshake. It seems 2021 may actually be the Year of the Woman, that moniker everyone pulls out every few years when pop culture seems to be more geared towardContinue reading “‘Kate’ Kicks Ass In Typical Fashion”

‘Malignant’ Diagnosis: You’ll Love It Or Hate It

Malignant is one of those horror movies that if you go into it expecting one thing, you’re going to be disappointed. At 44, James Wan has done so much for the horror franchise that every now and again, he should be forgiven for cutting loose a little. I wasn’t a big fan of the SawContinue reading “‘Malignant’ Diagnosis: You’ll Love It Or Hate It”

9/11 Docudrama Not Really ‘Worth’ The Time

I’ll say this loud and clear for those in the back – subject matter does not always mean it’s a good movie. Movies by Tyler Perry and the Kendrick Brothers carry strong Christian-based themes but they come off as poorly made movies only intended to suck in gullible viewers. I got nothing against movies withContinue reading “9/11 Docudrama Not Really ‘Worth’ The Time”

‘The Cabin In The Woods’ Great Concept, So-So Execution

Let be preface this by saying that this all contains spoilers, so if you haven’t seen it, I’m going to break it all down. A movie like The Cabin in the Woods tries to do what Scream does by exposing the tropes in horror movies. It’s hard for some people who grew up with horrorContinue reading “‘The Cabin In The Woods’ Great Concept, So-So Execution”