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Killing Season (2013) Review

  The premise here is interesting, the talent is extraordinary, the action and atmosphere is fine, but the end result is one of the most befuddling messes I can long remember. The premise is this; 20 years after the Bosnian war, a retired US soldier now living out […]

Almost Famous Review

Almost Famous is a movie I not only love, but was important to me in my formative years, and my life in general. It tells the story of William Miller (Patrick Fugit), a 15 year old kid on assignment for Rolling Stone magazine. He has to cover an […]

MOVIE REVIEWS

Ms 45 Review

Ms. 45 (1981) Review

It is probably not something I should admit to anyone aside a therapist, but I grew up absolutely loving the hell out of late 70s/early 80s hard boiled revenge movies such as Death Wish and the like. Now as an adult, I occasionally stumble across a title I […]

Anna Kendrick Noelle

Noelle Review

Originally slated for a theatrical release, Disney made the decision to go with Noelle as the first live-action, original movie for their Disney+ streaming service. With the service launching on November 12th, it was definitely a good decision by Disney because November and December are months when folks like to watch Christmas movies. Also a good decision because Anna Kendrick brings some name value to the service’s first original film, and also because Noelle is better suited for at home streaming than it is a movie theater.

La Bamba (1987) Review

  In the grand scheme of music history Richie Valens, or Valenzuela (Lou Diamond Phillips) was a minor figure in music history, and his biggest claim to fame is that he died in the same plane crash that took the life of Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, […]

Wild Card (2015) Review

Nick Wild is a Las Vegas bodyguard with a gambling addiction, and an action movie hero addiction as well. Dreaming of escaping this seedy world so he can sail a yacht around Corsica, he earns money through cutesy side jobs like helping losers get laid by letting them […]

Backfire Netflix Review

Backfire (2017) Review

I’ve seen plenty of movies which required its audience to turn off their brain. ‘Backfire’ (2017) is one of a select few that also requires them to turn off their souls. Note: their brains should still be turned off as well. I had moderate hopes for a mid-level […]

Run All Night

Run All Night Review

Liam Neeson, as I have stated before, is my jam. If Robert Mitchum or Charles Bronson were still around I would have a harder choice, but since they’re not, Liam is the undisputed king of my favorite hard asses. Ed Harris is also up there, and this movie […]

The Starving Games

The Starving Games Review

It is a futile endeavor to review a movie directed/produced by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the duo responsible for such “classics” as Epic Movie, Date Movie, Vampires Suck, Meet the Spartans, and the Scary Movie franchise. This movie is what it is. Nothing I say will discourage […]

High Fidelity

High Fidelity Review

For many of my teenage years and into my twenties I was one of those dorky retro kids obsessed with old vinyl records and bands that, if my friends had heard of, they did not care about. I say that because when a film is made about a […]

As Above, So Below Review

As Above, So Below Review

What do you get when you take bits of the Blair Witch Project, Raiders of the Lost Ark, National Treasure, and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, cram them into a giant blender and hit “puree”? This movie; As Above, So Below. The main character here is a female […]

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ENTERTAINMENT FEATURES

Cliff Simon Baal Stargate

Stargate’s Cliff Simon Passes Away at 58

Sad news in the entertainment world, actor Cliff Simon has passed away at the young age of 58. His wife posted the news on his Facebook page: Simon was best known for playing Goa’uld System Lord Baal on Stargate SG-1. He first appeared on the show in the […]

Lexi Walker

Love is Christmas – Performed by Lexi Walker

The amazingly talented and lovely Lexi Walker has released a fantastic cover of the Sara Bareilles song “Love Is Christmas.” Check out the video below. I don’t listen to very many modern artists, mostly because its all junk, but Lexi is an absolute favorite of mine. Highly, highly […]

Top 5 Audrey Hepburn Films

The Top 5 Audrey Hepburn Films

Audrey Hepburn had a film career that spanned five decades and consisted of 27 films. She was not only extremely talented and beautifully, but far more importantly she was a humble and dignified class act who was able to bow out of the limelight to be a family […]

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