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Kong: Skull Island

ALL HAIL THE KING.  In 1973, a military expedition takes a group of scientists and representatives of a mysterious organization called Monarch to an island in the Pacific that harbors many secrets. The giant ape is brought back to the screen as part of a cinematic monster universe, following Godzilla (2014). This 3D adventure keeps … Continue reading Kong: Skull Island

The Greatest Hits of 2017

It’s time for that annual list of next year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2017 for ya. As always, premiere dates may change. JANUARY: * The Comedian – Robert De Niro gets a chance to redeem himself after appearing in far too many bad comedies. Directed by Taylor Hackford; Danny DeVito has a supporting part. * Split – … … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2017

Highlights of Comic-Con 2016

This year’s Comic-Con in San Diego ended last Sunday. Time to sum up what we enjoyed the most: Bad-Ass Women #MarvelMamas pic.twitter.com/wYn6tMd2s9 — Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) July 24, 2016 Call me Captain Marvel. pic.twitter.com/IgqRIb9ijM — Brie Larson (@brielarson) July 24, 2016 Marvel embracing women – Superhero films are generally speaking not known for giving women good roles. But … Continue reading Highlights of Comic-Con 2016

Trainwreck

ALL ABOARD.  Twentysomething Amy Townsend (Amy Schumer), who wouldn’t dream of having a relationship, is assigned to write an article on a sports doctor (Bill Hader). Comedian Schumer’s first movie script is a treat in the hands of Judd Apatow who’s shown a knack for creating films that are funny, heartfelt and has roles for … Continue reading Trainwreck

Room: The Challenge of Freedom

LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES. The same day I’m writing this review I read about a 38-year-old physician in Sweden who was sentenced to prison for having abducted a woman. His plan was to keep her captive as his sex slave for years in a bunker that he had built, but his scheme fell apart after … Continue reading Room: The Challenge of Freedom

My Oscar Predictions 2016

The ad above pretty much sums up the schizophrenic nature of the Academy Awards, which airs live on ABC this Sunday. It’s a spot that wants to be young and cool, with a smart-mouthed Chris Rock. That stands in contrast with the nominations this year that largely snubbed worthy performances by African-American actors. We’re used … Continue reading My Oscar Predictions 2016

Winners of the 2016 Golden Globes

Time flies, and the Golden Globes are already coming up. The show will be on NBC this Sunday and Ricky Gervais is coming back for another stint as host. In this promo, he’s being his usual self. I’m sure his monologue will be funny, and hopefully outrageous. Possibly, Chris Rock will choose the same approach … Continue reading Winners of the 2016 Golden Globes

Don Jon

EVERYONE LOVES A HAPPY ENDING. Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has no problem meeting women, and Barbara (Scarlett Johansson) is one of the sexiest he has ever hooked up with… but his addiction to Internet porn becomes a problem. The star’s directing debut is all the more impressive because he manages to make a romantic comedy … Continue reading Don Jon

21 Jump Street

THEY THOUGHT THE STREETS WERE MEAN. THEN THEY WENT BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL.  Best buddies Schmidt and Jenko (Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum) are assigned to an undercover unit that infiltrates high schools, but as they hunt for drug dealers they also grapple with the overwhelming emotions of being teens again. A completely irreverent take on … Continue reading 21 Jump Street