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  • ABC's Of Death 2
    Its time to get schooled on the 'ABC's Of Death 2' at home
    ABC's of Death 2Now available on Blu-ray and DVD for home entertainment consumption is the newest anthology spawned originally from the mind of Ant Timpson, "The ABC's of Death 2". The film, like it's predecessor, features 26...
  • MOVIE REVIEW:  Slow and steady wins the race for 'McFarland, USA'
    MOVIE REVIEW: Slow and steady wins the race for 'McFarland, USA'
    No one brings inspirational real life stories to film like Disney, especially when those stories center around sports. Be it horses, baseball, football or any other sport, you know you will be moved, you will be inspired, you will be entertained,...
  • Larry Semon
    Selected Short Subject: "The Grocery Clerk" (1919)
    The Grocery ClerkWritten and Directed by Larry SemonCast: Larry Semon, Lucille Carlisle, Monty Banks, Frank Alexander, Frank Hayes, Jack Duffy, Bill Hauber, Pete GordonReleased December 1, 1919. Two Reels.Larry Semon is one of the more interesting...
  • Working with dogs, demons and Mark Duplass on 'The Lazarus Effect'
    Working with dogs, demons and Mark Duplass on 'The Lazarus Effect'
    It was W.C. Fields who once said, “Never work with children or animals.” (Actually, it probably wasn’t as much the kids as the stage mothers, but that’s another story.) But what about working with dogs, demons and Mark...
  • Movie Poster for 'The Interview'
    'The Interview' doesn't tickle the funny bone enough
    So I did my civic duty and took the time to watch the amazingly infamous movie The Interview. More importantly, I took the time to drive all the way out to Berkeley, which is just over 20 miles from my parents’ house, to see it on the big...
  • MOVIE REVIEW:  'The Lazarus Effect' raises terror from beyond
    MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Lazarus Effect' raises terror from beyond
    As Producer Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse knows, I was less than impressed with last year’s “Oculus” which was released under the Blumhouse banner. However, knowing that Blumhouse’s participation in “Oculus...
  • MOVIE REVIEW: '71 is an intense character study of one night in 1971 Belfast
    MOVIE REVIEW: '71 is an intense character study of one night in 1971 Belfast
    A fascinating character study and study of the human condition during a time in history that sets the stage for what would become the worst bloodshed in the UK/Northern Ireland since the days of the ancient Picts and Celts, Yann Demange’s ...
  • 'The Lazarus Effect' poster
    'The Lazarus Effect' review: Cheap Thrills Are The Only Effects Found Here
    When writing movie reviews there are sometimes those films where the words just come pouring out, whether they be good or bad usually has no bearing on the matter. Then there are films that can be difficult to articulate and are the cause of the...
  • RIFF
    Richmond International Film Festival Day Three!!!
    (In text links included)The festival began today with the FLOW inspirational speeches of several industry experts at 11 am at the Byrd Theater. FLOW is a creative conference of presentations from film industry professionals, prominent artists, and...
  • 'Trainwreck' trailer #1 overview and commentary
    'Trainwreck' trailer #1 overview and commentary
    Trailer Watch is a first reaction viewing of the featured trailer (by me) where I give some light commentary and opinions on it. Trailers are a big deal, they are the first real impression a movie has on people and can have a huge impact on its...
  • Original caricature of Mr. Spock by Jeff York, Chicago Horror Movie Examiner
    The importance of Spock, 'Star Trek' and the legacy of Leonard Nimoy
    A legend has truly passed with Leonard Nimoy dying this past week at the age of 83. His Spock character was one of the truly great characters to come out of the world of Hollywood entertainment, going from TV cult hero to fan fiction fixture to...
  • McFarland, USA
    McFarland, USA: movie review
    There are a million different ways McFarland, USA could (and, frankly, should) have failed as a film. Fortunately the one and only way it could actually work was the exact path that Disney and director Niki Caro (Whale Rider) went down.Yet another...
  • David Cronenberg, director of "Map to the Stars"
    Cronenberg’s ‘Maps to the Stars’ drives by Hollywood horrors
    “Maps to the Stars” opened February 27 in a coordinated release blitz in theaters and all over VOD, but despite its bold distribution, it’s not one of the greats from director David Cronenberg's oeuvre. His dark comedy is a...
  • Maps to the Stars
    Maps to the Stars (2014) Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska
    If there's one thing that can accurately be said about the films of David Cronenberg, it's that they're...well, they're not for everyone. His latest fits nicely into a long filmography that's often times absorbed by tales of...
  • Salma Hayek in "Everly"
    Movie Review: "Everly" cannot by saved, even by Salma Hayek
    A movie with campy violence, dark humor and Salma Hayek wearing skimpy outfits. If that sentence is all you need to get past the numerous plot holes in this film, than "Everly" might be for you. On the other hand, if you want a story...