2021's The Unholy, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, is a lackluster horror film. And I'm being generous. But hey, that’s not to say it didn't have a solid foundation. But the final product had messy writing, atrocious acting, and the scares just didn't work. While it's based on the novel Shrine by James Herbert, the filmmaker … Continue reading How ‘The Unholy’ TORCHED a Great Premise
There's something to be said about films made for children, notably Pixar's. They got a soul, man. (Sorry. I had to place the keyword in the first line somehow) 😃 When I was a kid in the 90's, I fawned over Buzz Lightyear's slick look without seeing the other pertinent aspects of the first two … Continue reading Soul … and the Machinations of the Human Spirit!
Tom Hanks is never going out of style, and that's today's news of the world! This is to say Hanks will never be rendered irrelevant in the eyes of Hollywood. He's achieved legendary status where you'll still find him in a sophisticated period piece every now and then. And the Academy freaking loves him! 😃 … Continue reading News of the World … and the Stories of the News
Promising Young Woman is a vengeance flick done right. Too often we salivate at the main character hunting down his female relative's killer and meting out justice, street-style. Any story deviating from the formula gets shredded by angry, armchair experts of storytelling. The internet tends to give airheads a digital megaphone to eviscerate someone else's … Continue reading Promising Young Woman: A Revenge Flick Done Right!
What does it take to be great? A whiplash across your back? Or J.K. Simmons screaming in your face and questioning the space between your legs?