Rouge Trader (1999)

Synopsis

The story of Nick Leeson, a trader who bankrupted an investment house in Britian

Director

James Dearden

Cast

Ewan McGregor
Anna Friel
Lee Ross
Pip Torrens
Tim McInnerny

My favorite part of Trading Places is when Winthorpe and Valentine destroy the Duke brothers. “A Duke has been sitting on this exchange since it was founded!” So I was curious to see Rogue Trader, the 1999 biopic about Nick Leeson. You may not know who he is but he was big news in 1995. […]

Castle Cagliostro

Film Title

Castle Cagliostro (1979)

Synopsis

A dashing thief, his gang of desperadoes and an intrepid policeman struggle to free a princess from an evil count’s clutches

Director

Hayao Miyazaki

Cast

Yasuo Yamada
Eiko Masuyama
Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Makio Inoue
Goro Naya
Sumi Shimamoto

1 hr 42 minutes, PG-13 for violence and crime. Fair Value of Castle Cagliostro: $14.00. This Miyazaki adaptation of a French novel is fun and picturesque, almost like a cinematic cousin of a Tintin adventure. How Kid Friendly is this Film? It would probably get a PG in modern standards. There’s guns but not blood, a […]

Party Hard (2020)

Film Title

Party Hard (2020)

Synopsis

Chandler returns to his hometown to try to re-kindle a failed relationship. He opts for an all night binge party with his buddies instead

Director

William Nicholas Clay

Cast

Hunter Bolton
Brian Forbes
Ty Rowe
Amy Brower
Liz Jennings
Giulia Marie Dalbec

I am occasionally contacted by actors or directors of indie films to screen their latest movie project. I would be less than honest if I did not state that most are not worth my time because they are terrible efforts. Enough of that, because sometimes I stumble on a gem like Road To The Well. […]

Coming 2 America

Film Title

Coming 2 America

Synopsis

The African monarch Akeem returns to America to seek out a mystery heir

Director

Craig Brewer

Cast

Eddie Murphy
Arsenio Hall
Jermaine Fowler
Leslie Jones
Tracy Morgan
KiKi Lane
Wesley Snipes
James Earl Jones

Honestly, I had my apprehensions about watching this movie after some of my Facebook friends said that it wasn’t as good as the original. Others thought that having a non-theatrical release was a “negative” sign, a red flag that the movie was a stinker. Well, going straight to streaming is not necessarily a bad thing, […]

Greyhound

Film Title

Greyhound

Synopsis

Tom Hanks is a Naval Commander this time, trying to lead a convoy away from the Germans

Director

Aaron Schneider

Cast

Tom Hanks
Elizabeth Shue
Stephen Graham
Rob Morgan
Matt Helm
Craig Tate
Travis Quentin

Greyhound – Living room popcorn just isn’t the same. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon and Netflix were making attempts to cut into the theater business with direct-release original movies on their streaming services. For the most part, those films consisted of two types of movies – award bait and toilet residue. Trying to compete […]

The Top 10 Ruthless Reviews Comedies

There really hasn’t been a lot to laugh about the last year or so. The planet has been ravaged by a deadly pandemic because a random Chinaman decided to eat a tasty bat. Millions of stupid Americans think that Donald Trump actually won the election and that America needs a king, not a democracy. A […]

Raya And The Last Dragon

Film Title

Raya And The Last Dragon

Synopsis

A warrior in Kumandra is determined to find the last dragon

Director

Don Hall/Carols Lopez Estrada

Cast

Kelly Marie Tran
Awkwafina
Izzac Wang
Gemma Chan
Daniel Dae Kim
Benedict Wong
Sandra Oh

“Raya and the Last Dragon” – Has it been so long? I am so happy to watch a new movie that is not Oscar bait (though I’m still happy about those) and not called Wonder Woman 1984. I’m also a sucker for fantastical quest movies, so all this movie had to do was not be, […]

Animal House (1978)

Film Title

Animal House

Synopsis

The greatest movie about college life ever made

Director

John Landis

Cast

John Belushi
Stephen Furst
Tom Hulce
Mark Metcalf
Donald Sutherland
John Verner
Verna Bloom
Kevin Bacon
Tim Matheson
Peter Riegert
Bruce McGill

Animal House is a movie that was not taken seriously when it was made. The expectations were low, and Donald Sutherland, the one big star, (Kevin Bacon’s first movie!) took a paltry lump-sum of $30,000 for his role in the movie. No university or college would let them shoot the movie at their campus until […]

All of the Casino Games James Bond Has Played

Just as much as James Bond is famous for drinking a shaken-not-stirred martini and driving a rather snazzy gadget-packed Aston Martin, the world’s most famous fictional secret agent is equally as well-known for his love of casinos. Here is a look at all of the casino games James Bond has ever played in the series […]

Tom and Jerry (2021)

Synopsis

Tom & Jerry enhance the lamentations of Grandpa

Director

Tim Story

Cast

Tom
Jerry
Chole Grace Moretz
Other Voices

“Tom and Jerry” – Sorry, grandpa. Before we get to my son’s thoughts about Tom and Jerry, I’m going to weigh in a bit. When I was a kid, whenever we went to my grandparents’ house, we watched Tom and Jerry cartoons with my grandpa. It was the best part of the visit and I […]