It

Film Title

It (2017)

Synopsis

A bloodthirsty clown returns after exactly 27 years, as advertised (well played New Line Cinema).

Director

Andy Muschietti

Cast

Jaeden Lieberher
Sophia Lillis
Bill Skarsgard
Jack Glazer
Finn Wolfhard
Wyatt Oleff
Jeremy Taylor
Chosen Jacobs
Nicholas Hamilton

Less is more. In one of the weirder quirks of movie scheduling, two Stephen King adaptations released within a month of each other. The first – The Dark Tower – was a bit of a disappointment financially and a major flop among critics. Personally, I thought it was acceptable. Now comes a new take on […]

NFL Season Week One: Mother Nature’s Name Is IRMA Edition

NFL Season Week One: Mother Nature’s Name Is IRMA Edition They say if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. Well, truth be told I do love gambling on football and writing about it. I have to level with you though. Making a bunch of jokes after a […]

Stand By Me (1986)

Film Title

Stand By Me (1986)

Synopsis

A Boyhood journey with the coming of age, as 4 friends seek to find a body.

Director

Rob Reiner

Cast

Wil Wheaton
River Phoenix
Corey Feldman
Jerry O'Connell
Kiefer Sutherland
Richard Dreyfuss
Casey Siemaszko
Gary Riley
Bradley Gregg

Stand By Me (1986) was one of those magical movies about growing up that might come along only once in a lifetime. Stand By Me takes place in the Summer of 1959 and was based on the short story The Body, written by Stephen King. The story and the movie are a rare non-horror ode […]

Logan Lucky

Film Title

Logan Lucky

Synopsis

Rednecks pull off a heist of their beloved NASCAR

Director

Steven Soderberg

Cast

Channing Tatum
Adam Driver
Katie Holmes
Daniel Craig
Hilary Swank
Farrah McKenzie
Riley Keough
Seth McFarlane
Dwight Yoakum
Katherine Waterson

Logan Lucky is a heist film, and with any heist film, you follow the money. In this case the money was not in Las Vegas or New York City. The perpetrators were not slick professional face-men with high-tech mysterious plans to get the goods. In Logan Lucky we are introduced to Redneck Culture and NASCAR. […]

BUTTERFIELD 8

Film Title

Butterfield 8

Synopsis

An unimaginably gorgeous Elizabeth Taylor as a Manhattan call girl

Director

Daniel Mann

Cast

Elizabeth Taylor
Laurence Harvey
Eddie Fisher
Dina Merrill
Betty Field
Mildred Dunnock
Susan Oliver

The Golden Age of Prostitution

The Only Living Boy in New York

Film Title

The Only Living Boy in New York

Synopsis

New York, featuring jerks.

Director

Marc Webb

Cast

Callum Turner
Kate Beckinsale
Pierce Brosnan
Jeff Bridges
Cynthia Nixon
Kiersey Clemons

Pretentious is as pretentious does. It is not a good sign for a movie when one of the first things the audience hears is how New York just isn’t New York any more. I’m not sure if New Yorkers know this, but the vast majority of people in this country don’t live in New York […]

NFL Pre-Season 3: Mayweather v. Mcgregor Edition

Sweet Mother of Pete did you read that Deadspin takedown of Vox by way of SB Nation? Allegations of profiting off of an army of exploited workers? I dunno, my ignorance is bliss but that seems downright rude to me. I am officially against it! Now, as hard as this may be to believe, the […]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Film Title

The Hitman's Bodyguard

Synopsis

Everyone is out to get them and “motherfucker” is a term of endearment

Director

Patrick Hughes

Cast

Samuel L. Jackson
Ryan Reynolds
Elodie Yung
Richard E. Grant
Gary Oldman
Salma Hayek
Joaquim de Almeida
Yuri Kolokolnikov

The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Let’s get this out of the way and get onto the review. Most professional critics, including some of my favorites, hated this movie. Their points are all valid, but I think that the points that they are so critical of are points that are not relevant to what the movie actually accomplished. […]

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Film Title

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Synopsis

Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

 

Director

Guy Ritchie

Cast

Robert Downey Jr.
Jude Law
Noomi Rapace
Rachael McAdams
Stephen Fry
Jared Harris
Paul Anderson

We doubt Sir Arthur Conan Doyle imagined his Sherlock Holmes quite the way Guy Ritchie portrays him on screen. Would he have minded? Now that is the question to pose. We’ve already seen Ritchie’s Holmes in the first movie released in 2009, a daring approach towards a much loved character. All the traditional elements were […]

The Terminator (1984)

Film Title

The Terminator (1984)

Synopsis

A terrifying cybernetic unit from the future will stop at nothing until all the Sarah Conners’ are dead

Director

James Cameron

Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Michael Biehn
Linda Hamilton
Bill Paxton
Paul Winfield
Lance Henriksen
Rich Rossovich
Bess Motta
Earl Boen
Dick Miller
Shawn Schepps

In 1982 James Cameron had a dream while lying in a sick-bed. His vision turned into what would become one of the most magnificent sci-fi action movies ever created. The Terminator (1984) is the movie that launched Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career as the greatest bad-ass ever to hit the screen. This masterpiece was as unique as […]