Are Online Casino Reviews Worth Your Trust?

According to Statista, the global online gambling market is currently worth around $59 billion and is expected to be worth more than $92 billion by 2023. So, the industry is growing quickly. A large chunk of that market comprises online casinos. With more and more countries relaxing online gambling laws and more and more people […]

The Lost City

Film Title

The Lost City

Synopsis

Pretty Dumb, but no, wait, pretty dumb.

Director

Aaron Nee - Adam Nee

Cast

Sandra Bullock
Channing Tatum
Daniel Radcliffe
Brad Pitt
Da'Vine Joy Randolph

“The Lost City” – Pretty, but dumb. No, wait, that’s pretty dumb. Have you ever been to a comedy show or open mic night where the comedian absolutely bombed? That’s what The Lost City is, but with a little bit of silly action and a lot of hammy acting. I’m not saying it is completely […]

The Natives Are Getting Restless

Man has long excelled at picking on animals and fucking up the environment, a dismal trait I’m fine with as long as it generates good eco-horror movies. This sub-genre is staggeringly rich and diverse, tackling everything from sentient frogs and mutant sea creatures to walking plants and extraterrestrial viruses that powderize your blood. It has […]

Ezra’s 2022 Oscar Predictions

No, I am not trying to guarantee this will help you win your Oscar party betting pool or whatever. This is just one film cricket’s best guesses, with a little hedging of the bets in the form of a second place guess in some categories, and highly tainted by emotion in others (such as any […]

Reacher (2022)

Film Title

Reacher

Synopsis

Reacher rolls into a small Georgia town and immediately finds trouble. Big trouble.

Director

Nick Santora

Cast

Alan Richson
Willa Fitzgerald
Malcomb Goodwin
Bruce McGill
Chris Webster
Hugh Thompson
Martin Roach
Willie C. Carpenter

Reacher is an action series available from Prime Video and is based on books by Lee Child. I watched and am reviewing the first 8 episodes of Season One, which aired on Prime Video Feb. 04 2022. Reacher stars a bulked up, jacked up and totally bad-assed Alan Richtson. He is huge. Bigger than Dolph […]

Deep Water

Film Title

Deep Water

Synopsis

That’s definitely not a candy bar floating in the pool

Director

Adrian Lyne

Cast

Ben Affleck
Ana de Armas
Tracy Letts
Dash Mihok
Brendan C. Miller
Rachel Blanchard

“Deep Water” – That’s definitely not a candy bar floating in the pool. One of the first things they teach students in screenwriting class is to write a sympathetic protagonist so the audience has someone to root for. Apparently, the writers of Deep Water – Zach Helm and Sam Levinson – missed that week of […]

5 Most Remarkable Gambling Movie Characters

Many movies have been made about gambling, and no film can capture an audience’s attention if it lacks compelling characters. As such, it should be no surprise that stories told on the silver screen which involve gambling as a core plot point also frequently feature some memorable personalities. Let’s go over the most game-changing and […]

Not Taking The Michael

Some talented actors appear to have a bitch of a time choosing a worthwhile script. It’s almost as if a load is dumped in front of them, they close their eyes and pick one. Travolta’s a prime example, having appeared in nine thousand flicks but only a handful of classics since he first got going […]

Starring Debuts #14: Emily Lloyd in Wish You Were Here (1987)

Film Title

Wish You Were Here

Synopsis

A teenage girl fights stifling conformity in a postwar English seaside town

Director

David Leland

Cast

Emily Lloyd
Tom Bell
Geoffrey Hutchings
Jesse Birdsall

That arch wit Morrissey obviously knows a thing or two about holidaying in dismal seaside towns. Just listen to the brilliant Everyday is Like Sunday in which he dreamily yearns for such places to be bombed: This is the coastal town that they forgot to close down. Armageddon, come Armageddon! Come, Armageddon, come! Everyday is […]

The Verdict

Film Title

The Verdict

Synopsis

A nearly washed-up alcoholic attorney has one last shot at greatness

Director

Sidney Lumet

Cast

Paul Newman
Charlotte Rampling
Jack Warden
James Mason
Milo O'Shea
Edward Binns
Roxanne Hart

I know that in my reviews I often need to rescue myself from the perils of redundancy. Nevertheless, I will state it again; Paul Newman is and was a superstar, a Top-5 actor of all time. A quick search reveals the ugly reality that most list-makers do not share this opinion. None of this is […]