A Tribute To Robert Altman

A Tribute To Robert Altman The American cinema never really deserved the likes of Robert Altman, a man who never made the same movie twice, even when detractors accused him of coasting on his reputation. Sure, he largely disappeared in the 1980s (except for the wonderful Secret Honor), and even after his comeback with 1992s […]

Dollman (1991)

Film Title

Dollman (1991)

Synopsis

He’s only got 12 inches on Earth, but he knows how to use them.

Director

Albert Pyun

Cast

Tim Tomerson
Jackie Earl Haley
Frank Collision
Kamala Lopez
Nicholas Guest
Judd Omen
Vincent Klyn

I’ve been meaning to review this movie forever. Dollman was released in 1991, but if any movie begs to be reviewed in the 80’s action format, it is the totally ruthless and bad-assed Tim Thomerson as Brick Bardo in Dollman. I have this movie on Amazon and even have a VHS tape copy of this […]

Ready Player One

Film Title

Ready Player One

Synopsis

A virtual treasure hunt.

Director

Steven Spielberg

Cast

Tye Sheridan
Olivia Cooke
Ben Mendelsohn
Simon Pegg
Lena Waithe
Mark Rylance
T.J. Miller

Whew! If you are not a fan of CGI and think that CGI is ruining film, Ready Player One might kill you. At the very least, it will give you an aneurism or a stroke. Possibly both. If so, you deserve it. I am not quite ready to devote my year-end review to all of […]

Dear Dictator

Film Title

Dear Dictator

Synopsis

A Banana Republic Dictator and a High School brat team up to make one of the worst movies ever.

Director

Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse

Cast

Michael Caine
Odeya Rush
Katie Holmes
Seth Green
Jason Briggs
Who Cares

Tatiania Mills (Odeya Rush) will dislodge and eat ABC (Already Been Chewed) gum from beneath the water fountain to taunt and gross out her adversaries at school. Sir Michael Caine again does the equivalent to his career by starring in this mindless atrocity. Michael Caine plays a deposed British Caribbean Republic dictator who comes the […]

Sherlock Gnomes

Film Title

Sherlock Gnomes

Synopsis

The gnomes must be saved, but why?

Director

John Stevenson

Cast

Emily Blunt
Johnny Depp
Chiwetel Ejiofor
James McAvoy
Mary J. Blige

O.K. I used to be wracked with guilt as I refused to watch or review animation and most comic book or superhero movies. I felt really bad since I browbeat Al (who no longer speaks to me) into actually spending his own money to watch and review The Emoji Movie. Since then, I have tried […]

Ten Films That Ruined the World

To Kill a Mockingbird Gregory Peck as Atticus? Dignified, steadfast, and impossibly handsome. The story? A masterfully acted and scripted morality play that elevates honor, courage, and human decency above all else. Its a great film, fondly remembered, and one of the few cases where the adaptation exceeds the source material. So what’s the problem? […]

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Film Title

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Synopsis

Giant robots don’t fight giant monsters for the vast majority of the screen time.

Director

Steven S. DeKnight

Cast

John Boyega
Scott Eastwood
Cailee Spaeny
Tian Jing
Charlie Day
Burn Gorman

I’ve seen worse. Coming out of Pacific Rim: Uprising, there were plenty of moviegoers that enjoyed the film and that is cool. There is plenty of room in our lives for big, loud, popcorn flicks like Pacific Rim: Uprising. I, myself, enjoyed the hell out of Pacific Rim and gave it a gigantic pass on […]

Peter Rabbit (2018)

Film Title

Peter Rabbit (2018)

Synopsis

All cute little bunny rabbits need to die

Director

Will Gluck

Cast

James Cordon
Domhnall Gleeson
Sam Neill
Margot Robbie
Rose Byrne
Other random animal voices

Peter Rabbit (2018) Don’t ask me why I watched this. Perhaps a little dementia is creeping in to go along with my boredom and post oral surgery misery. I really don’t know why. The charming classic story of Peter Rabbit written by Beatrix Potter was the basis of this book. From the very get-go, there […]

Tangerine (2015)

Film Title

Tangerine (2015)

Synopsis

This is like no Christmas Eve you have ever seen as a transvestite hooker tears through Hollywood looking for a skanky ‘ho and her cheating Chester.

Director

Sean Baker

Cast

Kitana Kiki Rodriguez
Mya Taylor
Karren Karagulian
Mickey O'Hagan
James Ransone
Ana Foxx

I was so impressed with Sean Baker’s The Florida Project that I immediately checked out his other film, Tangerine (2015). I was not disappointed. Tangerine is an indie film that was made entirely with an iPhone 5. Unbelievable. This gritty film is about a couple of transvestites, a Donut Shop, and an Armenian cab driver […]

Tomb Raider

Film Title

Tomb Raider

Synopsis

Lara Croft is back in the first video game movie adaptation that isn’t an embarrassment on some level.

Director

Roar Uthaug

Cast

Alicia Vikander
Dominic West
Walton Goggins
Daniel Wu

We might finally have a winner. Growing up playing video games, my generation has been waiting year after year for a good movie adaptation of a video game. Hell, we would settle for just average at this point. The genre kicked off back in 1993 with the ridiculously inept Super Mario Bros. and has continued […]