Surprise Dinosaurs Can Make Any Movie Better

On the cult classic animated sitcom The Critic, one of the half-dozen or so fake movie clips recycled in the opening credits throughout the series depicts a Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers-style black-and-white ballroom dancing scene suddenly interrupted by a full-color Tyrannosaurus Rex devouring the dancing couple. The show’s protagonist, Jay Sherman (voiced by Jon Lovitz), responds […]

Wonder Woman 1984

Film Title

Wonder Woman 1984

Synopsis

Wonder Woman in 1984 is a film that is underwhelming

Director

Patty Jenkins

Cast

Gal Gadot
Kristen Wilg
Chris Pine
Pedro Pascal
Robin Wright

Life is good but it can be better Maxwell Lord(played by Pedro Pascal), says the above line multiple times in the film and this can be easily used to describe the film “WW84 was decent but it could have been so much more“ Wonder Woman 1984 was a highly anticipated sequel to the first Wonder […]

Tenet (2020)

Film Title

Tenet

Synopsis

The word “tenet” must save the world

Director

Christopher Nolan

Cast

Robert Pattinson
John David Washington
Kenneth Branagh
Elizabeth Debicki

As has become customary of late, the sound mixing in Nolan’s much anticipated, much delayed film was a topic of contention, and though intentional, it seriously interfered with desired immersion. Decrypting whose desire it was optimized for—the audience’s or Nolan’s—just may yield the most succinct review possible. I could go one further and declare it […]

An Open Letter to David Fincher

Mr Fincher, I must confess this would have been a fan letter to your father had circumstances been different. Mank enjoys a superb screenplay bearing the stamp of its subject matter. It gave us a wonderful sense of period, Hollywood, the studios of the 30s. The Paramount writer’s room had the feel of the press […]

NFL Week 15 preview – 2020

The races for the final Wild Card berths in the AFC and NFC are coming down to the wire and the Week 15 NFL schedule is filled with games with massive playoff implications, especially in the NFC, where two games, in particular, will go a long way to cementing the field. First, if the season […]

Fatman (2020)

Film Title

Fatman

Synopsis

A 12 year old punk hires a hit-man to snuff out Santa. Santa is no amused.

Director

Eshom & Iam Nelms

Cast

Mel Gibson
Walton Goggins
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Chance Hurstfield
Robert Bockstael

The subversive Christmas movie is nothing new in cinema. Every year, profound wits declare that they and they alone have discovered the shocking truth that Die Hard is, in fact, a Christmas movie. Taking it a bit further, nearly every action movie written by the great Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, The Long Kiss Goodnight, etc) […]

Top Resources To Help You On Your Intermediate English Journey

Your English Learning Journey You begin your English-learning journey with the preparation: looking up resources to help you, reading up and downloading apps meant for English learners,  and preparing a vocabulary list of the simplest, most frequently-used English words.  As improvements are made, you move on to more specific vocabulary suitable for use on different […]

The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

Film Title

The Dead Don't Die

Synopsis

Another lame zombie movie. Watch The Train To Busan instead

Director

Jim Jarmusch

Cast

Steve Buscemi
Bill Murray
Adam Driver
Cloe Sevigny
Tom Waits
Danny Glover

“Humor is subjective” is a phrase I forced myself to remember several times throughout legendary independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s latest, The Dead Don’t Die, as several other people in the audience with me reacted audibly and approvingly to jokes I found relentlessly unfunny and lame.  Here are some of the bits that elicited laughter…  Farmer […]

Un Chien Andalou

Film Title

Un Chien Andalou

Synopsis

A Short Film

Director

Luis Bunuel

Cast

Simon Mareuil
Pierre Batcheff

This 1929 collaboration between Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali is one of the strangest and most enigmatic films ever produced, containing all the layers of dream logic and elusive profundity of a David Lynch movie in under twenty minutes. The two notorious surrealists apparently couldn’t have been happier that their work confounded so many viewers […]

Understanding Trumpers: How Can 70 Million People Be Wrong?

The election is over. Regardless of the hate-spewed lies of Trump…Lies that 69.9 Million of the Trumpers actually believe, Joe Biden will be the next President of The United States. Oh, and what a mess he will inherit, but that will be discussed later. Covid-19 is raging, and there is nothing that the present administration […]