Newman, Old Brilliance

Paul Newman’s glorious cinematic career was brought to an end by a machine gun-toting Tom Hanks. “I’m glad it’s you,” he says to his imminent murderer during the rain-soaked finale of Road to Perdition. Of course, this sort of far-fetched rubbish (patiently waiting to be gunned down before paying a compliment to your assassin) can […]

Hurt, He’s Gone

“Bring this guy some Pepto-Bismol!” a fellow diner yells as a choking, panic-stricken John Hurt collapses onto the table in the 1987 sci-fi spoof, Spaceballs. Moments later an alien bursts through his midriff. “Oh, no…” Hurt cries while looking down his body at its malevolent, twitching head. “Not again!” His cameo is about the best […]

3:10 To Yuma

Film Title

3:10 To Yuma

Synopsis

Ben Wade and Dan Evans have a train to catch. 

Director

James Mangold

Cast

Christian Bale
Russell Crowe
Ben Foster
Logan Lerman
Peter Fonda
Dallas Roberts

2 Hours 2 minutes, R for maiming stabbing and shooting Fair Value of 3:10 to Yuma: $14.00 : For the most part (Kate and Leopold the glaring exception), I’ve enjoyed almost everything that director James Mangold has made. This is a grim, desperate, suspenseful and deeply rewatchable western. TL,DR: Desperate rancher Dan Evans (Christian Bale) […]

Financial Advice To Consider While Crypto Trading

One thing that you need to consider while starting your crypto trading is that you can’t trust everyone who comes with advice! As it is a new concept, experts on it are rare. Hence, anyone churning out suggestions on how you should do crypto trading, despite not being a certified financial planner, shouldn’t be given […]

Scream (2022)

Film Title

Scream

Synopsis

Old Scream, new Scream, we all scream for no more Scream.

Director

Matt Bettinelli-OlpinTyler Gillett

Cast

Neve Campbell
Jack Quaid
Courtney Cox
David Arquette
Melissa Barrera
Jenna Ortega

I know what you’re thinking- isn’t this Scream 5? I’m obligated to tell you that the official title of this movie is Scream. Yes, it is confusing. Yes, it is indeed the fifth movie in the Scream franchise and, yes, the other sequels did indeed have numbers in their titles. I actually thought this new […]

The Tender Bar

Film Title

The Tender Bar

Synopsis

A coming of age story based on the best-selling book by J.R. Moehringer

Director

George Clooney

Cast

Ben Affleck
Tye Sheridan
Daniel Ranieri
Lily Rabe
Christopher Lloyd
Max Martini
Briana Middleton
Rhenzy Felix

The Tender Bar is a movie that is based on the blockbuster best-seller by J.R. Moehringer, published in 2005. This book contains the memoirs of J.R. and his experiences growing up with a struggling single mom, while chasing an elusive father, known only to him as a voice in the radio. This great best-seller is […]

Blaxploitation #7: Trick Baby (1972)

Film Title

Trick Baby

Synopsis

Two con men stumble upon the chance of a big pay day

Director

Larry Yust

Cast

Kiel Martin
Mel Stewart
Vernee Watson
Dallas Edward-Hayes
Beverly Ballard

What the hell are these cats up to? White Folks (Martin) and Blue Howard (Stewart) are two Philadelphian hustlers. Blue’s black and a lot older, having taught Folks the tricks of the trade. I guess it’s important to know Folks is a trick baby, the product of a brief (and no doubt delightful) union between […]

Never Take Sweets (a.k.a. Candy) from a Stranger (1960)

Film Title

Never Take Sweets From A Stranger

Synopsis

A little girl dances naked in front of a town’s powerful stalwart in return for candy. Her parents aren’t impressed.

Director

Cyril Frankel

Cast

Patrick Allen
Gwen Watford
Janina Faye
Bill Nagy
Felix Aylmer
Frances Green

Some movies are way ahead of their time. Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom is a good example, a voyeuristic horror pic centering on a serial killer filming his victims’ last moments while stabbing them through the throat. People just weren’t ready for that kind of sicko shit in 1960, the revulsion apparently resulting in the revered […]

My Year in Movies – 2021 Edition – Second. Worst. Year. Ever.

Well, we made it through another year. I think. It’s hard to tell. 2021 sure felt a lot like 2020. Maybe not quite the rotten asshole of a year that was 2020, but a lot of people sure tried hard to make it as bad. The Covid pandemic has now entered the fourth major infection […]

She (1965)

Film Title

She

Synopsis

An English archaeologist and two companions stumble upon a lost city in East Africa. She is there.



Cast

Ursula Andress
Bernard Cribbins
Peter Cushing
John Richardson
Christopher Lee
George Pastell

Do you have a favorite little movie that somehow doesn’t get the recognition it deserves? You know, a flick that’s pretty much always met with scorn, lukewarm reviews and general disdain. Year after year you keep expecting the love to materialize, especially as there are so many filmgoers out there gushing over what can only […]