First LAST CHRISTMAS Trailer May Hint At Plot Twist (VIDEO/POSTER) The debut trailer for the new holiday romcom Last Christmas barely dropped before the internet was abuzz over the plot twist that may be hiding in plain sight. While I won't divulge that potential spoiler speculation, it almost seems as if the trailer wants us to make the magical assumption (emphasized by another possible [...]

The March Sisters Spring To Life In First LITTLE WOMEN Trailer (VIDEO) Even for an umpteenth remake, the expectations for this one are very high. That's inevitable with virtually any adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, arguably the most beloved novel of all time by American girls, young and old. That then becomes especially true when the creative talent involved is of such highly admired [...]

MAIDEN (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated PG (for language, thematic elements, some suggestive content, and brief smoking images) Released: June 28, 2019 limited; expands in August Runtime: 97 minutes Directed by: Alex Holmes Starring: Tracy Edwards, Jo Gooding, Sally Creaser Hunter, Tanja Visser, Marie-Claude Kieffer Heys, Dawn Riley, Michele Paret, Jeni Mundy, Nancy Harris It’s amazing [...]

Banderas Makes Oscar Bid In First PAIN AND GLORY Trailer (VIDEO) For anyone already cobbling together their must-see list for the upcoming Awards Season, a slot has to be made for Pain And Glory, the Spanish-language film from writer/director Pedro Almodóvar. The legendary auteur reunites with Antonio Banderas (whose collaborations first began back in the late 1980s) in a film that is blatantly semi-autobiographical. Banderas plays [...]


Episode 22 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema Hobbs & Shaw, @ 0:57 Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood, @ 6:26 "Gender & Race in the Tarantino Universe" (discussion), @23:30 Outro / Contact Info, @ 31:27 On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, Charles and I look at two different [...]

HOBBS & SHAW (Movie Review)

  *** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for prolonged sequences of action and violence, suggestive material, and some strong language) Released: August 2, 2019 Runtime: 135 minutes Directed by: David Leitch Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Idris Elba, Helen Mirren, Eiza Gonzalez, Eddie Marsen, Eliana Sua, Cliff Curtis, Lori Pelenise Tuisano As instantly [...]

Leo & Quentin’s Deep Dive Convo About ONCE UPON A TIME’s Rick Dalton (VIDEO) I was mixed on aspects of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood, but not with any of the characters. The central performances are particularly strong, especially Leonardo DiCaprio's as Rick Dalton, a fading TV Western star caught in the crosshairs of Tinseltown's transition from heroes to anti-heroes at the dawn of the 1970s. [...]

Trailer For 1917 Teases Director Sam Mendes’ WWI Epic (VIDEO/IMAGES) The Great War isn't explored in as many films as is the bigger war that followed it; that makes director Sam Mendes' 1917 intriguing enough. The scale on which it's produced (as seen in this first trailer) piques that interest even more. The war picture has a quasi-Saving Private Ryan premise to it, but [...]