Episode 7 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema Solo: A Star Wars Story, @ 0:50 Deadpool 2, @ 35:53 Outro, @48:36 This week, Charles Elmore and I take a look at two heroes who must grow to learn that they can't fly solo, on this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful. You [...]

FIRST REFORMED: A Spiritual Film, Not A Faith-Based Movie (ANALYSIS)

As someone who was raised in the church but, as a filmmaker, chose to explore the profane, writer/director Paul Schrader wrote the book on what a spiritual film is. He just never made one: until now. With First Reformed, the screenwriter of several Martin Scorsese classics (including Taxi Driver and Raging Bull) and director of various lurid tales of his own, [...]

New Trailer For WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? Previews The Movie We Desperately Need Right Now (VIDEO) In what promises to be an emotional and moral corrective to our toxic times, the upcoming Mr. Rogers documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? - as seen in this second official trailer - looks to be a rare counter-cultural media event that's universally embraced. In just the 1:15 of this brief preview, it emulates [...]

Mid-Century Middle America Marital Strife (And Oscar Contender) In First WILDLIFE Trailer (VIDEO) You work with enough great directors (Paul Thomas Anderson, Rian Johnson, Denis Villeneuve, Steve McQueen, Bong Joon-ho, to name a few) it should come as no surprise when your directorial debut garners a rapturous critical reception. That's been the case with Wildlife, the first feature film from actor Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, [...]


*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, some language and suggestive dialogue) Released: May 25, 2018 Runtime: 135 minutes Director: Ron Howard Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jon Favreau, Lily Newmark, Linda Hunt Streaming now on Netflix (Click here to listen [...]

Tom Cruise Goes All Out In New FALLOUT Trailer (VIDEO/POSTER) There's no better action franchise today - and maybe no better franchise, period - than the Mission: Impossible films. In its 22nd year, the Tom Cruise-led spy series boasts real-life stunts that live up to the "Impossible" name, and Mission: Impossible - Fallout looks no different. In this latest trailer, the never-aging Cruise returns [...]

New JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Featurette Highlights Most Dinos Ever (VIDEO) May 15th is National Dinosaur Day, so it's a perfect time for Universal's marketing team to unleash another promo of the upcoming blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. This behind-the-scenes featurette showcases the dinosaurs, old and new (including scary genetic hybrids), the sum total of which producer Tim Crowley says equals "more dinosaurs than you've [...]

BATMAN NINJA (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for some language, sequences of violence and action, and for some suggestive material) Released: May 8, 2018, on home video platforms Runtime: 85 minutes Directed by: Junpei Mizusaki Starring: the voices of Roger Craig Smith, Tony Hale, Grey Griffin, Adam Croasdell, Tara Strong, Fred Tatasciore, Yuri Lowenthal, Tom Kenny, Eric [...]