THOR 3 Director Makes Hitler Comedy JOJO RABBIT (VIDEO/POSTER) Playing Hitler for laughs can be a risky proposition, but the off-beat quirkiness of writer / director Taika Waititi is perfectly suited for the gamble. Waititi is the New Zealand filmmaker who made Thor: Ragnarok a smash, but his style was honed on smaller oddball indies with clever laughs (What We Do In The [...]

Tom Hanks Is Mr. Rogers In First A BEAUTIFUL DAY Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES) "Please don't ruin my childhood." That knowing bit of meta-dialogue is spoken by the wife of a reporter who's about to embark on an in-depth profile of Fred Rogers, the beloved PBS host of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, one of the longest running children's series of all time. The wife, of course, is speaking for [...]

Marvel Blasts Comic-Con With Ambitious 2-Year, 10-Project Slate (VIDEO) Now with Disney+ in the mix, the scope of Phases 1 through 3 for the MCU almost looks quaint. After a rare 9-month break following Spider-Man: Far From Home, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will kick off into its post-Avengers era next May when Phase 4 launches with the release of Black Widow. Two more MCU [...]


Episode 21 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema The Lion King, @ 0:44 Midsommar, @ 14:09 Outro / Contact Info, @ 26:52 On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, Charles and Jeff look at a blockbuster cash-grab and the latest in art house horror. You can download it on [...]

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE Featurette Teases Comic-Con (VIDEO/IMAGES) More secrets were uncovered at the Comic-Con presentation for Terminator: Dark Fate. Along with a new 90-second featurette (above; caution, strong language and violence), producer James Cameron officially announced a big surprise: actor Edward Furlong will reprise his role as John Connor in this latest chapter, which is serving as a direct sequel to [...]

First CATS Trailer Declaws Memory Of Groundbreaking Musical (VIDEO/IMAGES) It's actually worse than I feared. Bland studio-hack helmer Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) takes the most obvious, least-creative approach to his adaptation of Cats, the daring Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that (love it or hate it; full disclosure, I love it) took huge risks in adapting poems by T. S. Eliot to become a Broadway [...]

WILD ROSE (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated R (for strong language throughout, some sexual content, and brief drug material) Released: June 21, 2019 limited; expands July 12 Runtime: 101 minutes Directed by: Tom Harper Starring: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo My review of Wild Rose, for The Tulsa Voice. Newcomer Jessie Buckley stars in an absolute breakout performance in [...]

Brad Pitt A Go For Sci-Fi Drama In AD ASTRA Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES) Just as we are on the cusp of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Twentieth Century Fox (now a Disney subsidiary) releases its latest trailer for Ad Astra, the new brainy, mysterious sci-fi thriller starring Brad Pitt. The initial teaser laid the groundwork for something ominous, coupled with some daddy issues [...]