** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and some language) Released:  March 23, 2018 Runtime: 111 minutes Director: Steven S. DeKnight Starring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Tian Jing, Jin Zhang, Adria Arjona, Rinko Kikuchi An absolutely mind-numbing action movie, Pacific Rim: Uprising is, at least, not so bad [...]

Final READY PLAYER ONE Trailer Rides Wave Of First Raves (VIDEO) Following a surprise premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX, Warner Bros. has released a bonus trailer for Ready Player One just two weeks before its global debut. Initial reactions to Steven Spielberg's return to blockbuster spectacle were mostly raves, some gushing, with only a few detractors. Take one guess [...]

A WRINKLE IN TIME (Movie Review)

**1/2 out of **** Rated PG (for thematic elements and some peril) Released:  March 9, 2018 Runtime: 109 minutes Director: Ava DuVernay Starring: Storm Reid, Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Michael Peña, André Holland Conventional wisdom holds that novels are better than their movie adaptations, and that’s [...]


***1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for thematic material including some violent images) Released: November 17, 2017 limited; on Netflix February 2018 Runtime: 94 minutes Directed by: Nora Twomey Starring (the voices of): Saara Chaudry, Ali Badshah, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus, Laara Sadiq, Kawa Ada My review of The Breadwinner, for The Tulsa Voice. A recent Academy Award [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 2 – ANNIHILATION, BREADWINNER, Spielberg Underrated / Overrated, & Oscar Predix (PODCAST)

Episode 2 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema Welcome to the second episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, a new film conversation podcast co-hosted by myself and Charles Elmore. You can download it on iTunes or stream it here. On our sophomore outing (that's hopefully not actually sophomoric), Charles and I [...]

IN THE FADE (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for some disturbing images, drug use, and strong language including sexual references) Released: December 27, 2017 limited; expands February/March 2018 Runtime: 106 minutes Directed by: Fatih Akin Starring: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar, Johannes Krisch, Ulrich Brandhoff, Hanna Hilsdorf, Ulrich Tukur My review of In the Fade, for The Tulsa Voice. [...]