Summer Blockbusted 2020: Now Playing…May 8 (FILM FUN/VIDEO)

The theaters are closed, but the 2020 Summer Movie Season is just beginning… Welcome to Week 2 of Summer Blockbusted 2020. Through the end of August, I’m curating a weekly slate of movies from summers past, ranging from big blockbusters to small counter-programming indies. But now, instead of new options for the multiplex, they’re classic [...]

READY PLAYER ONE (2018) – 30+ Days Of Spielberg

Ready Player One (2018) Rated PG-13 (for sequence of sci-fi action violence, bloody images, some suggestive material, partial nudity, and language) Released: March 29, 2018 Runtime: 140 minutes Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, T.J. Miller, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen Available to rent through Amazon [...]

THE POST (2017) – 30+ Days Of Spielberg

The Post (2017) Rated PG-13 (for language and brief war violence) Released:  December 22, 2017 Runtime: 115 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Sarah Paulson, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons Available to rent through Amazon Video, iTunes, and most VOD platforms. Day 34 of “30-Plus [...]

THE BFG (2016) – 30+ Days Of Spielberg

The BFG (2016) Rated PG (for action/peril, some scary moments, and brief rude humor) Released: July 1, 2016 Runtime: 117 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Jemaine Clement, Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader, Adam Godley Available to rent through Amazon Video, iTunes, and most VOD platforms. Day 33 of “30-Plus Days of Spielberg” Somewhere, [...]

Summer Blockbusted 2020: Now Playing…May 1 (FILM FUN/VIDEO)

The theaters are closed, and so is our Summer Movie Season. Until now. Welcome to Week 1 of Summer Blockbusted 2020. Through the end of August, I will be curating a weekly slate of movies from decades of summers past. Ranging from big blockbusters to small counter-programming indies, I will give you a “Now Playing…” [...]

SAVAGE (1973) – 30+ Days Of Spielberg

Savage (1973) Not Rated (adult themes) Released: March 31, 1973 Runtime: 75 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Michele Carey, Dabney Coleman, Barry Sullivan, Susan Howard, Paul Richards, Jack Bender, Louise Latham Available to watch on YouTube. Day 4 of “30-Plus Days of Spielberg” Now that’s more like it. And more like him. [...]

30+ DAYS OF SPIELBERG – A Preview

In the attempt to flatten the Coronavirus curve, our nation is now shifting from a two-week phase of #StayAtHome precautions to a full month marathon of doing them all throughout April. Having something to pace yourself while being bunkered down for that length of time can be really helpful. A recommendation: experiencing a filmmaker's entire [...]

WENDY (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for brief violent/bloody images and some language) Released: February 28, 2020 limited; March 13 wide Runtime: 112 minutes Directed by: Benh Zeitlin Starring: Devin France, Yashua Mack, Gage Naquin, Gavin Naquin, Ahmad Cage, Krzysztof Meyn, Romyri Ross, Shay Walker Time will inevitably age the body, but it need not the [...]