New FANTASTIC BEASTS 2 Promo Connects GRINDELWALD to POTTER (VIDEO) Need some cliffs notes to connect the new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald to the original Harry Potter films? Yeah, me too. With a mythology this dense, it's hard for mortal muggles to maintain an encyclopedic recall of every detail, even some of the big ones. This new promo from Warner Bros. helps connect [...]

Paul Dano Drinks First Directorial Milkshake With WILDLIFE (INTERVIEW)

This is my interview (click here), for The Tulsa Voice, with actor-turned-director Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, Swiss Army Man, Little Miss Sunshine) about the making of Wildlife, his first film as a writer/director. Co-written by his partner Zoe Kazan (an actress and writer of her own acclaim, including last year's The Big Sick, who I also had [...]

mid90s (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated R (for pervasive strong language, drug and alcohol use, some violent behavior and disturbing images, and sexuality - all involving minors) Released: October 26, 2018 Runtime: 84 minutes Directed by: Jonah Hill Starring: Sunny Suljic, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin, Lucas Hedges, Katherine Waterston Nostalgia rings truer when [...]

New MARY POPPINS RETURNS Ad Finally Has Some Proper Nannying (VIDEO) Now this is the Mary Poppins that Mary Poppins fans have been waiting for. Amidst all the magic, adventure, and wonder -- which is what previous trailers for Mary Poppins Returns have focused on -- what has endeared the magical nanny to millions of fans (girls especially) for over five decades is her proper "spit [...]


Episode 13 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema First Man, @ 1:25 Venom, @ 20:38 The Old Man & the Gun, @ 30:20 A Star Is Born, @ 39:39 Outro, @ 01:05:49 On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, Charles and I launch into the 2018 Oscar Season with big [...]

First Two Music Cues From GRINDELWALD Soundtrack (VIDEO/AUDIO) Alohomora underscore!  With a wave of his magic baton, composer James Newton Howard has returned to the Potterverse prequel world of Fantastic Beasts with his new score for The Crimes of Grindelwald. Building off of cues established in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Howard and Warner Bros. record label WaterTower Music unlock [...]

Rowling Teases GRINDELWALD’S Chamber Of Secrets (VIDEO) What mind has read and ear has heard, the eye will finally see. That's the promise author J.K. Rowling sets in this 90-second promo tease for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second prequel-sequel in this early 20th Century-set saga from the popular Potterverse (which began with 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where To [...]

COLETTE (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for some sexuality/nudity and language) Released: September 21, 2018 limited; October 12 wide Runtime: 111 minutes Directed by: Wash Westmoreland Starring: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Eleanor Tomlinson, Denise Gough The period-piece lesbian sex is the least interesting thing about Colette. Serving as little more than titillating soft core [...]