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Despite its gorgeous cast and intriguing trailer, I wasn't chomping at the bit to see Kenneth Branagh's latest Agatha Christie adaptation. I agreed with Moviepie's Vickie that 2017's Murder on the Ori…
Moonfall is a big, dumb movie, that I enjoyed on a big awesome screen, with a big, stupid grin on my face the whole time. It's the type of movie that is so silly that the crowd both laughs at the movi…
Halloween 2021 (the real-life holiday) was in sore need of good, spooky jolt of fantasy entertainment (to make us forget the real life horrors of the year). Turns out that following the Facebook posts…
Twenty-ish years after the events of the original Matrix trilogy, shaggy, middle-aged Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) seems to be sleepwalking through his daily reality. A big-time video game designer …
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are cemented in pop culture lore as the married duo that produced and starred in the huge (we're talking tens of millions of weekly viewers) 1950s television comedy "I Love…
It's a few days before the college football national championship. All players, coaches, and high roller supporters are firmly ensconced in a hotel overlooking the stadium. It's 72 hours away from the…
Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley is an undeniably gorgeous film noir, right from the opening scene. We see a man rip up the floorboards in a decrepit remote house, put a body into the floor, and l…
It was kind of presumptuous that anyone would dare think of remaking the Oscar-winning classic West Side Story. Not even a reimagining, but more like a massage of the original: same songs, same late 1…
When I was a kid, I loved this show called Lucan, about a boy who raised by wolves. It was the TV era of championing outcasts as superheroes, like The Incredible Hulk and The Bionic Woman, and like so…
Malik (Riz Ahmed) is a troubled, paranoid man--a Marine vet that has completed 10 tours followed up by a couple years in prison. Needless to say, he is suffering from a lot of PTSD. He lives out of hi…
Growing up in the 70s and 80s, I inherently knew who Julia Child was. "I'm Julia Child!" I could warble in my best imitation, just knowing her as the jovial host of cooking shows on PBS. She was right…
C'mon C'mon tapped right into my middle-aged self and wrung tears from me more than once. What on the surface looks like your typical "older, single, childless man is thrown into taking care of a prec…