Movie Reviews

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Black Rain'

11/27/2015 12:00pm EST
The machismo just keeps on coming as we continue to dissect the anatomy of the ‘hard man’ via past work on the silver screen – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s tough guy is divorced, bitter, and channels all his angst into his job as a NYPD officer – sound familiar? Add to that a legendary director, a few amusing sidekicks and a fish out of water angle and you’ve got one to watch for. When it rains it pours…"Black Rain!"

Nick Conklin is a New York City cop with a lot of problems. He’s divorced, having custody issues with his ex and to top it off internal affairs has him ...

Forgotten Friday Flick – Do You Remember 'Wanted: Dead Or Alive' From 1987?

11/20/2015 12:15pm EST
Keeping the el lobo solo tough guy theme going it’s time yet again for another tale of a bitter man of action doing what he does best – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection is about a man who actually isn’t afraid to have friends…until they all end up face down. Nothing a good harmonica, cool motorcycle or catching a criminal for profit wouldn’t fix. Ahh, the trials and tribulations of a modern day bounty hunter when you’re…"Wanted: Dead Or Alive."

Nick Randall is a bounty hunter with a surprisingly good life. Having quit the CIA for the private sector, he now call...

Forgotten Friday Flick - The 1986 Action-Packed Thriller 'Murphy's Law'

11/13/2015 12:15pm EST
With award season style movies well on their way the lack of old school bitter man of action yarns was becoming evident and needed now – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re heading back to a time when guys were bitter and sullen, gals were sassy and revenge was still a dish best served cold. (We are talking about the 80’s, right?!) All bow before the Cannon bravado of the Bronson ala…."Murphy’s Law!"

Jack Murphy is an LAPD Detective – he’s also a mess. He’s hardened from years on the job, a ton of drinking and an ex-wife who has become a stripper. But someone from Mur...

Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 1990s 'Flatliners'?

11/6/2015 12:15pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Flatliners'
Having recently done an interview with William Baldwin I remembered one of my favorite of his films and began asking people’s thoughts on it. Most hadn’t heard of it and thus this weeks life and death selection – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick. Today’s tale is one with a unique premise with an equally unique cast. It’s a story about some students who are dying to find out what comes after life ends and are willing to put their money where their mouth is. Today is a good day to die via…."Flatliners!"

Nelson Wright is a gifted and driven medical student who has one desire – to fi...

With 'Spectre' Bond Deserved Better

11/5/2015 12:00pm EST
I’ve read a lot of comments recently begging folks in the cinematic opinions biz not to compare the new Daniel Craig 007 outing "Spectre" to the previously perfect "Skyfall." I guess there’s an overall feeling of unfair in comparing any follow-up film to an original one that feels flawless. So I take on the request above and I’ll try to keep the brilliance of "Skyfall" – which incidentally was on my Top Ten films for that year – out of the "Spectre" equation. "Spectre" as a stand alone film has all the troupes one has come to expect from the franchise as a whole - a handful of stunning s...

Three Independent Movies To Check Out

11/4/2015 11:25am EST
Ready to travel far distances in unknown territory? Then follow us as we check out three very different flicks involving everything from highway terror to the trouble with landmines and the mystery that is social media. We’re reviewing the new films "Wrecker," "Landmine Goes Click" and "Why I’m Not On Facebook" – see the encapsulated opinions below!

Title: "Wrecker"

Stars: 1

Genre: Horror / Thriller

Cast: Anna Hutchinson, Drea Whitburn, Jennifer Koenig

Director: Michael Bafaro

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 80 Minutes

Release Company: XLrator Media

Website: www.industry-wor...

St. Lawrence International Film Festival Wrap Up

11/2/2015 11:20am EST
St. Lawrence International Film Festival 2015 - 'Film Reviews Wr
So the very first "St. Lawrence International Film Festival" that took fans beyond all borders from Ottawa and Brockville, Canada into Canton and Potsdam, New York, for massive two country, four venue, three-day fest may be over (and was a raging success!) but the films linger on. But seeing as though the fest kept it simple, we’re following suit with our own batch of short encapsulated reviews of films that hit the fest this year. And it was pretty eclectic – from docs with serious drama to young adult fare done right, here’s our take on the flicks of the...

"Film Reviews Wrap Up!"


Meg Ryan's Plastic Surgery, Trout Pout Cloud Film's Debut

11/1/2015 10:18am EST
Attendees Painfully Blast Meg Ryan's Plastic Surgery At Director
Meg Ryan hasn't been a fixture on the big screen for a time, and when she does show up at a Hollywood event, she gets the business, big time about her plastic surgery and vanity, according to a report.

Meg's directors' debut film, Ithaca, was screened during the 18th Annual Savannah Film Festival at the Trustees Theater in Savannah, Georgia on Thursday. Instead of focusing on reviews of the film, one tabloid largely focused on Ryan's "trout pout."

Reportedly, Meg Ryan's special moment was ruined, not only by her lack of experience in cinema; insiders say she focused less on the project ...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Hitcher' (1986)

10/30/2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Hitcher' (1986)
With Halloween one day away fright fans, we're hitting you square in the kisser with a nostalgic 1986 cinematic nasty nugget guaranteed to get your blood pressure up – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re checking out a chiller with an important lesson – no good deed goes unpunished! It’s about a kid who gives a stranded man a ride and spends the rest of the film paying for it. Nothing says creepy more than a man with mayhem in mind – watch out for…"The Hitcher!"

Jim Halsey is driving a car from Chicago to San Diego for someone and the road is long and lonely. So wh...

Movie Reviews: Three Independent Movies To Check Out

10/30/2015 11:00am EDT
Even though it’s Halloween time and the films below aren’t exactly in the category of horror, each of the following titles does have some scary elements within their respective genres. The dangers of progressive parenting, gun control in the Christian community and being gay during the height of Hollywood glamor are just some of the themes explored in the film "Nasty Baby," "The Armor of Light" and "Tab Hunter Confidential" – check out the encapsulated reviews below!

Title: "Nasty Baby"

Stars: 1

Genre: Drama

Cast: Kristen Wiig, Sebastian Silva, Mark Margolis

Director: Se...