Movie Reviews

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Barton Fink'

April 3rd, 2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Barton Fink' From 1991
When it comes to the infamous Coen Brothers everyone has their film favorite. Those who like to laugh swear by "Raising Arizona," the stoners have all but adopted "The Big Lebowski" and Oscar says "No Country For Old Men" is their finest. But for a movie geek like me I prefer my Coen cool with a little of all of the above for a flick lesser known but way more memorable – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s cinematic oddball has all the Coen staples – quirky characters, meticulous mood and unpredictable twists and turns – but with a dash of a slow simmering story that makes the aud...

'Killing Jesus' Premieres Tonight On National Geographic

March 29th, 2015 10:57am EDT
Killing Jesus
At an advanced screening of "Killing Jesus," the movie, based on the New York Times best-seller of the same name, author and executive producer Bill O’Reilly asked the crowd of nearly 1000 guests “ How does a poor carpenter become the most famous person in civilization?”

The movie, co-produced by Ridley Scott, Oscar-nominated director of Alien, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down, makes it world premiere on Sunday March 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm/7:00 pm central on the National Geographic Channel.

Following the screening I spoke one-on-one with O’Reilly and the film’s cast. When I as...

Forgotten Friday Flick: 'Easy Money' Is The Definitive Dangerfield Outing

March 27th, 2015 12:00pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Easy Money'
Things have gotten a tad serious in the past picture realm recently and with the arrival of the tepid new comedy "Get Hard" hitting theaters today it felt right to provide a little lessor known five-star funny film for fans – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection from the house of hilarity is via the mind of a notorious funnyman who always got no respect. But unlike the notorious ("Caddyshack," anyone?!) and staple work (time to go…"Back To School!") in his wheelhouse, this one is a gem that may have slipped through the cracks for some. Ready to give up all your vices for ...

Review: 'Do You Believe?'

March 23rd, 2015 10:55pm EDT
Do You Believe?
From the creators of ‘God's Not Dead’ comes another faith-based film, ‘Do You Believe?’ It opened in theaters Friday in limited release. It tells the story of 12 souls and how their lives are intertwined and changed forever when they turn to the power of 'believing' in God. Academy-Award winner Mira Sorvino is Samantha, a homeless single mother who has been struggling to care for her daughter, ‘Lilly’ and lives on the streets until she’s rescued by strangers known as J.D. and his wife who lost their own daughter to a drunk driver.

Faith-based films have soared in popularity in recent years...

Forgotten Friday Flick: Do You Remember 'Man On Fire' From 1987?

March 20th, 2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Man On Fire' (1987)
Next Friday a new thriller titled "The Barber" will be hitting theaters and stars the legendary Scott Glenn as a small town barber hiding some dark secrets. We got a chance recently to chat with the iconic actor about some of his past work (up next week!) and one flick came up in particular. It’s a meaty movie morsel that I consider to be Glenn’s finest performance and this week it’s the past picture we’re saluting – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today it’s all about a beaten, weathered, and sullen man who when properly pushed proves that you can’t count a lethal man out. Denzel Wa...

Movie Reviews: Two Indy Movies To Consider

March 19th, 2015 12:22pm EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter' / '3 Hearts'
The indies just keep on coming – love and adventure know no budget! This week we’re travelling abroad to check out such cinematic sights as treasure hunting and unrequited passion with reviews of the new films "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter" and "3 Hearts" below!

Title: "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter"

Stars: 2

Genre: Drama

Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, Shirley Venard, David Zellner

Director: David Zellner

Running Time: 105 Minutes

Release Company: Amplify Releasing


Inventive for sure, "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter" is a film with a great idea that s...

Forgotten Friday Flick – Do You Remember 'Black Moon Rising'?

March 13th, 2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Black Moon Rising'
The cinematic subject of theft has always been an exciting one, but what if someone stole something from a fellow thief - welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s escapist outing is early work from the mind of a movie master and starring one of the coolest cats in the business. Hot cars, slick chicks, bold bad guys and one thief out to get what’s his. Someone stole the moon and Sam Quint wants it back – it’s "Black Moon Rising!"

Former CIA Agent Sam Quint is now a master thief working for the highest bidder. Currently he is doing a job for the government acquiring a cassette cont...

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'House Of Games'

March 6th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'House Of Games'
With the only average conman flick "Focus" slowly fading from sight, it felt time to bring out the big guns in the confidence game – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s picture was the debut of one of the greatest writers of all time who it turned out was also one hell of a director. Taking on the subject of the con in a very matter of fact minimalist style, this one also showcased some of the finest and freshest talent to hit the silver screen. Watch your wallet and trust no one in the…"House Of Games!"

Psychiatrist Margret Ford is a woman with little in her life but work. Da...

Review: Documentary 'An Honest Liar' Is Five-Star Movie Magic

March 4th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Review: Documentary 'An Honest Liar' Is Five-Star Movie Magic
Anyone who appreciates a decent documentary will tell you that captivating twists and turns can mean the difference between a must see movie and an avoid like the plague picture. But it’s even more unique in this day and age for filmmakers to show a palpable and passionate familiarity with their subject and in the case of the edge of your seat new doc "An Honest Liar" thorough is all but an understatement. Elevating real-life storytelling to a whole other level, this entrancing tale of famed showman James 'The Amazing' Randi effectively blends what the iconic performer was known for with ...

'The Lazarus Effect' Is Mediocre, But Mercifully Short

March 2nd, 2015 12:28pm EST
'The Lazarus Effect' Is Mediocre, But Mercifully Short
Here’s four actors you wouldn’t expect to find in a mediocre horror flick: Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters, and Donald Glover. Surprisingly they’re all in The Lazarus Effect and they’re actually believable as the scientific team that’s developing a serum to revive recently deceased organisms. The movie starts out strong because it explores relevant concepts like the religious implications of death and whether people should try to play god, but it quickly becomes average once the team succeeds in reviving a dead human.

That’s because the filmmakers do some resurrecting of their own ...