A cheerleading captain wakes up after two decades in a coma and decides to go back to high school in order to finish her Senior Year. If you have not watched Deep Impact, I suggest turning on HBO Max and watching the disaster thriller. If you don’t have HBO Max, please feel free to rent the movie. Otherwise, there will be Deep Impact spoilers during this film. It’s not a major part of the film…"Senior Year: Rebel Wilson Comedy Has Heart"
Over a year after the film premiered during Sundance 2021, On the Count of Three is finally getting a theatrical release. This is not a light film by any means. In fact, this is a film that touches on mental illness and suicide. It’s a dark comedy even though there is nothing about suicide that is funny. This is exactly why we see the usual suicide hotline message before the film comes to an end.…"On the Count of Three: A Dark Comedy"
Private Property, a thriller starring a very minimal cast, is a bland remake of the controversial1960 film of the same name. A lost print of the 1960 Leslie Stevens was recently discovered a few years ago. While it was originally released to major controversy, the film was critically praised upon its 2016 re-release. I’m not about to do a compare and contrast between the two movies. All in all, Private Property is such a bland…"Private Property: A Bland Remake of a Thriller"
Operation Mincemeat has the pedigree to draw viewer interest in this stranger-than-fiction true story of World War II events in 1943. I should warn you first and foremost that if subtitles are not your thing, this film will not be for you. While much of it is in English, there are a number of scenes that have subtitles on screen. The gist of the film is that the Allies are trying to put a stop…"Operation Mincemeat Is Stranger-Than-Fiction"
Jayne Mansfield may be considered by many to be the poor man’s Marilyn Monroe but she has the talent in The Girl Can’t Help It. It might be hard to believe but without this film, The Beatles might not exist. I mean, sure, they might have come about at some point but not without this film hitting England. Without this film, John Lennon does not meet Paul McCartney in 1957. Rock and roll would never…"The Girl Can’t Help It: A Criterion Collection Beauty"
Sarah Dessen’s novel, Along for the Ride, arrives on Netflix in a film adaptation starring Emma Pasarow and Belmont Cameli. Writer-director Sofia Alvarez is the screenwriter of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and the book was a New York Times bestseller. If you’re a fan of either, you’ll probably be watching regardless of my thoughts. But if you’ve never read Dessen’s books or watched the To All The Boys movies, chances are likely…"Along for the Ride Adaptation Arrives on Netflix"
Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen is a documentary that comes one year after Fiddler on the Roof marked its 50th anniversary. Jeff Goldblum narrates the movie but his contribution is minimal compared to how many cast and crew provide commentary. Filmmaker Daniel Raim conducts original interviews while other clips–such as Oswald Morris–come from archival sources. This is a documentary that is very different from Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles because this one is completely…"Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen: A Must Watch"
Spider-Man might not have been the first comic book adaptation to hit the big screen but the film helped pave the way for the MCU. The film’s 20th anniversary comes as Sam Raimi is opening up Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Because of licensing, Raimi’s Spider-Man films didn’t feature any characters unless the license was owned by Sony Pictures, of course. This why a fan like me was happy to see the MCU…"Spider-Man: Sam Raimi Film Turns 20 Years Old"
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness sees Doctor Strange journey further into the Multiverse in order to stop an adversary. As is the custom for Marvel films, there is a mid-credit scene and a post-credit scene. The mid-credit scene is important so please do not leave the theater until after this scene if you need to go to the bathroom. I’m going to get into a spoiler-free review here in a moment but the…"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness"
Volcano is the second volcano movie this year to mark its 25th anniversary as Dante’s Peak reached the same milestone in February. This is the first screenplay for both of the film’s screenwriters, Jerome Armstrong and future Oscar nominee Billy Ray. They don’t hesitate at all and have us on the edge of our seats from the beginning. An earthquake hits LA and this is just the beginning! The film is non-stop action from there…"Volcano: Mount Wilshire Marks 25th Anniversary"