The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Zombieland 2’ and “Maleficent 2” reviews (AUDIO)

In this day and age of cinema, sequels and reboots rule the roost, for better or worst. When in doubt, Hollywood just picks up an old video cassette or DVD, and blows the dust off. Sometimes, it works well. Other times, it simply does not. A bad sequel or remake/reboot comes off as a soulless … More The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Zombieland 2’ and “Maleficent 2” reviews (AUDIO)

‘Gemini Man’ is the cinematic equivalent of an under-cooked frozen pizza

Henry Brogan (Will Smith) is an aging hitman who can’t look in the mirror anymore. It’s not the fact that his youthful looks have dissolved into the weary look of a 51-year-old killer, but the fact that there’s red on his ledger. He can’t sleep, because all he sees are the dead bodies that fell … More ‘Gemini Man’ is the cinematic equivalent of an under-cooked frozen pizza

‘Lucy in the Sky’ Review: Sleepy space melodrama doesn’t add up in the end

Keep your head out of the clouds is a common saying for young people to hear. It’s not someone discouraging you from aspiring to greater things, but to remember where the true home is. For Lucy Cola (Natalie Portman), one of the top astronauts NASA has to offer, her preferred home is far above the … More ‘Lucy in the Sky’ Review: Sleepy space melodrama doesn’t add up in the end

Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’ is dark, disturbing, and brilliant

How did the Joker go mad? A riddle that hasn’t been tested completely in Hollywood, only lavishing around in comic books, sifting through the cerebellum of geeks who lived inside those pages … until now. Todd Phillip’s Joker dives headfirst into that morally corrupt conundrum, investigating the disappearance of one Arthur Fleck and the emergence … More Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’ is dark, disturbing, and brilliant

‘Making Coco’ is a thought-provoking documentary that fuses sports and real life hardship together

Imperfections make for great stories. I’d be one thing if Grant Fuhr was a perfect human being as well as a dynamic goaltender. After all, he won over 400 games in his career, which spanned 20 years. He started 76 games in a row. Fuhr once won 23 games in a row for the Edmonton … More ‘Making Coco’ is a thought-provoking documentary that fuses sports and real life hardship together

‘Judy’ thrives on a noteworthy Renee Zellweger performance

Let’s say you have been gifted with one of the greatest voices in the history of mankind. If you are asked at a young age to become something that will rob you of many joys in the world and push you into a depressive and self-destructive state before you are 30 years old, would you … More ‘Judy’ thrives on a noteworthy Renee Zellweger performance

‘Rambo: Last Blood’ is a lean, mean brutal action machine for action addicts

Can someone truly outrun their past, or is it bound to catch up with them? For John Rambo, remorse and guilt have grown on his bones like small trees, eating away at him in retirement. He’s killed so many, yet always found a way to live with the anguish another day. Even in retirement, trouble … More ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ is a lean, mean brutal action machine for action addicts

‘Ad Astra’ is a bold space tale with a strong Brad Pitt performance

What if the fate of the world rested in your hands, and in order to save it, you had to stop your dad from destroying everything in the name of space exploration? That is the beating heart of the story lying at the center of James Gray’s Ad Astra, an ambitious new drama that demands … More ‘Ad Astra’ is a bold space tale with a strong Brad Pitt performance

Why the Linda Ronstadt documentary is a must see

Linda Ronstadt could sing just about anything. Just ask Dolly Parton, who lays that quote on the audience as the new documentary, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice begins. She really was a singing marvel, and this documentary’s central purpose is to remind the viewer she was much more than just “Blue Bayou” and … More Why the Linda Ronstadt documentary is a must see

‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ Directors Interview: How a great film was made from scratch

There are some stories that simply need to be told. Movies that are required to find the light of day. There’s no true financial push; just an obligation to a certain group of people and a moral that the world must know. When it came to the writing/directing team of Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, … More ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ Directors Interview: How a great film was made from scratch