Powers can be a burden, a blessing, and a curse. For example, some people have “the shine.” A power that allows him to not only read minds of the people right in front of them, but the ability to connect with souls far and away. It’s an ability that Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) wishes he … More ‘Doctor Sleep’ is a disappointing sequel that isn’t that scary
In the world of “Zombieland,” there are rules. Things like “limbering up” or “enjoy the little things” are simplistic yet important when it comes to surviving a Zombie apocalypse. “Double Tap” is another one of those rules and also the name of the new sequel to the 2009 surprise hit that threw a wicked curveball … More ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ limbers up properly, retaining the magic of the original
All of you. Let’s get the most important thing out of the way before I divulge into high-paid athletes, overpaid movie stars, and endlessly tedious things on this Thanksgiving list. A writer is nothing without his readers, and his shelf lift is even shorter without returning readers. I wrote my first online article about eight … More What I’m thankful for
Ego can be a powerful thing when it comes to two countries waging war on each other. It can be seen in a number of varieties. There’s the more serious variety of the United States of America battling Russia during the Cold War for nuclear weapon supremacy or fighting to get a moon on the … More The dream team of Damon and Bale help carry ‘Ford v Ferrari’ well past finish line
“What if” is always a fun game to play at the movies, especially when the conundrum is tied to a vital piece of authentic human history. Quentin Tarantino did this past summer with “Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood,” where he re-imagined the night of Sharon Tate’s infamous death. This is the exact reason … More Taika Waititi injects heart and laughs into World War II satire, ‘Jojo Rabbit’
Frank O. Pinion and me rarely agree. It’s not as rare as a rainbow hitting the sky, but it’s quite infrequent. The differences can make for good film discussion, and that happened this week on The Large Morning Show in The Afternoon. Netflix’s new film, “The Irishman,” is being regarded by many as an instant … More The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: When will we find out about Fred Rogers’ sons?
Sometimes, a radio conversation can start one way and end another. Last week on The Large Morning Show in the Afternoon, I joined the fellas to review a few different new films, but the majority of the hour was spent talking about the new Matt Damon-Christian Bale film, “Ford v Ferrari,” as well as an … More The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: Is Tom Hanks really the greatest actor of all time?
Some things just don’t get old. A good BLT sandwich. A hot cup of coffee on a cold morning. A double cheeseburger and a giving lager on a summer afternoon. Arnold Schwarzenegger with a machine gun in his hand dispensing justice in a James Cameron-produced flick. The latest collaboration for the two, Terminator: Dark Fate, … More Old fashioned ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ features some of the year’s best action sequences
Once a director, always a director. One of the misconceptions about directors is that they can actually turn off that light in their head that makes them want to arrange, dictate, and create. The preconceived notion that a switch can simply be flipped. It doesn’t work that way. Just ask Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a … More ‘Pain and Glory’ features Antonio Banderas at his best
Julia Roberts couldn’t have saved this project (LOL) … More ‘Harriet’ is a bland way to tell a legendary woman’s story