Netflix’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ returns Eddie Murphy to greatness

Chasing your dreams can be a costly and stressful journey. Everything in your being is telling you to stop and retreat back to a machine-like existence, but you push on against the odds. For some reason, a light inside your head simply won’t turn off. For Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy), the light simply would … More Netflix’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ returns Eddie Murphy to greatness

‘Black and Blue’ aims for ambition, but devolves into a simplistic cop thriller

Some films aim to please and others aspire to be something more while retaining the idea of entertainment. Deon Taylor’s new film, “Black and Blue,” aspired to be something more than the run-of-the-mill dirty cop thriller, but in the end, that’s exactly what it was. Does that make it unwatchable? Not at all. Did it … More ‘Black and Blue’ aims for ambition, but devolves into a simplistic cop thriller

‘The Lighthouse’ isn’t for everyone, but top flight acting makes it a special ride

How long does it take to slowly lose your mind, sanity, and all-purpose being? For a pair of lighthouse keepers on a remote New England island in the 1890’s, four weeks could be the optimal hour for total madness. In “The Lighthouse,” Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe play a pair of polar opposite personalities stuck … More ‘The Lighthouse’ isn’t for everyone, but top flight acting makes it a special ride

The Alec Ingram tribute is proof of the goodness in humanity

The human species is capable of incredible things. While the bitter ensures the sweetness of life’s events, there are certain moments one can champion above most acts of kindness. Take the Alec Ingram tribute this past weekend. The 14-year-old Washington, Missouri native may have lost a battle with cancer, but he won the legacy game … More The Alec Ingram tribute is proof of the goodness in humanity

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ is a pure waste of time for non-Disney fans

Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) wants to see her daughter, Aurora (Elle Fanning) marry a human about as much as she would like to host a barbecue: little to none. That all changes when Aurora reconnects with Prince Philip (Harris Dickinson), the heir to the throne of a rival kingdom. It’s safe to say that harmony, chaos, … More ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ is a pure waste of time for non-Disney fans

The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Doctor Sleep’ fizzles while ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ enliven

Sometimes, I can only get a couple reviews in. Other times, I can squeeze just one movie review into a segment on the Large Morning Show in the Afternoon. This past week on the Frank O. Pinion program on 590 The Fan, I reviewed three new movies while Frank himself reviewed a couple, including one … More The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Doctor Sleep’ fizzles while ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ enliven

Why Jess Allen’s comments about hockey were short-sighted and disappointing

“Do you want to play hockey, Dan?” I remember the way that question was delivered nearly 20 years ago and I know how dumbfounded I was before answering. I had never played ice hockey before. Roller hockey, running around a parking lot in tennis shoes with a half-assed taped stick doesn’t count. It was terrifying … More Why Jess Allen’s comments about hockey were short-sighted and disappointing

South City Confessions: Why Twitter induces so much negativity

There are more pleasant ways to wake up from a nap than a Twitter firestorm. If you are still wondering, the answer is yes, I do sleep. After pulling an all-nighter, stuffing two movies around an Uber shift, I had been down for the count for around four hours when I rolled over and grabbed … More South City Confessions: Why Twitter induces so much negativity

The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Dolemite’,’Black and Blue’ reviews

Since I was out this week on jury duty, I wanted to present last week’s Tuesday dose of movie talk on the Large Morning Show in the Afternoon, where I reviewed “Dolemite Is My Name” and “Black and Blue.” One you should see and the other you can skip, but here are the details. Eddie … More The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Dolemite’,’Black and Blue’ reviews