It’s Grillo time again in this week’s indie, “Into the Ashes”
A regular guy who feels a journalistic hunger to tell the news. I blog because its wired into my brain to write what I think in print. I offer an opinion. A solo tour here. Take regular stories and offer my spin on them. Sports, film, television, music, fatherhood, culture, food, and so on. Commentary on everything. A St. Louis native and Little Rock resident who wants to write just to keep the hands fresh and ready.
This week, I had a Netflix Original movie and a theatrical release to review, and the lazy people are in luck. The Adam G. Simon-scripted and Joe Lynch-directed “Point Blank,” … Continue reading The Frank O. Pinion Radio Dose: ‘Point Blank’ is worth your time, ‘Crawl’ is not
With Frank and company back in the studio, I reviewed the new rideshare buddy comedy, “Stuber.” Starring Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, the film dove into the action-adventure-fueled day of … Continue reading The Frank O. Pinion Radio Dose: ‘Stuber’ is an engaging comedy thanks to Bautista and Nanjiani
Samuel L. Jackson has presence to spare. Whoever first said, “his reputation precedes him,” must have been thinking about Jackson when they were carving that idea out in their head. … Continue reading Samuel L. Jackson interview: The veteran actor has presence to spare, is a leader on set
Imagining the day The Beatles died…
It is my belief that all human beings start as good souls at the moment of birth, but are equally capable of breaking bad. There’s three needs in life: finding … Continue reading ‘Deadwood: The Movie’ is a masterpiece
If “Endgame” gave you a fever, “Far From Home” has the cure.
When you become a parent, part of you changes forever. Gone is the egotistical facade of someone who appreciates life to the highest degree, and in its place arrives a … Continue reading ‘American Woman’ features an Oscar-worthy Sienna Miller
What if toys had a mind of their own? 24 years ago, Pixar dug into this concept with Toy Story, a film that opened up a world of possibilities for … Continue reading ‘Toy Story 4’ is a fitting and emotional ride with old friends
Every time a sequel comes out, it has a singular goal: add something fresh to an already existing story line without coming off as stale or tacked on for no … Continue reading ‘Men in Black: International’ wastes talent and isn’t very funny
I appreciate films that have an effortless cool about them. A cunning nod to the audience that things are going to be okay for the next two hours. 19 years … Continue reading ‘Shaft’ is a satisfying and hilarious sequel
Leonard (Vincent Macigne) writes auto-fiction. In other words, he takes pieces of his real life, most notably his sexual adventures, and places them in a fictional world. For him, it’s … Continue reading ‘Non-Fiction’ dishes an honest take on adult relationships