Papillion, Revisited

The archives in Hollywood are bulging with remakes. Many consider remakes evidence of a dearth of creativity (“hey, what about this film? It worked pretty well before, we still have ... Continue Reading →

Juliet, Naked

It’s always good strategy to select a provocative film title, as cutting through the advertising clutter remains the prime directive. In this case, the marketing folks at Lionsgate ... Continue Reading →

Crazy Rich Asians

Singapore has been called many things. The two most memorable are “Disneyland With the Death Penalty” and “Asia for Beginners.” In “Crazy Rich Asians” folks are introduced ... Continue Reading →

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

When Tom Cruise negotiated for the rights to the vintage TV show, he was hopeful he’d be able to turn it into a franchise. Half a dozen installments into “Mission: Impossible” ... Continue Reading →

The Equalizer star Denzel Washington has first hit sequel, & Equalizer creator Michael Sloan has follow-up Equalizer novels

The Equalizer 2 topped the box-office for its opening weekend when Denzel Washington’s first sequel was an action-packed hit battling the jukebox musical sequel Mamma Mia 2. It ... Continue Reading →

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

The sequel to the excellent 2015 “Sicario” is a worthy follow up, even if it cannot match the bold moves made by its predecessor. Taylor Sheridan, who has made an impressive mark ... Continue Reading →

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Fifth in a Non-Extinct Series

When the original “Jurassic Park” appeared toward the end of the last century, it was a clever take on science run amok. While that is a theme that has been assayed often over the ... Continue Reading →

Incredibles 2 – Pixar Again Hits it Out of the Park

There was a moment in time when Disney could have bought Pixar for (cue Austin Powers’ nemesis Dr. Evil) for a million dollars. The Disney board at the time did not see the future, ... Continue Reading →