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 →

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Given the roaring success of the first film (released exactly a decade ago) and the never-seeming-to-close musical, the arrival of the filmed sequel is hardly a surprise. Not surprisingly, ... 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 →

Hereditary – Another Horror Movie to Add to the Pile

Horror movies come in various flavors. There are the cerebral, where the director holds back much of the gruesomeness, understanding Alfred Hitchcock’s genius realization that the ... Continue Reading →

Solo: A Star Wars Story

When George Lucas moved from his biographical “American Graffiti” to a galaxy far far away from Modesto, he doubtfully envisioned how large his Star Wars universe would become. ... Continue Reading →

“Book Club” – From Between the Covers and Up on the Silver Screen

In a clever bit of brand extension, “Fifty Shades of Grey” is the book chosen by a quartet of ladies of a certain age. No doubt Universal Pictures and Vintage Books was pleased ... Continue Reading →