A cottage industry has emerged in the world of movie reviewing. People trashing the latest offering from studios like Marvel and D.C. The complaints include janky effects, no self-contained stories and ending each outing with the requisite big fight that usually includes some kind of CGI that can be hard to follow or even care … Continue reading ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3
One podcaster I’m a fan of called FAST X a “desecration of movies”. Now he’s admittedly not a fan of the franchise and stated that upfront. So, his opinion may be a bit colored. Ok, it’s definitely obscured by a haze of tire smoke. But I was also starting to wonder if the franchise had … Continue reading FAST X
I’ve been on a sneaker buying binge lately. I was never in on Air Jordans when i was yonger. They were always too pricey for me. I did not see the need. But my search for comfortable footwear lead me to Nike’s Air Force One and then to the Jordans. Now I’m hooked. Three pairs. … Continue reading AIR
SUCCESSION – “AMERICA DECIDES”
***WARNING! THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR SEASON 4*** In November of 2016 I had pneumonia. So when Donald Trump was elected President I remember exactly where I was. I should have been at work, helping our news department cover the election. But I instead was at home.. doctor’s orders. I was standing at my kitchen … Continue reading SUCCESSION – “AMERICA DECIDES”
Will We Ever See A Theater Like The ArcLight Again?
Last Thursday Deadline Hollywood reported the news that The Cinerama Dome in Hollywood would not reopen in 2023. Decurion, the corporation that owns the Dome and the ArcLight Theater behind it on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood indicated they are shooting for 2024. It's yet another gut punch to those of us who loved The ArcLight. … Continue reading Will We Ever See A Theater Like The ArcLight Again?
You figure you get two very likeable, very beautiful movie starts in an action romantic comedy and it’s a surefire win. Well in the case of GHOSTED, that math doesn’t add up. It’s 2 + 2 = pineapple. See, it makes no sense. In this case you have Chris Evans and Ana de Armas. They … Continue reading GHOSTED
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4
If there is one thing you can say about the JOHN WICK movies, they are reliable. Like a comfortable black suit made of Kevlar that you put on when you are trying to avoid an organization of elite assassins, you slip right in and feel right at home. And JOHN WICK CHAPTER 4 is no … Continue reading JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4
Am I failing as a movie reviewer if I really don’t know what to say about a film? Let’s talk about THE FABELMANS, Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical movie about his family and how he was inspired to become one of Hollywood’s most reliable directors. I saw this movie in a theater back in November (maybe it … Continue reading THE FABELMANS
TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
When thinking about movies in which the theme is “eat the rich”, there are a couple that jump to mind immediately. “PARASITE” may be the best and most honored example having won the Oscar for Best Picture. There have been kind of a lot in recent years. THE MENU, KNIVES OUT, HUSTLERS and weirdly, THE … Continue reading TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
TOP GUN: MAVERICK AND THEATER VS. STREAMING DEBATE
I am sure you have noticed that there has been a flood of posts from Hollywood & Whine lately. I took too long a break and figured Oscar season was the opportune time to dive back in and give you the content you have been longing for (ok, it’s not like I was getting a … Continue reading TOP GUN: MAVERICK AND THEATER VS. STREAMING DEBATE