John Travolta as a speed boat racer mixed up in the drug trade? You have my attention.
Make it based on the life of South Florida boating titan Don Aronow, … Read More
The commercialization of the holidays is a common theme in movies.
A less common theme? Inadvertently celebrating that commercialization. “Jingle All the Way,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad, tried to … Read More
It’s not always with eager anticipation that I carve into a film’s corpse.
On occasion it can be a title I had either anticipated, or at least hoped, would be … Read More
The arcade game “Rampage” proved a guilty pleasure for the quarter-poppers of its era.
The ’80s game let you be one of three mutated creatures who destroyed buildings, blew up … Read More
The man known as the embodiment of Jason Voorhees makes for an interesting subject.
Appropriately released on Friday the 13th, “To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story” follows the … Read More
Action movies demand a certain level of forgiveness.
Sometimes you can overlook violations of physical law or engineering anomalies as long as they service the story. But what to do … Read More
In 1999 a bloated action piece of shark frenzy was released on our shores.
Despite a number of factors stacked against it (high-concept premise, tired genre, Renny Harlin directing) “Deep … Read More
Director Roland Emmerich made a career out of displaying rampant global destruction.
Using the environment – and a ton of computers – Rollie has delivered sucker punches to famous global … Read More
Hollywood would have us believe Christmas is full of dark, dysfunctional families we must endure each December.
While some agree with that grim outlook, the numbers don’t support the melodrama.
… Read More
The common refrain about Hollywood having no more original ideas has an adjunct reality: many of their “new” ideas are better unrealized.
As an example, I give you “The Emoji … Read More
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