Happy Death Day 2U

2019 Blumhouse Productions/Universal Pictures Written and Directed by Christopher Landon Produced by Jason Blum Based on characters created by Scott Lobdell Cinematography by Toby Oliver Edited by Ben Baudhuin Music by Bear McCreary One thing I love about the two “Happy Death Day” movies is that they are not ashamed of or try to hide […]

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Gone Too Far!

  2013 Poisson Rouge Pictures/FilmOne Distribution Directed by Destiny Ekarahga Produced by Christopher Granier-Deferre Written by Bola Agbaje based on her play “Gone Too Far!” There’s a scene in GONE TOO FAR! where three black London youths (well one of them actually looks white but as he forlornly admits; “Even my mother calls me black […]

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This Is Martin Bonner

2013 Monteray Media Written and Directed by Chad Hartigan Produced by Cherie Saulter You’ve probably been reading my reviews for a while. At least I hope you have so you’re aware that my taste in movies tend to run toward action/adventure, science fiction, crime…mostly movies with a lotta running around, yelling, fighting, stuff blowing and […]

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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

2017 Tyler Perry Studios/Lionsgate Written and Directed by Tyler Perry Produced by Tyler Perry/Ozzie Areu/Will Areu Music by Christopher Lennertz/Philip White Cinematography by Richard Vialet Edited by Larry Sexton There’s two kinds of movie people. Them that go see Tyler Perry movies and them that don’t. If you number among that first group, stick around. Those […]

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Burn: Episode One

BURN: Episode One 2017 Fearless Cinema/Innovative Productions Created, Written & Directed by Thor Moreno Produced by Annette Duffy/Rebecca Masucci So what is exactly is The American Dream? As a people and as a society we have been debating, arguing, fighting and pondering that question for as long as there has been a United States of […]

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Sleight

2017 Diablo Entertainment/WWE Studios/BH Tilt/High Top Releasing/Universal Pictures Directed by J.D. Dillard Produced by Eric B. Fleischman/ Sean Tabibian/Alex Theurer Written by J.D. Dillard/Alex Theurer Remember the first time you saw “Unbreakable”? Remember that “oh, shit” moment when you thought you were watching one type of movie and suddenly realized you were watching a Superhero […]

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Forbidden World

1982 New World Pictures Directed by Alan Holzman Produced by Roger Corman Written by Tim Curnen/R.J. Robertson/Jim Wynorski Music by Susan Justin Cinematography by Tim Suhrstedt Edited by Alan Holzman/Martin Nicholson I watched FORBIDDEN WORLD on the heels of watching another “Alien” knock-off: “Life.” Despite is having been made 30 years ago, I’d have to […]

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