At the start of Terminator: Dark Fate, old and new come crashing together. The former comes in familiar doses of clips, both vintage (we once again get Linda Hamilton’s terrifying monologue about the end of the world) and reconfigured (a beach provides a Normandy-like robot invasion). The latter is served in a startling introductory scene, in which everything the main … [Read more...] about ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ New Movie Review: James Cameron, the Governator, and Sarah Connor are back!
The fall movie season isn't unlike the summer run before it. Yet, everything is looking better (and after Godzilla: King of the Monsters, we all deserve better). Although there are more sequels, at least they’re for movies we really want sequels to, like Zombieland, and not the likes of The Angry Birds Movie 2. Some of the offerings are tedious. (Oh, we finally get Frozen 2? … [Read more...] about 2019 Fall Movie Preview: After the summer, we deserve this
Early into Peter Berg's still-fantastic 2003 action/comedy The Rundown, Dwayne Johnson walks into a bar (stop me if you've heard this one) and bumps into Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ah-Nuld taps Johnson on the shoulder, says, "Have fun in there" and literally walks out of Johnson's movie. The moment is a symbolic gesture on Schwarzenegger's part, as he was literally passing the … [Read more...] about RAMPAGE New Movie Review
It’s the end of the year, and that means another installment of the Best of the Wurst–what I thought were the best films of 2015. Enjoy! Love & Mercy I fell hard for this Brian Wilson rock and roll bio the first time I saw it, at the opening night of last summer's Maui Film Festival. Whether you're a fan of The Beach Boys, this wondrous, emotionally devastating true … [Read more...] about Best of the Wurst – The Best Films of 2015
A 31-year-old franchise returns with bold new upgrades, only some of which hit their mark. In Terminator Genisys, the fifth film in the series, John Connor (now played by Jason Clarke) sends Kyle Reese (played this time by Jai Courtney) to the past. Once Reese arrives in 1984, he finds his mission has changed, as Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones) is no damsel in … [Read more...] about TERMINATOR GENISYS New Movie Review