What a strange movie year 2017 was. Twelve months ago, who could have imagined that M. Night Shyamalan's Split would be the year's first huge hit and provide a major comeback? Or that the all-star The Dark Tower would vanish quickly while the smaller scale It wound up being a genre classic? Did anyone predict that Jordan Peele's Get Out would become a definitive 2017 satire … [Read more...] about Best of the Wurst Movies 2017
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Following decades of being remembered as a massive paperback staple and a well-remembered televised mini-series, Stephen King's It has finally been made into a proper, R-rated motion picture. Although the setting is now the 1980's and portions of the novel dealing with the child protagonists as adults has been tossed, this adaptation is faithful, intelligent and lean. In the … [Read more...] about IT New Movie Review
A critic recently stated that movie theaters are overloaded with examples of "Corporate Cinema" and little else. There's truth to that, especially in the thrill-seeking summer movie season. Between now and September, I'm not looking forward to catching the dueling look-how-hip-and-ultra-violent-we-are Baby Driver and Atomic Blonde. Nor the desperate, dueling Girls Gone Wild … [Read more...] about MauiTime Summer Movie Preview 2017