REVIEW: “It: Chapter Two”

REVIEW: “It: Chapter Two”

When we last left the not-so-cozy little town of Derry, Maine it was 1989 and the seven friends who make up “The Losers Club” had vanquished the sinister child-chomping clown Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard). Knowing the possibility that he could return in 27 years, the group vows to come back to Derry if Pennywise every resurfaces. If … Continue reading

First Glance: “Bloodshot”

First Glance: “Bloodshot”

Despite numerous failed attempts at engineering the perfect super soldier, military scientists (and filmmakers) are still trying to make it happen. The latest cinematic attempt comes in the form of “Bloodshot”. For the many who don’t know, Bloodshot is a comic book superhero of sorts from Valiant Comics who first appeared in 1992. And to … Continue reading

REVIEW: “It” (2017)

REVIEW: “It” (2017)

Stephen King adaptations are in vogue again and you could say the 2017 box office hit “It” was the catalyst. King’s 1986 best-seller was first adapted as a 1990 ABC miniseries. But who could have predicted its more recent big screen iteration would have been such a record-smashing success? “It” is directed by Andy Muschietti … Continue reading

REVIEW: “The Big Short”

REVIEW: “The Big Short”

You have to admit it takes a special talent to take collateralized debt obligations, subprime loans, and mortgage-backed securities and make something truly entertaining out of it. Yet that is exactly what Will Ferrell wingman turned partisan filmmaker Adam McKay has done with “The Big Short”, a strangely fun, fascinating and occasionally troublesome financial dramedy. … Continue reading