Remembering Sam Shepard…

Remembering Sam Shepard…

Yesterday was a tough day for lovers of cinema. First there was the passing of the wonderful Jeanne Moreau. Later we heard the news that the great playwright and actor Sam Shepard had died. Shepard penned over forty plays and appeared in over fifty films. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and has been nominated for an Academy … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Alien: Covenant”

REVIEW: “Alien: Covenant”

2012’s “Prometheus” provoked an interesting range of responses. The “Alien” prequel riled up a segment of the franchise faithfuls who were anxious for Ridley Scott’s return to the terrifying acid-for-blood xenomorphs he created. Many lukewarm fans found themselves drawn to Scott’s slow-moving meditative philosophizing. Others were caught in the middle, unable to come down on … Continue reading

 REVIEW: “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

 REVIEW: “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

The film rights history for Spider-Man could best be described as complicated and a bit messy. Throughout the 80’s and early 90’s production woes, bankruptcies, and lawsuits all factored into the rights being shuffled from one studio to another. In 1999 Spider-Man was licensed to Columbia Pictures and parent company Sony and their first film landed in … Continue reading