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Bad Boys For Life Theatrical Review
Bad Boys For Life   Bad Boys For Life Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  1/16/2020 2:30 PM EDT
It's hard to believe that it was 25 years ago when we were first introduced to Mike Lowrey (Will Smith; Men in Black) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence; Martin), two Miami police detectives that didn't generally do things "by the book".  Lowrey was the wild guy who drove a Porsche and lived in a spacious apartment overlooking the w... Read More

Dolittle Theatrical Review
Dolittle   Dolittle Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  1/15/2020 12:15 PM EDT
When I was a boy, lad, young child, I was fascinated by an old black and white film I saw on TV called "Treasure Island". It exposed me to everything I knew nothing about, a dangerous sea voyage, nasty pirates, the hunt for treasure, and a resolution in doubt. I was so impressed by it that I still remember the impact it had on me to this ... Read More

Beverly Hills Cop Blu-ray Review
Beverly Hills Cop 3-Movie Collection   Beverly Hills Cop Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  1/15/2020 9:41 AM EDT
t is hard to believe that Beverly Hills Cop was released thirty-five years ago. Audiences fell in love with Eddie Murphy (Coming to America) as Axel Foley, a Detroit cop who has a total disregard for the rules. The foul-mouthed undercover detective offered his infectious laugh and outrageous character voices to audiences who ate it up. Three years ... Read More

Gemini Man 4K Ultra HD Review
Gemini Man   Gemini Man 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  1/13/2020 10:00 PM EDT
What do you get when you put award-winning director, Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) together with box office bank actor, Will Smith (Bad Boys), incredible special effect using the most advanced technology available, and a mediocre script? The answer is 2019's, Gemini Man.  In a world of cookie-cutter and recycled plots, the film ... Read More

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 4K Ultra HD Review
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil   Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  1/10/2020 10:09 AM EDT
In 1959 Disney animation brought their sixteenth feature film to movie theaters with the adaptation of Charles Perrault's fairy tale, The Sleeping Beauty.  In it, we meet Princess Aurora, who is cursed to die by an evil fairy named Maleficent.  In 2014 Disney, in its latest endeavor to create box office gold decided to give the classi... Read More

1917 Theatrical Review
1917   1917 Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  1/9/2020 8:58 AM EDT
In June of 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated setting off the First World War.  One of the biggest and bloodiest wars ever, it saw the world divided into two sides with fighting occurring through much of Europe. As the war raged on military and civilian casualties numbered in the millions.  Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) penne... Read More

The Lighthouse Blu-ray Review
The Lighthouse   The Lighthouse Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  1/7/2020 11:13 PM EDT
In 2015 Robert Eggers amazed audiences with his feature film directorial debut, The Witch.  Eggers' talent for storytelling and filmmaking belied his lack of experience in writing and helming a movie.  The result was remarkable as The Witch was nominated for 67 awards and won another 43 from organizations the world over. When his sophomor... Read More

Judy Blu-ray Review
Judy   Judy Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  12/26/2019 10:20 AM EDT
Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger; Bridget Jones' Diary) seemed to have a charmed life.  As a teenager, she was signed to a film deal with MGM Studios.  She acted, danced and sang her way into America's heart playing Esther Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis, Susan Bradley in Harvey's Girls and Hannah Brown in Easter Parade.  Perhaps her most... Read More

Rambo: Last Blood 4K Ultra HD Review
Rambo: Last Blood   Rambo: Last Blood 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  12/20/2019 9:29 AM EDT
Sylvester Stallone first came to the attention of filmmakers in 1976 when he portrayed the title character, Rocky Balboa, in the movie Rocky.  He played Rocky as a tough, introspective guy whose perseverance lands him on the biggest stage in the boxing world.  Six years later, in 1982, he brought another character to life in First Blood. ... Read More

Bombshell Theatrical Review
Bombshell   Bombshell Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  12/19/2019 6:37 PM EDT
As soon as women entered the workforce in large quantities during WWII, there were issues.  In the 1980s and '90s, sexual harassment of females in the workplace was common and rarely discussed, especially in the world of entertainment.   Victims were afraid to come forward fearing retribution or termination.  Twenty-five plus years l... Read More

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