To be completely honest, I knew next to nothing about this film, let alone the two previous film’s in this comedy series. Director Michael Winterbottom has created a surely delightful film in this entry, the continuing journey of actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing alternative versions of themselves. Engaging with everything from a long […]Read more "The Trip to Spain by Brian Wallinger"
Twenty years ago this week, audiences were scared out of their wits with Paul Anderson’s sci fi-horror-fetish film, Event Horizon. Plagued by production problems and studio interference, Anderson’s film ended up as maimed as most of the victims in the film (if you haven’t seen it yet, I don’t know if I blame you, but I […]Read more "I Am Home: Twenty Years of ‘Event Horizon’"
I was fortunate to grow up with films like The Never Ending Story, Labyrinth, Gremlins, and Explorers. To me, these zany films allowed me to explore my own dreams, to follow my passions, and to realize that the world is a much bigger, but not as scary a place as I thought it was. These […]Read more "‘Dave Made a Maze’ Is Zany Fun"
When writer-director Steven Soderbergh announced his retirement from filmmaking in 2013 to pursue painting, we thought he was gone for good. Soderbergh stated that there were too many obstacles to movie making. “I’m interested in exploring another art form while I have the time and the ability to do so,” he told The New York […]Read more "Soderbergh’s Ultra Cool Caper “Logan Lucky” Is A Blast"
Based on Anthony Johnston’s wildly popular graphic novel series, David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde is very much a typical espionage spy thriller you’d expect it to be. It begins when Charlize Theron is being debriefed in an unknown location. Taking place in the late 1980’s during the height of the ‘Cold War’ and before the fall […]Read more "Review: “Atomic Blonde” by Brian Wallinger"
Halle Berry demonstrates time and again how magnetic her presence is on the silver screen. She made her feature film debut in Tony Scott’s The Last Boy Scout in 1991. She has won an Academy Award for her lead performance in Monster’s Ball and has been a Bond Girl, the epitome of actresses the world […]Read more "Prieto’s Timely ‘Kidnap’ Has Strong Personality."
For as long as I can remember, films adapted from Stephen King’s novels or short stories have resulted in either outright classics or box office failures that eventually turn into cult classics. I confess that I have not read his novels, but I have been enamored with the films that have come from his novels […]Read more "“The Dark Tower” Crumbles Under It’s Own Weight"