Category Archives: Film

Fighting with My Family – Film Review

In 2013, Dwayne Johnson was in England filming Fast & Furious 6. During a break, he watched a Channel Four documentary in his hotel room and had an idea. The small screen doc was about an oddball English family obsessed with wrestling. It was called The Wrestlers, Fighting with my Family. It told of the […]

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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Film Review

Very loosely based on a popular series of twelve children’s books by English author Cressida Cowell (through marriage, her uncle is U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer) How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is the third and final installment of the animated trilogy that began in 2010. Set in a mythical Viking world […]

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To Dust – Film Review

In the new sardonically humored film from writer/director Shawn Snyder, To Dust, a wife passes away, and her husband, a Hasidic Jew from an Upstate New York Orthodox community becomes obsessed with her decomposition. It stretches the boundaries of something that at its base is quite absurd and most certainly morbid yet within minutes of […]

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Happy Death Day 2U – Film Review

From a purely business perspective, when a film that is said to have cost $4.8 million but grosses worldwide more than $122 million, you know there’s a sequel in the works, even if the story never required a second outing. When Happy Death Day opened in 2017 with a cast of unknowns it came as […]

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What Men Want – Film Review

We know that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. We know that. We’re just not wired the same. So we shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that director Adam Shankman’s comedy What Men Want is simply a role reversal of the Nancy Meyer’s film What Women Want. That’s a false equivalent. Certainly, […]

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Cold Pursuit – Film Review

In 2014 there was a black comic thriller from Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland called Kraftidioten. Its literal translation means power idiot. Use it in a sentence and you’re calling someone a dumb son-of-a-bitch. Give it emphasis and you might as well be saying, you’re a f******g idiot. It was a huge success on its […]

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