Movie Review: “Skyscraper”

Movie Review: “Skyscraper”

I have a soft spot for 1970s disaster movies. Some of them were really entertaining, like “The Poseidon Adventure,” “The Towering Inferno,” and “Airport.” Some of them were horrible, like “Meteor,”...
Movie Review: “Boundaries”

Movie Review: “Boundaries”

I have a new leader for Worst Movie Of 2018: “Boundaries.” It’s too bad, because it has a good cast wasted on a horrible script. Vera Farmiga plays a woman who has trouble saying no. Whenever she sees a stray dog or cat, she takes it in. That’s...
1776: That’s Not The Spirit

1776: That’s Not The Spirit

This is a piece I wrote 14 years ago as an op-ed for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about a movie that should be shown on TV every Fourth Of July… “1776” is the greatest historical musical Broadway ever produced. It brings to life the patriots of the...
Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts

I am finally getting around to binge-watching “The Americans,” the FX series that just ended after five seasons. I remember checking out the first episode when it aired and not being impressed enough to continue, but on second viewing I was hooked. I became even more...
Reclining With A Warm Butt

Reclining With A Warm Butt

Both of the big movie chains in St. Louis (Marcus and AMC) have replaced most of their seats with recliners, no doubt in an effort to lure us out of the comfort of our home viewing environment and into theirs. The change means fewer rows, and thus fewer seats, but...
Movie Review: “Incredibles 2”

Movie Review: “Incredibles 2”

In 2004, Pixar was on a hot streak, having released five computer-animated classics in eight years (“Toy Story,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters Inc.,” and “Finding Nemo”). Then came the...