Movie Review: “7 Days To Vegas”

Movie Review: “7 Days To Vegas”

When I was at the Commerce Casino to play poker last February, I noticed a poster in the lobby for a movie called “7 Days To Vegas.” I recognized the guy in the photo as Vince Van Patten, co-host of the World Poker Tour broadcasts. I hadn’t heard a...
Movie Review: “Blackbird”

Movie Review: “Blackbird”

“Blackbird” is a movie about a woman named Lily (Susan Sarandon), who is terminally ill with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and doesn’t want her body and mind to suffer as the condition progresses. But before she kills herself, she has invited her...
Movie Review: “Cut Throat City”

Movie Review: “Cut Throat City”

“Cut Throat City” is about four guys — friends since childhood — who, after Hurricane Katrina, return to the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans to find their neighborhood in shambles, no real help coming from FEMA, and no jobs. The central...
POTD: “Stuntwomen” Trailer

POTD: “Stuntwomen” Trailer

I usually don’t watch trailers because I prefer to know as little as possible about the story, stars, and setting before I view the whole movie. But I made an exception for this documentary, which I’m looking forward to seeing when it’s released via...
Movie Review: “Driveways”

Movie Review: “Driveways”

“Driveways” is a sweet, but sad, story that marks the final film performance by the great Brian Dennehy, who died in April at 81. He plays a lonely widower named Del, the next-door neighbor to a woman named April, who died before the movie’s story...