November 2-4 Box Office Predictions

Everyone, prepare yourselves for lower-than-usual box office earnings this weekend. This is because of Hurricane Sandy attacking the East Coast of the U.S. My prayers do go out to you folks; but (Read this in John Travolta's singing voice from Grease) Oh Sandy, why-y-y-y [did you have to make all those movie theatres lose power]? [...]

Trouble with the Curve (2012) Review

Trouble with the Curve Release Date: September 21, 2012 Director: Robert Lorenz Stars: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman Runtime: 111 min Tagline: Whatever Life Throws at You Gus (Clint Eastwood) is a good old fashioned baseball scout who doesn't rely on computers to give him all the needed statistics. In a technology dominated society, [...]

Chasing Mavericks (2012)

Chasing Mavericks  Release Date: October 26, 2012 Directors: Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson Stars: Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue Runtime: 120 min Tagline: Legends Start Somewhere Chasing Mavericks brings the audience knowledge of the life story of Jay Moriarity. The year is 1994, and the location is Santa Cruz, California. 15-year old Jay Moriarity has always [...]

Winter’s Bone (2010) Review

Winter's Bone Release Date: September 17, 2010 Director: Debra Granik Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt Runtime: 100 min This independent feature explores the life of a 17-year old girl in the poor rural area of Ozark Mountain. Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) takes care of her depressed and withdrawn mother, and her younger brother [...]

Quick Review – Omen IV: The Awakening (TV 1991)

Omen IV: The Awakening (TV Movie) Release Date: 1991 Director: Jorge Montesi, Dominique Othenin-Girard Stars: Faye Grant, Michael Woods, Michael Lerner Runtime: 97 min Tagline: The horror continues. Seriously? The horror continues? What "horror" may that be? Delia has just been adopted by two attorneys, Gene & Karen York. When Karen realizes her baby was [...]

Quick Review – Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)

  Omen III: The Final Conflict Release Date: March 20, 1981 Director: Graham Baker Stars: Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon Runtime: 108 min This is just about the most boring "horror" movie I've ever seen. The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop [...]

Quick Review – Damien: Omen II (1978)

Damien: Omen II Release Date: June 9, 1978 Director: Don Taylor Stars: William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor Runtime: 107 min Tagline: These eyes will follow you wherever you go and your nightmares will become a frightening reality. Damien is now thirteen and spending his time now with his cousin at a military school. He [...]

October 26-28: Box Office Predictions

THE NEW RELEASES Chasing Mavericks (2012) Plot: When young Jay Moriarty discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. Chasing Mavericks actually seems like a nice true [...]