Month: July 2018

TV Review: Sharp Objects – Episode 1: “Vanish” (2018)

SHARP OBJECTS Episode 1: “Vanish” BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 18, 2018 Fully formed and tragically designed, Jean-Marc Vallée’s HBO series “Sharp Objects” kicks off with a mood as distinguishable as the green wallpaper lining Adora’s Southern mansion. Adapting the first novel from author Gillian Flynn (best known for “Gone Girl”), actress Amy Adams submerges into the leading role of Camille Preaker, a damaged reporter in … Read More TV Review: Sharp Objects – Episode 1: “Vanish” (2018)

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Tuesday Releases: Rampage

JULY 17TH, 2018 Official Synopsis: Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly … Read More Tuesday Releases: Rampage

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Rest In Peace, Timothy Carey (1929 – 1994)

TIMOTHY CAREY March 11, 1929 – May 11, 1994 (age 65) Cause of Death: Stroke Currently working my way through director Stanley Kubrick’s body of work, one face resonated with me as the unsung hero of his day. In both the films he did for Kubrick, “The Killing” (1956) and “Paths Of Glory” (1957), his scene-stealing characters are highlights of the film and instantly … Read More Rest In Peace, Timothy Carey (1929 – 1994)

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Box Office: July 13th, 2018 – Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

In a weekend that was suppose to see the newcomers vying for the crown, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” easily slipped in, topping an under-performing Dwayne Johnson in “Skyscraper,” which landed at almost half of what the film was projected to make. “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” earned an opening of $44 million, topping last week’s winner, Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which nabbed … Read More Box Office: July 13th, 2018 – Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

New Trailer: On The Basis Of Sex – Official Trailer #1

ON THE BASIS OF SEX Official Synopsis: The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature will premiere in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court. … Read More New Trailer: On The Basis Of Sex – Official Trailer #1

Stream Guide: Jaws & Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (July 13th, 2018)

JAWS on PRIME VIDEO Last week, Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” took the top stop. This week, we jump back eighteen years to Spielberg’s “Jaws,” which is available on Prime Video, along with several of the sequels that followed. A perfect summer-time movie and fits in with the upcoming release of Warner Bros’ “The Meg” starring Jason Statham. With Dwayne Johnson’s “Skyscraper” out in theaters … Read More Stream Guide: Jaws & Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (July 13th, 2018)

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Spotlight: 70th Annual Emmy Awards Nominations

ACTING Best Actress, Comedy Pamela Adlon – “Better Things” (FX) Rachel Brosnahan – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Prime Video) Allison Janney – “Mom” (CBS) Issa Rae – “Insecure” (HBO) Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish” (ABC) Lily Tomlin – “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix) Best Actor, Comedy Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC) Ted Danson – “The Good Place” (NBC) Larry David – “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO) … Read More Spotlight: 70th Annual Emmy Awards Nominations

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Theatrical Releases: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation & Skyscraper

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION || Adam Sandler and his gang are back for the third installment in the animated “Hotel Transylvania” franchise. Sandler voices the leading role of Dracula, this time dealing with being lonely, as his wife has been deceased from the outset of the series. To give him a break from managing the hotel, his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) takes him … Read More Theatrical Releases: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation & Skyscraper

New Trailer: Mary Queen Of Scots – Official Trailer #1

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Official Synopsis: “Mary Queen of Scots” explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds … Read More New Trailer: Mary Queen Of Scots – Official Trailer #1

TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 2 – Episode 13: “The Word” (2018)

THE HANDMAID’S TALESEASON TWO Episode 13: “The Word” BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 11, 2018 Sophomore seasons of TV can be a gamble, especially when the source material ran out after the first one. By focusing on filling in the gaps of this unique world and diving deeper into the already established characters, “The Handmaid’s Tale” proves its place as Hulu’s biggest hit yet. The season … Read More TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 2 – Episode 13: “The Word” (2018)

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Tuesday Releases: A Quiet Place

JULY 10TH, 2018 Official Synopsis: In the modern horror thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you. TV SPOTLIGHT Official Synopsis: After an explosive entrance in the previous season’s finale, rich socialite Pamela Brinton (Kristen Wiig) joins the gang of survivors as … Read More Tuesday Releases: A Quiet Place

Movie Review: Predator (1987)

PREDATOR BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 9, 2018 “El cazador trofeo de los hombres” means the demon who makes trophies of men.” — Anna (Elpidia Carrillo) John McTiernan’s 1987 “Predator” defines machismo, cast with a couple of dozen men and one lone woman, who is only along for the ride. The alien doesn’t even attack her, because, you know, she’s not a threat. There is an … Read More Movie Review: Predator (1987)