Second Act (2018)

I teased from the moment the trailer for Second Act came out that this was really just Maid in Manhattan 2. I don’t even mean to knock Jennifer Lopez or even Vanessa Hudgens, just we’ve seen this movie a half-dozen times. What springs to mind is two movies, one is Secret of my Success and … More Second Act (2018)

Tulip Fever (2017)

Tulip Fever had a very slow beginning, peaked way before the ending, and gave us a rather crappy ending. I caught this film on my flight to New York recently. It featured one of my favourite actresses today, Alicia Vikander, in one of her steamiest roles yet. Decorated in elegant dresses of the era, she … More Tulip Fever (2017)

Widows (2018)

Director Steve McQueen came on before the movie to thank us (the audience) in advance for watching his “passion project” Widows. I appreciated the gesture, but if this was his passion project, it really needed some work. There was just so much wrong with this film. The runtime was simply dragged out because this had … More Widows (2018)

Leatherheads (2008)

It has taken 10 years to watch a movie I never thought would interest me. Wow was I wrong. George Clooney was brilliant here as star football player, director, and writer of a comedy about the early days of professional football. John Krasinski is matches Clooney wit for wit as they both fight to grow … More Leatherheads (2008)

Semi-Tough (1977)

Semi-Tough is Burt Reynolds second stint as a professional football player on the big screen. After starring in The Longest Yard four years prior, it would be tough to follow such a successful film with another one. I wonder what drew him and Kris Kristofferson to such a project because this is by far the … More Semi-Tough (1977)

Little Italy (2018)

It can be debated that the romantic comedy is dead. Long gone are the stories like Pretty Woman, When Harry Met Sally, and Sleepless in Seattle. With the exception of The Big Sick, there hasn’t been a movie that really goes back to the roots of makes make these particular stories so great. Little Italy … More Little Italy (2018)