When I sat down in the theater to see the Downton Abbey movie, I wondered if the magic of the show could be recreated. Sometimes reboots don’t work. Yet, the first sweeping shots of the Downton Abbey castle accompanied by the iconic orchestral theme on the theater screen were instant
I can’t remember exactly how I got into Downton Abbey. I think a friend recommended it to me, and I watched the first season while it was still on Netflix. Needless to say, I quickly fell absolutely, completely in love with this show. I’d watched plenty of British period dramas
I don’t know what it was about that first trailer for “Hobbs & Shaw,” the latest in the Fast and Furious movie franchise, but as soon as I saw it, I thought, “I have to see this movie.” The funny thing is, I’m not even a Fast and Furious fan.
Up until about five years ago, I’d never seen a Quentin Tarantino film. Other films fans would lovingly give me grief about this, and so I finally decided to sit down and watch one. I popped his first movie — “Reservoir Dogs” — into my DVD player and then hit
While not all of Disney’s live action remakes of their animated classics have been a hit with critics, they do appear (at least for the most part) to have found success at the box office. The live action “Beauty and the Beast” earned a staggering $1.26 billion worldwide. “The Jungle
“Avengers: Endgame” is, admittedly, a tough act to follow. How do you continue the franchise after an epic, three-hour film that wraps up a story arc spanning 10+ years and 20+ films? Actually, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” doesn’t necessarily answer that question. The latest Spidey film serves as more of
Okay, it’s time call a winner a winner. Aladdin is the most successful movie of the Summer. And yes, I’m including Avengers in this. With $9.3 million this past weekend, and a spot at number 4 at the Box Office, Aladdin has cross over to the $300 million mark domestically.
How do you let go of a dream that you’ve been holding onto for so long that it’s become a part of who you are? Even when that dream has turned into something toxic, you just can’t imagine your life without it. I really wasn’t expecting to find parallels between
All the King!!! After 5 years, the Big G has arrived on the big screen and boy, does he have company. Rodan!!! Mothra!!! King Ghidorah!!! And more!!!
For better or worse, “Dark Phoenix” marks the end of the X-Men franchise as we know it. It’s a little like a political lame duck; it’s being released after the Disney/Fox merger but does not tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Reviews for the film haven’t been kind — it’s
What do “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and the new Elton John biopic “Rocketman” have in common? Well, not much, actually. But I saw both these movies this past week, and since I didn’t have time to do separate, full-length reviews, here are my quick thoughts on each. It’s not
Movie review: Disney’s live action ‘Aladdin’ a colorful confection that’s more entertaining than amazing
Disney’s animated “Aladdin” has always had a special place in my heart. It’s the very first movie I saw in theaters. I was about five years old at the time, and I don’t have a lot of super clear memories about the experience. But I do remember loving it so