Movie Review: SKYSCRAPER

SKYSCRAPER movie poster | ©2018 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Muller, McKenna Melvin, Noah Cottrell, Pablo Schreiber, Byron Mann, Hannah Quinlivan Writer: Rawson Marshall Thurber Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber Release Date: July 13, 2018 The title of SKYSCRAPER would seem to refer to the 210-story structure where most of the action takes place. “The Pearl,” as it is dubbed, is the (fictional) tallest building in all of Asia. But it’s easy to see where SKYSCRAPER could also metaphorically reference Dwayne Johnson’s character Will Sawyer, a hero of towering height, family love, moral rectitude and physical ability. Will was an expert […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Luke Evans, Elsa Pataky, Kristofer Hivju, Scott Eastwood Writer: Chris Morgan, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson Director: F. Gary Gray Distributor: Universal Release Date: April 14, 2017 Let’s start with one big selling point of THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS. It has an extended sequence, roughly midpoint, where director F. Gary Gray and his amazing stunt and vehicle team do things with vehicles that haven’t been done quite this way before. (It’s also liable to […]Read On »

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COLONY: Creator Ryan Condal on new sci-fi series – Exclusive Interview

Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Grace Sullivan, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Josh Holloway as Will Bowman in COLONY - Season 1 | ©2016 USA/Justin Stephens

In USA’s COLONY, premiering Thursday, January 14, the Earth has been colonized by a mysterious presence that hovers over the land in huge spaceships. It seems as though no one has seen the aliens, but quite a few humans are cooperating with them. The choice to collaborate or resist threatens to tear families apart. Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies star as a couple with children who find themselves at odds in a Los Angeles that is separated from the rest of the world. COLONY was created by Ryan Condal and Carlton Cuse, both of whom also serve as executive […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FURIOUS 7

FURIOUS 7 | © 2015 Universal Studios

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Dwayne Johnson, Lucas Black, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou Writer: Chris Morgan, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson Director: James Wan Distributor: Universal Release Date: April 3, 2015 Fair warning, just because this is not what one expects from a FAST & FURIOUS film: FURIOUS 7 ends with a thorough gut-punch that has nothing to do with what happens in the film. As is widely known, Paul Walker, who plays FAST & FURIOUS series stalwart Brian O’Conner, died in […]Read On »

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FOREVER star Ioan Gruffudd learns to be immortal – Exclusive Interview

Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Henry Morgan in FOREVER - Season 1 | ©2014 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC’s new series FOREVER, Tuesdays at 10 PM, Ioan Gruffudd (pronounced YO-wen GRUFF-uth) plays Henry Morgan. Henry died for the first time over two hundred years ago when he was murdered while defending the life of another man. Since then, Henry has died many, many times – and always revives, intact, in water and naked. By 2014, Henry has gone through many identities, locales and changes of profession, though he still is trying to discover why he’s immortal. He’s currently a medical examiner for the New York Police Department, a job that has him working with NYPD homicide detective […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the FAST & FURIOUS 6 American Premiere

Vin Diesel at the American Premiere of FAST & FURIOUS 6 | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Universal Pictures presented the American Premiere of FAST & FURIOUS 6 at the Universal CityWalk and Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City Hollywood on May 21st. Fans got there before nine in the morning to get bracelets to be in the area by the CityWalk’s “5 Towers” Outdoor Concert Venue so they could watch the performances by Ludacis, Wiz Khalifa and 2 Chainz. Before the concert girls were dancing on the stage and the music was so loud that I had to put earplugs in. It was amazing that the stars walking the carpet could hear us scream their names between the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FAST & FURIOUS 6

FAST AND FURIOUS 6 | (c) 2013 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Luke Evans, Tyrene Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Sung Kang, Gina Carano Writer: Chris Morgan, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson Director: Justin Lin Distributor:Universal Release Date: May 24, 2013 THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS film franchise has always been about outlaws. In FAST & FURIOUS 6, more than ever before, our heroes break not only the laws of property and speed, but also gravity, physics and frequently plausibility. And hey, why not? When the characters start talking about the differences between one motor and another, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: PAIN & GAIN

PAIN AND GAIN movie poster | ©2013 Paramount Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, Ed Harris, Bar Paly, Rebel Wilson Writers: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, based on magazine articles by Peter Collins published in the Miami New Times Director: Michael Bay Distributor: Paramount Release Date: April 26, 201 The movie PAIN & GAIN touts itself as a true story, based on a series of news articles by Peter Collins that originally ran in the Miami New Times 1999-2000, about events that occurred (primarily in Miami) from 1994 through 1996. After reading the articles, one comes to the conclusion that this […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Los Angeles Premiere

Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson at the Los Angeles premiere of G.I. JOE RETALIATION | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Skydance Productions, in association with Hasbro presented A di Bonaventura Pictures Production G.I. JOE: RETALIATION on March 28th at the Los Angeles Premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The fans screamed very loudly when Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson arrived, which alerted the media that the main stars had arrived at the premiere. Walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, D.J. Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Stevenson, Elodie Yung, Luke Bracey, DeRay Davis, Matt Gerald, Leo Howard, Joseph Mazzello, Robert Baker, Lorenzo di […]Read On »

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Blu-ray and DVD picks of the week including DOLPHIN TALE

DOLPHIN TALE | © 2011 Warner Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies DOLPHIN TALE – I’m not the biggest fan of feel good movies but even my cold, black heart can enjoy a sweet tale about a lonely young boy that finds a calling in helping an injured dolphin that is missing a tale and was rescued. The movie […]Read On »

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