Nina – Trailer

Cynthia Mort’s Nina–a movie that revolves famed chanteuse Nina Simone’s often turbulent life–is not the type of movie that is typically of interest to me, though what I find fascinating is why Zoe Saldana was cast in the role–especially considering the brouhaha over Gods Of Egypt and Aloha. And sure, I get it that Saldana is in the position to […]

‘The Lords of Salem,’ Trailer 2

Let’s be clear:  I don’t think Rob Zombie is a very good director.  In fact, his movies on one level can be seem to be primarily vehicles for employing his wife, Sherri Moon Zombie; which I have nothing against because such nepotism in Hollywood–or anywhere else for that matter–isn’t exactly unusual. Judd Apatow gives his […]

‘This is 40’ Review

“”This Is 40” is an oddly self-indulgent movie about people who’s problems have nothing to do with their age.” There are mild spoilers, so if you have not seen the film, please consider seeing it before reading. Growing up, my family used to watch shows like “Dynasty,” Falcon’s Crest” and “Flamingo Road;”  stories about very […]

‘Bad Teacher’ Trailer

You have to be careful with movies like “Bad Teacher” because the line between funny and bad taste is a very difficult one to straddle without turning off the causal viewer.  If it doesn’t have  at least a little bit of ‘heart,’ if it can’t manage to make you care at least a little bit […]