REview: Doctor Sleep (2019) | Destined To Be A Cult Classic And Among The Best Sequels Ever Made

Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep–the sequel to The Shining–is a great movie. I try not to to be hyperbolic in my praise but it’s pretty remarkable. It somehow manages to pull off taking everything good about Kubrick’s movie and revisiting it in a way that feels new and original. And something that has to be commented […]

Apparently Gareth Edwards is Still With Us

Which I mention because after 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story I thought that the mediocre experience Edwards seemingly had making the movie drove him from Hollywood all together. It wouldn’t be the first time. Stephen Norrington quit movie making after the terrible time he had directing 2003’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Apparently […]

Cars 3 – Official Trailer #1

The teaser trailer for Pixar’s Cars 3 was pretty harrowing–it somehow managed to be more emotionally demanding than the entirety of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS Story–which is saying something.   In fact, the official trailer opens with the teaser, so you’ll see what I mean.   We also see that the whole talking cars thing […]

Beware (Or Not) The Dreaded Reshoot

Supposedly, reshoots are a normal part of moviemaking.  Oftentimes they’re done to make the story flow better, or to add something that focus groups shown the movie in pre-release screenings thought would somehow sharpen its focus or to address a weakness. Though reshoots can also happen when a movie is believed to be in danger and […]