Film

Undertow

Undertow

| March 21, 2016

Until I was about half an hour into Undertow, I thought I’d made a big mistake in volunteering to review it.  It reminded me of a previous Olive Films release that I reviewed that I can’t even remember the title of about an old man (Robert Duvall) and his grandson living in the middle of […]

Jean-Claude Van Damme: 5 Movie Collection

Jean-Claude Van Damme: 5 Movie Collection

| March 18, 2016

When I was young, few movies so consistently amazed me as 1988’s Bloodsport. It was everything I wanted from a movie, except perhaps monsters, I guess. But then again, is there any other human so monstrous as Bolo Yeung in Bloodsport? I think not! The point is, I grew up watching and rewatching Bloodsport more […]

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A Social Life

A Social Life

| March 16, 2016

If folks can pull themselves away from social media on a Sunday afternoon, then they should take out a little time to go to the Center for Remembering and Sharing, 123 4th Ave., in New York City to see a short film called “A Social Life.” This is a “short film about a career driven woman who’s […]

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Sun, Sand, and Sweat: 4-Movie Collection

Sun, Sand, and Sweat: 4-Movie Collection

| March 14, 2016

This 4 movies-in-1 Blu-ray collection from Mill Creek Entertainment boasts the Blu-ray debut of all four films included across its two Blu-ray discs: Spring Break (1983), Hardbodies (1984), Private Resort (1985), and Perfect (1985). As is the case with many such multi-film sets that bring together a group of disparate films chosen because of some […]

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Steve Jobs: The Man in The Machine

Steve Jobs: The Man in The Machine

| March 10, 2016

last year, I watched two films about Steve Jobs, the former head of Apple computers, who died in 2011 after a battle with cancer.  First, I saw the Danny Boyle directed and Aaron Sorkin written Steve Jobs, which is amazing and casts a fascinating look at Jobs’ life throughout his rise and fall and rise […]

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Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein

| March 9, 2016

To say that Victor Frankenstein (2015) did not perform well upon its initial release is an understatement. That much cannot be overlooked. Sure, I heard the negative reviews and I saw the dismal box office returns, but I’m not one to trust box office numbers and other critics’ opinions alone. But I don’t let others […]

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The Sheik

The Sheik

| March 3, 2016

Throughout the history of professional wrestling, there have been two main entities: the babyfaces and the heels. The babyfaces, or good guys, played by the rules and always did what was right for their fans. The heels, or bad guys, would do anything possible to not only rile up the audience but also to win […]

The Midnight Man

The Midnight Man

| March 2, 2016

Writing reviews for Film Monthly is a gamble.  You mostly watch a lot of garbage that’s more boring than anything, but you do it for the chance to maybe stumble onto something special  that you otherwise would have never seen. The Midnight Man was one of these special treats for me, and while it will […]

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Dudes & Dragons

Dudes & Dragons

| March 1, 2016

What would you expect from a movie called Dudes & Dragons? If your answer is nothing Oscar- worthy but simple, silly fun, you’d be in luck. The title frees itself of hopes of a fantasy flick weighed down by gravity and plot. It’s an ideal movie for friends relaxing to a fun movie. The film […]

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Extraction

Extraction

| February 28, 2016

When I got in my review copy of Extraction, I asked my dad if he wanted to watch it with me.  He told me that he had already tried to watch it once but turned it off after the opening scene, which is saying something because my dad will literally watch anything start to finish […]