…Bust

This Flick Friday, I have one question for all my fellow fans of all things film… Who you gonna call? If your answer to that question is anything but an enthusiastic GHOSTBUSTERS, then I have another question for you… Where have you been for the last 30 years?

…Get Into The Swing of Things

In spite of its lame title, and sequel status, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” has a good shot at being one of the best blockbusters of the summer.  While 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” was still in the shadow of the Tobey Maguire “Spider-Man”, its sequel makes the original trilogy a distant memory. One of the most…

…Skirt the Issue

We’re now three weeks into the summer blockbuster season and it’s time we have a talk. It’s a talk we’ve had before and will doubtless have again, but it’s an important one that we will continue to have until it’s no longer needed. It’s time to talk about lady superheroes. It’s no secret that women…

…come out swinging

And just like that we are back to the superheroes.  Did you miss them? When “The Amazing Spider-Man” was first announced there were plenty of people scratching their heads.  It seemed odd to revisit this story so soon on the heels of the Tobey Maguire led trilogy. To those asking why, all I can say…

…Change

Despite what you may have heard, change does not begin with an action.  It begins with an idea. Of course, action must follow, and in “The Help,” (directed by Tate Taylor and based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett) it most certainly does. Set in Jackson, Mississippi; in the early 1960s, change is in the…

…Clean Up

“The Help,” cleaned up again at the box office this weekend. Blame it on the weather, the planets aligning or whatever else you want. It doesn’t change the fact that this little-film-that-could has taken down the big, bad, late summer flicks two weeks in a row. While this week’s line-up isn’t quite as satisfying as…