…Land On Your Feet

Today I’m going to do something I never thought I’d do — defend “Cats” (sort of). Just to be clear, that’s “Cats” as in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot, not cats as in felines. The felines can defend themselves. The first trailer was let…


On paper director Nikolaj Arcel’s, “The Dark Tower,” sounds like a recipe for summer blockbuster success. A sci-fi western based on a beloved Stephen King series of novels, starring Idris Elba with Matthew McConaughey as his nemesis, it’s the things box office dreams are made of. Sadly, this dream has turned into a nightmare.

…keep swimming

This week, summer officially arrived and we are well on our way into another season of reboots and sequels that bring with them infinite hope that they will defy the odds. To the surprise of absolutely no one, Pixar has once again beat those odds with another chapter of its much beloved “Finding Nemo.”

…Forget About Your Worries

In Disney’s latest incarnation, director John Favreau has turned “The Jungle Book,” into a work of art. The world inhabited by Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is a lush, green, beautiful place. It’s heart breaking to think that not a bit of it is real.

…Hop to It

Set in a world where predators and prey have learned to peacefully co-exist, Disney’s “Zootopia,” couldn’t be more relevant. With “Zootopia,” Disney continues to push the envelope for animated films. Yes, it’s set in a world filled with friendly lions, fluffy bunnies, and chubby cheetahs, but the themes it explores, and the lessons it teaches…

…Come Together

In many ways Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” is a text book big budget Hollywood summer blockbuster. It has huge monsters, the Kaiju, from another world, and even bigger giant humanoid robots, the Jaegers, to fight back. That alone would be enough to make this a satisfactory popcorn picture, but it turns out this film…