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.


There are few storytellers as consistently excellent as the folks at Laika, and their latest tale “Kubo and the Two Strings,” a story about stories, showcases that strength in a new, touching as always, light. Kubo’s story (told by Kubo) starts in the blink of an eye, with his mother. In this tale, the lines…

…relish the victory

Losing sucks. No one likes it. Everyone wants to be a winner. Anyone who tells you they don’t care that they lost is gracious, but they’re lying to you.

…go with the flow

So, we made it through another Oscar ceremonies. What a wild ride, am I right?

…Act Surprised

Happy Oscar Sunday! For film lovers, there are few greater nights than Oscar night. For 3 to 4 hours we get to relive all of the great moments in film of the last year. The stories that inspired us, and made us laugh and cry, are celebrated as only Hollywood can. Unfortunately that involves an…

…buy in

When we first meet Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) in Dallas Buyers Club, he has few redeeming qualities, if any. He’s a foul-mouthed, bigoted, rodeo druggie, whose existence is reckless and quite frankly disgusting. It’s 1985 Dallas and the highly prejudiced and uninformed stigma surrounding HIV and homosexuality is alive and well. So Ron’s denial of his…