film review

  • Film Review – Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

    When I was but a lad, frolicking innocently in the not so leafy glades of central Texas, my childhood merriment often focused around Star Wars. The now defunct toymaker Kenner had produced a splendid and diverse cache of toys from the Star Wars universe; in fact, the toys were...
  • Film Review – Toxic Shark (2017)

    What happens when you combine a Puerto Rican island singles resort for toned hotties with a man-eating shark?  What if said shark is also capable of projectile spitting a stream of poisonous, green sludge at its would-be victims?  And what if the same horrid toxins that infected the shark...
  • Film Review – Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018)

    There are some closeminded individuals, probably sanctimonious and dull, who do not believe in such things as fate or destiny. Your favorite Doctor is proudly not of their ilk. Deep Blue Sea 2 is more of a quasi-remake than a sequel to the 1999 thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson...
  • Film Review – Super Troopers 2 (2018)

    In his unforgettable performance as The Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman, Jack Nicholson asked “Haven’t you people ever heard of the healing power of laughter?” The Doctor certainly has, and I celebrate this healing power every day. In fact, I possess a lifelong affinity for what the sober and...
  • Film Review – Ready Player One (2018)

    Eons ago, The Doctor came to the realization that books and movies are two entirely different entertainment mediums and should be judged accordingly. More to the point, books should be judged against other books and movies should be judged against other movies; crossing the streams is an unfair exercise....
  • Film Review – The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018)

    Perhaps there are some who consider the horror subgenre known as the slasher film to be an antiquated relic of the not-so-glorious past, and with good riddance. Nothing more than lowbrow entertainment for beer-drunk simpletons like The Doctor and others of his ilk, they say. Well, I say that...
  • Film Review – Death Wish (2018)

    The time has long since passed when your friendly Doctor used to complain about the dearth of originality that resulted in so many films being remade. I’d say I was intemperate in my youth, but I’m not exactly temperate now; one just sometimes has to settle into a mode...
  • A Tuesday Night Cigar Club Tribute: When Movies Were Fun and Men Were Men

    I was consuming milk thistle and gently massaging my liver in a hotel room prior to a recent Tuesday Night Cigar Club podcast when the remote control organically found its way to the Turner Classic Movies channel. Thanks to a cosmic twist of fate, the early evening movie was...
  • Film Review – Hostiles (2018)

    These days western films enjoy a theatrical release about as often as The Doctor’s Dallas Cowboys win playoff games – well, that’s unfairly inaccurate, there have been more than two westerns released in the last twenty years, but I’ve made my point. Whenever a tale of the old west...