film review

  • Film Review – John Wick 3 (2019)

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum The Doctor gave up on superhero and comic book-themed movies long ago, although I admit the trailer for the upcoming Joker movie looks intriguing. Probably because I, too, like to put on a happy face and have been accused of being north of...
  • Film Review – The Intruder (2019)

    The Intruder The end of the school year always causes The Doctor to wistfully recall my own school days, a time whensummer vacations were a tangible reality that involved sunscreen application, the pungent aroma of newly chopped grass, and the sight of bikini-clad young ladies lounging in the shade...
  • Film Review – Pet Sematary (2019)

    Saying Stephen King is a prolific writer would be like saying Mike Trout is good at baseball. The very definition of an understatement. King has written over fifty books, all of them bestsellers, and most of them eventually being adapted for the silver screen. Some of the resulting movies...
  • Film Review – The Dirt (2019)

    Call Me Doctor Feelgood Were you alive in the eighties? If not, do you wish you had been? And, most important of all, do you rock? All four members of the great rock and roll glam band Motley Crüe – Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, and Nicki Sixx...
  • Film Review – Glass (2019)

    Apologies are due for what I intend to be a brief opening rant. Feel free to skip to the “Glass” subheading below, but for those otherwise inclined I would share an observation or two about the evils of going to the movies on a Saturday. As your favorite Doctor...
  • Film Review – The Last Laugh (2019)

    Before I commence a brief dissertation on the recent Netflix release The Last Laugh starring the now-septuagenarians Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss, I would like to take a moment to reflect upon a portion of the Chase filmography. In the glorious, inimitable decade known as the 1980’s, Chevy Chase...
  • Film Review – What Still Remains (2018)

    I was tempted late of one afternoon to finally take the Bird Box plunge and see what all the hullaballoo was about, but I could not overcome a mild trepidation at the 124 minute running time… and then when I heard that a few people had taken to wearing...
  • Film Review – New Year’s Evil (1980)

    The Doctor apologizes for his recent hiatus from the Tuesday Night Cigar Club scene. Unfortunately, the tumbling stock market – combined with rumors that I (allegedly) behaved poorly at a holiday cocktail mixer, even though I correctly proved a point about the dangers of attempting certain kitchen activities while...
  • Review – Halloween: Resurrection (2002) & Acid Kuba kuba cigar

    Like a line from that old Grateful Dead dirge, what a long, strange trip it’s been. After much waxing nostalgic, we have reached the final chapter in our Halloween retrospective. Unfortunately, that final chapter is Halloween: Resurrection. Perhaps a better title would have been Halloween: Let’s Get This Over...