An American Affair Review

“An American Affair” contains so many Christian themes and settings, that it could just as easily be called; “A Catholic Affair.” Being sent to see it is a lot like being sent to Catholic School; if you sit down, shut up, and face the right direction, no one gets hurt. The flick is pretty standard…

Frozen Review

You know when you used to hang with your friends and one would ask, “Would you rather…” and they would have to choose one horrific hypothetical way to die over another? Or they would ask “What would you do if you were in THIS terrible situation…?” Right, well, the movie Frozen is just that sort of idea put on film. Yeah, it’s a real simple concept. The problem is finding enough interesting things to fill it with.

Cadillac Records Review

“Cadillac Records” sounds like a film about a fictional record label, but it’s the story of Chicago’s Chess Records …sort of. The misleading title refers to co-founder Leonard Chess’ habit of buying cars for his artists. In reality, there were TWO Chess brothers, but in the film they’ve been rolled into one man, played by…

The Wolfman Review

If ever there was a film that I wanted to love, it is perhaps this one.  And what amazing possibilities there are for a remake of The Wolfman, yes?  In this time of incredible practical effects and improving CGI, this is a great opportunity to show those off while creating a moody, atmospheric horror film…

The Girl Can’t Help It Review

 “The Girl Can’t Help It” is to rock and roll movies what “Cool Hand Luke” is to prison flicks. Simply put, it rocks, like a nymphomaniac’s trailer. Shot in 1956, when TV was still broadcast in black and white, it contains the only color footage of legendary rock and rollers Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran…

Valentine’s Day Review

  Relax.  Valentine’s Day is not just another hackneyed rom-com.  It’s, well, EVERY hackneyed rom-com.  It’s 8,000 different stories, all centered around the Big Day and set in Los Angeles.  It’s the Crash of romantic comedy.  But, as I recall, Crash had some genuine funny moments.  Valentine’s Day is full of, “OMG, I can’t believe…

HELP! Review

The Beatles’ second film, “HELP!” is more enjoyable than it probably should be. It was a commercial success, like everything they did around 1965, but the band wasn’t happy with how it turned out. It was the first indication that the incredible run The Beatles were on couldn’t last forever. John Lennon said that the…

Let It Be Review

Of all The Beatles’ films, “Let It Be” is the hardest to watch, but it’s still worth seeing. Michael Lindsay-Hogg, the director, actually made two rock films that took their time growing to full potential: “The Rolling Stones’ Rock & Roll Circus,” which gathered dust for nearly thirty years, and “Let It Be,” which is…

It Might Get Loud Review

IT MIGHT GET LOUD is a documentary in which Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, The White Stripes’ Jack White, and U2’s The Edge jam together, and discuss what they love about guitars. “It might get loud,” is something The Edge mutters as he plugs his guitar into the wall of wires and effects pedals that he’s…