Archive for May 19th, 2017

Review: ALIEN: COVENANT (SXSW 2017)

By Laurie Coker Rating: D I often wonder about the “critics” opinions versus my opinion. I am after all a professional film critic myself, but when I look at critic ratings of films and I find that often I sit on the polar opposite side of popular opinion. I can’t help but think – “whaaaaaaaaaaat?” […]

Review: CHUCK

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Most people know about the movie Rocky, but not all of these same people know that the first Rocky film was inspired by a real boxer and his lucky shot at the heavyweight title.  The new film by Canadian film director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), tells […]

Review: EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Opening this week is another film definitely not made for my demographic, but one that still managed to win some moderate admiration from me.  Based on the young adult novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything is a teen romance that has a little […]

Review: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL

By Mark Saldana Rating: 1.5 (Out of 4 Stars) As far as this film series goes, I found the first film likable, but nothing exceptional, and  the second movie less interesting and forgettable.  With a brand new cast, director David Bowers is back with a third installment and things just happen to get worse in […]

Review: ALIEN: COVENANT

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) After receiving mixed critical responses for his Alien prequel, Prometheus, filmmaker Ridley Scott has returned to the franchise with a follow-up prequel that plays more like a traditional Alien film, but also bridges the gap between its more cerebral and experimental predecessor and the franchise fans know and love. […]