Archive for June 9th, 2017


By Laurie Coker Rating: D- Whether it’s called The Mummy, Mission Mummy or Mummy Impossible Mummy, Tom Cruise’s latest film is nothing more than a rehash of stunts and silly story telling on which Cruise banks.  Unlike Brenden Frasier’s hit Mummy, this version leans heavily on the serious side. Packed with nuggets from countless other […]


By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Acclaimed author Daphne du Maurier’s works Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, The Birds, and Don’t Look Now have inspired producers and directors to make film adaptations.  Her novel My Cousin Rachel has already received one film adaptation in 1952 by director Henry Koster and received both Academy Award […]

Review: THE MUMMY (2017)

By Mark Saldana Rating: 2 (Out of 4 Stars) Now that Marvel Studios and WB/DC have established their movie universes with either great or moderate success, Universal Studios hopes to join in the fun and makes some bank of their own with their “Dark Universe.”  One might ask, what is exactly the “Dark Universe?”  The […]


By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Writer/director Trey Edward Shults made a rather impressive feature film debut with the outstanding movie Krisha.  The film won the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at SXSW 2015, and after its release in 2016, ended up as one of my top six films of […]

Movie News: BEATRIZ AT DINNER Opens in Select Theaters and in Austin on June 16th

By Liz Lopez The film is directed by Miguel Arteta (“Cedar Rapids”) and the script is written by Mike White, starring Salma Hayek, Chloë Sevigny, John Lithgow Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker and David Warshofsky. About: Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to […]