Archive for July 13th, 2018

Review: BOUNDARIES

“Boundaries” Shines with stars Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer   By Liz Lopez Rating: B Writer-director Shana Feste (“Country Strong,” “Endless Love”) has created a father-daughter road movie that has both the drama and comedy that is found in most families, but with the characters in this family, what may be a pretty standard story […]

Review: SKYSCRAPER

By Liz Lopez Rating: B-/C+ As I spoke to a friend recently, I mentioned the upcoming film “Skyscraper” staring Dwayne Johnson and her first reaction was a comparison to the 1974 film “The Towering Inferno,” as well as asking if it is a remake. I find this question to be expected, as many “baby boomers” […]

SXSW 2018 Review/Interview: BOUNDARIES

By Mark Saldana  Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) There is no such thing as a perfect family.  Though some families suffer from greater dysfunctions than others,  every family has its share of problems and troubled relationships.  This delightful headliner by writer/director Shana Feste tells a fictionalized version of her problematic relationship with her father […]

Review: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Much like the previous entries in this animated film franchise, Hotel Transylvania 3 offers its audiences delightful humor without any heavy or deep messages, and that’s fine.  These films are mostly geared toward the younger members of the family, but there is still enough material for […]

Review: SKYSCRAPER

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) The new Dwayne Johnson vehicle is certainly an homage to action films like Die Hard and disaster movies like The Towering Inferno, and the filmmakers are not ashamed about this at all.  In fact, they embrace this whole-heartedly.  Writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber celebrates and honors his […]