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Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: HALLOWEEN (2018)

By Mark Saldana  Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) This year’s Fantastic Fest kicked off with a wickedly delightful treat of a horror flick which serves as a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original 1978 film.  Now I know this was already attempted with 1981’s Halloween II, but Blumhouse, writer/director David Gordon Green and co-writers […]

Review: FIRST MAN

By Renee’ C. Rating: 4.5 (Out of 5 Reels) A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong (Ryan Reynolds), and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969 (IMDB). This film is a stunningly beautiful and intense ride through the […]

Review: THE HATE U GIVE

By Mark Saldana  Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) 2018 has already given us three great films which deal with the African-American experience: Sorry To Bother You, Blindspotting, Blackkklansman.  Going into this film based on a young adult novel, I began to wonder if cinema had a fourth to offer.  The answer is an empathic […]

Review: GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN

By Laurie Coker Rating: C- A sure-fire way to measure the quality of a kid’s movie is to attend with a seven-year-old and a fourteen-year-old. I attended the screening with my granddaughter and her older brother. At first, the little one (her nickname is Chiquita or Little), did not want to go. I had taken […]

Review: FIRST MAN

By Mark Saldana Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) Most people know that Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon, but don’t ever consider how stressful and emotionally trying it was for him and his family to get there.  The new film from acclaimed director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La […]