Review: ‘Day Shift’ Fails Jaime Foxx as a Vampire Hunter

The career of Jaime Foxx remains an enigma unto itself. On one hand, the actor, musician and comedian has conquered every medium. An Oscar winner, a Grammy winner, and one of the most versatile performers of a generation, Foxx exudes charisma regardless of his role. Yet despite his talent, many of his projects fail to … Continue reading Review: ‘Day Shift’ Fails Jaime Foxx as a Vampire Hunter

Trailer: ‘She-Hulk’ Still Strong, But Did Marvel Turn to Daredevil Too Soon?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faNwFB03r9E   We may only be 11 days away from She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, but Marvel has already kicked the tires on the Daredevil series in the pipeline. The latest trailer gives away way too much, while also showcasing most of what we already know about the show. Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) will defend the super-creature Abomination (Tim … Continue reading Trailer: ‘She-Hulk’ Still Strong, But Did Marvel Turn to Daredevil Too Soon?

Review: Apple’s ‘Luck’ Delivers Family-Friendly Animation, But Not Much Else

While Disney's dominance in the arena of animated films has never been in question, plenty of competition continues to arise. Perhaps the most surprising distributor to enter the space appears to be Apple TV+, which already released the brilliant Wolfwalkers in 2020. Not only has Apple invested in picking up titles from Cartoon Saloon and a bevy of Peanuts-related content, … Continue reading Review: Apple’s ‘Luck’ Delivers Family-Friendly Animation, But Not Much Else

Review: Netflix’s ‘The Gray Man’ Throws Empty Punches, Despite Fun Gosling and Evans

Regardless of your thoughts on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Russo Brothers clearly landed the plane. After first picking up the camera for the MCU with 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the filmmaking brothers crafted several of the MCU's most successful titles. Dealing with large ensembles, keeping the train on the tracks, and executing decades-long emotional … Continue reading Review: Netflix’s ‘The Gray Man’ Throws Empty Punches, Despite Fun Gosling and Evans

Announcing a New Podcast!! The ‘Bela Lugosi is Undead’ Podcast Set for Late June Release

Hello all! I wanted to touch base on a project I've been working on behind the scenes with two of my collaborators. Spooky Ryan and I have been hard at work getting a new podcast ready for a late June premiere. When the pandemic hit, it threw us into a bit of a tailspin. Ryan … Continue reading Announcing a New Podcast!! The ‘Bela Lugosi is Undead’ Podcast Set for Late June Release

Alan French’s Picks – The 94th Annual Academy Awards – Who Will & Should Win

We're here at the precipice of the 94th annual Academy Awards. The ceremony will award the best of film in 2021 (even though some mistake it for the 2022 Oscars). Let's jump right into a contentious season and fire off some picks. Best Animated Short And the nominees are: Affairs of the Art Bestia Boxballet … Continue reading Alan French’s Picks – The 94th Annual Academy Awards – Who Will & Should Win

Fantasia Fest 2021 Preview: Nicolas Cage, Suicide Squad, Xenomorphs, and Vampires!

The Fall film festival season is just around the corner, with Oscar contenders quickly piling into the Toronto, Venice, and New York. However, my Fall Festival season has started with explorations of the bloody, weird and fun films that will allow you to feel like you're discovering movies for the first time. Fantasia Festival 2021 kicks … Continue reading Fantasia Fest 2021 Preview: Nicolas Cage, Suicide Squad, Xenomorphs, and Vampires!

More Than 25 Years Later, Kelly Reichardt’s ‘River of Grass’ Captures South Florida to Perfection

Few directors come out of the gate with a definitive voice and style. For Kelly Reichardt, her meditative and stripped-down approach to filmmaking peeks through the corners of her debut. River of Grass debuted at the 1994 Sundance film festival, where it competed in competition. While the film received considerable praise, it would not find its way … Continue reading More Than 25 Years Later, Kelly Reichardt’s ‘River of Grass’ Captures South Florida to Perfection