Spike Lee’s ‘CHI-RAQ’ stars Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson & Samuel L Jackson & more

I am really hit or miss with Spike Lee, and I’m looking forward to checking this one out.There’s some very interesting talent and it’s certainly a topic that translates to a wider audience. Directed by Spike Lee Written by Spike Lee and Kevin Willmott Starring Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Teyonah Parris, D.B. Sweeney, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Angela Read More →

Retro Review: Savage Steve Holland’s Better Off Dead Turns 30 and Is Still Every Bit As Good (and Weird) as It Was Back in 1985

Better Off Dead recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary. The characters in this film have my co-pilots for so long, it’s hard to remember what it was like before Savage Steve Holland pulled them from the depths of his demented brain. This film is still a treat after 30 years and I don’t doubt that it will continue to be for Read More →

‘Dragon Blade’ starring Jackie Chan, John Cusack & Adrien Brody – Yep, you read that right

A massive success this year in its native China, Dragon Blade brings action spectacle on a grand scale to US audiences. Featuring an international cast led by Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody, the film features the fight for the Silk Road when East and West collide. When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius (Adrien Brody) arrives with a giant Read More →

Melissa’s Review: ‘Love & Mercy’ about The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson – didn’t live up to my expectations

In Love & Mercy, two versions of Brian Wilson (musical leader of The Beach Boys) are depicted through Paul Dano as younger, during the height of their fame and John Cusack as older, during his depression in the 80s. It’s two separate stories, cut together back and forth. I really enjoyed the past portion with Paul Dano because he was Read More →

Trailer of the Day: Paul Dano & John Cusack as Brian Wilson in ‘Love & Mercy’

LOVE & MERCY will open in theaters June 5, 2015 Presented by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions Directed by Bill Pohlad Written by Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner Starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against Read More →