Monthly Archives: September 2016

They’ve got your number

m7-sFast-paced and fun, director Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven” is pure popcorn entertainment. Keeping the basic premise and giving an occasional “tip-of-the-hat” respectful nod to John Sturges’ 1960 original, the new “Seven’s” more in line with bringing back everything you’ve loved from the classic American Western film genre. With well-choreographed action scenes and a likable cast, the formulaic stays fresh and the stereotypes don’t get stale. Continue reading

Remembering Kings & Castles

king-kong-sOn this 15th anniversary of 9/11, one movie stands to assure that I will never forget.

Growing up, I spent the majority of my formative years glued to a television gorging myself on a steady diet of B-horror movies. In 1976, while America celebrated its bicentennial, I was a 7 year-old celebrating an early Christmas with the release of Dino De Laurentiis’ remake of “King Kong.” Continue reading