Star Trek, Paramount and The Pine-Bluff Variant

When Salary Talks Stall Star Trek, It’s Time for the Enterprise to Look Within and Go Where Kirk Is Gone. Star Trek Box Office: #1 BUDGET $150M, GROSS $257M/ $385M WW, NET <$235M after Publicity & Ads. #2 BUDGET $190M, GROSS $228M/ $467M WW, NET <$277M after P&A. #3 BUDGET $185M, GROSS $158M/ $343M WW, NET <$158M after P&A. Star Trek 4 talks…

“Cherry” is Sharp Objects’ Superbly Superficial Sunday

I still think of Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You  when I hear Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”, the song Amma and Camille sing at the party before rollerblading around town and the song fades into the now signature “Tumbling Lights” John Keene is getting arrested next week…

In “Closer”, ‘Sharp Objects’ Offers Up Two Anti-Climaxes

I knew this show is a slow burn but where’s the heat? No episode except “Ripe” (#4) has approached the pilot in quality. “Closer” flirts with shifting action before closing up any major inflicted wounds. It’s a shock any disaster at the Calhoun Day festival seems like business as usual for Wind Gap. Amma runs…

‘Sharp Objects’ Slims Down in Its Fourth Episode

By the fourth episode of a good series you ought to be hooked and I’m not. I said in the first episode, you need a water cooler moment in episode 4 or something to look forward to. The chaotic montage capping the episode is economic and marketable. The short 45 minute run time is frustrating…

Denzel Sequelizes The Equalizer

I don’t think there is any actor who is as effortlessly charismatic as Denzel Washington. Put his character which often doubles for his personality in any situation and he can act like he belongs. Denzel carries The Equalizer II even more so than the overrated first film which got a few style points off being…

‘Sharp Objects’ Dulls in Episode Three

– Spoilers ahead for episode III of Sharp Objects – If you are going to have a weak episode in a mini-series, you should put it at #3. If 1 and 2 have done their job the audience is already invested, this is the part where the episodes start to blend and having it in…

‘Sharp Objects’ REALLY Lives Up to Its Name in Episode II

I’ll give full credit to this show for so thoroughly exploring its tortured protagonist cliché and literally living up to its title so quickly. I don’t think I’ve repulsed physically from any show as much this year as much as I did at the scene where Camille Preaker shoves a sewing needle underneath her fingernail,…

‘Sharp Objects’ Has Arrived for Your Summer TV Viewing Pleasure

Here’s a formula for a TV hit: Set in the hot summer schedule, a murder-mystery miniseries rife with water cooler discussion. Split the budget between acting, a cinematic auteur director, ace cinematography, a moody minor string orchestral score and place the rest into licensed music budget into licensing that will have people Shazaming afterwards. Have abstract opening…

The Pixar Factory Does Another Nostagic Reprint in ‘Incredibles 2’

Out of all the sequels Pixar fans have been clamoring for the most, Incredibles 2 easily tops the list. To the fact that superhero movies are even more popular than they were 13 and a half years ago when the original debuted the year of Spider-Man 2, it’s a bit disappointing this film doesn’t have more to say about…

Free Tickets to Early Premiere of ‘TAG’

Based on a True Story: If you live in Ottawa, Canada and want to go see ‘Tag’ early and for free simply like our Facebook Page and share this video, or comment with your email address below to win tickets to an early showing on June 6th. The movie opens June 15th. Original Wall Street Journal ‘Tag’…