'The Farewell' Review
If a person is diagnosed with a terminal illness, should they be told? Or, should that secret be kept so the person can enjoy their final few months without the burden of the truth? What if that person is the beloved matriarch of a proud but fractured Chinese family? That’s the foundation of “The Farewell”, a thought- provoking, based on a true story dramedy — that’s actually “based on a true lie”.
'Spider-Man: Far from Home' Review
“Spider-Man: Far from Home” picks-up right where “Avengers: Endgame” left off. So if you still haven’t seen that yet… then honestly, why are you reading this review?
Following his premature departure from “Bond 25” early last year (at this point, a wise move), director Danny Boyle quickly teamed-up with screenwriter Richard Curtis on a secret project. Universal kept the plot under wraps until the title and first trailer were released back in February.
'Toy Story 4' Review
When Pixar officially announced, back in 2014, that they were developing “Toy Story 4”, just four years after “TS3”, the general reaction was not enthusiastic. “Toy Story 3” was the perfect ending to this beloved series (which was then followed by a few sweet holiday specials).
Richard Roundtree made his film acting debut in 1971’s “Shaft”, which became a blaxploitation classic. Samuel L. Jackson continued the legacy of the character 29 years later in the part remake, part sequel, “Shaft”. Now, Jessie T. Usher makes it three generations in the new follow-up — also simply called “Shaft”.
'Men in Black International' Review
2012’s “Men in Black 3” was a highly satisfying conclusion to the sci-fi action comedy series. But we’re in an era in which studios just can’t leave things be. Now, 7 years later, Sony has dug up the “MIB” brand and spun it on its axis to give us “Men in Black International”.
'Late Night' Review
I’m proud to have some first-hand, late night network talk show experience. I’ll never forget my two appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, including getting to learn a little bit of what goes on behind the scenes at these shows.
'The Secret Life of Pets 2' Review
“The Secret Life of Pets 2” is Illumination Entertainment’s sequel to their 2016 mega hit. Director Chris Renaud is back, along with most of the principal cast. But the vibe, as a whole, is much different from the original – and for the better.