Jurassic Park Sequel is Truly Lost

Jurassic Park Sequel is Truly Lost

The Lost World won’t exactly have you screaming.Image: Universal Pictures Twenty-five years ago this week, I had a very specific, very disappointing thought: “I can’t believe he didn’t use the music more.” It was my first thought as I walked out of a screening of The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the highly anticipated sequel to … Read more

A Look Back At Conan The Barbarian At 40

A Look Back At Conan The Barbarian At 40

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan the Barbarian in John Milius’ film of the same namephoto: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” is such an overworked cliché at this point that calling it trite would be understatement. just to watch Conan The Barbarian now, 40 years after its release on … Read more

Keith Thomas’ Stephen King adaptation

Keith Thomas’ Stephen King adaptation

Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong in firestarterImage: Ken Woroner/Universal Pictures With any subsequent adaptation, the hope is that a story improves upon the version that preceded it—or at least feels as though it’s offering up a unique vision, an additional layer that makes the new adaptation purposeful in its insistence treading old ground. Regardless … Read more

A Review Of Top Gun: Maverick

A Review Of Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, Miles Teller as Bradley “Rooster” Cradshaw, Monica Barbaro as “Phoenix,” and Glen Powell as “Hangman” in Top Gun: Maverickphoto: Paramount Pictures By accident or design, a significant part of Tom Cruise’s early career was dominated by fighting roles in which he was to achieve self-actualization or independence from the … Read more

On The Count Of Three review: Jerrod Carmichael’s bleak comedy

On The Count Of Three review: Jerrod Carmichael’s bleak comedy

Christopher Abbott and Jerrod Carmichael in On The Count Of Three Image: Courtesy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. Jerrod Carmichael’s directorial debut and star vehicle On The Count Of Threewhich revolves around a suicide pact made by two best friends, bears no resemblance to The Carmichael Show or his stand-up sets, even if he casually joked about … Read more