Critic’s Notebook: ‘FREE SOLO’ and ‘FIRST MAN’ show a monumental test of the human spirit

October 11th, 2018 | Film Stories, Opinion, Reviews | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay//Film Critic There’s an innate desire in humans to be the first to conquer an extravagant task. It’s a warrior’s mentality that requires solitude and focus in order to look down the mouth of the impossible. Damien Chazelle’s highly-anticipated Neil Armstrong biopic starring Ryan Gosling, FIRST MAN, chronicles the astronaut being crippled by grief and his nine-year trek to get to the moon. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s ...


Fresh on Blu-ray: ‘SKYSCRAPER’ – Is this a nerf gun or an action movie?

October 11th, 2018 | Blu-ray Review | 0 Comment

  James Cole Clay // Film Critic SKYSCRAPER Rated PG-13 102 minutes Director: Rawson Marshall-Thurber Starring: Dwanye Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han and Roland Moller There’s a line in SKYSCRAPER where the titular “skyscraper,” Dwayne Johnson, says to his fearful son in a burning building, “You can’t be brave, if you’re not scared.” Well, first thing, it's super sweet, but that’s not grammatically correct. Second thing: ...


Fresh from Shout Factory: ‘SAVED BY THE BELL’ series gets a new school finish on DVD

October 9th, 2018 | Blu-ray Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor SAVED BY THE BELL: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TV-PG, about 46.5 hours. Creator: Sam Bobrick Cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies, Dennis Haskins, Tiffani Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, Ed Alonzo, Hayley Mills, Joan Ryan, Max Battimo, Heather Hopper, T.K. Carter, Anne Tremko, Kiersten Warren and Bob Golic Available today on DVD through Shout Factory. I didn’t get into SAVED BY ...