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ONLINE ONLY: Fall Guy entertaining and engaging

ONLINE ONLY: ‘Fall Guy’ entertaining and engaging

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | May 17, 2024
Despite an unspectacular opening weekend, “The Fall Guy” is an entertaining and engaging ride.  It’s based on a 1980s TV show of the same title starring Lee Majors. In this version we have Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers, a stunt man who never shows his face because he’s a body double for big Hollywood action megastar Tom Ryder, portrayed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Bullet Train,” “The King’s Man). The plot involves Emily Blunt as filmmaker Jody Moreno, Colt’s old flame, who’s getting her big chance...
I wished for something more than this

I wished for something more than this

Aislyn Smith, Editor-in-Chief | May 10, 2024
Disney’s animated adventure-comedy “Wish,” which opened in theaters in late November but began streaming on Disney+ April 3, was a disappointing flop to some, even though its worldwide gross is nearing $255 million. However, the disappointment is not for the reasons most may think. I went into this movie already skeptical after hearing everyone’s dislike for the film, and while I wasn’t surprised that it wasn’t my favorite movie ever, I disagreed with the other critics. Most people complained...
‘The First Omen’ a bad one for the future of horror

‘The First Omen’ a bad one for the future of horror

Raine Caldwell, Staff Writer | May 3, 2024
It appears that we have another take on the Antichrist story in the movie “The First Omen.” This movie takes us to Rome in 1970, where Margaret, played by, Nell Tiger Free, is dropped off at a Catholic orphanage to become a full-fledged nun. She is not in Massachusetts anymore as she witnesses mass protest from young adults arguing for change in various issues. Margaret has some problems of her own in the journey to “take the veil.” She discovers her new purpose for the church and does...
‘Civil War’ is an unfulfilling nothing burger

‘Civil War’ is an unfulfilling nothing burger

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | April 26, 2024
Just so readers know, “Civil War” is a brand new movie. It has nothing to do with Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” which was the top grossing movie of 2016. Production company A24 brings us this new “Civil War,” which topped box-office returns with $26 million in its opening weekend (April 12-14), according to box-office results posted on Though, this action-thriller is like dry white toast. It’s unfulfilling, like a nothing meal. We never know which political party the president of the United...
Godzilla and Kong as they head into battle against the other monsters in “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.”

‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ review

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | April 20, 2024
I really had a good time with “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire,” the MonsterVerse tale about kaijus, or giant monsters of Japanese fantasy battling each other. It made me feel like a kid again. Of course, it wouldn’t be a monster mash without pesky humans and their – in this case -- trifle dramas. It seems a little convoluted to throw a character with a disability (Kaylee Hottle as Jia) into the mix. King Kong is the patriarch of sorts, going ape over a youngster in his clan and protecting him. There are bullies...
Slimer is lured into a ghost trap after being accidentally released in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.

‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | April 19, 2024
I’m surprised how much I enjoyed this “Ghostbusters” follow-up. The story in “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” shifts from the characters’ small Podunk town to the Big Apple, where the ghost removal business all began in 1984. The youngest girl of the family of ghostbusters, Phoebe Spengler (Mckenna Grace) can’t join the ghostly proceedings because she’s a minor. In the mix this time is William Atherton, who played jerk bureaucrat Walter Peck in the original. He’s still playing a jerk, but this...
Rickys TAKE 5 - Louis Gossett Jr. in Memoriam

Ricky’s TAKE 5 – Louis Gossett Jr. in Memoriam

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | April 13, 2024
“Roots” (1977) Louis Gossett Jr. won an Emmy for his performance as Fiddler in this groundbreaking ABC miniseries about the struggles of African Americans during slavery, the Civil War and other time periods. It was based on Alex Haley’s book of the same title. A “An Officer and a Gentleman” (1982) Gossett became the first Black Academy Award-winning Best Supporting Actor for his outstanding performance as Gunny Sgt. Emil Foley in this modern-day drama directed by Taylor Hackford and...
‘Road House’ remake fun but not memorable

‘Road House’ remake fun but not memorable

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | April 9, 2024
I was actually looking forward to “Road House,” the follow-up reimagining of the 1989 original directed by Rowdy Herrington and starring the late, amazing Patrick Swayze. Both versions of action centered on dive barroom brawls are ridiculous, existing somewhere in the outskirts of fantasy land. In the first one, Swayze played an MIT graduate working as a bouncer in a tough Missouri honkytonk. The new version, directed by Doug Liman (“Edge of Tomorrow,” “Swingers”), puts...
‘Dune: Part Two’ is a love letter to modern cinema

‘Dune: Part Two’ is a love letter to modern cinema

Fredrick Nwaobilor, Staff Writer | April 5, 2024
Dune: Part Two,” is everything the audience has been asking for and what Hollywood has been failing to deliver. Denis Villeneuve, who directs and co-wrote the screenplay, plastered his name across the Hall of Fame of the greatest directors in cinema history. It is the perfect movie that delivers in every aspect from the sound to the visuals to the performance to the dialogue. This is something very few movies are able to achieve. Timothée Chalamet, Austin Butler, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and...
Rickys Oscars 2024 wrap-up

Ricky’s Oscars 2024 wrap-up

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | March 31, 2024
This year’s Oscar race offered few surprises, except for a couple of select categories. “Oppenheimer” was the big winner on March 10 with 13 nominations and seven wins, including Best Picture. Christopher Nolan (“Tenet,” “Interstellar”) finally got his Best Director Oscar for calling the shots on the historical drama about the development of the atomic bomb. Also, Godzilla, the big green guy or Kaiju, stomped his way to an Academy Award in the Visual Effects category for for “Godzilla Minus One.”...
ONLINE ONLY: ‘Dune: Part Two’ review

ONLINE ONLY: ‘Dune: Part Two’ review

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | March 30, 2024
I felt like I needed a CliffsNotes version of “Dune” to understand the goings on that occur in “Dune:  Part Two.”  I was enthralled because I really enjoyed the first part, “Dune,” three years ago.  I didn’t need a reference book for that one. “Part Two” begins a few years after the first one with Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) still leading the group of individuals in a spice world where time travel is possible, but only alluded to.  I was intrigued by this from the get-go. I loved the shenanigans that...
Rickys TAKE 5 - Womens History Month Edition

Ricky’s TAKE 5 – Women’s History Month Edition

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | March 29, 2024
“A League of Their Own” (1992): This great Penny Marshall-directed baseball flick starred Geena Davis and Lori Petty as sisters who competed in a baseball league set up by the U.S. government to keep fans interested in baseball and keeping the sport alive while men were off fighting World War II. It also features Tom Hanks with the great line, “There’s crying in baseball.” “A Thousand Acres” (1997): Loosely based on William Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Lear,” this down-on-the-farm drama is the...
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