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  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★★

    I really disliked the first one.  I really enjoyed this one.  Go figure!

  • Overboard

    Overboard

    ★★★½

    Glad I didn’t listen to most critics; this is a thoroughly charming and very funny film with two truly engaging lead performances in Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris.

    The 1987 original has a been a favorite of mine most of my life, so it’s very high praise for me to say that the remake is worthy in just about every way.

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  • Evil Dead

    Evil Dead

    ★★★★★

    I've got way too many feelings (all of them positive) stirring around inside of me having just seen this phenomenally entertaining remake/tribute to write a proper review, so I'm just going to list some of the many things I love about it.

    I love...

    1. ...the fact that it pays significant tribute to both 1981's landmark EVIL DEAD and 1987's absurdly creative EVIL DEAD II, in a number of interesting ways while also containing many great surprises of its own.…

  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★★★

    It's been a Cronenberg family kind of day, what can I say?

    How can a movie simultaneously be one of the most viscerally disturbing monster movies ever AND one of the most heartbreaking, tragic love stories of the 1980s? It's a rarity to find a movie that hits so squarely on all intended marks (scares, suspense, gross-out moments, special effects, emotional intensity...), but David Cronenberg's still-stunning remake of THE FLY (oh yeah, it's also one of the greatest remakes of…