Well, it's that time of year, to which we refer -- in a cringey, cliched manner -- as "Spooky Season." Not only do the decorations come up, but we seek out that which scares us in all mediums. And so I think it's only appropriate if I share my favorite scary movies with the readers of LymeLine. I've decided to present them in a Top 10 List in the manner of David … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: My Top 10 Favorite Scary Movies
There is nothing groundbreaking about Dune (think special effects or storytelling). But every technique invoked was done in the proper manner. I was beyond satisfied with every choice made in production. Cinematography, music, acting, editing … it was all done right. I cannot emphasize enough how pleased I was with this adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel. While … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: A Ticket to ‘Dune’ is Worth Every Penny
Special to LymeLine.com This is a special review for me. My first ever published piece as a writer was a review for the previous Bond film, Spectre. Much has transpired since then, both for me and the world. But the appreciation of the art of cinema, manifested in many forms, remains as we struggle with whatever trouble life throws our way. Paraphrasing Mel … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: Craig is Captivating, Seydoux is Stunning, But ‘No Time To Die’ Fails to Live Up to Expectations
After more than a year of abstaining from movie theaters, as well as keeping up with new releases (since we were all so incredibly overwhelmed by the tumultuous year that was 2020), I was finally able to screen a new movie in the manner in which this medium was originally intended: on the big screen, sitting among strangers. I can say unequivocally that it was good to be … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: Ganey Highly Recommends ‘The Green Knight,’ Says it is ‘Unlike Any Other Fantasy Adaptation’
While Jingle Jangle A Christmas Journey provides spectacular visual effects, catchy songs, and lovable characters, I fear it will go down in film history as only a cult classic that is adequate at best. The reason for this being just another Christmas film is the plot: Journey Jangle, granddaughter of legendary toymaker/inventor Jeronicus Jangle, seeks to restore faith in … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: ‘Jingle Jangle, A Christmas Journey – Perhaps a ‘Cult Classic,’ But No Way a ‘True Classic’
As somebody who looks for originality in nearly every aspect of life, I go into Christmas movies with a great deal of hesitation. And thus I approached The Christmas Chronicles 2. My concern was justified. Should anybody seek a Christmas-themed movie with an original take, The Christmas Chronicles 2 does not deliver ... even for a sequel. With an abundance of unoriginal, … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: ‘The Christmas Chronicles 2’ Misses its Mark
If I were to inquire among the public what they consider to be one of the scariest films ever made, I would hear countless familiar titles: The Exorcist, Alien, Jaws, The Shining, The Silence of the Lambs … each one terrifying in its own manner. But there is one horror film that will linger in the viewer’s mind well after completing it, and it lacks a reputation akin to the … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: ‘Tis the Season for Scary Movies, ‘The Changeling’ is an Oft-Overlooked Classic
Adam Sandler has done it again. No, he didn’t bring in a stunning performance to follow up Uncut Gems, but rather he has brought us another stupid movie that we can love: Hubie Halloween. Ever since his movie career began in the 90s, Sandler has brought us countless flicks that have ridiculous premises, but lovable characters, who deliver humor that can be described as … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: Sandler Has Done It Again in ‘Hubie Halloween’
Around the start of 2019, I published a piece lamenting the rise of A-list movies being released through direct-streaming services such as Netflix. I figuratively begged the cinematic geniuses to never go down this path and always stick to theatrical releases. I was frustrated to learn that my favorite filmmaker, Martin Scorsese, was releasing his highly anticipated … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: Positive Thoughts on Dealing With the “Ambiguous Loss” of a Night at the Movies
Last month I emerged from screening It: Chapter Two with great satisfaction and went on to write a review asserting that the IT movies were practically gospel for horror fans. A month has passed and in that time, I was able to see multiple variations of reviews for the film and watch the IMDb rating drop to a 7.0 out of 10, with a dip in the 6 range highly likely in the … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: ‘Joker’ Justifies Great Rating
Amazing. Just amazing. That is the simplest description I can give for IT: Chapter Two. Although I had never read the whopping 1,000+ page novel, I could tell throughout the screening that this adaptation was just what Stephen King, Pennywise, and the Losers deserved. IT: Chapter Two follows up on the events of Chapter One, set 27 years further. We come back on the … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: No Decisions to Make: You Have To See ‘IT: Chapter Two’ AND Follow Kevin’s New Website!
New York City’s web-slinging superhero takes the stage all the way across the pond in Marvel’s newest installment, Spider-Man: Far from Home, and proves to be an entertaining delight. Following up on the events of Avengers: Endgame in which the half of universal life that disappeared in what is referred to as “the Blip” has returned, Peter Parker and his classmates venture on … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is Deemed an “Entertaining Delight”
Corporate Disney has tossed away creative Disney’s masterpiece ending of Toy Story 3 and continued the series in a shameless attempt to rake in even higher profits. The third installment presented us with one of the most beautiful endings in movie history, in which grown-up Andy hands his boyhood toys to the next generation of children, and tearfully waves goodbye to his … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: We Really Didn’t Need ‘Toy Story 4’ … Pixar Should Have Stopped At Number Three
“What is dead may never die.” In spring of 2011 I saw advertisements for an upcoming fantasy show on IMDb, Game of Thrones. I did not pay much attention to it, but it did not take long for me to see its effect on everybody else. It became a phenomenon. Two years later, South Park aired an episode parodying the affairs of Westeros with the imminent Black Friday as retail’s … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: ‘Game of Thrones’ Has Ended — What Did YOU Think of the Finale? And Will You Sign the Petition??
As the calendar progressed through December, most people were looking forward to Christmas with joy and anticipation. For me, as I looked at the calendar last year, I found myself looking back to a December from my childhood. The year is 2003, and I am recalling the day I saw The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King on the big screen; to this day it remains my favorite … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: The Joy of Going OUT to the Movies