Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 12% (Critics) / 62% (Audience) Directed By: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor Written By: Scott M. Gimple, Seth Hoffman and David S. Goyer Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds, Johnny Whitworth and Idris Elba Studio: Sony Pictures
Synopsis: Johnny Blaze is recruited to help thwart the Devil’s plans to take the human form of a young boy in this sequel to the 2007 film.
While today Candi Staton is best known for being a gospel singer (she was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame dontchaknow), back in the day she dabbled in that devilish secular music. While she is remembered for several songs, most notably “Young Hearts Run Free” (performed by Mercutio in the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet) she had bunch of other great songs…my favorite of the lot being “Victim”. Sherman, set the Wayback Machine to 1978!
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 87% (Critics) / 70% (Audience) Directed By: Spike Lee Written By: Reggie Rock Bythewood Starring: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Hill Harper, Roger Guenveur Smith and Andre Braugher Studio: Sony Pictures
Synopsis: The year is 1995 and a disparate group of black men are embarking on a cross country bus trip to the Louis Farrakhan organized Million Man March in Washington, D.C. in Spike Lee’s guerrilla-style docudrama.
So THE WALKING DEAD is back to finish up season 2 with new show runner Glenn Mazzara in full control of the goings on of our favorite group of zombie apocalypse survivors. The first half of Season 2 ended with the revelation that poor, little lost Sophia was one of the undead Herschel had living in his barn which led to Rick putting a bullet right in her dead little noggin. “Nebraska” opens immediately after that shooting and the characters are all in shock and dismay with Herschel and Carol (Sophia’s mom) being neck and neck in the running for most crushed survivor on the farm. Herschel eventually runs off to the local juke joint to wet his whistle but not before telling Rick to take his band of merry men and “git off his propertah!!!!”; Carol deals with her grief by wandering through the woods…even her reaction to a major tragedy is reliably dull.
Gyo tells the story of two teenagers Tadashi and his girlfriend Kaori as they take a holiday in Okinawa. Kaori is a girl with an extremely sensitive nose, and after a row with Tadashi about cleaning his teeth, Kaori is attacked by a fish… on legs.. It would appear, at first, that the two had discovered a new species of fish, that is until the island becomes overrun with legged sea creatures. All the creatures from the sea are on mechanical legs! – Asian Movie Pulse
In memory of the passing of one of the best voices in music history I decided to go with a more uptempo bit of Whitney Houston cover song magic with her cover of Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman” instead of the more schmaltzy “I Will Always Love You”, both of which are on THE BODYGUARD soundtrack (that CD was chock full of awesome).