‘The Frozen Ground’ Review- Nic Cage Vs. John Cusack

In his directorial debut, Scott Walker wrote and directed ‘The Frozen Ground‘ in 2013. It was made by Grindstone Entertainment and released through Lionsgate in a limited theatrical run. After a body is found in an isolated part of Alaska in 1983, retiring detective and state trooper Jack Halcombe (Nicolas Cage) is assigned the case.…

‘Love And Mercy’ Review- An Artist In Crisis

Based on a screenplay by Michael Alan Lerner and Oren Moverman, Love & Mercy is a biopic about The Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson and his struggle with mental illness. It is directed by Bill Pohlad and distributed by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. The film alternates between young Brian Wilson (Paul Dano) finishing Pet Sounds…

Movie Review Flashback- Jersey Boys (2014)

Jersey Boys is a 2014 musical drama directed by Clint Eastwood. It tells the story of the band The Four Season and how they rose from singing under streetlights in New Jersey to become a musical sensational. In 1951, singer Tommy DeVito (Vincent Piazza) meets a local barber’s son named Frankie Castelluccio (John Lloyd Mills…

‘Bombshell’ Review- Drowns In Its Own Fiction

Directed by Jay Roach and written by Charles Randolph, Bombshell tells the story of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes’ scandal that shook the cable news network to its core. Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) is tired of the on-screen and off-screen harassment she is facing from Fox News CEO Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) and plans…

‘Fighting With My Family’ Review- Family, Fun, And Fights

Stephen Merchant directs Fighting With My Family, a biopic telling the story WWE Smackdown Diva Champion Saraya-Jade Bevis, better known by her ring name Paige, originally known as Britani Knight in the World Association of Wrestling. Saraya-Jade Bevis (Florence Pugh) is growing up in England with her wrestling parents, father Patrick “Rowdy Ricky” Knight (Nick…

Netflix Nabs Ted Bundy Biopic Starring Zac Efron

Zac Efron is sprouting his wings from teen flicks and trashy comedy films to true crime biopics with the release of the Joe Berlinger directed feature Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Berlinger (who also directed the popular Netflix documentary) crafted a cast that surprises in its focus. It will include Lily Collins (who plays Bundy’s longtime…

Movie Review Flashback- The Founder (2016)

The Founder is a 2016 biopic and drama film directed by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks) and starring Michael Keaton, John Carroll Lynch, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, B. J. Novak, Laura Dern, and others about ice cream machine salesman turn founder of McDonalds. Ray Croc is a down-on-his-luck ice cream salesman who discovers that a mysterious…

Movie Review Flashback- Zodiac (2007)

Zodiac is a 2007 thriller biopic that tells the story of one of the most infamous unsolved serial killings in the United States of America. It is directed by David Fincher. It stars an ensemble cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey, Jr., Chloë Sevigny, Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, Elias Koteas, Donal Logue, John Carroll Lynch, Dermot…

Movie Review Flashback- I Saw The Light

I Saw The Light is a biopic film about the life of country singer Hank Williams, who died too early. It is directed by Marc Abraham and stars Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson, Wrenn Schmidt, and others. Hank Williams is a young singer who marries Audrey Sheppard, a divorced single mother. It follows the early days…

Movie Review- Killing Reagan

Killing Reagan is a biopic film based on the book of the same name by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. It premiered on the National Geographic Channel in October and was directed by Rod Lurie. It stars Tim Matheson, Cynthia Nixon, Joe Chrest, Joel Murray, Kyle S. More, Michael H. Cole, Patrick St. Esprit, and a…

Lee Strobel Biopic Begins Filming

Lee Strobel is known for writing a series of Christian apologetics books starting with the bestselling The Case For Christ. The book tells the story of Strobel’s testimony from converting from atheism to Christianity and seeking answers about Jesus Christ. In the book, he interviews several Christian leaders including Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community…

Movie Review Flashback- Hoffa

Directed by Danny Devito, who also stars in the biopic film with John C. Reilly, Robert Prosky, Kevin Anderson, Armand Assante, JT Walsh, Natalia Nogulich, and of course, Jack Nicholson as corrupt Teamster Union leader Jimmy Hoffa.  Told through the eyes of Bobby Ciaro (an amalgam of several Hoffa subordinates), who joins Jimmy Hoffa one…

Movie Review Flashback- Changeling (2008)

Clint Eastwood directed Changeling, it is a masterpiece released in 2008. It tells the true story of Christine Collins whose boy went missing and whose disappearance may be connected to the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders. Taking place in 1928, Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie ) is a loving mother who takes care of her son Walter…

Movies Stuck In Development Limbo We Want To See Part 2

So, what is Development Limbo? It is where abandoned film project go into suspended animation or die altogether. There are some pretty good films locked in there. There are films we would like to see. Check out this list and then head over to read Part 1! Johnny Quest- A live action adaption of the Hanna-Barbera…

Classic Film Review- Patton (1970)

Patton is 1970 biographical film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner from a script from screen legends  Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North. It stars George C. Scott as World War 2 General George S. Patton. It also stars Karl Malden, Michael Bates, Edward Binns, Lawrence Dobkin, John Doucette, James Edwards, among others. The biopic opens…