Peppermint – a review (Prime)

It was as far back as Luc Besson’s 1990 Nikita where the popularity for a lone wolf, female assassin/vigilante/superspy probably begun. There had been female action films and television before that. The seventies had Pam Grier and Tamara Dobson, in Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones respectively. 

The Basement – a review

Only five minutes in and I can see why this film scored three point seven on IMDB. Might be some sort of a record. Generally, I don’t critique acting, because actors are at the mercy of the director, script and one another. Being an actor is hard. The competition is fierce, the rejection constant, the availability of good, paying, projects rare. 

The Lazarus Effect – review

Back in the late eighties, Peter Filardi wrote a screenplay that was started a mini bidding war. The story of medical students dying and bringing themselves back from the dead proved an enticing and intriguing premise, and Filardi’s Flatliners script was snapped up by Colombia pictures. 

Between Worlds – review

Nicolas Cage is one of the most watchable actors of his generation. Part of the famous Coppola dynasty, Cage’s performances on screen have ranged from the extraordinary to the ludicrous and everything in-between. A veteran of nearly one hundred films, Cage’s role choices and approach to performance seem to reflect his wild and crazy life. 

The Breaker Upperers – review (Netflix)

Mel (Madeleine Sami) and Jen (Jackie Van Beek) are a couple of friends who run The Breaker Upperers, providing a service for individuals who are too afraid to break up with their partners or spouses in person. It is all going swimmingly until they get a job from a young, sweet guy, Jordan (James Rolleston) and Mel gets involved with him. 

The Little Mermaid (not that one)

THE best thing I can say about the Netflix offering of The Little Mermaid is it makes one want to revisit the magical Disney animated version. In no way connected to, or even remotely similar to - except for the fact that it features a mermaid - the Disney classic, Netflix's The Little Mermaid disappoints on almost every level.