DREADFUL PREQUEL

Jeff Ruffolo 07/19/2018

I HATE sequels! For the most part, sequels cheapen the original product and never dramatically advance the story or characters forward into any meaningful ways. Knowing that, I vowed to never pluck down my hard-earned pesos for…

VIOLENT, SERVICEABLE ACTION FLICK

Jeff Ruffolo 07/12/2018

IT HAS been said many times that there are no new movie ideas coming out of Hollywood. Case in point: “Skyscraper,” starring the only remaining major action star of this decade (forget about Sylvester Stallone and Arnold…

GOOFY, FUN-FILLED ROMP

Jeff Ruffolo 07/05/2018

ANT MAN & THE WASP DO YOU like watermelon? I certainly do, especially a large yummy slab on a hot summer day. Ice cold and delicious. Just thinking of it sends me back to a great dinner…

HEAVILY VIOLENT LOOK INTO ESCOBAR’S LIFE

Jeff Ruffolo 06/21/2018

LOVING PABLO PENELOPE Cruz looks awful. The same can be said of Javier Bardem as the villainous drug lord Pablo Escobar in the title role of “Loving Pablo” a bio pic that dramatizes the love and life…

Harmless and fun family film

Jeff Ruffolo 06/14/2018

I HATE sequels! That being said, “Incredibles 2” is clearly the best animated superhero movie of 2018 and I am one of its detractors. Here is the official synopsis: “Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care…

Dinos brought to life in stunning fashion

Jeff Ruffolo 06/07/2018

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM There is something truly majestic about a dinosaur. Perhaps it’s because dinosaurs are so natural to our planet, walking around in modern days, as they did 65 million years ago. It is that…

Hitting all of the right tones

Jeff Ruffolo 05/24/2018

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY OH, let me count the ways. Let’s see. “I could go to this movie … solo.” “My hair is not yet dry so I will go to the party … solo.” The list…

Rude, crude and fun

Jeff Ruffolo 05/17/2018

I HATE sequels. Actually, I don’t actually loathe them as most of these “continuations” are pushed out the studio door looking rushed, tardy or show up as incomplete rubbish. Then again there are the sequel “superstars.” One…

Glorious, Breathtaking, ‘Finale’

Jeff Ruffolo 04/26/2018

Avengers Infinity War “There was an idea. To bring together a group of remarkable people.To see if we could become … something more. So when they needed us … we could fight the battles … that they…

When a video game comes to life

Jeff Ruffolo 04/12/2018

I HATE it when movies emulate real life. Case in point—“Rampage” which is taken from—of all things—a coin-operated video game. I remember playing Rampage at Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza joint in Newport Beach, California back in 1986. They…

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