12 STRONG: Worthwhile attempt at recreating 9/11 aftermath

Jeff Ruffolo 01/18/2018

I have a question for you. I mean this in all sincerity. How do you think you would feel if next Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., 12 terrorists high jacked two Boeing jet aircraft from Mactan-Cebu International…

Pitch Perfect 3: Far from perfect

Jeff Ruffolo 01/11/2018

Do you like going to the dentist? I sure don’t. I know I need a root canal—it’s in my upper left molar. Hurts like the dickens. But I’d rather have every one of my teeth pulled out—one…

The year in review for films

Jeff Ruffolo 12/28/2017

The Good Logan. Exceptional performance by Hugh Jackman as the previously invulnerable mutant known as “The Wolverine”. He is dying and takes the audience along with him to death’s door. Expect Jackman to receive an Oscar nomination…

Wielder of the Force

Jeff Ruffolo 12/14/2017

Skywalker returns—along with Princess Leia Organa, Chewbacca, and the androids C-3PO and R2D2—to fight the good fight against the forces of galactic evil in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” And unless you have been living on the…

Dull, lifeless retelling

Jeff Ruffolo 12/01/2017

Kenneth  Branagh directs and stars as the legendary sleuth Hercule Poirot in the latest remake of Agatha Christie’s hypnotic reading of “Murder on the Orient Express.” And there is no doubt that the cast of this latest exploit…

Coco: Joyous celebration of life and death

Jeff Ruffolo 11/23/2017

Death.  It’s a pretty tough subject for many film goers to deal with but one that is presented tenderly—and with a mix of mirth—in Disney/Pixar’s “Coco.” What is troubling is that many people are incredibly uncomfortable even…

A Spinning Mess

Jeff Ruffolo 11/16/2017

Wait! Wait! Wait! Wait! Before I start this review of “Justice League” opening this week, I just want to know one thing: Where’s the music video? Hey, “The Avengers” had one when they assembled in 2012—a parody of…

Harrowing Journey of Survival

Jeff Ruffolo 11/02/2017

Would you prefer white or dark meat for dinner? My apologies Dear Reader as I have advanced myself far a bit too far into this review … but suffice to say by the end of this theatrical…

Tremendous Marvel outing

Jeff Ruffolo 10/26/2017

I amwriting this movie review on a Thorsday. Oh … didn’t you know Dear Reader that Thursday was originally known as “Thorsday” in honor of the Norse God of Thunder himself? Well, I suppose in a comic…

THE FOREIGNER: Terrific action thriller

Jeff Ruffolo 10/19/2017

 Jackie Chan, 63, is one guy you don’t want to meet in a dark alleyway. I’ve always admired Mr. Chan for being able to do all of his action stunts—more so in his latest release—“The Foreigner.” Chan plays Quan…

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