MILE 22: A dizzying crime thriller

Jeff Ruffolo 10/11/2018

HAVE you ever been on a cruise ship? I sure have, along with my lovely wife and better half, Cris Evert. We just love cruising! Except when the ship is being tossed to and fro. If you…

Venom: pure schizophrenic anti hero that rocks

Jeff Ruffolo 10/04/2018

“Symbiote: an organism in a partnership with another such that each profits from their being together.” alien attaches itself onto a hapless TV reporter and wreaks havoc in “Venom.” Pulled from the pages of Issue #8 of…

Peppermint ‘AVENGING ANGEL’ VS CRIMINALS

Jeff Ruffolo 09/27/2018

JENNIFER Garner (“Elektra”) goes on a one-woman rampage against the Mexican drug cartels in “Peppermint.” The set-up is pretty formulaic—much like you would like in a made-for-TV movie—as summed up in the official synopsis: “Riley North (Garner)…

THE PREDATOR MORE LETHAL AND DEADLY

Jeff Ruffolo 09/13/2018

HOLD on to your hats and glasses ladies and gentlemen as “The Predator” has arrived! And boy howdy … is he one upset fellow. Taking place somewhere in the heartland of America’s Midwest, “The Predator” lands on…

Terrifying trip to hades

Jeff Ruffolo 09/06/2018

THE NUN MOTION picture production companies including The Safran Company and Atomic Monster have no love lost for members for the Christian faith—clearly demonstrated in its presentation of a demonic nun who runs amok in the amply…

McCall is back

Jeff Ruffolo 08/30/2018

SUPER-secret do gooder Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is back to rack up the body count in the crime thriller “The Equalizer 2. ” Or how to kill a ton of bad guys with the latest gizmos and…

Unfunny cartoon

Jeff Ruffolo 08/23/2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation LET me tell you why I hate sequels. Case in point: The latest cartoon mayhem of Adam Sandler’s Count Dracula and his troupe of monster misfits in Sony Animation’s “Hotel Transylvania 3:…

A wonderful family movie

Jeff Ruffolo 08/02/2018

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN YES, I will admit it. I had a teddy bear. His name was Boo-Boo Bear and when I was a toddler, Boo-Boo and I were inseparable. He was my best friend, constant companion, defender of…

ADRENALINE-PUMPING THRILL RIDE

Jeff Ruffolo 07/26/2018

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-FALLOUT YOU would have loved my mother. Marie Antoinette Bernadette Grego Ruffolo was among the world’s greatest action adventure movie fans. In her day, the very best scene (and one she chatted about for months on…

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…

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