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…

A WILD RIDE INTO THE FUTURE

Jeff Ruffolo 04/05/2018

READY PLAYER ONE Are you having one of those days? You know exactly what I mean–you just had a lousy day at work … got chewed out by the boss … only to come home and immediately…

Couples on a series of misadventures

Jeff Ruffolo 03/15/2018

what a stupid movie!” Actually this comment was not mine—although I echo it completely. It came from the luscious lips of my breathtakingly beautiful wife, Mrs. Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo as we shared a rare“ date night,” away…

Boffo performance by the Chinese dance troupe

Jeff Ruffolo 03/14/2018

IN A WORLD punctuated by nuclear tipped missiles and drive-by shootings, the real culture “war” is already quietly, sublimely and was on full display for all to see at the Grand Ballroom of the Waterfront Hotel Cebu…

Pale clone of the original

Jeff Ruffolo 03/08/2018

BIFF! OUCH! That’s right true believers, Lara Croft is back—or perhaps she never left—in her big screen (re) debut in “Tomb Raider.” And it all depends how old you are or how back your DVD film library…

RED SPARROW: Slow, plodding espionage caper

Jeff Ruffolo 03/01/2018

Super spy Natasha Romanoff a.k.a. The Black Widow leaps onto the silver screen with her first, full length adventure. Whoops. Sorry. Wrong movie. But in truth, this could be a film about the celebrated Russian comic book…

THE POST: Jaded ‘Hollywood’ view of history

Jeff Ruffolo 02/22/2018

History has a way of always looking good. In the rear view mirror. Case in point—“The Post” (i.e. The Washington Post newspaper)—which is up for Academy Awards for both Best Picture and Best Actress (Meryl Streep) and…

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