The good, the so-so and the stinky

Jeff Ruffolo 12/27/2018

The Good “Bohemian Rhapsody” Someone should just overnight mail the Academy Award for Best Actor over to Rami Malek for his flawless performance as the late (and great) Freddie Mercury. The last 22 minutes of Queen’s performance…

Great action flick for the Family

Jeff Ruffolo 12/13/2018

READY for something really different? Now … close your eyes and listen with your heart as I’m going to tell you the tale of teenage Miles Morales, the ancient hero of the fully-animated, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”…

DAZZLING UNDERWATER ADVENTURE

Jeff Ruffolo 12/06/2018

PLEASE forgive me for I have sinned. I mean that with all love and affection as I must most sincerely repent of my editorial transgressions. For you see, I actually liked a DC Comics movie. I know,…

CREED II PACKS A PUNCH BUT PRETTY PREDICTABLE

Jeff Ruffolo 11/29/2018

NOW I am going to ask all you for one big favor. Which is that you not only turn off not only your mobile phone when you watch “Creed II” but the frontal lobe of your brain…

The death of ‘Fat Jeff’

Jeff Ruffolo 11/25/2018

LET me introduce you to someone I used to know. I like calling him “Fat Jeff.” “Fat Jeff” materialized in my life over the process of time. He didn’t jump into my skin overnight … it was…

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Boring “milk money” chase

Jeff Ruffolo 11/22/2018

SIX years is a long time between movie sequels. It was a seven-year gap between “Alien” (1979) and “Aliens” (1986) so six years between “Wreck It Ralph” (nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature) and…

AMAZING JOURNEY OF MAGIC AND MAYHEM

Jeff Ruffolo 11/15/2018

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD YES, that’s right folks. It’s that time of the year for you to dust off your magic wands and hold on to your hats and glasses as we once again jump—feet…

OVERLORD: COMPLETELY ORIGINAL ACTION-ADVENTURE RIDE

Jeff Ruffolo 11/08/2018

FANCY a video game? No, I’m not speaking of the old 16-bit PC computer “first person” shooters of the mid-1980s where you creep along from one end of a spooky castle to another trying to find “powerups”…

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: FREDDIE MERCURY COMES ALIVE

Jeff Ruffolo 11/01/2018

WHERE were you in 1975? Well, I had just graduated from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, California. Every morning I listened to rock music blaring out from my battery-powered, AM transistor radio as I…

HALLOWEEN BLOOD AND GORE FEST

Jeff Ruffolo 10/18/2018

MICHAEL Myers is back! Yes, that’s right folks, the menacing, murdering “shape” is back once again to terrorize everyone in Haddonfield, Illinois, USA. Ah, wait just one darn minute. Which “Michael Myers” are we speaking of? Is…

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