CVIndependent

Fri06232017

Last updateFri, 16 Sep 2016 12pm

Movies & TV

A Refurbished Franchise: 'Cars 3' Is a Decent Film—Making It the Best of the 'Cars' Films So Far

A Refurbished Franchise: 'Cars 3' Is a Decent Film—Making It the Best of the 'Cars' Films So Far

Thursday, June 22, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

The Cars franchise gets a nice boost with Cars 3 , a much, much better movie than Cars 2 , and a slightly better movie than the first Cars .

If you are keeping score—and, really, you shouldn’t be, for there are far more pressing matters in your life— Cars 3 is still one of the more mediocre offerings from Pixa...

Readmore

True TV: 'GLOW' Glorifies the Ladies of '80s Wrestling; 'Preacher' Is Back and Ballistic

True TV: 'GLOW' Glorifies the Ladies of '80s Wrestling; 'Preacher' Is Back and Ballistic

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  |  Bill Frost

If you think adapting Stephen King’s The Mist (series debut Thursday, June 22, Spike) for TV is bad idea, know that ABC is launching a reboot of The Gong Show and a boy-band reality-competition show on the same night as the premiere of The Mist to compete with the summer filler stinking up Fox and NBC—the...

Readmore

Blu-Ray Review: 'T2 Trainspotting' Is a Worthy Sequel to One of the Best Films of the '90s

Blu-Ray Review: 'T2 Trainspotting' Is a Worthy Sequel to One of the Best Films of the '90s

Tuesday, June 20, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

One of the better films of the 1990s finally gets a sequel as Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) and the boys swing back into action.

After being gone two decades following the heist after which he skipped town with all of the money, screwing over his gang mates, Mark finally returns home—and the circumstan...

Readmore

Misguided 'Mummy': This Tom Cruise Flick Could Have Been Good—but Instead, Universal Tried to Set Up a Franchise

Misguided 'Mummy': This Tom Cruise Flick Could Have Been Good—but Instead, Universal Tried to Set Up a Franchise

Thursday, June 15, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

I don’t hate The Mummy because it’s a terrible movie; it’s not. I hate it because it could have, and should have, been good.

Actually, hate is a strong word; I just don’t like it. Opportunities abound for some real fun here, and they are all squandered.

Tom Cruise is fully committed for a gonzo performa...

Readmore

Family Feuds: 'It Comes at Night' Is Not a Horror Film; Instead, It's a Fantastic Thriller

Family Feuds: 'It Comes at Night' Is Not a Horror Film; Instead, It's a Fantastic Thriller

Thursday, June 15, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Writer-director Trey Edward Shults, who made a splendid debut with last year’s family drama Krisha , goes for a family drama of the post-apocalyptic kind with It Comes at Night , a thriller falsely billed as a horror movie.

Paul (Joel Edgerton), a man living in a remote house with his wife and kid (Carme...

Readmore

True TV: 'The Ranch' and 'Turn' Are Almost Done; T.J. Miller Gets 'Meticulously Ridiculous'

True TV: 'The Ranch' and 'Turn' Are Almost Done; T.J. Miller Gets 'Meticulously Ridiculous'

Wednesday, June 14, 2017  |  Bill Frost

Now that Netflix is addressing the Too Many Shows epidemic and just canceling stuff for the sake of canceling stuff—buh-bye Sense8, The Get Down and Marco Polo —let’s get on with killing off The Ranch (Season 3 premiere Friday, June 16, Netflix). This laugh-tracked cowpie’s initial novelty of reuniting Tha...

Readmore

Loading...