On Your Screen

Reviews of the latest movies.

Tarantino’s The Hateful 8 Is A Must-See

From Reservoir Dogs to Pulp Fiction through Jackie Brown to Death Car, I have always been a big Quentin Tarantino fan.Quentin’s love for everything cinematic literally bursts through his films making them more than a mere movie outing. The Hateful 8 delivers the same punchy dialogue and cartoonish violence we have come to expect from a Tarantino film. It’s a definite must-see.

See The Fault In Our Stars In Advance

On June 5th at 8:30 (EST) Twentieth Century Fox, is hosting a special event for their upcoming film, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. “The Night Before Our Stars” will feature an advanced screening and a live stream interview with the stars allowing fans to be the first to see the film. TGATP is so there!

Ender’s Game Is Intelligent Sci-Fi Fun For All Ages

While I loved “Ender’s Game”, I I found out after writing this positive review that the author of the film is a hate filled wingnut, who has expressed both racist anti-Obama views and anti-Gay sentiments. It’s an interesting dilemma that has never occurred for me. I loved this film and its story but the messenger is odious! So I guess this is another case, like that of John Mayer, where great positive artistic works are created by a total idiot.

Jackie Robinson Is Missing From “42”

While Brian Helgeland’s biopic “42” is an ok movie, for me it lacked one crucial element – the man the film is supposed to be about Jackie Robinson! I wanted this to be the definitive movie on Robinson’s life but instead walked away with as many questions about him as I came to the theater with. Calling on Spike Lee to make a true biopic on this iconic hero!

Oz is a Magical Fun-Filled Ride!

Oz the Great and Powerful is a visually stunning prequel to “Wizard of Oz” that stands on its own as an instant family classic. With adorable and fun new characters, China Girl, Findley and the Tinkers mixed with familiar ones, Glenda the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch of the West and the Munchkins, this new cinematic take on the Oz story will thrill and delight audiences of all ages.

Sparkle Shines!

Like the reboot of “Total Recall” that I just reviewed,”Sparkle” is splashier and better, in many ways, than its predecessor. Whitney Houston, in her swan song, turns in her finest screen performance and all of the casting is excellent, especially that of the three sisters. Jordin Sparks, in her debut screen role, is a revelation. Tika Sumpter is a scene stealer as the level-headed sister “Dolores” and Carmen Ejogo, is electrifying in her star making turn as the wild child with heart, “Sister”. I loved it!

Total Recall Is A Remake Worth Remembering

Any film that opens with a half naked Colin Farell and ends with a half naked Colin Farrell is a definite go-see in TGATP’s book! This awesome re-make of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film is smarter, faster, bigger, more action-packed, and sexier than the original!