Author Archive | Rick Swift

Donuts

Attack of the Killer Donuts

I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into screening this one. I remember watching Attack of the Killer Tomatoes in middle school and being underwhelmed, other than one scene where this old guy is on a rocking chair and casually comments that he’s watching the tomatoes eat a kid or some shit. So, I kept an open mind and was hopeful that I would at least be mildly entertained. Gotta admit, for a low-budget farce film, this one had a couple of nice moments.

Ultimately, unless you go in for the zany screwball, farce films like Attack of the Killer Tomatoes creature feature films, you are probably not going to wait in line to order up a dozen of these little bastards, but if that is your thing, you might just add this quirky little flick to your cult-classic collection. I mean, it is what it is, the filmmakers know exactly what you want to see, and they don’t disappoint.

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Incredibles 2 Teaser

Incredible News!

I was happy with how The Incredibles balanced family friendly programming with a slight edge, where in one scene Elastigril (Holly Hunter) tells her kids something like, “This isn’t a movie, if the bad guys have a chance, they will kill you.” With a commanding cast led by Craig T. Nelson as the hunk with a heart, Mr. Incredible who tried to keep his powers under control as he dealt with the overpowering pangs of nostalgia – while convincing his family that they had to keep stifling their greatness. 

And when The Incredibles ended, we learned the big reveal that the Parr’s newborn also possessed some unique gifts. I never thought they would actually make a sequel, but now I am really excited to see where it goes from here.

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The Crimes of Grindelwald

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

“FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD” is being directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

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Alpha

Alpha – Who Saved Who?

Swift take: I typically avoid these kinds of movies featuring dogs, because well, I am human and I know how all these dog films tug at your heart strings. I know some people that refuse to watch films about man’s best friend for that very reason. Alpha appears to have a Clan of the Cave […]

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