FILM REVIEW: TRUMBO

  Trumbo always had big shoes to fill but this film doesn’t quite fit. This biopic is based on the legendary, Hollywood scriptwriter, Dalton Trumbo but the script fails to have the same power and gravitas as the man’s actual work (the Oscar-winner wrote Spartacus, Roman Holiday and Exodus, to name a few).Trumbo is ultimately…

FILM REVIEW: LOVE THE COOPERS

  Bah, humbug. Love The Coopers was supposed to be a warm-hearted and pleasant, Christmas ensemble movie about one dysfunctional family. Instead, the film is the equivalent of an empty gift box. It appears fine, nice even, but inside it is completely hollow. This film is the first one to be directed by Jessie Nelson…

FILM REVIEW: DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON

  Before the National Lampoon lent their name to some terrible straight-to-video films they were ground-breaking. This comedy institution started as a spin-off magazine; graduated to books, radio and stage revues; and eventually yielded cult comedy films worthy of inclusion in Hollywood. Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon is a funny…