• Movie Review: “Moffie,” “Thunder Force”

    “Moffie” from IFC Films explores being gay during apartheid in South Africa.  From writer/director Oliver Hermanus, Kai Luke Brummer stars as Nicholas, a closeted man forced to enter the military for compulsory service.  “Moffie” is now out in select theaters and on-demand. And on Netflix, the new superhero comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer […]

  • “Thunder Force” Director on Superheroes, Comic Books, and Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer

    The upcoming “Thunder Force” has Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer as unlikely superheroes and former best friends.  I spoke with writer/director Ben Falcone about the genesis of the film and working with wife Melissa McCarthy and their longtime friend Octavia Spencer. Here’s the official synopsis of “Thunder Force”: ”Two childhood best friends reunite as an […]

  • Manny the Movie Guy’s Take On “Wonder Woman 1984”

    Besides Disney/Pixar’s “Soul” (check my “Soul” review here), the biggest movie entry this Holiday Season is the sequel “Wonder Woman 1984.”  Director Patty Jenkins returns to helm the film about our DC goddess played once again by Gal Gadot.  There are many surprises here for fans and non-fans alike but is the film good?  All […]

  • 8-year-old boy celebrates after beating Stage 4 brain cancer

    An 8-year-old boy is being called a superhero after beating stage 4 brain cancer with the help of St. Jude Cameron Scott was diagnosed with medullobastoma, a high-risk tumor that spread to his spine. “He’s my hero,” his father, Wendell Scott, told TODAY’s Kerry Sanders. As part of TODAY’s “Thanks and Giving” series, that highlights […]

  • ‘Superman’ Star Margot Kidder Dead at 69

    Margot Kidder, who for a certain generation of moviegoers will first and foremost always be thought of as Lois Lane, died Sunday at her home. She was 69. Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, Montana, posted a notice on its website saying Kidder died. No further details were given and messages left with Kidder’s representatives were […]

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