Actor Tony Todd has enjoyed a long and varied career in film, television and theatre work. From horror to comedy to drama to sci-fi, he works in multiple genres and is careful not to become (in his words) “pigeon-holed” or stereotyped by any one of them.
Debut novel a powerful, beautifully-written effort
As readers, we all have authors, styles and genres that sit in our respective wheelhouses. These are the books with proven track records in our eyes, ones that we can feel confident about going in.
Affleck thriller uneven, but entertaining nevertheless
Ben Affleck is nestled firmly in the Hollywood sweet spot right now. He’s got his massive superhero franchise connection. He gets to act in and/or direct awards-bait prestige projects while tossing in the occasional standard-issue popcorn flick if he feels like it.
Toy-inspired fiasco a dull, derivative, cynical cash grab
Movies and merchandising have gone hand-in-hand for a long time. The past four decades or so have seen plenty of films aimed at achieving some sort of crossover into other commercial opportunities. The most successful create merchandise based on the movie; the least successful create the movie based on the merchandise.
Latest Guest mockumentary lacking in laughter
Christopher Guest has long been the master of the comedic mockumentary. He has used the form to tackle the worlds of music, stage and screen…and dog shows. His work with films like “Waiting for Guffman” and “Best in Show” and – of course – “This is Spinal Tap,” the granddaddy of them all, has firmly ensconced him as a shining star of the comedy firmament.
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