Tag Archives: JoBeth Williams

My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

Halloween is coming, and the dead shall rise from their graves. At least on a TV screen near you. We are awash in lists of the greatest horror movies ever made, and everybody’s trying to come up with a twist of their own. Well, I decided to just list my 12 favorites, a bunch of … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

The Big Year

EVERYONE IS SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING. Three birders (Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson) keep bumping into each other in remote places; initially reluctant to come clean, they are all secretly doing a Big Year. While Mark Obmascik’s book follows real-life birders who compete against each other, trying to spot as many species as possible all … Continue reading The Big Year

Fever Pitch

A COMEDY ABOUT THE GAME OF LOVE. Red Sox fan Ben Wrightman (Jimmy Fallon) starts dating successful businesswoman Lindsay Meeks (Drew Barrymore), but is initially reluctant to tell her just how big a deal baseball is to him. The Farrelly brothers’ remake of the 1997 British comedy changes sports and locations, but stays true to … Continue reading Fever Pitch

Poltergeist II: The Other Side

THEY’RE BACK. The Freelings are recuperating after the first movie’s horrific events, but the vicious specters, led by a dead preacher, once again try to get the family under their spell. This sequel simply is too far-fetched to be much bothered with. The visual effects are of random quality; some scenes are borderline ridiculous, including … Continue reading Poltergeist II: The Other Side