Ric’s Picks, by Ric Pantale April is here, and believe me, it couldn’t come fast enough. Here are the top picks coming out on DVD and On Demand. • LABOR DAY (PG-13) Drama Due[...]
March is a good month for hit movies on DVD and On Demand: • HER 3-4 rated R Joachim Phoenix plays a lonely man who in the near future obtains software that enables him to create a[...]
February has always been a good month for new big releases. ON DEMAND IN FEBRUARY • 12 YEARS A SLAVE February 12 Rated (R) Could very well win a bunch of Oscars. Hard to sit throug[...]
Behind the Hollywood Sign: A short history of Gay Hollywood The Gay Divorcee and The Gay Caballeros had a different meaning back in the day. If they were made today you’d ins[...]
RIC’S PICK OF THE HOLIDAY FLICKS—Let’s get the Scrooges straight Here is a short list of movie adaptations of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, from best to least best (I would never say wo[...]
Black Cinema Part 2 During the 1920s there were independent African-American producers who had the means to finance their own silent films. In those days, equipment and studio spac[...]
Black Cinema Part 1 Something has been building up recently, quietly but steadily, and that is the presence of African-Americans in films. This year might be considered a breakthro[...]
I spent the summer looking for a good movie. Didn’t find one. Maybe I’ll have better luck in the fall. Hollywood took a hit this Summer. It seemed every week, a giganti[...]