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Review: Mafia Inc

— by RON WILKINSON —

Is this a Canadian Godfather or is Godfather an Americanized Mafia? Against the original, this remake offers few surprises, just a further variation that crime does not pay. OK, it does for a while, but the geese come home to roost and the gangster realizes he has made a big mistake. Too bad, too late, kids die and the family is ruined. Life would have been better back in Sicily, especially with that bridge.

Based on a true story, or a few true stories woven together to suit the movie, Daniel Grou’s gangster flick is based on the book by Andre Cedilot and Andre Noel with a screenplay by Sylvain Guy. Frank Paterno is approaching grandfather age and wants to go straight after a lifetime of ruining countless lives through drug smuggling and other barely imaginable schemes. (CONTINUED)


Review: The Trial of the Chicago 7

— by BEV QUESTAD — The 1968 chaotic August Democratic Convention was covered for CBS by famed journalist, Dan Rather, who was punched in the gut and assaulted by guards as he was trying to interview a convention delegate. The Vietnam War was raging, President Johnson had declined to run for a second term, and […][...]


Cooper’s Hawk Partners with SAG Awards

— by LYNETTE CARRINGTON — Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants boasts locations in multiple U.S. states with outstanding wines, a signature wine club, tasting rooms and restaurants. Cooper’s Hawk has also been the wine partner of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards since 2018. The SAG Awards are a little more laid back than the […][...]


Review: Dead Air

— by RON WILKINSON — Sometimes radio waves do what they are told and sometimes they have a mind of their own. Sometimes they tell stories in a movie, stories that should have told by the camera and not by the voice on the radio. When one is talking over a two-way radio, there is […][...]


Review: My Darling Supermarket

— by RON WILKINSON — The stories those cans could tell. Everybody has a story and this microcosm runs the gamut. Employees are interviewed in their workplace as they live the better part of their lives with their assigned companions. Some flirt, some have serious conversations, some work alone and enjoy it. Some work alone […][...]


The Matrix 4: Everything We Know So Far

— by ADAM DALE — There have been scant-few details about the new “Matrix” movie for the legion of fans around the world since it was first announced in 2019, but there have been a few tidbits that have given us some clues about some key elements of the film. “Matrix 4” was first announced […][...]


Review: Wrong Turn

— by RON WILKINSON — Six young hikers head off into one of the most impenetrable wilderness areas in the USA with bookbags and floppy cotton clothing. Although properly dressed for a game of beach volleyball the viewer just knows something is going to go wrong. Giddy with prospects of brighter futures and in love […][...]


Review: Dick Johnson is Dead

— by BEV QUESTAD — The church is crowded enough and some in the pews recount memories. But after filming the service, it’s time to remove the casket. It’s then that the film crew notices that Dick Johnson has fallen asleep inside it. “Dick Johnson is Dead” is a zany, unexpected dark humor documentary that […][...]


Review: The White Tiger

— by RON WILKINSON — Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav) describes India as having hundreds of castes and thousands of gods. He is ambivalent toward the gods and has no choice as to his caste. Simplifying the bewildering complexities of Indian culture he boils it down to two castes – those with the full bellies and […][...]