Ghosts, gold, and weapons: Film on true story of Sutton Hoo intrigues

Very few films entice me to sit through them, but a film based on an archaeological dig is due out January 29, and I plan to watch it. Netflix will premiere the story of Sutton Hoo. The film is based on a novel and the book is based on a true story. I have a self-interest in this film. Continue reading “Ghosts, gold, and weapons: Film on true story of Sutton Hoo intrigues”

Gangster cop case suggests ‘Killer Joe’ film not far from reality

Every profession has its bad actors, and law enforcement is no exception. The US Department of Justice recently announced the conviction and sentencing of a former DeKalb County (GA) policeman “ for racketeering conspiracy involving murder.” Vancito Gumbs, 28, of Stone Mountain worked as a law enforcement officer, and by his own admission, as a hitman for the Gangster Disciples. The film ‘Killer Joe’ seemed a bit preposterous to me until I read the DOJ news release. Continue reading “Gangster cop case suggests ‘Killer Joe’ film not far from reality”

TTFT rolls out celeb guests as stars from ‘Us’ join Halloween show

Durden Godfrey and Taurean Royal have a knack for getting celebrity guests on their recently rolled out show, TTFT on YouTube. Continue reading “TTFT rolls out celeb guests as stars from ‘Us’ join Halloween show”

Ignore the critics; new ‘Rebecca’ is superbly done

When you tackle a project like adapting Daphne du Maurier’s novel Rebecca to film, you have your work cut out for you. Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 work was phenomenal. PBS broadcast two versions of it on TV in serial form. Now Ben Wheatley has brought a new adaptation to Netflix, and some critics have been less than kind about his vision. Continue reading “Ignore the critics; new ‘Rebecca’ is superbly done”

Five horror films still haunting us after half a century

Halloween’s around the corner, and courtesy of my ancestors, it’s a very special holiday for my family. Many of the customs we observe today are based on the ancient festival of Samhain celebrated by ancestors on both sides of my family and my husband’s. Horror films are part of Halloween today and after much thought, I came up with five horror films that still haunt in various ways even after half a century. One actually dates to more than a century in the past. Continue reading “Five horror films still haunting us after half a century”