Welcome to The Reel Deal: movie reviews and happening from the mind of David Palmer.
I like movies, like kind of a lot. I’ve been seeing them since 1994 and reviewing them since 2011.
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If you’re like me, you’re fascinated not only with movies but with the box office. It’s fun to see surprise hits (“Get Out”), Cinderella stories (“Parasite”) and record-breakers (“Avengers: Endgame”), but for me it is far more interesting to dissect when things go wrong. Not that I wish harm on any film, making movies is… Continue reading Biggest Box Office Bombs of 2020 (A Running List as of 9/6)
Eventually Disney is going to run out of animated films to remake and be forced to come up with an original idea, but that day is not today. “Mulan” is the live-action remake of the 1998 animated film of the same name, based on “The Ballad of Mulan” legend. The film stars Liu Yifei in… Continue reading ‘Mulan’ Remake Looks Great, but Is Missing the Magic of the Animation
A most excellent sequel, indeed! “Bill & Ted Face the Music” is the longtime coming threequel to the original “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” from 1989. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves reprise their titular roles, as the duo must write a song to save the universe and reality as we know it. Kristen Schaal, Samara… Continue reading ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ Is a Welcome Return
Sometimes there is just a world of difference between concept and execution. “Antebellum” stars Janelle Monáe as a woman who must escape a slave plantation she is being held captive at. Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, and Gabourey Sidibe also star while Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz write and direct. Like many… Continue reading ‘Antebellum’ Leaves More to Be Desired