‘Scoob!’: a brand-new Scooby-Doo adventure is available to stream

“Scoob!” – Scooby-Doo has been entertaining American children for 51 years (wait…51 years??) with several incarnations of his mystery-solving animated television show. Well, everyone’s favorite ghost-chasing canine is back with a 90-minute movie that you can stream right now.   “Scoob!” had its Twitter Kickoff Watch Party on Fri., May 15, but if you missed it, no worries.  The movie itself is available on platforms everywhere. Need a film to entertain the kids?  An adventure with Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Velma, and Fred might be the right call, as Will Forte, Mark Wahlberg,…

Byrne, Wahlberg and ‘Instant Family’ earn a group hug

“Instant Family” – “I looked on child rearing, not only as a work of love and duty, but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world, and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.” – Rose Kennedy “Everyone should have kids.  They are the greatest joy in the world.  But they are also terrorists.  You’ll realize this as soon as they are born, and they use sleep deprivation to break you.” – Ray Romano Writer/director Sean Anders…

‘Mile 22’ is a long way from a satisfying action movie

“Mile 22” – Twenty-one years ago, film critics and fans began taking Mark Wahlberg’s acting career very seriously with his memorable performance as Eddie Adams (aka Dirk Diggler), an awkward bus boy turned porn star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s wild 70s piece “Boogie Nights” (1997).  With Wahlberg’s charisma and built-in bankability via his music career, he excelled as an action hero and leading man in “Three Kings” (1999), “Rock Star” (2001) and “The Italian Job” (2003), but raised the bar in 2006 with a Best Supporting Actor nomination as Dignam,…

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is a nightmare

“Transformers: The Last Knight” –  Have you ever walked into a classroom, sat down and the instructor hands out final exams to all the students, but you recoil in horror, because you haven’t attended one lecture all semester? I have never felt such despair in real life but have encountered an occasional dream depicting the aforementioned, dreadful scenario.   Apparently, this type of nightmare stems from feeling anxiety or discomfort about a life situation during one’s waking hours.  During sleeping hours, a brutal sense of unpreparedness can temporarily rush over a…