Fred Topel

Hobbs and Shaw Movie Review: 2 Odd 2 Couple

Fred Topel's review of Hobbs and Shaw

True Lies 25th Anniversary: La Totale Analysis

I believe the most hyped I ever was and ever will be for a movie was Back to the Future II, followed by Terminator 2. It’s possible I was more hyped for True Lies than even T2 because, while I liked T...

Escape Plan: The Extractors Review – The Stalloneliest Number

When I thought Escape Plan could be another franchise for Stallone, I was thinking a standalone movie each time. Ray Breslin (Stallone) would have to break out of a new prison each time. I never even ...

Spider-Man: Far From Home Review – European Marvelcation

Spider-Man: Far From Home is definitely the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. If you liked Homecoming you’ll be very happy, but if you were disappointed in Homecoming like me, there’s still some good ...

Anna Movie Review: La Femme Repeata

Anna seems like the kind of movie Luc Besson would write but let one of his flunkies direct. It’s all the better for having Besson’s steady hand to ensure none of its bonkers Frenchness gets compromis...

Child’s Play Remake Review: Never Say Buddi Again

Child’s Play is the Never Say Never Again of Chucky movies. It is the rare occurrence of a remake produced while the original franchise is still ongoing. Like Kevin McClory and Thunderball, the compan...

Toy Story 2 Is Still The Best, Deepest Toy Story

The release of Toy Story 4 provides a welcome opportunity to discuss Toy Story 2. Toy Story 2 will celebrate its official 20 year anniversary on November 24 this year, and it is not only the peak of t...

Shaft 2019 Movie Review: The Shaft Crusade

Who’s the white film critic who respects women more than this flick? Fred! Shaft was a pivotal role model in 1971. He was the most prominent African-American movie action hero. He was a ladies man for...

In Defense of City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold

25 years ago today, A sequel to City Slickers opened. Three years before, City Slickers was a summer comedy phenomenon. Billy Crystal got right to work after he finished his passion project Mr. Saturd...

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