All articles by Mark Bialczak

Quite the finish for Gandolfini in The Drop

(Review) At Cousin Marvin’s bar, life sure ain’t Brooklyn hoidy-toidy

Brooklyn gets pretty good pub for resurgent chic in the media these days, and this native of the borough that the elders in my family called "the end of the pickle" before my father moved us out east to greener Long Island always takes note of that aura.



Godzilla Only Got 11 Minutes

And if you think that’s just wrong, there’s a video series that agrees with you

My one-theater-film a week blog routine did not take me to Godzilla this summer.



Hey, do you know you look identical to Elvis?

(Review) In The Identical, poor Ryan battles a bit of an identity crisis

Nature vs. nurture. The super-hyper connection of those coming from the same egg. Follow daddy's dream or go your own way. Cover songs or originals.



Favreau’s selfies show happy stars for The Jungle Book

Bill Murray, Christopher Walken and a 10-year-old kid will rule Disney’s live-action classic in 2015

Jon Favreau is cooking up something pretty cool post-Chef.



Brosnan is not quite Bond, but The November Man keeps the action

(Review) He’s Peter, not James, and he’s back with his former gig, the CIA

It's no shock to the system to see Pierce Brosnan doing all that spy game stuff as main action figure Peter Devereaux in The November Man.



Steve Carell to Star in a Looney Tunes Project

And Oprah returns to the big screen

Say the name. Steve Carell.



If My Football Squads Could Be This Inspiring

When the Game Stands Tall shows a team that learns a big lesson

I won't say that the De La Salle High School football squad will be my favorite team this season. But for 1 hour, 42 minutes of When the Game Stands Tall Saturday afternoon in the theater at Destiny USA, I sure was pulling for the boys coached by Bob Ladouceur.



Daughters of Depp, Smith get a chance to save the world

And they’ll do it in the interestingly named Yoga Hosers

First off, they picked a title that makes you look twice.



They’re not real cops, but they’re really dumb

And in the end, Let’s Be Cops is really enjoyable

There is so much silly stuff bouncing around the screen during Let's Be Cops, most of it surrounding the smirking guy named Ryan.



Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack Makes History

Oldies prove to be goodies, all the way to No. 1

Everybody knows that music can help drive what you think of a movie.