Only hard core Sci-Fi lovers can save ‘Annihilation’

Only hard core Sci-Fi lovers can save ‘Annihilation’

By Chic DiCiccio After one week in theaters, “Annihilation” has faced the perfect mix of box office disaster. Head to head competition with a runaway hit in “Black Panther?” Check. Genre movie based on a seriously weird sci-fi novel? Check. Last minute freak out from production company Paramount based on horrendous test screenings? You got […]

IdleRye immediately becomes go-to favorite

By Sara Newberry I try so many new restaurants that a place has to be pretty special for me to put it into my regular rotation after I’ve written about it. Lounge Here made the cut, as did Oni Ramen. And now I will add Oni’s neighbor, IdleRye, to that list. On both of my […]

Plemons steals the show from ‘Game Night’ veterans

By Chic DiCiccio “Game Night” is another entry in what could be a sub-genre of comedy called “escalation comedy.” Movies of this freshly minted genre have only one prerequisite: each scene must be zanier than the previous one. Movies like this dance on the razor’s edge between amusement and unintentional irritancy. While never reaching gut-busting […]

Abrams way off beaten path with ‘Cloverfield Paradox’

Abrams way off beaten path with ‘Cloverfield Paradox’

By Chic DiCiccio In an effort to release a movie that is actually worse than the Will Smith-starring “Bright,” Netflix has snagged the distribution rights to the J.J. Abrams-produced “The Cloverfield Paradox.” The only smart decision regarding this movie involves marketing. Netflix made it available for streaming the moment that the Super Bowl ended on […]

Short-rib enchiladas rule at Don Chingon

Short-rib enchiladas rule at Don Chingon

By Sara Newberry The newest spot for Tex-Mex on Lower Greenville is Don Chingon, which opened last fall and is the latest concept to come from The Syn Group, who are also behind the Social House in Uptown. The goal was to a create a fun atmosphere and a fresh spin on Tex-Mex cuisine. The […]