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The Top 5 Audrey Hepburn Films

September 11, 2020 // 0 Comments

Audrey Hepburn had a film career that spanned five decades and consisted of 27 films. She was not only extremely talented and beautifully, but far more importantly she was a humble and dignified class act who was able to bow out of the limelight to be a family lady and humanitarian. Her movies remain timeless, and many rank amongst the best from [...]

Noelle Review

November 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Originally slated for a theatrical release, Disney made the decision to go with Noelle as the first live-action, original movie for their Disney+ streaming service. With the service launching on November 12th, it was definitely a good decision by Disney because November and December are months when folks like to watch Christmas movies. Also a good decision because Anna Kendrick brings some name value to the service's first original film, and also because Noelle is better suited for at home streaming than it is a movie theater. [...]

Wild Card (2015) Review

July 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Nick Wild is a Las Vegas bodyguard with a gambling addiction, and an action movie hero addiction as well. Dreaming of escaping this seedy world so he can sail a yacht around Corsica, he earns money through cutesy side jobs like helping losers get laid by letting them beat him up in front of their girlfriends, while serving as the “Mike” Jason [...]

Legendary Doris Day Passes Away at 97

May 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sad news today as Doris Day, legendary singer and actress from the Golden Age, has passed away at the age of 97. Doris reportedly died from complications of pneumonia according to the Doris Day Foundation. The 97-year-old was said to be in excellent health until she came down with the illness. Doris Day was a big star in the so-called Golden Age [...]

Backfire (2017) Review

April 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

I’ve seen plenty of movies which required its audience to turn off their brain. ‘Backfire’ (2017) is one of a select few that also requires them to turn off their souls. Note: their brains should still be turned off as well. I had moderate hopes for a mid-level shoot em’ up based on a promising premise that hooked me in the Netflix [...]

Run All Night Review

April 4, 2019 // 2 Comments

Liam Neeson, as I have stated before, is my jam. If Robert Mitchum or Charles Bronson were still around I would have a harder choice, but since they’re not, Liam is the undisputed king of my favorite hard asses. Ed Harris is also up there, and this movie brings the two of them together as an aging gangster and hitman, both of with grown up [...]

TOP PICKS: Your Entertainment Spending Guide for January 2019

January 1, 2019 // 1 Comment

Happy New Year, Vortainer’s! It’s 2019, and that’s still hard to believe. Nevertheless, here’s hoping this is a good one for each and every one of you. We’re certainly going to be working hard on making 2019 the best year for Vortainment.com. We’ve got new features (of the monthly and weekly variety), reviews, videos, streams and more [...]

The Starving Games Review

November 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

It is a futile endeavor to review a movie directed/produced by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the duo responsible for such “classics” as Epic Movie, Date Movie, Vampires Suck, Meet the Spartans, and the Scary Movie franchise. This movie is what it is. Nothing I say will discourage those who like this sort of thing to knock it off, [...]

High Fidelity Review

November 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

For many of my teenage years and into my twenties I was one of those dorky retro kids obsessed with old vinyl records and bands that, if my friends had heard of, they did not care about. I say that because when a film is made about a sub-culture, it is important to get that sub-culture right, and High Fidelity does just that, in a way that is [...]

As Above, So Below Review

November 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

What do you get when you take bits of the Blair Witch Project, Raiders of the Lost Ark, National Treasure, and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, cram them into a giant blender and hit “puree”? This movie; As Above, So Below. The main character here is a female Indiana Jones type searching for the mystical “Philosopher’s Stone” which after [...]