Movie Reviews

Joseph Airdo

Joseph J. Airdo is a producer of and film commentator for Breakthrough Entertainment, a talk radio show airing 9 a.m.-Noon Saturdays on KPHX 1480 AM that shines a spotlight on the practical perspectives of the topics and themes explored in movies. … Read More

‘The Collection’ engrosses, ‘Lay the Favorite’ craps out in theaters

Among the new movies that I reviewed during the Dec. 6, 2012, edition of “Breakthrough Thinking: The Magazine,” horrorholics and action-junkies alike would do best to put their money down for “The Collection” while those seeking something a bit tamer … Read More

Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton up ante with ‘The Collection’

In “The Collection,” Josh Stewart plays a man who, having escaped the vicious grips of a serial killer, is blackmailed to rescue an innocent girl (Emma Fitzpatrick) from a booby-trapped warehouse. The Dec. 6, 2012, edition of “Breakthrough Thinking: The … Read More

Kevin Smith explains need for pre-‘Red State’ rants against film critics

The Dec. 13, 2012, edition of “Breakthrough Thinking: The Magazine” featured several soundbites from filmmaker Kevin Smith, whose filmography includes “Clerks,” “Clerks II,” “Mallrats” and “Chasing Amy.” The following is my full exclusive interview with him from which said soundbites … Read More

‘Playing for Keeps’ is predictable, ‘Killing Them Softly’ is a snore in theaters

There really were not any new movies among those I reviewed during the Dec. 13, 2012, edition of “Breakthrough Thinking: The Magazine” that I would recommend seeing – no, not even “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” However, if I had … Read More

Judd Apatow explores being overwhelmed via ‘This is 40’

In “This is 40,” a spinoff of his 2007 comedy “Knocked Up,” Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann plays a man and wife who, upon turning 40 years old, must figure out how to forgive, forget and enjoy the rest of … Read More

‘Impossible,’ ‘Django’ and ‘Misérables’ make Christmas merry in theaters

Among the 10 – yes, 10 as in T-E-N – new movies that I reviewed during the Dec. 20, 2012, edition of “Breakthrough Thinking: The Magazine,” the one that I recommend rushing out to see this weekend is “The Impossible.” … Read More

Joseph J. Airdo’s Favorite Flicks of 2012

As has been the case every other year, few films on my top ten list for 2012 would be considered “best” by most critics’ qualifications. Instead, it is filled with flicks that affected me in some way, shape or form … Read More

Win one of four ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ promotional prize packs

“Breakthrough Thinking: The Magazine” is giving its listeners a chance to win one of four promotional prize packs in celebration of the release of the new installment in the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” horror flick franchise. In “Texas Chainsaw 3D,” which … Read More

‘Any Day Now’ is affecting, ‘Citadel’ is atrocious in theaters

Of the new movies that I reviewed during the Jan. 3, 2013, edition of “Breakthrough Thinking: The Magazine,” the one that I would most recommend seeing as soon as possible is “Any Day Now,” which is a drama starring Alan … Read More