Paul Salfen

Paul Salfen
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Paul Salfen is a Dallas-based TV host, producer, editor, writer, consultant, and entrepreneur who currently holds the positions of producer and co-host of Drew Pearson Live on ABC and producer/writer for AMFM Magazine. He has previously held the positions of co-host, writer, and producer for Let's Go DFW! on CBS, Sports Plus (FOX Sports Dallas and Comcast SportsNet Chicago), host and producer for the Lone Star EMMY-nominated and Communicator Award-winning show Inside Entertainment, the Drew Pearson Show (FOX Sports), The ANE Show (iHeartRadio), Editorial Director and Editor-In-Chief for ENVY Publications (ENVY magazine, Replay Sports Monthly), Managing Editor and Associate Publisher of 944 magazine, Managing Editor for Flavorpill, Entertainment & Travel Editor for ScoreBoard, and Publisher of Dallas Music Guide. He has spent the past 20 years interviewing a wide variety of the biggest and brightest stars in film and music including the likes of Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman, Harrison Ford, Angelina Jolie, Will Smith, Willie Nelson, Ozzy Osbourne, Tiesto, and Sandra Bullock, as well as a series of sports, travel and business articles including features on luminaries like Sir Richard Branson. Salfen is a serial entrepreneur in the media industry, having started and/or built up several outlets in every type of media. He also serves as a consultant for a wide variety of companies, even those outside of media. In addition to freelancing for top newspapers, magazines and websites, including The Dallas Morning News, Quick, La Mode, SUCCESS, American Way, and New York Resident, Salfen has been a weekly guest on local TV (ABC, FOX), radio (CNN Radio) and podcast shows and is currently working on a book.
Favorites:
Star Wars (the first three films)Raiders of the Lost ArkCitizen KaneThe New Jersey Trilogy (Clerks, Mallrats, and Chasing Amy)NosferatuFridaySunset Blvd.Almost FamousO Brother, Where Art Thou?
Location: Dallas, Texas
Official Websites: supercala.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
9.5 96% In the Heights (2021) It's so alive with colors, sound, emotion, and a cast that deserves to be seen and is long overdue in representation of this scale. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2021
7.0 66% Crisis (2021) An effective drama/thriller about the opioid crisis that shows three separate situations that ultimately come together to blatantly shine a light on the problem while still entertaining. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
8 98% Drunk Bus (2021) A literal wild ride filled with crazy moments that has a real '80s wild comedy feel with an unexpected heart - and leaves you with a bit to think about after the laughter stops. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
8 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) While this may not be better than the frightening fan favorite second entry, it digs deep and gets under your skin in a way that only the best horror can. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2021
8.5 74% Cruella (2021) It's classic Disney with a little bite - and something we needed to feel normal again. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2021
8.5 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) It's more of the same but it's still very effective. The only problem is an abrupt ending that doesn't wrap things up or set it up well for more. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2021
6.5 67% Black Easter (2021) ...but it is fiction and it is entertainment - and something unique at that. No matter who the viewer is, you honestly can say you've never seen anything like it and that has to count for something. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
7.0 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) "The bloody game finally gets its gory due as the relentless action flick gives us almost two hours of extreme violence, surprisingly big doses of humor, and a little backstory. It's not a flawless victory, but thankfully it's not a fatality." - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2021
7.0 45% Fatman (2020) Its timing is perfect. If 2020 was a holiday movie, this would be it. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
5.0 17% Buddy Games (2019) It's crude but pretty funny at times. If this is your brand of humor, this one's for you - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
9.0 89% Dear Santa (2020) 2020 has been rough for a lot of people, but this will remind you of the good that is still in the world. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
9.5 82% Mank (2020) This has awards season written all over it with Oldman giving one of his "oh, just give him the Oscar now" performances. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
9.0 93% Blue Story (2020) It's brutal, raw, and often hard to watch - and hard to understand at times. However, it is striking and will stay with you well after you watch it. The storytelling, with narrative hip hop interludes from Rapman is totally unique and fresh. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
5.0 47% Arkansas (2020) Think of it as a Southern-fried drug running, violent yet funny stepbrother of a Cohen Brothers movie. The performances are solid but the movie itself isn't award-winning. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
7.0 87% Sea Fever (2019) Think John Carpenter's classic The Thing on water - but the anxiety of it all seems very familiar right about now. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
6.0 71% Trolls World Tour (2020) There's a sweet message in this harmless hit-heavy kid and stoner friendly flick that features cool voice cameos, but it certainly won't be for everyone. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
6.0 59% Valley Girl (2020) It's the classic girl falls for the boy from the wrong side of the tracks story with all of the teenage angst you could possibly want, wrapped up in a pretty and well-sung walk down memory lane. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
5.0 40% Capone (2020) It's not meant to be, but it's almost part horror movie. It's a great performance by Hardy in this bizarre and hard to love portrait of a man on his way out. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
9.0 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man is finally in the win column after years of being on the fringe of the well-loved Universal Monsters. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
9.0 79% Synchronic (2020) Moorhead and Benson have made a smart sci-fi film that has an emotional impact and doesn't lose the viewers. This one is worth your time - pun intended. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
7.5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) It's shocking, funny, and somehow sad at the same time if absolutely any of this is real. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
8.5 90% The Climb (2020) A buddy comedy with a complicated and sometimes uneasy relationship that somehow maintains a sense of humor, sweetness, and sympathy that we don't often see in a movie about the friendship of two males. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
8.5 94% Dating Amber (2020) This coming-of-age flick has all of the awkwardness and angst we're used to seeing but has a huge heart and message of acceptance in this unique twist on a love story. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
6.5 60% The Call (2020) Seems like something you might have seen before but is boosted by Bell and Shaye... and give us that little bit of distraction we need in the world right now. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Go see it on the biggest screen possible and let the little kid in you enjoy every moment of it. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
67% Assassin 33 A.D. (2020) One of the most perplexingly unique films to come along in quite some time. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
3/10 26% Mortal Engines (2018) It borrows from many stories but doesn't have enough of its own to offer. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
8/10 77% Green Book (2018) While many might see this as a nice feel-good predictable film, they also forget that this was a story that needed to be told and was told because of the great outcome. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
9/10 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Even with the two hour and 40 minute running time, it still leaves you wanting more, which, of course, you'll have to wait a year for. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
8.5/10 89% Hereditary (2018) It's creepy as anything you're apt to see in recent memory and will haunt you long after you see it. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
7.5/10 83% Creed II (2018) Overall, Michael B. Jordan knocks it out of the park (or the ring?) again, providing a strong emotional backbone to the movie. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
6/10 79% Halloween (2018) For the casual viewer or someone that just wants to have a little scary movie time for the season, it's fine but for the big Halloween/horror fans, it may not be enough. - AMFM Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
5/5 68% Public Enemies (2009) An on-the-spot, VIP ushering into the gangster movie hall of fame. It's a real movie, one which you'll be proud to say you paid to see. Eat that, Optimus. - FHM [UK] EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2009
9.5/10 94% The Dark Knight (2008) ...even if Ledger hadn't died, critics and audiences alike would still be buzzing about the star's turn as The Joker. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2008
8/10 68% Pineapple Express (2008) This is not just a movie for potheads. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2008
6/10 12% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) ...passable popcorn entertainment, it's just disappointing that they couldn't find anything new or original. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2008
8/10 63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) While the preview makes this one look a little more dark and sinister, it's really not. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2007
6/10 19% Primeval (2007) Has one of the most misleading ad campaigns in recent memory, but works on a 'popcorn' level. Wait to rent it. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2007
6.5/10 76% The Prestige (2006) The Prestige's magic pales in comparison to other 'magical' films released this year. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2006
9.5/10 95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) ...offers escapism of the highest level, transporting the viewers to an entirely different world altogether that holds you in its clutches until the very end. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2006
8/10 13% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) Incredibly fun to see with an audience and the best installment since the original. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2006
8.5/10 86% The Descent (2006) This film, unlike Hostel or Saw, has a gross-out factor that's actually fun. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2006
4/10 40% Nacho Libre (2006) This would make for a pretty funny short film, but there's too much filler material here. Save this one for a rental if you're a Jack Black fan. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2006
6.5/10 26% The Omen (2006) It's well made, but if you've seen the original one, you've seen the best one. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2006
6.5/10 74% Cars (2006) Given the studio's track record this should have been an easy lap around the track, but instead it putters towards the finish line. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2006
6.5/10 57% X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) The weakest of the three. But being the only major release of the week, it looks like it will be a success no matter what anybody says. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2006
4/10 19% The Wild (2006) Wildly unoriginal. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2006
6.5/10 35% The Sentinel (2006) No new ground was broken, but the point of this film was to entertain and it did. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2006
9/10 71% Mission: Impossible III (2006) ...one of those films that's fun to see in the theater with a full audience on a big screen, popcorn in hand. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2006
8.5/10 61% Hostel (2006) Eli Roth has made the sickest movie to ever be called enjoyable. Quite a ride. - Supercala.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2006