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Film Review: ‘Happy Death Day’ Starring Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine

by Brad Heyen / Published: October 13, 2017 at 2:39 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Happy Death Day is directed by Christopher Landon and is the story of a college girl whose day ends in her demise, only for her to wake up and relive the same day over and over again.

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Film Review: ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’ Starring Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber

by Brad Heyen / Published: October 6, 2017 at 11:41 am   /   Movie Reviews

All is looking great in Ponyville as the ponies are setting up for a big celebration for the royalty of the Kingdom of Equestria. Ponies are singing and dancing as they set up the stage for the upcoming celebrity appearance of Songbird Serenade, whose bangs hide her face much like the performer who voices her, […]

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Review: ‘American Made’ Starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright

by Brad Heyen / Published: September 29, 2017 at 9:49 am   /   Movie Reviews

Say what you want about Tom Cruise, but I’ve always challenged someone to actually name a bad film in which he headlines. It was nearly impossible until The Mummy back in May of this year. I’m happy to say that just a mere four months later, Cruise has returned to form in American Made with […]

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Film Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Starring Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Channing Tatum

by Brad Heyen / Published: September 21, 2017 at 3:47 pm   /   Movie Reviews

There’s no doubt about it – Matthew Vaughn absolutely knows how to direct a stylish and entertaining film. He’s proven as such after taking on the director’s chair for 2005’s crime-thriller Layer Cake and directed even more memorable gems since such as Kick-Ass, X-Men: Days of Future Past and most recently, Kingsman: The Secret Service, […]

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Film Review: ‘Friend Request’ Starring Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo

by Brad Heyen / Published: September 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Friend Request is director Simon Verhoeven’s second film and is the latest iteration of social media inspired horror/thriller film. It stars Alycia Debnam-Carey as Laura, a nice college student who befriends an outcast named Marina (Liesl Ahlers) who is desperate for a single friend in both real life and Facebook. When Marina comes off a […]

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Film Review: Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem

by Brad Heyen / Published: September 16, 2017 at 8:51 am   /   Movie Reviews

mother! is the seventh film directed by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler) and stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a married couple in a fixer-upper house in a beautiful and secluded country home. Bardem’s character is a writer suffering from a bad case of writer’s block, and Lawrence’s character is the sole visionary […]

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Film Review: ‘Leap!’ Starring Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff, Carly Rae Jepsen

by Brad Heyen / Published: August 25, 2017 at 10:09 am   /   Movie Reviews

Odette is house cleaner for an extremely wealthy woman named Regine who’s also a very snobby and evil woman (and why wouldn’t she be? The film needs a third act needs a big battle, after all). While helping Odette clean the the house, Félicie finds Regine has a daughter named Camille who is practicing for […]

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Film Review: ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson

by Brad Heyen / Published: August 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm   /   Movie Reviews

If you’ve seen any promotional material or just considered the personas of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson alone, you know what kind of movie you’re going to get with The Hitman’s Bodyguard… and that is not a bad thing. The film is directed by Patrick Hughes, and is an action packed comedy in which Darrius […]

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Film Review: ‘The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature’ Starring Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl

by Brad Heyen / Published: August 11, 2017 at 8:46 am   /   Movie Reviews

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is the sequel that nobody asked for, and is the follow-up to its 2013 predecessor (you guessed it!), The Nut Job. Did you know it even existed? I didn’t. In this film, we follow Surly Squirrel: an egotistical purple squirrel voiced by Will Arnett (whom I found to be quite a […]

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Review: ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne

by Brad Heyen / Published: July 21, 2017 at 7:49 am   /   Movie Reviews

When the first trailer dropped for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, I was captivated by the imagery – and believed this film could very well be quite the spectacle upon its release in July. Written and directed by Luc Besson (the visionary behind the cult classic film The Fifth Element), my interest […]

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