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Film Review: Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Starring Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt

by Brad Heyen / Published: November 22, 2017 at 9:18 am   /   Movie Reviews

Since 1995, Pixar Animations studios has been the frontrunner when it comes to quality animated films. Whether it be toys, fish, or even the emotions of a young girl as she’s growing up – Pixar, without a doubt, knows how to give life to their characters and tell a wonderful story as they embark on […]

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Review: ‘Justice League’ Starring Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill

by Brad Heyen / Published: November 15, 2017 at 1:56 pm   /   Movie Reviews

I am going to be completely honest and admit my expectations for Zack Snyder’s Justice League did not amount to much. It’s no secret that it has been a rocky road for the DC extended universe of films between 2013 until today beginning with the bland and uninspiring Man of Steel to the most recent colorful and breath of […]

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Film Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Starring Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum

by Brad Heyen / Published: November 3, 2017 at 7:55 am   /   Movie Reviews

Just where exactly has Thor been? 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron was the last significant appearance of Thor Odinson (not including the brief mid-credit cameo after Doctor Strange). There’s been five MCU movies since Ultron, including the all-but-titled Avengers flick that was Captain America: Civil War, which left fans everywhere wondering “Where is Thor?!” Well, […]

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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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