Archive

Film Review: ‘Thoroughbreds’ Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, Anton Yelchin

Posted: March 9, 2018 at 8:50 am   /   Movie Reviews

Really, really, really ‘Mean Girls’ Back in your high school days, did you ever have a friend who was the polar opposite of you? Perhaps you had differences in social class, style, ambition, enter your category here. What was the spark that began the friendship? Were you thrown together as partners on a class project? […]

No Comments read more

Film Review: ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’

Posted: January 26, 2018 at 7:59 am   /   Movie Reviews

Not quite the ‘Cure’ for the YA Novel genre. The dystopian young adult novel genre seems to be on its last breath. It really started to show signs of suffering in 2016. The Hunger Games had already wrapped up with Mockingjay – Part 2, so we were left with the third installment of the Divergent […]

No Comments read more

Film Review: ‘Suburbicon’ Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac

Posted: October 27, 2017 at 8:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

It’s time to move out Last week, I gave the Michael Fassbender-led “thriller” The Snowman a ZERO STAR rating (see my review here), citing that I could not tell if it was failing in its attempt to be a serious crime drama or successful in its attempt to be a hilarious, intentionally cheesy detective film […]

No Comments read more

Film Review: ‘The Snowman’ Starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Posted: October 20, 2017 at 8:24 am   /   Movie Reviews

Tommy Wiseau and Stieg Larsson walk into a bar… I believe we have the first great detective film spoof in years on our hands. A thoroughly ridiculous, classically clichéd parody that would put Mel Brooks to shame. At least, that is the best explanation for The Snowman, starring Michael Fassbender and executive produced by Martin […]

No Comments read more

Review: ‘Evil Dead The Musical’ is Off-Broadway, Off-Kiltered, and Awfully Good

Posted: October 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

In my early years of teenhood, I was beginning to develop an appreciation for the horror genre. Considering myself a late bloomer, my interests looked past any of the modern Blumhouse productions and more toward the gritty, gory, unadulterated classics that not even my own parents could stomach. Thus, the film that really changed it […]

No Comments read more

Film Review: ‘The Foreigner’ Starring Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan

Posted: October 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Chan and Brosnan fight… to be the star of the show   I believe there are many of us who, for years, have been asking the same question: where the hell has Jackie Chan been? Apparently, America’s favorite martial arts action star has been brushing up on his acting skills. The 63-year-old actor makes an […]

No Comments read more

Review: Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK

Posted: July 21, 2017 at 8:27 am   /   Movie Reviews

Some of the most talented filmmakers working today have been subjected to criticism based on the assumption that their work comes off as “pretentious.” Christopher Nolan is among them. I am one who would agree with this claim, yet it does not stop me from referring to the man who challenged traditional story structure with Memento, dazzled the […]

No Comments read more

Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Kurt Russell

Posted: May 5, 2017 at 9:30 am   /   Movie Reviews

Do you know the feeling you get when you see a movie you love for the first time? From the first frame following the opening credits to the exciting conclusion, along the way you are exposed to images of beauty, moments of emotional gravity and characters who feel like family. Before you even leave the […]

No Comments read more

Review: ‘Free Fire’ Starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sam Riley

Posted: April 21, 2017 at 8:42 am   /   Movie Reviews

Someone forgot to turn the safety on. In a time when the topic of gun violence has never been more controversial, it sounds psychotic take a risk on a film that is essentially 90 minutes of angry people shooting at each other. But when you throw in a ’70s-style aesthetic, an amusing ensemble of trigger-happy […]

No Comments read more

Ten Movies ’90s Kids Love… But Do They Hold Up?

Posted: March 16, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   Movie Reviews, Opinion

The Land Before Time (1988) Years before he used prehistoric creatures to frighten us, Steven Spielberg, along with his co-executive producer George Lucas and director Don Bluth, used them to warm our hearts. This animated family adventure tells the story of a group of young, lost dinosaurs of varying species that must evade “earth shakes,” […]

No Comments read more