Movie Reviews

The Favourite5

Director Yorgos Lanthimos has carefully crafted an amazingly hilarious film filled with tension, crude humor, and fantastic performances that you have to see as fast as humanly possible. The film… READ MORE→

Creed II4.5

The Rocky series is undoubtedly one of the most inspirational film series in the industry and it only continued once Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky left the ring and Michael B. Jordan’s… READ MORE→

Ralph Breaks the Internet1.5

Taking the lovable Wreck it Ralph from the simple arcade cabinet of Litwick’s Arcade and moving him to the every expanding Internet, Ralph Breaks the Internet is an incredibly flawed… READ MORE→

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald2

While the original Fantastic Beasts was smart, simple, and a solid separate outing in the J.K. Rowling Harry Potter universe, the series’ second outing, The Crimes of Grindelwald, is just… READ MORE→

The Girl in the Spider’s Web3

Taking on material in the Millennium series that isn’t by the original author, The Girl in the Spider’s Web is a solid new entry for the series that feels more… READ MORE→

The Grinch3.5

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas might not only be one of the author’s best stories, but also one of the best Christmas stories of all time. It truly… READ MORE→

The Other Side of the Wind4

Historic strides in the film industry have been made in 2018 and another big step has been taken with the release of The Other Side of the Wind. No, it’s… READ MORE→

Nobody’s Fool2

While not always finding the most success when it comes to critical reception, Tyler Perry has crafted some characters and stories that have made some impact amongst moviegoers. He has… READ MORE →

Bohemian Rhapsody2.5

The time has finally come to give my thoughts on Bohemian Rhapsody, a film not only about her majesty, Queen, but about the life of the band’s most hysterical queen,… READ MORE→

Hunter Killer1.5

Even with its talented cast, including Oscar winner Gary Oldman, Hunter Killer isn’t that great of watch even for having some standout moments. The film follows multiple perspectives as a… READ MORE→

Wildlife5

Having a strong directorial debut means everything to an up and coming director as it can really set them on a path towards getting funding for more passion projects. Clearly… READ MORE→

Mid90s4

With a title like “Mid90s,” many going-in would probably expect the film to be filled with ton of pop-culture references and rely heavily on being nostalgic. But acclaimed actor Jonah… READ MORE.

MFKZ4

MFKZ effectively blends Japanese anime and Western animation themes and creates a dark, fun, and crazy superhero-like story that audiences will love. The film feels incredibly unique in the way… READ MORE→

First Man2.5

Writer/Director Damien Chazelle has seen some massive success in recent years with films like Whiplash and La La Land. Both films not only captured the attention of many moviegoers, but… READ MORE→

A Star is Born4

This year has seen plenty of well-regarded and fan-favorite actors take a step behind the camera and take on directing roles for passion projects. John Krasinski took on the horror… READ MORE→

Venom4

Look, it’s easy to poke fun at Sony for the flawed attempts in creating great Spider-Man films since, well, it hasn’t been exactly the smoothest ride for them. Spider-Man 3… READ MORE→

The Old Man and the Gun5

Robert Redford has had probably one of the best careers in film as both an actor and a director. He has truly created iconic characters and has impact on film… READ MORE→

Night School1

Look, I know people won’t like this, but I am not a fan of Kevin Hart. His comedic approach of whining, acting like a child, and basically reminding us that… READ MORE →

Smallfoot2.5

Looking up into the animated sky, is it Disney? No, is it DreamWorks? No, it’s Warner Bros! Warner Bros. is going through its second animated outing of 2018, after releasing… READ MORE→

Fahrenheit 11/94.5

To say that there’s been tension in the political world in 2018 would be a drastic understatement. Stones are being chucked from both sides of the political spectrum and it’s… READ MORE→

Assassination Nation3.5

In my opinion, the best/worst critique a film can get is that it has a “style over substance” approach. It basically says the film has a unique setting or premise… READ MORE→

The House with a Clock in Its Walls4

Would anyone have ever guessed that if Steven Speilberg’s studio, Amblin Entertainment, was making a new fantasy sci-fi film aimed for kids that they would hire Eli Roth as director?… READ MORE→

White Boy Rick4.5

Telling the strange yet totally true story of Rick Wershe Jr., White Boy Rick succeeds in giving views an inside look into the life of the youngest FBI informant and… READ MORE→

A Simple Favor3

It’s refreshing at times to see a director take on a genre that they are generally not associated with. Often, they can bring new innovations to a genre and even… READ MORE→

The Predator3.5

Making a long awaited return to the big-screen, The Predator brings the iconic creature back in almost full-form and attempts to do something different than the previous films. This is… READ MORE→

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Vengeance seems to be a popular theme in 2018. Film’s like Eli Roth’s Death Wish and The Equalizer 2 have garnered very mixed reactions and perhaps shown that “by the… READ MORE→

The Nun2

The Conjuring universe is probably one of the more respected film universes as many are constantly interested in spin-offs and sequels for some of the film’s characters. Films like Annabelle:… READ MORE→

The Night is Short, Walk on Girl4.5

Toho Co. and director Masaaki Yuasa have crafted an incredibly fresh and colorful anime adventure that carries the same kind of confidence and charisma as its main character does. Coming… READ MORE→

Searching5

John Cho sheds some of his comedic skin to lead one of the best thrillers to grace the big screen in years. It’s modern concept and effective twists create a… READ MORE→

The Happytime Murders2.5

Puppets outshine people in every aspect of The Happytime Murders and while it achieves the vulgar comedic vibe it goes for, it basically copies every trope and story beat in… READ MORE→

Crazy Rich Asians4.5

Crazy Rich Asians blends cultural ties with an excellent comedic cast to create the rom-com everyone needs to see. The film, based off of the acclaimed novel, follows Rachel Chu… READ MORE→

A Prayer Before Dawn5

Gripping and intense, A Prayer Before Dawn expertly tells the story of Billy Moore through emotional moments, excellent camera work, and an incredible performance by Joe Cole. The films tells… READ MORE→

BlacKkKlansman5

The legendary Spike Lee is back with new joint filled with fantastic characters and performances, a strong sense of style, and messages that feel perfectly balanced within the main protagonists.… READ MORE→

Slender Man1

Based on the iconic internet horror character, Slender Man captures none of the odd and creepy aspects that many fans love and trades in fun and goofy horror for a… READ MORE→

The Meg3

Top-notch action star Jason Statham joins a crew of talented actors to take on the biggest shark in history in a fun, funny, and full-on stupid adventure. The film follows… READ MORE→

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Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon come together for The Spy Who Dumped Me, which starts strong but ultimately can’t figure out if it was to be taken a little seriously… READ MORE→

The Darkest Minds2.5

Based off the popular book series, The Darkest Minds definitely has a solid atmosphere and concept that could set up a film series, but lacks the storytelling and characters that… READ MORE→

Christopher Robin3.5

Disney’s Christopher Robin gives fans an interesting look into an older version of the beloved character and brings Pooh and friends into the real world. However, did Disney fully recapture… READ MORE→

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies1.5

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is far from anything original and its random humor and Meta moments don’t translate well to the big screen. The characters may be derived… READ MORE→

Mission Impossible: Fallout4.5

Even with the Mission Impossible franchise being on its sixth installment, Fallout still shows that the franchise is a long ways away from losing its luster. Not only does it… READ MORE→

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again3.5

Bringing its fun and upbeat songs back to the big screen, the Mamma Mia cast is back and gives audiences a great and worthwhile epilogue to the 2008 original. There’s… READ MORE→

Eighth Grade4.5

Musical comedian Bo Burnham’s writing and directorial debut is an awkward and exciting look into the life modern-day eighth grader transitioning to high school. Its relatively realistic setting and tone… READ MORE→

Skyscraper2

Even though Skyscraper feels like it diverts from traditional action movies, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s great. It has some eye-catching and memorable moments but ultimately falls flat due… READ MORE→

Fireworks3.5

Bringing both a beautiful animation style and a unique look at young love, Fireworks is a really interesting film with time travel mechanics and fun characters that are worth remembering.… READ MORE→

Ant-Man and the Wasp2.5

Paul Rudd is back as the fan-favorite Ant-Man in this hilarious, yet honestly forgettable adventure with Evangeline Lily suiting up as the Wasp by his side. It definitely has plenty… READ MORE→

Uncle Drew2

The new basketball-star filled film, Uncle Drew, doesn’t bring much of a great or original story or characters. Thankfully, though, it does actually brings some laughs as well as a… READ MORE→

Sicario: Day of the Soldado2

While it may boast two great male leads, Sicario: Day of the Soldado can’t muster up a great plot and lacks the suspense or shock to make it a memorable… READ MORE→

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom1

In its attempts to play up in the clouds, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom falls right on its face with a ridiculous and unbelievably dumb plot. It’s jarring for both long-time… READ MORE→

Superfly1

In its attempts to have more style than substance, Director X’s Superfly becomes a bland film with flashy moments brought down by boring cartoonish characters, a lackluster plot, and laughable… READ MORE→

The Incredibles 24.5

The Incredibles are back in a truly valiant return and its long-awaited sequel is an amazingly super adventure that audiences have been waiting for. The Parr family is back and… READ MORE→

Ocean’s 84.5

Ocean’s 8 is a smart and slick heist movie that uses its top-billed female cast to create fun moments that are only made better with a pretty killer soundtrack and… READ MORE→

Hereditary4

Hereditary is a new indie horror flick that brings an inventive atmosphere and uses excellent camera movement to create an eerie and claustrophobic setting to make its viewers never feel… READ MORE→

Action Point 2

While Jackass star Johnny Knoxville’s new film Action Point carries some of the charm and crazy stunts that audiences expect, it trades comedic moments for a lackluster plot. While talking… READ MORE →

Upgrade5

While it has familiar sci-fi and action elements, Leigh Whannel’s Upgrade takes those elements and crafts something fresh with truly unique experiences. It’s silly, fun, and has both incredible camera… READ MORE→

Mary Shelley 3.5

For a story that mainstream audiences might not know, Mary Shelley gives them something intriguing and fresh while feeling socially relevant. It can definitely feel abstract at times, but doesn’t… READ MORE →

Solo: A Star Wars Story3

Han Solo’s first solo outing is an admirable attempt at bringing some genuine Star Wars to a fan favorite’s origin story. While its main star does his best to do… READ MORE→

Deadpool 24.5

Back with a boatload of references and Meta comedy, Deadpool 2 does not disappoint and is an incredibly hilarious ride. It touches on emotions that viewers didn’t think was possible… READ MORE →

Breaking In1.5

While it has a sound concept, Breaking In is a thriller with no thrills and has characters that are painfully annoying and dumb. It constantly tries to set up surprises… READ MORE →

Life of the Party1.5

Melissa McCarthy’s new college-based comedy, is devoid of laughs and really has no meaning behind it whatsoever. Life of the Party might be an okay venture for some moms, but… READ MORE →

Tully3.5

Tully is a true mother’s tale and gives its viewers a little insight into the real emotions of early motherhood. It has moments that feel grounded and bring out real… READ MORE →

Bad Samaritan4

Bringing truly frightening moments and a cast of unique characters, Bad Samaritan is a true thriller that will have its viewers cowering with each twist and turn. The film utilizes… READ MORE →

Avengers: Infinity War4.5

Ten years of build-up has led to a film that not only celebrates the legion of films that came before, but uses its army of heroes to create moments that… READ MORE →

I Feel Pretty3

I Feel Pretty uses a pretty well-put together cast to tell a funny story with real topics and a strong message. Even if the message comes off too strong at times.… READ MORE →

Super Troopers 23.5

The Vermont State Troopers are back, mustache and all, bringing some funny lines and crazy Canadian adventures that will make old fans feel right at home and first-time viewers interested… READ MORE →

Rampage1.5

Both boring and painfully cheesy, Rampage is just another generic action movie in Dwayne Johnson’s repertoire and even fails at being a great monster movie. Rampage follows the story of primatologist… READ MORE →

Truth or Dare3

Blumhouse’s new entry blends comedy and horror once again and creates a film with an interesting premise but doesn’t have the characters or scares to make it a great horror movie.… READ MORE →

Blockers4

Blockers brings some raunchy and fun comedy to the big screen while having an unlikely yet talented cast be relatable and incredibly entertaining. Blockers follows the story of a group of… READ MORE →

A Quiet Place5

In John Krasinski’s second-directorial outing, he crafts a true horror masterpiece that is consistently suspenseful and uses sound to create impactful scares and dreadful creatures. After an unknown apocalyptic event occurs,… READ MORE →

Gemini4.5

Aaron Katz’ new neo-noir thriller, Gemini, is full of suspense, well-crafted and mysterious characters, and a visual style that is both alluring and pleasing to the eye. While managing her celebrity… READ MORE →

Ready Player One4.5

Chock-full of references from various forms of pop-culture, Ready Player One uses these references to take its viewers on a wild ride through fresh new world filled with fun characters,… READ MORE →

Isle of Dogs4

Award-winning director Wes Anderson’s new Claymation movie, Isle of Dogs, is a charming and fresh take on the budding relationships between dogs and people. The film follows the story of a… READ MORE →

Pacific Rim: Uprising2.5

Pacific Rim: Uprising doesn’t pull its punches when bringing heart-pounding robot vs giant monster fights, but when it focuses on its human-sized protagonists it misses the mark completely. Ten years after… READ MORE →

Tomb Raider3.5

Similar to her redesign in the extremely popular Tomb Raider video game series, Lara Croft has made her return as a strong, capable, and intelligent female action hero. However, not… READ MORE →

Love, Simon5

Ever since John Hughes made The Breakfast Club back in the 80’s, coming of age movies have always made its viewers remember that high school kind of sucks. But Greg… READ MORE →

A Wrinkle in Time2

Disney’s new live-action feature, A Wrinkle in Time, is visually imaginative but falls completely flat in every other aspect. A Wrinkle in Time follows Meg (Storm Reid), a quirky, young teen… READ MORE →

The Strangers: Prey at Night

4.5

While it may stray very far from the 2008 original, The Strangers: Prey at Night brings the masked strangers back and pays homage to classic 80s slasher movies. While on a… READ MORE →

 

Death Wish

3.5

Bringing a mix of his personalities from both Die Hard and Unbreakable, Bruce Willis makes Death Wish a fun and brutal ride that will definitely be talked about with today’s… READ MORE →

 

Annihilation4

The sci-fi genre often transports us to worlds we couldn’t even imagine existing with societies and creatures that have accomplished things that are far beyond what we have achieved thus… READ MORE →

Game Night

5

Game Night is the comedy that audiences have been waiting for. It boasts a nostalgic and unique premise that blends a cast that works perfectly together and creates funny and… READ MORE →

 

Early Man3.5

While claymation may be prehistoric for some, Nick Park’s Early Man shows that it can still be a fun and refreshing experience for moviegoers. Set at the dawn of time, Early… READ MORE →

Black Panther

3.5

Marvel’s newest entry in their ever-expanding cinematic universe is a fresh take on a truly classic yet unknown superhero. It’s boasts a fantastic villain but a somewhat lifeless hero. Marvel’s Black… READ MORE →

 

The 15:17 to Paris.5

For a film that attempts to tell the incredible acts of three young Americans that stopped a terrorist attack on a train to Paris, The 15:17 to Paris is about… READ MORE →

Winchester2

For a film that takes place in the most haunted house in North America, it carries plenty of spirits and atmospheric interest, but lacks the scares to make the film… READ MORE →

Hostiles3.5

The Western genre has seen a recent decline and strong changes since actors like John Wayne made it what it was back in the day. Lately, more modern entries have… READ MORE →

Den of Thieves4

Heist films have been flooding the movie screens in recent years and have been slowly gaining traction with movie audiences around the world. Many would sit in anticipation to see… READ MORE →

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