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Movie Review: “Black Panther”

There’s a moment early in “Black Panther” where T’Challa’s(Chadwick Boseman) resourceful sister (Letitia Wright) playfully tells him, “Just because it works, doesn't mean it can’t be improved on.”  This line is clearly a message to those who have become critical of the now predictable MCU Formula. Even though each film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe [...]

By |February 16th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

3 Things I Liked About “Early Man” (And 2 I Didn’t)

There is a very strong chance that you like (or would like) the content released by Aardman Studios, even if you haven't heard that name before.  They are the creators behind the Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep franchises, as well as several other films like Flushed Away and Chicken Run.  They specialize is the dying art form of claymation as [...]

By |February 13th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review “Peter Rabbit”

It seems that 2018 is THE year for live-action/CG-hybrid adaptations of beloved British children's literature featuring anthropomorphic characters, with Paddington 2 being released last month and now Peter Rabbit this weekend. And while I absolutely adored Paddington 2, I just enjoyed Peter Rabbit. Here's the official synopsis from the studio: Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, [...]

By |February 7th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: Small Town Crime

2017 brought along with it a resurgence of surprisingly good, gritty, 70’s-esque crime dramas.  Like “Shot Caller” and “Brawl in Cell Block 99”, “Small Time Crime” fits nicely into this category, but exchanges some of the brutal violence in the former two with dry, awkward humor. Mike Kendall (John Hawkes) is an ex-cop and full-time [...]

By |January 21st, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: 12 Strong

Mere weeks after the 9/11 attacks a team of 12 American special ops soldiers assembled in Afghanistan.  Their mission was riddled with unknowns, but their purpose was clear: to destabilize the Taliban’s hold over the region and pave the way for the impending Allied Offensive.  To do this they would have to team up with [...]

By |January 20th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

6 Reasons “Paddington 2” is Absolutely Brilliant

If you would have told me 2 years ago that the sequel to the perfectly good film, Paddington, would get a perfect score from me, I would have laughed you out of town.  Yet that's exactly what has happened.  I couldn't believe how much I loved it when I walked out the theater. Her are the 6 [...]

By |January 9th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: Insidious: The Final Key

Now that the “Insidious” series has dropped its “chapter” moniker, it’s becoming difficult to remember which episode you are watching.  But with a timeline more jumbled than the “Fast & the Furious”, even the Chapters weren’t much help.  To be clear, this is the fourth movie in the series, but takes place both first and [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Top Films of 2017 – Dan’s Picks

Oh 2017, how you disappointed me. While many of my most anticipated films were quite good, others I ended up loathing. I really think that this year has been a disappointment overall, especially the summer. This is the year when I grew tired of Marvel's formula and fell out of love with Star [...]

By |January 1st, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Top Films of 2017 – Kevin’s Picks

Wow, what a year!  The Horror genre continued to impress, sequels continued to depress, and the Comic Flicks began to digress!  Virtually every one of the "sure-fire blockbusters" failed in one manner or another, and at least one CINEMATIC UNIVERSE crumbled under its own weight.  Only Disney seems to stand, unfaltered, sweeping up [...]

By |December 31st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

Over twenty years ago the first “Jumanji” showed us the most dangerous board game since Ouija. Now the apparently sentient game is back, having remodeled itself to lure in victims of the digital age. A short prologue begins in 1996 after the discarded game is found washed up on a beach.  Overhearing an angsty teen [...]

By |December 22nd, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments