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Movie Review: “Super Troopers 2”

“Super Troopers 2” may hold the record for longest period between sequels for a comedy film at a whopping 17 years. As Zoolander reminded us, most comedy follow-ups age less like a fine wine, and more like fish.  Is it possible for the Broken Lizard team to recreate the magic that made the first “Super [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Rampage”

It’s fascinating how much expectations factor into our enjoyment of any given film.  If something meets our expectations, we’re content, exceeds them and we’re ecstatic. Far too often the Movie Hype Machine cranks out so many thrilling tidbits and trailers that nothing can live up to the manufactured expectations. Or in the case of adaptations, [...]

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

Movie Review: “Ready Player One”

The year is 2045 and conditions on Earth have become so bad that instead of trying to fix things, people have given up and prefer to spend as much time as possible in The Oasis.  Within this virtual wonderland, people can be anyone they want to be, and experience anything they desire. For most, this [...]

By |March 28th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Tomb Raider”

Our second favorite Globetrotting, adventure-seeking, tomb-raiding archaeologist is back on the silver screen, in a reboot of the film franchise that’s based on the reboot of the video game franchise. Will Lara Croft finally able to (re?)take the best-video-game-movie crown? Alicia Vikander steps into the role of the tomb traipsing titular title character, Lara Croft. [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “A Wrinkle in Time”

After nearly 60 years of uninterrupted publication, the “unfilmable” beloved novel “A Wrinkle in Time” finally has a feature film.  But is it possible for a Disney movie to capture the magic, science, and fantasy and do justice to the themes explored within the imaginative narrative?  Considering concerned parents on both sides have tried to [...]

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

ASU Fall 2017 Capstones: Dogs and drunks, heroes and harlots

The ASU Fall 2017 Senior Film Showcase took place on December 2, 2017 and featured twelve examples of student work from the ASU School of Film, Dance and Theater that included a music video and two demo reels. After enduring the Spring 2017 Senior Capstone films way back in May, I had considered skipping the [...]

By |March 8th, 2018|Independent Film, Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Game Night”

At first glance, “Game Night” may look like another formula comedy where the best parts are in the trailer, the rest of the jokes were ad-libbed, and the credit bloopers show the cast having more fun making it than anyone watching it.  While the story is framed on a basic concept, what it does with [...]

By |February 23rd, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

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