Review: “DOPE”

“DOPE” is the freshest flick in a long time! The film opens with three, ironically diverse, definitions of the word “Dope.” Over the next two hours the audience will see why this is the perfect title for this great movie. “Dope” tells the story of Malcolm (Shameik Moore), a high school senior who’s trying to [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:11:01-07:00June 19th, 2015|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

Skeptical that the best movie you might see this year involves high school friends and terminal illness?  So were we at first, but “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is now one of our most beloved films. Watching the trailer it’s easy to mistake this to film for lesser fair.  Comparisons have been drawn [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:11:01-07:00June 19th, 2015|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Inside Out”

Pixar’s most surreal film is also one of its most insightful.   When the trailers started showing up last year, many wondered how Pixar would be able to craft a successful narrative from something as abstract as a young girl’s emotions.  Sure, it looked cute, and Pixar has one of the best studio records in [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:11:01-07:00June 19th, 2015|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Jurassic World”

Nothing can match the marvel of the original, but this is by far the best Jurassic movie in 20 years. When the first “Jurassic Park” came out over 20 years ago, it blew audiences away.  No one had ever seen dinosaurs that life-like on the screen before.  It was also one of Spielberg’s masterpieces, layered [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:11:02-07:00June 12th, 2015|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Insidious: Chapter 3”

Surprisingly effective scares in a poorly written and acted film. The third in the series, but first in the timeline, “Chapter 3” tells the story of Elise Rainier’s (Lin Shaye) return to demon fighting after losing her husband.  When a young teenage girl, Quinn Brenner (Stefanie Scott), comes to her house begging for help contacting [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:11:03-07:00June 5th, 2015|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

2015 Phoenix Comicon Film Festival Awards: Winning films present diverse styles

The 2015 Phoenix Comicon is over and the cosplayers have all gone home. The color and vibrancy that energized the Phoenix Convention Center is no more and the building has returned to its ugly, smelly former state. I can say without hesitation that this has been the best Phoenix Comicon I have attended and I [...]

By |2017-03-19T15:26:34-07:00June 2nd, 2015|Independent Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments