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Dan’s Top 10 Films of 2018

This was a very unconventional year for films in that the blockbusters were better than ever and the Oscar movies are just OK. I enjoyed myself at the movies this year, but I have to admit that there were very few genuinely brilliant films. However, there were enough good ones to make a top ten [...]

By |December 27th, 2018|Movie Reviews|1 Comment

Review: “Bumblebee”

Quick! What are your top three ideas for making a good Transformers movie? #1:  Get Michael Bay away from it. #2:  Find a director that grew up loving the Gen 1 cartoon and understands the fanbase. #3:  Ditch the committee written scripts. Find a single writer with a unique perspective, perhaps a woman? After the financial [...]

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

Review: “Aquaman”

"Aquaman" has always been one of the silliest heroes in the DC Universe.  He's a particularly difficult character for the DCEU to tackle considering their dark, dreary and emo approach to superheroes.  They even managed to make Superman depressing!  "Justice League" was their first attempt to inject a little frivolity, which might have worked if it [...]

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

Phoenix Critics Circle Awards 2018 Winners

On December 14th, 2018, the Phoenix Critics Circle gathered to announce their winners. "The Favourite" secured the Best Picture award with Alfonso Cuaron winning Best Director for "Roma" Ethan Hawke and Melissa McCarthy won the lead acting awards for their work in "First Reformed" and "Can You Ever Forgive Me", respectively. The complete list of winners and [...]

By |December 18th, 2018|Movie Reviews, News & Articles, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Mortal Engines”

During our IMAX screening, one word repeatedly popped into my head. "Waste"   So, let's talk about Waste. A WASTE of Resources The main plot motivator (apparently) has to do with natural resources in this wanna-be steampunk post-apocalyptic world set roughly 1,000 years in the future.  But as concerned as the characters claim to be, there [...]

By |December 14th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|2 Comments

Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

) It may not specifically say it in the title, but THIS Spiderman movie is AMAZING. In a year packed with superhero films and sub-par animated outings, it's tempting to dismiss "Into the Spider-Verse" as another Sony effort to hang onto Marvel's Spiderman license.  Throw in a talking pig, two Peter Parkers, and Miles Morales(Shameik Moore) [...]

By |December 14th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review – “Once Upon a Deadpool”

Has there ever been an R-Rated movie that you really wanted to see but either your parents or personal moral restrictions prevented you from watching?  If so, you're the target audience for "Once Upon a Deadpool", a film which exists as both a marketing stunt and a financial experiment.  Ryan Reynolds describes it best himself saying, "Fox has [...]

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

Advance Screening- Bumblebee (Vegas)

Enter to win a pair of passes to BUMBLEBEE December 18th AMC Town Square 6:30 PM CLICK HERE TO ENTER On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Nevada, Screenings|0 Comments

Advance Screening- Bumblebee (Phx)

Enter to win a pair of passes to BUMBLEBEE December 18th Harkins Tempe Marketplace 6:30 PM CLICK HERE TO ENTER On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Arizona, Screenings|0 Comments

Phoenix Critics Circle 2018 Award Nominees

The Phoenix Critics Circle proudly announces nominees for its annual awards. Members have narrowed the films from 2018 to the top nominees in each category. "The Favourite" and "Vice" lead with 7 nominations, followed by "BlacKkKlansman", "First Reformed", and "Roma" with four each. Voting is underway for the winners and they will be announced on Saturday, December [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|News & Articles|0 Comments