Review: ‘Saltburn’ Is Fennell’s Finest Hour; Keoghan Dazzles

One could be forgiven for walking away from Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn traumatized. However, that is not a sleight or a conceit on the part of the film. We each bring our own experiences to bear when watching a movie, our own vulnerabilities. We want to be entertained, and Fennell accomplishes that feat in spades. The [...]

By |2023-11-22T01:05:30-07:00November 22nd, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: ‘Napoleon’ Pushes Scott’s Epic Trajectory; Phoenix Shines

When one thinks about director Ridley Scott, “style” and “substance” come immediately to mind, no matter the project. Scott has never held one over the other; instead, they are synonymous with his directing style - artful with intent. No matter the landscape, regardless of the character, whether likable or repugnant, Scott has not shied away [...]

By |2023-11-22T00:51:42-07:00November 22nd, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes”

Introduction Prequels are fickle things. While it seems, we are at the tail end of Hollywood's sequel-itis, the studios are still trying to find ways to use their tried-and-true intellectual property to get the audience back. Prequels are an interesting way to do this, but often executed with middling results. The pattern that blockbuster prequels [...]

By |2024-01-11T13:03:33-07:00November 16th, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Trolls Band Together”

It’s easy to forget that Trolls World Tour was one of the first pandemic films, in that it was the first major studio release during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Universal, who is the owner of the Trolls studio DreamWorks, decided to experiment and release the film directly to Premium Video on Demand (VOD), much to the chagrin [...]

By |2023-11-14T16:16:41-07:00November 14th, 2023|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

4K Blu-Ray Review: “Rudy”

A 4K restoration of a beloved classic film can be very risky business. Disney is without a doubt the worst offender and you can head to Disney+ for the proof, with so many titles seemingly just put through generic upscaling software solely so they could have enough Ultra-High Definition (UHD) content at launch of the [...]

By |2023-11-13T22:42:50-07:00November 13th, 2023|Product Reviews|0 Comments

Vegas Screening – THANKSGIVING

You're invited to the advanced screening of THANKSGIVING SCREENING DETAILS Location : SUNCOAST 16 w/XD Date & Time : 14-NOV-2023, 07:00 PM Link to claim tickets: https://events.sonypictures.com/screenings/unsecured/main/screeningInfo.jsf?code=3NXSHABTLK After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts – the birthplace of the holiday. Picking off residents one by one, what [...]

By |2023-11-08T22:07:57-07:00November 8th, 2023|Giveaways, Nevada, Screenings|0 Comments

Phoenix Screening – THANKSGIVING

You're invited to the advanced screening of THANKSGIVING SCREENING DETAILS Location : TEMPE MARKETPLACE 16 w/CINE CAPRI Date & Time : 14-NOV-2023, 07:00 PM Link to claim tickets: https://events.sonypictures.com/screenings/unsecured/main/screeningInfo.jsf?code=PA7ZU0CL70 After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts – the birthplace of the holiday. Picking off residents one by [...]

By |2023-11-08T21:58:03-07:00November 8th, 2023|Arizona, Giveaways, Screenings|0 Comments

Retrospective: ParaNorman

NOTE: This is a retrospective and analysis and not a review. It will absolutely contain spoilers. Stephen Sondheim once wrote: “Princes wait there in the world, it's true; Princes, yes, but wolves and humans, too.”  Humans do terrible things to each other. Especially when they are scared. This is, in essence, the theme of Laila’s [...]

By |2023-11-07T12:29:51-07:00November 7th, 2023|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: ‘Priscilla’

In light of Baz Luhrman’s 2022 expose of Elvis Presley, how would an adaptation of Priscilla Presley’s 1985 memoir, Elvis and Me (written with Sandra Harmon) look on the silver screen? If you’re to take the reaction from the crowds that saw Priscilla at Venice, New York, and Vancouver, Coppola's adaptation and stars Cailee Spaeny [...]

By |2023-11-03T08:50:24-07:00November 3rd, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments