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Review: “Bad Times at the El Royale”

Writer/Director Drew Goddard has thrown everything but the kitchen sink into "Bad Times at the El Royale."  There's no doubt he had a lot of fun with this movie, but will the average movie-goer? Drew is known mostly for his writing that has covered a number of properties in the J.J. Abrams and Whedonverses.  2012 marked his directorial debut [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “First Man”

"First Man" teases a look at what you would assume to be one of the most interesting men in American History.  He earned a pilot's license before he had a drivers license, was a talented engineer, flew hundreds of different aircraft, many of which were experimental, survived multiple crash landings, and all of this occurred before he [...]

By |October 11th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

“Venom” is Nothing Less Than Fun

The year is 2018, and somehow there is a Venom movie that has absolutely nothing to do with Topher Grace (the original Venom in Spider-Man 3) or even the current generation of Spider-man films. It is, I think, the first of its kind: taking a villain out of a comic book and making a whole film surrounding him. [...]

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

Review: “The Sisters Brothers”

The untamed American West was a place of stark contrasts.  A land filled with beauty and untapped potential, but it was also harsh, primal, and cruel.  Fortunes could be made and lives lost in the blink of an eye, often occurring at the same moment.  "The Sisters Brothers" masterfully taps into this ambiance of competing [...]

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

Review: “Night School”

There seems to exist a template that most modern comedies are built from.  Once, you're able to recognize the pattern, it's hard to ignore, and although "Night School" has some hilarious moments, it's dragged down by its lame by-the-numbers formula. Teddy (Kevin Hart) dramatically dropped out of High School in the midst of the Georgia SAT [...]

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

Review: “Assassination Nation”

In the early moments of this film, the narrator rattles off a warning list of upcoming "Triggers" which includes brief visual snippets.  At least one person got up and left.  They wouldn't be the last before the film ended. In the town of Salem (A great choice, if a bit on the nose), a rogue [...]

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

Review: “The House with a Clock in its Walls”

At first glance, "The House with a Clock in its Walls" appears to be the next Goosebumps movie.  It has Jack Black, a creepy house, magic, and kids.  All the essential ingredients for a sequel to the 2015 movie.  But once you notice it's the first non-R-Rated film to be directed by Eli Roth, it's immediately apparent [...]

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

Review: “The Predator”

Thirty-one years ago he died in the first Predator film, now Shane Black has written and directed the latest chapter in the intergalactic-sport-hunter franchise.  Although technically the sixth film in the series, "The Predator" ignores the last 3 entries, two of which were AVP titles, and is instead a direct followup 1990's "Predator 2".  Black blatantly has fun [...]

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

Movie Review: “The Meg”

The film rights for Steve Alten's 1997 novel "MEG" were purchased almost immediately, and spent years  (decades!) bouncing between different screenwriter, producers, and directors.  We'll never get to see the Hard-R version Eli Roth was pushing for, but instead, we now have a PG-13 version by the director of "National Treasure" which gives us exactly [...]

By |August 10th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Christopher Robin”

It’s kind of remarkable when you think about the amount of properties that Disney has the rights to. Walt Disney himself didn’t amass a lot of them in his day but the company strategy is most certainly focused on gathering the highest amount of intellectual properties under the same castle roof as possible. They own Pixar, Marvel, [...]

By |August 3rd, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments