Movie Review: “Voyagers”

"Voyagers" begins with a fascinating premise.  To man a space vehicle that will take 86 years to reach its destination, the crew is bred in a lab and raised in isolation, so they will be unable to miss the Earth they are leaving behind.  That concept raises so many ethical and logistical issues which could [...]

By |2021-04-08T21:04:09-07:00April 8th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

‘Godzilla vs Kong’ Delivers the Epic Scale We’ve Been Looking For

Early on in “Godzilla vs. Kong,” there's a moment that sets the entire stage for the film – that of one of the most basic of human traits; an intrinsic and rather tacit gesture that symbolically defines the awesome and fierce battle to be laid in front of our eyes. Now, to put this into [...]

By |2021-04-01T21:22:47-07:00April 1st, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Random Thoughts While Watching “The Snyder Cut”

As I pressed play, I wondered what was in store for me. My gut feeling was that it would likely be "better" than the Whedon Version, but at what cost?  Below is a list of thoughts that danced through my mind while I absorbed the pinnacle of DCEU epicness.

By |2021-03-20T15:01:58-07:00March 20th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Raya and the Last Dragon

The difficulty of appreciating a film like “Raya and the Last Dragon” does not lie with the animation or the characters. Both are strong aspects of the film, which opens in theaters and on Disney Plus with Premier Access today. The challenge isn’t with the fact that I was not too fond of the movie. [...]

By |2021-03-05T09:23:12-07:00March 5th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: ‘Nomadland’

I could spend a moment using Chloé Zhao’s third feature, “Nomadland,” to reflect on my childhood and the yearning I have as an adult to hit the open road. However, I am starting a new year, something the main character reflects on in the film, and I won’t use this review to spend time reflecting [...]

By |2021-02-18T21:11:09-07:00February 18th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: Soul

I could start this review out with a cliché that somehow connects this soulless reviewer with a discussion on Disney-Pixar’s “Soul,” premiering on Disney Plus Christmas Day. However, I am not soulless. I might be a sourpuss, but I am not soulless. “Soul” is the story of Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx. Joe is [...]

By |2020-12-22T23:43:50-07:00December 22nd, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: Greenland

Alright, I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for the disaster genre of films that peppered the 1970’s. In fact, “The Towering Inferno” turned 46 years old on December 14. Why is this important to Ric Roman Waugh’s “Greenland,” which hits VOD today? In a word, the Gerard Butler-starring vehicle fits the framework of such storied [...]

By |2020-12-18T22:36:37-07:00December 18th, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Songbird”

It’s a curious thing, Adam Mason’s “Songbird.” The film, a mid-budget thriller, would have been the type of film in the 1980s to have metaphorically represented the “what if?” if the U.S. and Russia had nuked each other, something I lived through. Films such as “Red Dawn” represented the “what if?” scenario quite effectively, but [...]

By |2020-12-15T12:13:54-07:00December 14th, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments