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Movie Review: “Skyscraper”

The pitch for "Skyscraper" had to be an easy sell.  "We've got The Rock.  Now imagine him as a John McClain type, but with only one leg! He's disabled! And he has to limp his way through a colossal conflagration to save his family!  It's like "Die Hard" mixed with "The Towering Inferno" and a touch [...]

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

Movie Review: “Sicario: Day of the Soldado”

Hollywood is always in search of it's next Golden Goose, a franchise that will keep people coming back for more.   This has spawned countless sequels, spin-offs, reboots, and remakes in a desperate effort to establish some form of reliable fanbase.  While there have been some highly enjoyable films spawned from this money-making-machine, the results are [...]

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

Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

It's kind of fascinating how few people saw the first Ant-Man movie. It's among my favorite origin films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and just not many folks thought it was worth their time. Which is a crying shame, because it was funny, creative, and had a heart of gold. It was refreshing to see such a [...]

By |June 27th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

There's one thing that's accurate in the marketing for the followup to 2015's "Jurassic World", it's the subtitle of "Fallen Kingdom" as this entry hits a new low for the franchise.  Oh, how the mighty have fallen. I have a great fondness for Dinosaurs, in fact, I even own one.  I also have an unreasonable [...]

By |June 22nd, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: The Incredibles 2

Pixar has had a rough go with sequels. Outside of the Toy Story follow-ups, all of them have fallen incredibly short of their predecessors. This might be simply because the first installment in their franchises are masterpieces and that capturing that lightning in a bottle (not intended to be a Cars pun) is nearly impossible to do twice.  This was my [...]

By |June 11th, 2018|Movie Reviews|1 Comment

Movie Review: “Hotel Artemis”

At first glance, the trailer for "Hotel Artemis" could be mistaken for the "John Wick" spin-off series "The Continental."   Both feature a special criminals-only hotel that offers safety, medical attention, and rules to protect the patrons from each other.  But that's about where the comparisons end. "Hotel Artemis" takes place during a night one decade in [...]

By |June 8th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Hereditary”

A conversation that has been coming up a lot amongst my fellow cinephiles is "What do you define as scary?"  The conversation spawns from people asking either "What's the scariest movie you've seen" or "Is particular movie as scary as everyone says?"   There was even a wonderful panel that touched on these subjects at the Phoenix [...]

By |June 8th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Even as a child watching "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood", I could sense there was something different about him, something special.  At that age, and through adolescence, it was nearly impossible to define.  Each 30-minute episode shared with him felt comfortable.   As an adult, thoughts of his Neighborhood and Make-Believe Land were pushed back into the section of [...]

By |June 8th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|1 Comment

Movie Review: SOLO: A Star Wars Story

SOLO provided me with a very unexpected experience.  It is the first time a Star Wars films didn't make me feel -anything-.  I have always had an emotional response to each and every Star Wars movie.  These haven't always been positive experiences, but there's always been SOMETHING.  No so for Solo. Being a "Star Wars [...]

By |May 25th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Avengers: Infinity War”

It's difficult to write a review when a film leaves you speechless... Joe and Anthony Russo took on what many deemed to be an impossible task:  Assembling characters from ALL of the MCU films to date into a single cohesive film where they battle a purple supervillain who had so far only been seen lazily glowering from a [...]

By |April 26th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments