Review: “Road House” (2024)

Right from the “get,” any reimagining of a classic, cult film is going to be scrutinized up, down, left, and right.  Doug Liman’s “Road House,” a re-imagination of Rowdy Harrington’s 1989 classic film should be no exception. Yet, in this day and age, with streamers full of content and rights to retool anything in their [...]

By |2024-03-22T12:59:39-07:00March 22nd, 2024|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Problemista”

Julio Torres’ “Problemista,” premiered a year ago at South by Southwest and has been slowly expanding to different markets over the past few weeks. It hits theaters in Phoenix this weekend. This strategy, much like the movie itself, presents an interesting duality, and it's not the first time the releasing studio, A24 has employed such [...]

By |2024-03-14T23:49:27-07:00March 14th, 2024|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Reivew: “Kung Fu Panda 4”

Introduction You might not know about the Dreamworks curse, but I assure you it’s very real (with objective data to back it up). The Dreamworks curse is where a Dreamworks animated franchise peaks at its second installment and then only goes downhill in quality from there. Sometimes the decline is dramatic (the Trolls and Shrek [...]

By |2024-03-07T16:42:48-07:00March 7th, 2024|Movie Reviews|1 Comment

Review: “Dune: Part Two”

Denis Villeneuve's "Dune: Part 1" was both a critical and financial success.  While it was wildly popular at the time, I had my reservations.  In all the ways it excelled, it still left me feeling a bit empty and underwhelmed.  As the name implied, it was all set up and exposition for further parts that [...]

By |2024-02-29T19:04:32-07:00February 29th, 2024|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

‘Bob Marley: One Love’: Review

At some point in our lives, we’ve been touched by the power of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ music, its influence and, more importantly, its confluence on the global stage, as a political conflict is at the edge of boiling over in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s frenetic biopic, Bob Marley: One Love. Set in 1976, political [...]

By |2024-02-21T08:57:42-07:00February 21st, 2024|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

“Lisa Frankenstein”: Review

When one hears the words “horror” and “comedy” put together, the films that come to mind are Robert Zemeckis’ Death Becomes Her or even 2015’s The Final Girls. Each of these movies tries to do something different. They are both funny, but Death Becomes Her wants the characters to be unlikable. Whereas Todd Strauss-Schulson’s The [...]

By |2024-02-08T11:36:11-07:00February 8th, 2024|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Argylle”

The most concise way to describe Matthew Vaughn's latest adventure, "Argylle?"  Fondue.  It's loaded with hot cheese, is messy at times, and if you're in the right mood, can be a lot of fun.  This is Vaughn's fourth espionage film in a row, starting with 2014's "Kingsman: The Secret Service," followed by the pre- and [...]

By |2024-02-01T22:09:46-07:00February 1st, 2024|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: ‘The Zone of Interest’

Make no mistake - Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest is a brutal movie to endure. The Cannes Grand Prix and FIPRESCI prize-winning film (2023) compels and draws you into Rudolf Höss’ (Christian Freidel) story. Set in 1943, Höss is the commandant at Auschwitz, seeking an idyllic piece of heaven while the hell he reigns [...]

By |2024-01-19T10:34:54-07:00January 19th, 2024|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: ‘Mean Girls’

Thinking back on your high school days, most of the chaos seen in the latest iteration of Mean Girls is probably something you’ve not experienced. The turmoil and insanity from the mind of Tina Fey, directed by Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr, is an extension of Rosalind Wiseman’s 2002 book, Queen Bees and the [...]

By |2024-01-12T15:45:40-07:00January 12th, 2024|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Beekeeper”

After a few months of Oscar-Bait film binging, few things cleanse the palate better than an over-the-top action flick.  Jason Statham rarely disappoints in this genre, regardless of the movie's overall quality.  Director David Ayer is no stranger to this genre, so this collaboration has the potential to bee a blast, right? The story centers [...]

By |2024-01-11T22:53:16-07:00January 11th, 2024|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments