Review: “Hellboy” (2019)

2019's "Hellboy" is one of those films that has some great elements to it, and obviously had at least some departments working very hard on it, but the final product is such a mess that you're left more interested in what the hell happened to the movie, besides the movie itself.  Comparisons to Del Toro's [...]

By |2019-04-11T21:04:57-07:00April 11th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “DUMBO”

Tim Burton's 2019 re-imagining of the 1941 animated Disney classic is a weird piece of cinema.  Not weird in the Tim Burton way, but in the why-did-they-make-this and who-is-the-intended-audience way.   It's also a surprisingly scathing commentary on the corporate behemoth Disney itself has become. With the original having a runtime of just 64 minutes, it [...]

By |2019-03-28T17:10:17-07:00March 27th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Hummingbird Project”

Writer/director Kim Nguyen has assembled a great cast in "The Hummingbird Project", a "thriller" that who's plot suffers from acute mediocrity.  The story begins with Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and his cousin, Anton (Alexander Skarsgård), leaving the high-frequency trading company they are both employed at.  The firm, run by the effectively ruthless Eva Torres (Salma Hayek) [...]

By |2019-03-28T17:11:03-07:00March 24th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Highwaymen”

America has a habit of romanticizing those who fight against the "establishment."  Sometimes this has included individuals who have made positive social impacts on our country.  But often the public and media have idolized outlaws and criminals.  Stories of Bonnie and Clyde conjure young rebellious love; a pair of lovers who robbed corrupt banks during [...]

By |2019-03-28T17:12:30-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “US”

Jordan Peele blew critics and audiences away with 2017's "Get Out."  With such a strong directorial debut, many wondered what he would produce next?  What kind of film could possibly follow up that masterpiece?  Although there are sure to be many debates over which film is superior, "US" firmly establishes Jordan Peele as this generation's [...]

By |2019-03-28T17:12:38-07:00March 21st, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Captain Marvel

There are many movies in Marvel Cinematic Universe that are the equivalent of a king size candy bar: basically empty calories with very little nutritional value. They feel good while you’re eating them, but you afterwards you feel less than awesome. This is exactly how I felt watching Captain Marvel. As the credits rolled I [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:01:59-07:00March 7th, 2019|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Alita: Battle Angel”

A team-up between billion-dollar director James Cameron and $7k-feature director Robert Rodriguez never sounded like a sure thing, especially when the project they choose to collaborate on is a live-action adaptation of a 90's era Manga/Anime series.   An unlikely collaboration such as this usually yields either brilliance or disaster, but "Alita: Battle Angel" is neither.  Instead, it captures the highs [...]

By |2019-02-14T22:42:21-07:00February 14th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”

Five years removed from the original The LEGO Movie, Warner Bros. Animation returns with the follow-up to the 2014 smash-hit with, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. It’s star-studded voice cast returns with Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, and Nick Offerman leading the charge, and joining them on this intergalactic adventure is Tiffany [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:01:59-07:00February 6th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

This year another great trilogy can be added to the noble pantheon of great movie trilogies: the How To Train Your Dragon series. Writer/director Dean DeBlois (Lilo & Stitch) has crafted the only truly masterful set of films for Dreamworks Animation. And unfortunately, like most great trilogies (with the arguable exception of Indiana Jones and the Last [...]

By |2019-02-07T13:27:31-07:00February 6th, 2019|Movie Reviews|0 Comments