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

Review: “The Kid Who Would Be King”

What would happen if a 12 year old British boarding school boy somehow came across the sword in the stone and was given the Arthurian task of uniting a deeply divided society to fight against a an ancient evil threatening world domination? This is the premise of Joe Cornish's upcoming second outing as a writer/director, [...]

By |2019-01-24T07:18:21-07:00January 24th, 2019|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “GLASS”

M. Night Shyamalan is a great storyteller, but that doesn't always equate to being a great writer or director.  It seems that he wants the world to recognize him as an auteur.  Besides producing, writing and directing his films, he also appears (ala cameo) in each.  This arrogant nod to Hitchcock can be fun at times, but [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:01-07:00January 17th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Dan’s Top 10 Films of 2018

This was a very unconventional year for films in that the blockbusters were better than ever and the Oscar movies are just OK. I enjoyed myself at the movies this year, but I have to admit that there were very few genuinely brilliant films. However, there were enough good ones to make a top ten [...]

By |2018-12-27T13:48:04-07:00December 27th, 2018|Movie Reviews|1 Comment