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Review: “Christopher Robin”

It’s kind of remarkable when you think about the amount of properties that Disney has the rights to. Walt Disney himself didn’t amass a lot of them in his day but the company strategy is most certainly focused on gathering the highest amount of intellectual properties under the same castle roof as possible. They own Pixar, Marvel, [...]

By |August 3rd, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

8 Things I Loved About “Teen Titans GO! To the Movies” (and 2 I Didn’t)

I sometimes wonder how the TV show Teen Titans GO! came about. It is an often bizarre re-imagining of the Teen Titans series that premiered in 2003 and lasted for 5 seasons. The original series sometimes had bizarre moments, but it also took itself seriously. Somehow someone got the idea to take the kiddy humor of that series and make [...]

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

Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

"Here we go again" is a phrase that comes to mind (and often accompanied by an eye-roll or an audible groan) for many movie fans when they see studios announce unnecessary sequels for their favorite films. And as an avid ABBA aficionado, I certainly wasn't expecting or clamoring for a sequel. However, in the days [...]

By |July 18th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

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