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Review: “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

I consider the first Wreck-it Ralph film to be among the finest animated features of the last ten years. It's a masterpiece that transcends its genre and is the best of the Disney aught-renaissance (post-2000). With the exception of a few changes in who wrote the screenplay, almost everyone returned for the sequel, including the directors and [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Overlord”

Many of us went into the screening for "Overlord" referring to it as "The Nazi Zombie" movie, a description many are likely to adopt.  To do so is a disservice.   This is also, contrary to popular theories, not the next "Cloverfield".  And although it's a Bad Robot project, J.J. Abrams did not write or direct it.  Instead, a [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story”

There seems to be an inverse relationship between the quality of a film and the length of its title.  "The Girl in the Spider's Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story" is no exception.  The story is a follow-up to Stieg Larsson's "Millenium" trilogy, which is more commonly referred to as the "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" [...]

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

Quick Review: “The Old Man and the Gun”

Robert Redford is a great actor. His early and mid-career were full of box office hits that made him among the biggest movie stars at the time. Most people don't know, but he's also a producer of many fine films and even directed a few. Outside of his acting he's probably most famous for his [...]

By |October 30th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Halloween (2018)

The Halloween series has been going on for a very long time. 40 years to be exact.  There have been multiple direct and indirect sequels, a remake of the first two chapters, and even a completely unrelated "Season of the Witch."  "Halloween: H20" marked Jamie Lee Curtis' first return to the series as Laurie Strode, in [...]

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

Review: “Bad Times at the El Royale”

Writer/Director Drew Goddard has thrown everything but the kitchen sink into "Bad Times at the El Royale."  There's no doubt he had a lot of fun with this movie, but will the average movie-goer? Drew is known mostly for his writing that has covered a number of properties in the J.J. Abrams and Whedonverses.  2012 marked his directorial debut [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “First Man”

"First Man" teases a look at what you would assume to be one of the most interesting men in American History.  He earned a pilot's license before he had a drivers license, was a talented engineer, flew hundreds of different aircraft, many of which were experimental, survived multiple crash landings, and all of this occurred before he [...]

By |October 11th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

“Venom” is Nothing Less Than Fun

The year is 2018, and somehow there is a Venom movie that has absolutely nothing to do with Topher Grace (the original Venom in Spider-Man 3) or even the current generation of Spider-man films. It is, I think, the first of its kind: taking a villain out of a comic book and making a whole film surrounding him. [...]

By |October 5th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Sisters Brothers”

The untamed American West was a place of stark contrasts.  A land filled with beauty and untapped potential, but it was also harsh, primal, and cruel.  Fortunes could be made and lives lost in the blink of an eye, often occurring at the same moment.  "The Sisters Brothers" masterfully taps into this ambiance of competing [...]

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

Review: “Night School”

There seems to exist a template that most modern comedies are built from.  Once, you're able to recognize the pattern, it's hard to ignore, and although "Night School" has some hilarious moments, it's dragged down by its lame by-the-numbers formula. Teddy (Kevin Hart) dramatically dropped out of High School in the midst of the Georgia SAT [...]

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