Movie Review: “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”

Midway through "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It," Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) delivers a brilliant line. "The court accepts the existence of God every time a witness swears to tell the truth.  I think it's about time they accept the existence of the Devil."  How can our legal system lean on one belief [...]

By |2021-06-03T20:30:12-07:00June 3rd, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|1 Comment

Movie Review: ‘Cruella’

An interesting thought occurred to me as I sat down to watch Craig Gillespie’s “Cruella.” I am not a studied acolyte of the works of Dodie Smith. Or of Bill Peet’s animated classic, let alone Glenn Close’s two turns as the nefarious Cruella de Vil. So, it would seem natural that my indoctrination to this [...]

By |2021-05-28T13:45:52-07:00May 28th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|1 Comment

Movie Review: “Spiral”

"Spiral" marks the ninth (!!) film in the "Saw" series, but it is the first that is not directly related to the repeatedly retconned storyline.  Carrying the subtitle, "From the Book of Saw" it begins a new chapter with characters who are all aware of the Jigsaw Killer but have never been involved in any [...]

By |2021-05-13T19:36:55-07:00May 13th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: Wrath of Man

Hot off 2020’s “The Gentlemen,” Guy Ritchie is back with his latest, the suave, and sophisticated “Wrath of Man.” Jason Statham fills the definition of suave to a ‘T,’ or rather an ‘H.’ Ritchie gives us just enough to be curious about who ‘H’ is. Knowing Ritchie’s film library, anything less than explosive would be [...]

By |2021-05-07T08:12:16-07:00May 7th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

“Mortal Kombat”: Game-based Reboot is More Style Than Substance

Mortal Kombat We live in an era of reboots and sequels where groups of disparate people come together for a common cause. Some have worked well (see “Logan” and “X-Men: First Class” as examples), while others have not worked out so well (see Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” as an example.) Don’t take that last suggestion [...]

By |2021-04-23T13:03:23-07:00April 23rd, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Voyagers”

"Voyagers" begins with a fascinating premise.  To man a space vehicle that will take 86 years to reach its destination, the crew is bred in a lab and raised in isolation, so they will be unable to miss the Earth they are leaving behind.  That concept raises so many ethical and logistical issues which could [...]

By |2021-04-08T21:04:09-07:00April 8th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

‘Godzilla vs Kong’ Delivers the Epic Scale We’ve Been Looking For

Early on in “Godzilla vs. Kong,” there's a moment that sets the entire stage for the film – that of one of the most basic of human traits; an intrinsic and rather tacit gesture that symbolically defines the awesome and fierce battle to be laid in front of our eyes. Now, to put this into [...]

By |2021-04-01T21:22:47-07:00April 1st, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Random Thoughts While Watching “The Snyder Cut”

As I pressed play, I wondered what was in store for me. My gut feeling was that it would likely be "better" than the Whedon Version, but at what cost?  Below is a list of thoughts that danced through my mind while I absorbed the pinnacle of DCEU epicness.

By |2021-03-20T15:01:58-07:00March 20th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments