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

Review: “Bumblebee”

Quick! What are your top three ideas for making a good Transformers movie? #1:  Get Michael Bay away from it. #2:  Find a director that grew up loving the Gen 1 cartoon and understands the fanbase. #3:  Ditch the committee written scripts. Find a single writer with a unique perspective, perhaps a woman? After the financial [...]

By |2018-12-21T02:49:15-07:00December 21st, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Aquaman”

"Aquaman" has always been one of the silliest heroes in the DC Universe.  He's a particularly difficult character for the DCEU to tackle considering their dark, dreary and emo approach to superheroes.  They even managed to make Superman depressing!  "Justice League" was their first attempt to inject a little frivolity, which might have worked if it [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:02-07:00December 21st, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Phoenix Critics Circle Awards 2018 Winners

On December 14th, 2018, the Phoenix Critics Circle gathered to announce their winners. "The Favourite" secured the Best Picture award with Alfonso Cuaron winning Best Director for "Roma" Ethan Hawke and Melissa McCarthy won the lead acting awards for their work in "First Reformed" and "Can You Ever Forgive Me", respectively. The complete list of winners and [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:02-07:00December 18th, 2018|Movie Reviews, News & Articles, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Mortal Engines”

During our IMAX screening, one word repeatedly popped into my head. "Waste"   So, let's talk about Waste. A WASTE of Resources The main plot motivator (apparently) has to do with natural resources in this wanna-be steampunk post-apocalyptic world set roughly 1,000 years in the future.  But as concerned as the characters claim to be, there [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:02-07:00December 14th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|2 Comments

Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

) It may not specifically say it in the title, but THIS Spiderman movie is AMAZING. In a year packed with superhero films and sub-par animated outings, it's tempting to dismiss "Into the Spider-Verse" as another Sony effort to hang onto Marvel's Spiderman license.  Throw in a talking pig, two Peter Parkers, and Miles Morales(Shameik Moore) [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:03-07:00December 14th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review – “Once Upon a Deadpool”

Has there ever been an R-Rated movie that you really wanted to see but either your parents or personal moral restrictions prevented you from watching?  If so, you're the target audience for "Once Upon a Deadpool", a film which exists as both a marketing stunt and a financial experiment.  Ryan Reynolds describes it best himself saying, "Fox has [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:03-07:00December 13th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Creed II”

For those keeping score, Creed II is the 8th(!) movie in the Rocky franchise. The franchise itself has been a bit uneven, yet it can't be denied that it is the most beloved and successful sports movie franchise of all time. I'm a huge sucker for sports dramas (the original Rocky and Rudy are among my favorite films of all time) [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:07-07:00November 20th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments