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Review: “Assassination Nation”

In the early moments of this film, the narrator rattles off a warning list of upcoming "Triggers" which includes brief visual snippets.  At least one person got up and left.  They wouldn't be the last before the film ended. In the town of Salem (A great choice, if a bit on the nose), a rogue [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The House with a Clock in its Walls”

At first glance, "The House with a Clock in its Walls" appears to be the next Goosebumps movie.  It has Jack Black, a creepy house, magic, and kids.  All the essential ingredients for a sequel to the 2015 movie.  But once you notice it's the first non-R-Rated film to be directed by Eli Roth, it's immediately apparent [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Predator”

Thirty-one years ago he died in the first Predator film, now Shane Black has written and directed the latest chapter in the intergalactic-sport-hunter franchise.  Although technically the sixth film in the series, "The Predator" ignores the last 3 entries, two of which were AVP titles, and is instead a direct followup 1990's "Predator 2".  Black blatantly has fun [...]

By |September 13th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review for Sinemia, a MoviePass competitor

Whether you like it or not, Netflix has changed the way we consume things. They have popularized what is called the subscription model of consumption, where we pay a flat monthly fee and get more bang for our buck than if we had paid for items individually. Spotify, Apple, and Google have done this with [...]

By |August 15th, 2018|Product Reviews|1 Comment

Movie Review: “The Meg”

The film rights for Steve Alten's 1997 novel "MEG" were purchased almost immediately, and spent years  (decades!) bouncing between different screenwriter, producers, and directors.  We'll never get to see the Hard-R version Eli Roth was pushing for, but instead, we now have a PG-13 version by the director of "National Treasure" which gives us exactly [...]

By |August 10th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

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