Top Films of 2017 – Kevin’s Picks

Wow, what a year!  The Horror genre continued to impress, sequels continued to depress, and the Comic Flicks began to digress!  Virtually every one of the "sure-fire blockbusters" failed in one manner or another, and at least one CINEMATIC UNIVERSE crumbled under its own weight.  Only Disney seems to stand, unfaltered, sweeping up the [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:03-07:00December 31st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

Over twenty years ago the first “Jumanji” showed us the most dangerous board game since Ouija. Now the apparently sentient game is back, having remodeled itself to lure in victims of the digital age. A short prologue begins in 1996 after the discarded game is found washed up on a beach.  Overhearing an angsty teen [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:04-07:00December 22nd, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review – “Only the Brave”

On the surface “Only the Brave” may resemble a number of other dramatized true stories.  Too often these movies end up homogenized and dull.  But that’s not the case with “Only the Brave”, a film that stands tall near the top of its genre. On June 30th, 2013, a group of 19 firefighters known as [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:25-07:00October 20th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”

Matthew Vaughn has only directed 6 features, 4 of which he also wrote the screenplay for.  Prior to “The Golden Circle”, each of these had their own freshness to them, something unique that he brought to the screen.  “The Golden Circle” marks the first time he’s written and directed a sequel to his own work, [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:31-07:00September 22nd, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “mother!”

“mother!” is a cinematic paradox.  After days of reflection, I’ve conceded that it resides equally on two planes of existence.  It is clever, complex, and a biting satire, yet also simple minded, heavy handed and unnecessary.  Its paradox extends into our critiquing as we were repeatedly asked not to spoil any plot points.  While we [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:32-07:00September 15th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “IT” (2017)

Movies inspired by Stephen King’s fiction are more apt to be called “adaptations” than most other based-on-a-bestseller works.  Love ‘em or hate ‘em it’s generally agreed that King’s books contain elements that can’t be accurately conveyed on film or shouldn’t be attempted.  2017 has brought us two such extremes in King-Flicks.  “The Dark Tower” approached [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:35-07:00September 8th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”

Buddy-Cop movies have a long history in Cinema, one that is easily divided between painful duds and memorable favorites.  But “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” doesn’t neatly fall into either of these categories. Instead, it’s a smorgasbord of various story threads that never quite weaves together a cohesive film.  It has the aura of one of those [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:36-07:00August 18th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”

It’s been a few years since we last caught up with Surly, Andie and the rest of the gang.  In that time, they have made a life for themselves....in the condemned peanut shop from the first film.  Living high off the hog, they have stayed under the radar, Surly has become the respected leader and [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:37-07:00August 14th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Kidnap”

Halle Berry demonstrates time and again how magnetic her presence is on the silver screen.  She made her feature film debut in Tony Scott's The Last Boy Scout in 1991.  She has won an Academy Award for her lead performance in Monster’s Ball and has been a Bond Girl, the epitome of actresses the world [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:39-07:00August 5th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments