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: 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: “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”

What should one expect from the sequel to a movie that was based on a fictional guidebook of magical creatures that itself was a spin-off/prequel to the most successful and beloved fantasy book series of all time?  The writing credits on IMDB for both Fantastic Beasts movies are telling in that J.K. Rowling is listed as the [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:07-07:00November 15th, 2018|Movie Reviews, 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 |2019-03-11T17:02:08-07:00November 9th, 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 |2019-03-11T17:02:15-07:00September 13th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Tomb Raider”

Our second favorite Globetrotting, adventure-seeking, tomb-raiding archaeologist is back on the silver screen, in a reboot of the film franchise that’s based on the reboot of the video game franchise. Will Lara Croft finally able to (re?)take the best-video-game-movie crown? Alicia Vikander steps into the role of the tomb traipsing titular title character, Lara Croft. [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:34-07:00March 15th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “A Wrinkle in Time”

After nearly 60 years of uninterrupted publication, the “unfilmable” beloved novel “A Wrinkle in Time” finally has a feature film.  But is it possible for a Disney movie to capture the magic, science, and fantasy and do justice to the themes explored within the imaginative narrative?  Considering concerned parents on both sides have tried to [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:52-07:00March 9th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

2018 Oscar Nominations (Full List)

Early this morning nominees were announced for the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Academy President John Bailey, Tiffany Haddish and Ang Lee were on hand to give us the rundown. Guillermo del Toro's magnum opus "The Shape of Water" dominated with 13 nominations!  "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and "Dunkirk" follow up with nine and seven nominations respectfully. The 90th Academy Awards will be [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:59-07:00January 23rd, 2018|News & Articles|0 Comments