Movie Review: Sing 2

Illumination has made its business telling beautifully animated stories; vocals are as animated as the images on the screen. Story-wise, they peaked with the nefariousness of Gru and his minions in the first "Despicable Me." Villains haven't become as fun-loving since Gru. However, Illumination reached deep into their soul (no pun intended, Pixar), and in [...]

By |2021-12-22T14:08:08-07:00December 22nd, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|1 Comment

Movie Review: “The Dark Tower”

There are few literary series which are as creative or intricate as Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” anthology.  Over the span of eight novels and a standalone short story, King weaves an ultimate tale of good versus evil.  His characters are deep and complex, heroes often doing terrible things or making painful sacrifices in the name [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:39-07:00August 4th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Advance Movie Screening – “The Dark Tower” (Phx)

Enter to win a pair of passes to THE DARK TOWER  Wednesday, August 2nd AMC Desert Ridge 7:00 PM ENTER AT THE LINK BELOW There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:41-07:00July 30th, 2017|Arizona, Screenings|0 Comments

Advance Movie Screening – “Gold” (PHX)

Get your Advance Screening passes to GOLD Monday, January 23rd Harkins Scottsdale 101 7pm GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist and [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:05:10-07:00January 18th, 2017|Arizona, Screenings|0 Comments

Review: “Sing”

Illumination Animation Studios have been on a box office roll.  Whether the Minions franchise or their newest Secret Life of Pets, they are really raking in the money.  With their latest, Sing, Illumination tries to take the concept of American Idol and The Voice with a twist: they are singing animals.  Here's the synopsis: Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:05:34-07:00December 19th, 2016|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Kubo & the Two Strings”

Laika, the stop-motion animation studio that produced “Coraline”, “ParaNorman” and “The Boxtrolls”, continue to dazzle and push the boundaries of the genre.  “Kubo & the Two Strings” isn’t flawless but still manages to amaze. The film opens on a dark, moonless night.  Kubo (Art Parkinson) is an infant, aboard a raft with his mother who [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:07:03-07:00August 18th, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments