Review: “Mass”

Movies are a great source of escapism.  We can forget about the real world for a while and indulge ourselves in comedy, fantasy, or thrills.  But movies often serve another purpose.  They can give us insight into things we may have not considered before.  We can learn vicariously through the experiences of the characters on [...]

By |2021-10-13T23:04:32-07:00October 13th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Welcome to the Blumhouse Presents “The Manor” & “Madres”

The second "double feature" of Amazon Prime's "Welcome to the Blumhouse" series is a smart paring that has similar themes, female protagonists, and very different settings.   "The Manor" and "Madres" are both good examples of Jason Blum's successful production model where he gives new and unique writers/directors just enough money and support to make a [...]

By |2021-10-09T15:27:45-07:00October 9th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

The second film in phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally out, and it's excellent.  Until it's not. The Ten Rings have sorta appeared in the MCU once before.  In Iron Man 3, Ben Kingsley portrayed a fictional version of the Mandarin who wore 10 rings on his fingers.  As this movie opens [...]

By |2021-09-02T22:15:37-07:00September 2nd, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Night House”

As we've learned from countless Lifetime Channel movies, there are few things scarier than learning you don't know anything about the person you've been spending your life with.  Beth (Rebecca Hall) finds herself in a similar situation, but her story begins where many Lifetime Movies end. With the death of her husband. Beth thought she [...]

By |2021-08-19T23:17:37-07:00August 19th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Free Guy”

For the second time in a month, we have a movie that borrows a few plot points from the original "TRON," takes place mostly inside a computer, features a number of characters from other properties, and has a hilarious cameo in the third act.  No, this isn't the latest "Space Jam," it's Ryan Reynolds's latest [...]

By |2021-08-12T22:25:52-07:00August 12th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Jungle Cruise”

The biggest feeling I had watching "Jungle Cruise?"  Deja vu.  Remember when you first heard Disney was dumping millions into making a feature film based on an old ride at Disneyland?  Remember when you saw the first trailer and thought, "Huh... This doesn't look awful?"  Remember when you saw "Pirates of the Caribbean" the first [...]

By |2021-07-30T17:53:41-07:00July 30th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Green Knight”

Wonder at his hue men displayed, set in his semblance seen; he fared as a giant were made, and over all deepest green. In 2017, David Lowery wrote and directed "A Ghost Story,"  one of the most beautiful and infuriating films I've seen.  The cinematography was exquisite and it presented some interesting themes and concepts.  [...]

By |2021-07-29T23:07:54-07:00July 29th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Space Jam: A New Legacy”

I've always been amazed that 1996's "Space Jam" became such a fixture in pop culture.  Besides a great soundtrack, it's a rather awful movie.  MJ can ball, but he can't act and the plot is little more than a celebration of Jordan's talent.  I've continued to wonder who the target audience of these movies are.  [...]

By |2021-07-15T21:37:03-07:00July 15th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Black Widow”

Scarlett Johansson has been a part of the MCU for over 11 years after first appearing in "Iron Man 2."  That's a long time for a character as prominent as "Black Widow" to go without a standalone movie or TV series of their own.  The reasons (excuses) were the usual misogynistic fare.  "No one will [...]

By |2021-07-08T22:38:13-07:00July 8th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Tomorrow War”

During a televised futbol game a massive blue temporal rift opens up and a small group of humans dressed in black military gear steps onto the field.  The leader, her voice somehow already patched into the stadium speakers, tells everyone that they are from the future.  Humanity is losing a war against an alien race.  [...]

By |2021-07-01T22:17:36-07:00July 1st, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments