Review: “The King’s Man”

Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" (2014) was the perfect mix of action, silliness, and comedy.  It gleefully played with 007 tropes while still serving up some remarkable fight scenes.  Vaughn's 2017 follow-up, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" took everything that made the first one great and amplified it.  As a perfect example of "too much [...]

By |2021-12-24T18:34:01-07:00December 24th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Matrix Resurrections”

What is The Matrix Resurrections? According to David Mitchell, one of the screenwriters, it is "It’s a very beautiful and weird creation."  This simple quote is surprisingly accurate.  But whether or not the weird beauty of this sequel to Matrix Trilogy actually works is a bit more complex. Director Lana Wachowski and her co-writers are [...]

By |2021-12-22T22:22:33-07:00December 22nd, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Nightmare Alley” (2021)

"Nightmare Alley" is Guillermo del Toro's slick homage to classic film noir.  It's delectable eye candy, but can a collection of old tropes entertain for two-and-a-half hours? The movie begins entertainingly enough.  A silhouetted man drags a body into the center of a room, lights the house of fire, and prompted boards a bus to [...]

By |2021-12-16T22:22:30-07:00December 16th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

First things first.  If you want to make it to this movie spoiler free, stay off social media, don't listen to the soundtrack, and definitely avoid IMDB.  There are more than a few fun surprises in store and they are best enjoyed without any teases or blatant reveals.  With that in mind, our review will [...]

By |2021-12-15T21:36:02-07:00December 15th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “West Side Story” (2021)

When it was first announced that Steven Spielberg was remaking "West Side Story" I was stunned.  Why would one of the most respected and creative directors alive choose to do a remake of a beloved movie that won more Oscars than any other musical?  Out of all the announced remakes and reboots, this seemed to [...]

By |2021-12-08T21:15:07-07:00December 8th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Ghostbusters: Afterlife

We're all getting a bit tired of the 30-year late continued saga films.  Nostalgia is hot and everyone wants to cash in, most without a real love or understanding of the source material.  2016's "Ghostbusters: Answer the Call" is a perfect example of this.  It was kinda fun and had nods to things fans remember [...]

By |2021-11-19T15:39:26-07:00November 19th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Eternals”

It's already become cliche to say "Eternals is different than any other film in the MCU!"  And while it still fits the basic Marvel formula of action, abrupt humor, and excessive CGI climaxes, Kevin Feige has allowed some very bold deviations. Most notably is hiring Chloé Zhao to write and direct the film.  Her academy [...]

By |2021-11-05T16:29:56-07:00November 5th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Antlers”

I love movies that have layers.  There's the base story, which can be enjoyed on one level, but then deeper meanings when you recognize the metaphors being explored.  This usually happens in horror and sci-fi films which are more apt at exploring everyday themes by framing them in extraordinary circumstances.  "Antlers" attempts to do this [...]

By |2021-10-29T23:32:52-07:00October 29th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Last Night in Soho”

Edgar Wright seems to be on a quest to craft meta-musicals in all of his favorite genres.  The underappreciated graphic novel adaptation "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" was his first.  A few years later he followed it up with the action-romance "Baby Driver" and now the psychological horror "Last Night in Soho."  While none of [...]

By |2021-10-29T12:26:13-07:00October 29th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The French Dispatch”

"The French Dispatch"  rekindled some old memories of mine.  Watching it I felt a familiar feeling that took time to place.  It was the same feeling I had as a kid reading, or being read, bedtime stories.  Sometimes the stories were very wordy, sometimes they were mostly illustrated, a few were comics.  The stories that [...]

By |2021-10-22T19:43:24-07:00October 22nd, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments