Review: “Five Nights at Freddy’s”

As someone who has played nearly every game that a movie has been based on, it was refreshing to watch "Five Nights at Freddy's" with only minimal knowledge of the source material.  The game series is relatively simple in nature.  The player assumes the role of a lone overnight security guard tasked with watching over [...]

By |2023-10-30T22:22:19-07:00October 30th, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”

"The Dial of Destiny" is the fifth cinematic episode in the Indiana Jones saga, but it's the first one not directed by SS.  James Mangold steps in to direct this final(?) Indy Adventure fully aware that the only reason for this movie to exist is to attempt giving the series a more palatable conclusion.  Every [...]

By |2023-07-02T19:02:39-07:00July 1st, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Flash”

As the first version of the wildly inconsistent DECU wheezes to an end, and the current Justice League is being almost universally recast, "The Flash" awards us with one of the most enjoyable movies in the series.  Factoring in the criminal accusations made against the lead actor, how each hero is the best they've ever [...]

By |2023-06-14T22:49:38-07:00June 14th, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”

Volume three of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" saga is not the most unique of the series, but it's undoubtedly the most emotional.  Writer/Director James Gunn understands what made the first movie special and sharpens those elements in this conclusion to the trilogy of ragtag intergalactic heroes. Music has always been a significant staple in [...]

By |2023-05-04T23:24:31-07:00May 4th, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Evil Dead Rise”

The "Evil Dead" franchise has come a long way since the humble original kicked-started the careers of both Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi.  It spawned four more feature films and a groovy TV series.  Two of those features can be considered remakes or reboots, which leaves only two true sequels.  1992's "Army of Darkness" dialed [...]

By |2023-04-20T13:27:32-07:00April 20th, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “John Wick 4”

One of the most impressive aspects of the "John Wick" series is that each entry somehow finds a way to elevate the action and spectacle of the previous film.  After three exhilarating entries, creating a fourth movie that once again raised the bar sounds like an impossible task.  Thankfully, the Baba Yaga has never shied [...]

By |2023-03-22T19:40:21-07:00March 22nd, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Creed III”

After six Rocky and two Creed movies, is there any more story left to tell in "Creed III?"  Apparently, there is, but it feels so familiar you'll swear you've already seen this one before. Life has turned out pretty great for Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan).  After securing his world heavyweight champion title, Adonis has [...]

By |2023-03-05T19:23:51-07:00March 5th, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Cocaine Bear”

The true story of the real "Cocaine Bear" is surprisingly anticlimactic.  Thankfully for us, writer Jimmy Warden and director Elizabeth Banks chose not to make a documentary, but an off-the-rails comedy gore-fest that is only inspired by the basic details.  In the fall of 1985, drug smugglers threw out millions of dollars' worth of cocaine.  [...]

By |2023-02-28T12:53:33-07:00February 28th, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”

It seems strange that Phase 5 of the MCU would introduce one of the most powerful and cold-hearted villains by having him go head-to-head with the goofiest of the Avengers.  I had hoped with the excellent cast assembled, and all-knowing Fiege pulling the strings, "Quantumania" would surprise us with some bold moves.  Unfortunately, my intrigue [...]

By |2023-02-17T14:52:19-07:00February 17th, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Knock at the Cabin”

The master of the twist, M. Night Shyamalan, is back with his best film since 2016's "Split."  That's not a very high bar considering his last two features were "Old" and the incredibly disappointing "Glass."  Shyamalan shares the screen writing credit for "Knock at the Cabin" with Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman, who adapted the [...]

By |2023-02-03T16:24:54-07:00February 3rd, 2023|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments