Bumblebee May be the Best of the Transformers Franchise, but is it Any Good?
As far as franchises go there are few as unappealing to me as Transformers. It is solidly built on a foundation of everything I (and many cinephiles) loath. First off it’s a live action movie based on cartoon from the ‘80s based on a line of toys based on a line of toys from Japan. […]
Is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Worth Your Money?
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Rated: PG Run Time: 117 minutes After Credits Scene (Stinger): Yes There’s not too many animated super hero movies based on comics that have theatrical releases. A vast majority of them get released directly to the home video market. There’s plenty of good reasons why the movie studios choose to […]
Can Super Troopers 2 be Better Than the Original?
Super Troopers 2 (2018) Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar Written by: Broken Lizard Staring: Broken Lizard, Rob Lowe, Brian Cox, and Emmanuel Chriqui Run time: 100 minutes Rated R If you google “successful comedy sequels” you get a 404 error. Go ahead and try it, I’ll wait… Did you do it? Do you feel stupid? While […]
Broken Lizard Talks About Super Troopers 2
On April 20th, 2018 Super Troopers 2 will be released in theaters. I was lucky enough to attend an advanced screening, and the next morning I met four of the five members of Broken Lizard at a marijuana dispensary in Seattle, WA. In attendance was Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, and Erik Stolhanske. Paul […]
Unpopular Opinion: Marvel’s Black Panther is Flawed
Black Panther is getting near universal praise by critics. One phrase I keep hearing thrown around is “the best Marvel movie to date.” While it’s undeniable that this movie is not only entertaining and groundbreaking, I truly believe Black Panther is being overhyped to a whole new level. It’s hard to be critical of a […]
The Shape of Water Proves to be a Contender for Best Picture
The Shape of Water is a chilling symphony in blues and greens and blue-greens and green-blues and aquamarines and teals, maybe just teal. Teal with rust accents that contrast and add to a meticulous patina that is both subtle and deeply metaphorical. The plot is one you’ve seen a hundreds times, just with a flashy […]
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi—A Spoiler Free Review
For 42 years Star Wars has been one of the most popular movie franchises. Even after the widely panned episodes 1–3 threatened to keep another one from being made, fans continued to ask more, and more is what they got. I think it’s pretty well accepted that J.J. Abrams Episode VII: The Force Awakens was […]
Why Not Give Happy Death Day a Chance?
Happy Death Day Directed by: Christopher B. Landon Written by: Scott Lobdell Starring: Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard Running time: 96 minutes Stinger: No Some films are true pieces of art, beautiful through out. A perfect film blends both art and entertainment. Evoking emotion with stunning imagery and engaging the viewer with a story that they can relate to. […]
Blade Runner 2049: Witnessing a Miracle
Spoiler Free Review
Blade Runner 2049 Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Screenplay: Hampton Fancher & Michael Green Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, and Dave Bautista Run time: 163 minutes Stinger: No Blade Runner 2049 is a neon lit noir. It’s the ashes of a technicolor daydream. Each scene is a beautifully painted piece of art, […]
Does Raw Live Up to the Hype of Being One of the Most Disgusting Films Ever?
Raw (2016) AKA Grave Written and Directed by: Julia Ducournau Starring: Garance Marillier, and Ella Rumpf Run Time: 99 mins. The French have made some of the best horror films of all time, as well as some of the most disturbing. Diabolique, High Tension, Martyrs, I could go on. Adding to this illustrious list is newcomer […]
Jordan Peele’s Get Out is Probably the Best Indie-Horror in Many Years, and Here is Why
Get Out (2017) Written and Directed by Jordan Peele Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, and Catherine Keener Run time: 103 minutes Rated R Jordan Peele may be known for his sketch comedy but there’s not too much funny about his directorial debut; a horror movie being touted as one of the best independent […]
Is A Cure for Wellness Worth Your Money?
A Cure for Wellness (2017) Director: Gore Verbinski Writers: Justin Haythe and Gore Verbinski Starring: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Celia Imrie Run time: 146 min. Clocking in at nearly two and half hours, A Cure for Wellness mixes body horror, art house, big studio production, and well…possibly the movie Wall Street? All of […]
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a Cash Grab That’s Still Worth Watching
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Directed by: Gareth Edwards Screenplay by: Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy Story by: John Knoll, Gary Whitta Based on Characters by George Lucas Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker Running time 133 minutes Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi […]
Is Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them Worth Your Money?
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Directed by David Yates Written by J. K. Rowling Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Colin Farrell Running time 133 minutes Rated PG-13 for some fantasy action violence If you’re unfamiliar with the concept behind Fantastic Beast […]
Is Marvel’s Doctor Strange Worth Your Money?
Doctor Strange Directed by: Scott Derrickson Screenplay by: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Story by: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Based on: Doctor Strange by Steve Ditko Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton Running time: 115 minutes Stingers: Yes Doctor […]