Jasen

Jordan Peele’s Get Out is Probably the Best Indie-Horror in Many Years, and Here is Why

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 […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Logan Is A Perfect Sendoff To The Character Of Wolverine

Review: Logan Is A Perfect Sendoff To The Character Of Wolverine

Title: Logan Director: James Mangold Summary: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. The X-Men movies are quickly […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: The Great Wall Aims To Mimic Hollywood For All The Bad And None Of The Good

Review: The Great Wall Aims To Mimic Hollywood For All The Bad And None Of The Good

Title: The Great Wall Director: Yimou Zhang Summary: European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures. As a liberal, social justice warrior out to ruin fun for everyone else in the world, I’m not above outrage. However, I also know […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: The LEGO Batman Movie Is One Of The Best Batman Movies Ever

Review: The LEGO Batman Movie Is One Of The Best Batman Movies Ever

Title: The LEGO Batman Movie Director: Chris McKay Summary: Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted. I can remember quite clearly where I was when I first saw the trailer for The LEGO Movie. I thought the same thing that […]

 Jasen

Is A Cure for Wellness Worth Your Money?

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 […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Fifty More Things To Do Instead Of Seeing Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty More Things To Do Instead Of Seeing Fifty Shades Darker

Title: Fifty Shades Darker Director: James Foley Summary: While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her. A little under two years ago a movie came along and fundamentally broke Kyle and I. That movie was Fifty Shades of Grey. We could not […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: John Wick: Chapter 2 Is What Modern Action Movies Should Strive To Be

Review: John Wick: Chapter 2 Is What Modern Action Movies Should Strive To Be

Title: John Wick: Chapter 2 Director: Chad Stahelski Summary: After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life. The original John Wick holds a special place in my heart because it was the first movie I reviewed for WatchPlayRead. I consider […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: xXx: Return Of Xander Cage Is Dull

Review: xXx: Return Of Xander Cage Is Dull

Title: xXx: Return of Xander Cage Director: D.J. Caruso Summary: Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons. Sometimes, when I see a sequel to a movie that I’ve never seen show up on a calendar, I’ll go […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Split Is M. Night Shyamalan’s Last Gasp Of Relevency

Review: Split Is M. Night Shyamalan’s Last Gasp Of Relevency

Title: Split Director: M. Night Shyamalan Summary: After three girls are kidnapped by a man with 24 distinct personalities they must find some of the different personalities that can help them while running away and staying alive from the others. M. Night Shyamalan is a joke. After he delivered The Visit two years ago and […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Patriots Day Insults The People It Claims To Honor

Review: Patriots Day Insults The People It Claims To Honor

Title Patriots Day Director: Peter Berg Summary: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it. It’s a fundamental human trait that we are both disgusted and fascinated by acts […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: A Monster Calls Will Make You Ugly Cry

Review: A Monster Calls Will Make You Ugly Cry

Title: A Monster Calls Director: J.A. Bayona Summary: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mum’s terminal illness. There are pieces of media in your life that are always going to make you cry. The dog episode of Futurama, the end of Big Fish; these are all things […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Hidden Figures Shines A Light On Some Forgotten Heroes

Review: Hidden Figures Shines A Light On Some Forgotten Heroes

Title: Hidden Figures Director: Theodore Melfi Summary: Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. There are important movies that come out each year. This year one could argue that the most important movie to come out in […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: ‘Fences’ Has All The Positives And Faults Of Originally Being A Play

Review: ‘Fences’ Has All The Positives And Faults Of Originally Being A Play

Title: Fences Director: Denzel Washington Summary: An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life. I’ve written about the fact that often adaptations fail because they don’t realize that different mediums are consumed differently. […]

 Jasen

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a Cash Grab That’s Still Worth Watching

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 […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Manchester By The Sea Is A Painful Depiction Of Real Grief

Review: Manchester By The Sea Is A Painful Depiction Of Real Grief

Title: Manchester by the Sea Director: Kenneth Lonergan Summary: An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. There seems to be two types of movies that start to show up during the award season; movies that are supposed to make you feel better about the state of […]

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