Hereditary | Movie Review

When I first saw Poltergeist back in 1982, I had to sleep with the lights on, and with the closet doors firmly closed. I ran through darkened rooms, knowing that I was safe in the light. Ever since, I have loved the feel of a good, suspenseful, horror movie, that makes your mind play tricks on you and has you peering into the shadows to make sure there isn’t anything there, waiting for you. A

Unsane | Movie Review

When you get a pebble in your shoe, it can be anything from a minor annoyance to a severe distraction which keeps you from being able to concentrate on anything else. Unsane put a fist-sized rock in my shoe, and it took away from what might have been a much better movie. Keep in mind that I have sat through two different 50 Shades movies when I say that I nearly walked out of this

A Wrinkle in Time | Movie Review

a wrinkle in time movie review

Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time was written in 1962, years before I was born and eventually became a voracious reader of science fiction. After its writing, it took L’Engle years to get her book published, and it has taken years more to finally get to this film. Despite the decades since its the original book was written, my A Wrinkle in Time review will cover how the movie is surprisingly timely and relevant. I have

Red Sparrow | Movie Review

red sparrow movie review

To be a spy, you have to be able to get people to believe that you are what you are not. Whether that's an import/export dealer, a translator, or whatever deception you choose, or which works best for your current needs. In this, Red Sparrow begins its deception in the early trailers. They are cleverly cut so as to reveal truths, but not in a way that will give away all its secrets. So let's

Game Night | Movie Review

I chose to review Game Night because I enjoy watching Jason Bateman act and because I am a giant nerd, and game nights are one of my favorite pastimes. I especially love having a group of friends who meet on a regular basis for gaming, so the set up for this movie was right up my alley. That said, I didn’t expect a whole lot from the movie. It looked like most of the gags

50 Shades Freed | Movie Review

Here we go again, my friends! I once again enlisted the aid of a friend to go back for more of the 50 Shades experience. As I stated before my 50 Shades of Grey review, if you’re excited to see this movie, nothing I say will change your mind. I hope, maybe, to spare a few innocents, and perhaps entertain you all. I will say up front that 50 Shades Freed was better than the first

Den of Thieves | Movie Review

Who do you root for when the good guys aren’t that good, and the bad guys have better family lives? Den of Thieves explores that question fairly well while weaving a cat and mouse tale of two gangs of highly armed, highly motivated, and highly skilled men against each other, as their leaders match wits to see who is the better master of their element. The film opens with a tactically executed armored car heist,

The Commuter | Movie Review

There is comfort in routine. It is soothing to be able to have an idea of how the events of any given day will likely unfold. There is a sense of security in the known. But how many times does that routine fall apart and set up a chain of events that spirals further and further out of the comfort zone? The Commuter is a potpourri of elements that come together to bring some of

Spider-Man: Homecoming | Movie Review

Spider-Man Homecoming movie review

Before I watched Spider-Man: Homecoming I found myself watching a video criticizing Marvel. The video had an issue with Marvel placing too many jokes and gags into emotional moments of their recent films. According to the video, doing so did not allow the audience to fully experience the gravitas of these emotional moments. Luckily, that wasn’t the case with Spider-Man: Homecoming. In fact, this is the best Spider-Man movie to date.Spider-Man: Homecoming takes place after

The Book of Henry | Movie Review

Before you consider going to see The Book of Henry, you need to be sure that your heart can take the next hour and 45 minutes of emotional rollercoaster you are about to embark upon.  The trailer shows only a bit of what is in store, and the heartaches and joy to come are so very worth the foray into the theater.The movie begins by painting a happy family picture of the Carpenter family.  Mother