Sicario: Day of the Saldado | Movie Review

In 2015, director Denis Villeneuve released his sleeper hit entitled Sicario. It was a bold, tense, and thought-provoking film that dealt with the escalating border tension between the Mexican drug cartels and the United States government.  Initially, I was somewhat hyped to see it after merely watching a trailer, but I didn’t really know what to expect after having only seen Villeneuve’s 2013 film Prisoners. Luckily, after viewing it my expectations were completely blown out

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom | Movie Review

The Jurassic Park franchise holds an interesting place in my life. I was only six years old when the original was initially released and my parents went to see it in the theater. When they got back, they told me how scary it was and that I probably wouldn’t like it. Fast forward to the release of the VHS and my best friend at the time brought it over to watch with me. I still

A Quiet Place | Movie Review

John Krasinski was born in Newton, Massachusetts on October 20th, 1979. He began acting in elementary school and continued until graduating from high school. From there he taught English as a foreign language in Costa Rica for a short time and then enrolled at Brown University. After graduating in 2001 as a playwright, he decided to pursue acting in New York City. He landed some small roles in commercials and TV shows but it was

Ready Player One | Movie Review

Since I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated with art and pop culture. The first video game I ever played was Super Mario World, the first film that enthralled me was Back to the Future, and the first TV show that I absolutely loved was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Growing up I tended to branch off into many different avenues of toys, comics, and films but those three properties have always stuck with me. The

Tomb Raider | Movie Review

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Born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1988, Alicia Amanda Vikander is the daughter of a stage actress and a psychiatrist. She started acting at the age of seven by starring in a stage production of Kristina från Duvemåla at The Göteborg Opera. From there she would go on to perform in many other notable musicals up until she fell in love with ballet several years later. After her passion began to rise, her family moved to Stockholm so

Annihilation | Movie Review

Actress Natalie Hershlag was born on June 9th, 1981 in Jerusalem, Israel. However, you may know her better by the name Natalie Portman. Her family moved to the United States when she was only three years old. They started off in Washington, D.C., relocated to Connecticut, and then finally settled in Jericho, New York.  She loved performing at a young age and in 1993 she auditioned and got the role of Mathilda in her first

Phantom Thread | Movie Review

In 2007 I saw a film that completely floored me. It was about a self-centered prospector in the early 1900’s who was obsessed with drilling for oil and would stop at nothing to stomp all over anyone who opposed him. The film was called There Will Be Blood and it made me begin to appreciate the works of director Paul Thomas Anderson. From then on I sought out all of his previous films: Hard Eight,

Suburbicon | Movie Review

George Clooney was born on May 6th, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky. His mother was a beauty queen and had a seat on the city council. His father was an anchorman and television host. Growing up he was an avid baseball player and even tried out for the Cincinnati Reds in 1977. Two years later he attended Northern Kentucky University where he majored in broadcast journalism. After graduating, he took many odd-jobs until he got his

Kingsman: The Golden Circle | Movie Review

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The spy genre has been hitting on all cylinders as of late. It’s a type of film where the viewer usually idolizes the protagonist and wishes that he or she could also live a lifestyle of harrowing action, torrid suspense, and unbelievable adventure. Some of the more recent iterations of the genre tend to also blend in some sort of a team dynamic – whether it is a dynamic duo or a group of people

The LEGO Ninjago Movie | Movie Review

Ever since I was a child, LEGO bricks have been in my life. I still remember getting my first set - a very small spaceship with a transparent green plastic cockpit and a minifigure with a big “B” printed on his chest. I was five years old and I loved it. Due to that love, my parents would go on to buy me more and more sets. I would use the instructions and build the