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

Incredibles 2 | Movie Review

At one time Pixar was dedicated to only releasing original content, excluding the Toy Story and Cars franchises.  One of the reasons being their large pile of stories to pull from and the fact that animation takes so long.  They were able to coast off their wealth of ideas for years.  While they continued coming up with new, original content; the inherent desire to revisit familiar territory is oftentimes a necessity.  A studio can't avoid

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Our greatest fear in life, outside of dying alone, is that we grow up to forget the enthusiasm of our youth.  We know the exact right choices to make and routinely execute them with expert precision.  It's like a litmus test for personal responsibility.  Get a career, get married, have kids and buy a home.  There may even be a dog or cat adoption in there somewhere.  At some point, you wonder if all this

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

Ocean’s 8 | Movie Review

All-star cast? Check. Stylish setting? Check. Subtle humor? Check. Fantastic heist plot? Hmm, not so much. Ocean's 8 is the latest installment in the Ocean's franchise but swaps the eccentric male criminals for their equally masterminded female cohorts. While the acting, pacing, and lavish style and setting make this a fun caper film, the predictable plot and low stakes bring what could have been a superior heist film into the realm of blandness. Ocean's 8 stars Sandra

Hotel Artemis | Movie Review

At first glance, you might think Hotel Artemis takes place within the John Wick universe. You’d be wrong, but the films do share quite a bit. In John Wick criminals can go to the Continental Hotel to seek safe passage in a time of crisis. The Hotel Artemis serves the same purpose except that it’s a hospital, not a real hotel. When a criminal is injured and in need of immediate attention, they check-in at

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? | Movie Review

We live in a time in which it’s rare to last a single 24-hour period without witnessing some form of hate, usually first-hand. It’s a time when many people can’t go about their daily lives without getting harassed in some way. Through the dark clouds that line the skies of the modern world comes a beacon of light from the past. Won’t You Be My Neighbor is a documentary that will make you yearn for

First Reformed | Movie Review

Some people just want to watch the world burn... literally. In First Reformed, the world is burning as the minds of the audience melts. It starts as a timid religious drama but ends up as a psychological thriller that will have you wondering what the F you just watched. It will take multiple viewings to even begin to understand what happens in the film, but we’re going to try to break it down without spoilers

Solo: A Star Wars Story | Movie Review

solo a star wars story movie review

Going into Solo: A Star Wars Story some fans are hesitant based on the extremely divisive Star Wars: The Last Jedi, while others were simply keeping expectations in check after the well-documented departure of directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller. With Ron Howard taking over directorial duties, and significant parts of the film going through reshoots after he came on board, how could the Han Solo film survive unscathed? Whatever magic LucasFilm and Disney

Deadpool 2 | Movie Review

A lot of sequels try to do too much in order to differentiate from the original film. Some sequels try too hard to mimic the first film in hopes of replicating the same success. Whatever the plan of approach is, delivering a quality sequel that appeases fans of the original is a difficult task. Enter Deadpool 2, where the original director, Tim Miller, was ousted because of a creative clash with star Ryan Reynolds. After