Eighth Grade | Movie Review

Most people were pretty awkward in their youth. It’s how we got through that adolescent period that helped shape the people we are today, but it can be rather enlightening to take a look back at those awkward times. In Eighth Grade, writer/director Bo Burnham takes an intimate look at the last four days of eighth grade for one introverted little girl as she attempts to break out of her shell. It’s a charming film

The Equalizer 2 | Movie Review

The Equalizer 2 (EQ2) sees the return of essentially everyone creatively involved in the original film, even marking the first sequel Denzel Washington has ever done. While many sequels fall victim to being too similar to the original, The Equalizer 2 tries to expand upon the original with a bigger story that offers a broader scope than the first film. Unfortunately, the creative team stumbles along the way, giving audiences a fraction of the fun

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot | Movie Review

Movies about popular public figures are a dime a dozen. Some can be thrown away with nothing to offer, while others tell the story of the individual and send a message home to the viewer at the same time. It’s this fine line that only the best biographical films can walk. Director Gus Van Sant tries to walk this line in his latest theatrical venture, and while he stumbles a bit along the way, it’s

Hotel Transylvania 3 | Movie Review

Dracula has never been more frightened. The third installment of the Hotel Transylvania series brings new characters, new rivals, and new friendships as the lovable gang of monsters boards a cruise ship for their own vacation. This bright and colorful comedy certainly stands out in the franchise, with energetic plots, incredible visuals, and a unique climax that will have you laughing at its absurdity. Let's take a closer look at our Hotel Transylvania 3 movie review. Hotel

Sorry to Bother You | Movie Review

Racial tensions are high across America and the world as the President of the United States openly supports and practices racism and bigotry. This environment leads to films that document and even mock the times we live in. That’s essentially what’s going on in Sorry to Bother You from first-time writer, Boots Riley. It’s a strange film that has a message for all to see, if you can get through the obstacle course of distractions

The First Purge | Movie Review

The Purge franchise has consistently performed well with each new sequel, and that can be attributed to the marketing.  It invites you to a community event that throws disregard to the rule of law and morality.  In this event, all grievances and grudges are resolved through acts of extreme violence and, in most cases, murder.  It's not exactly a family barbecue, but the simple concept seems to intrigue audiences enough to want to come back

Whitney | Movie Review

Music biopics are nothing new. From Straight Outta Compton to the upcoming Bohemian Rhapsody, it’s no longer a question of if a popular musician will get a biopic, but simply when. Whitney Houston is the latest music sensation to earn her own theatrical biopic, but it may not be what fans are expecting. The new film doesn’t even seem to be made by fans of Houston, and after watching it in full, it certainly wasn’t

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

Uncle Drew | Movie Review

You don’t see as many sports films in recent years compared to what we used to see back in the 80s and 90s. Even the sports films we do see these days rarely feature actual sports stars, and there’s generally a reason for that. While Michael Jordan was an amazing NBA player, his acting chops weren’t the best when he starred in Space Jam. Space Jam 2 is on the way, starring LeBron James, but

Ant-Man and the Wasp | Movie Review

It’s a very hot summer in Arizona, and I am thankful for so many movies that I want to watch so that I can enjoy the cool, dark environment of a movie theater. Luckily, there are many movies coming out that I want to go and check out. While I love the more dramatic fare that is offered, I was looking forward to the lighter mood that Ant-Man and the Wasp promised to offer. Something