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

Isle of Dogs | Movie Review

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If you’re a fan of Wes Anderson films, you will be a fan of Isle of Dogs. Wes Anderson movies have a special kind of feel to them that many will tell you, creates a genre of their own. Many Wes Anderson films feel part comedy, part drama, part historical parody, and Isle of Dogs follows all of those trends with a charming and witty film about a boy and his dogs. Let’s take a

Pacific Rim Uprising | Movie Review

The first Pacific Rim wasn’t a masterpiece in storytelling. It didn’t have the deepest plot, or characters with deeply thought-provoking arcs. What it did have was giant mechs fighting giant monsters. It had enough heart to make you care about both the mechs (known as Jaegers) and the humans inside them, and the stakes were high enough that there was tension in every fight scene. None of that has been carried over to the sequel, which

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

A Wrinkle in Time | Movie Review

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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

Death Wish | Movie Review

Like many Hollywood films, Death Wish is not new or groundbreaking, but it is a lot of fun. The film is a reimagining of the 1974 Death Wish, which in turn was based on the novel by Brian Garfield. While the original film was only loosely based on the novel, the reimagining takes additional liberties to tell a unique and varied story compared to both the film and the novel. The original film spawned a

Red Sparrow | Movie Review

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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

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

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

Early Man | Movie Review

In the early days of mankind, as we fought against dinosaurs and mammoths, extinction level meteors, and our underdeveloped motor skills,  a small tribe of cavemen create the first ever game of football (soccer for American folk.) At least this is what the film wants us to believe. Early Man is a light-hearted jab at our ancestry as we moved from the Stone Age into the Bronze Age. The physical comedy and style from the

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