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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Movie review – Kubo and The Two Strings: A Stop-Motion Hero’s Journey

9 out of 10 Laika, the animation studio behind “Kubo and the Two Strings” and its predecessors Coraline and Paranorman, is one of the few...

Logan: R-rated Excellence

9 out of 10 Logan is nothing like the other films in the X-Men franchise. Films like “Apocalypse” or “Days of Future Past” are about...

The Hateful Eight: A Murder Mystery – If you like Quentin Tarantino flicks you’ll...

Nine bloody Samuel L. Jacksons out of 10. Like all Tarantino flicks, the plot of The Hateful Eight serves as a vehicle for him to...

Baby Driver: Edgar Wright Does a Heist Flick

9 Mike Myers Masks out of 10 The thing about Edgar Wright is he’s constantly trying to find a way to make a scene more...

La La Land: They don’t make them like this anymore

9 first kiss interruptions out of 10 I want to start by saying I don’t really go for musicals, so you understand that when I...

Rogue One is what fans have been looking for

Grade: A- Full disclosure: Before I dive in with the nitty-gritty of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” let it be known that I’m a...

The Nice Guys: Buddy-Cop, hold the clichés

9 Ryan Gosling Whimpers out of 10 A lot of the comedy we’ve seen lately has been rather limited in how it tries to be...

Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

As I walk toward the movie theatre entrance to watch “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” I wonder why this is my first time even...

Captain America: Civil War, More of a good thing

9 Pubescent Spiderman’s out of 10 “Captain America: Civil War” is an excellent translation of one of the most high profile comics of the last...

Movie Review: Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle

    9 out of 10 A fully enjoyable film, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” showcases an extraordinary cast of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black...

Movie Review: Black Panther

    9 out of 10 February is nationally recognized as Black History Month and on Thursday, Feb. 15, the release of  “Black Panther” manifested a huge...

Finding Dory: Adorable with a side of cute

Eight and a half adorable baby Dory’s out of Ten I was worried “Finding Dory” might be some kind of cash grab on account of...

The Jungle Book: Live-action done right

Eight and A Half Adorable CGI Wolf Cubs Out of Ten “The Jungle Book” was actually a big surprise for me. I went into it...

Life: First contact goes south

8 Creepy Tentacle Monsters out of 10 I went into “Life” hoping for a classic claustrophobic sci-fi horror in the vein of the original “Alien,”...

Movie Review: Deepwater Horizon – Inferno and Anxiety

8 BP protester out of 10 Recent disaster prone films such as “2012” or “San Andreas” have left a bad taste in my mouth. They...

Hardcore Henry: 1st Person Mayhem

Eight Sharlto Copley clones out of 10 “Hardcore Henry” is an experiment as much as it is a film. Plenty of flicks have used the...

10 Cloverfield Lane: Stress and Claustrophobia – If you’re fixing to be tense for...

Eight cramped air ducts out of 10 10 Cloverfield Lane actually began its life as an ultra low budget spec script called The Cellar, meant...

John Wick: Chapter 2: Bigger and Bloodier

8 out of 10 One of the major things that the original “John Wick” had going for it was that it was an utter surprise....

Pet Story: ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ movie review

8 Vengeful Bunny Rabbits Out of 10 “The Secret Life of Pets” is a cute, funny film who’s largest failing is that it’s going to...

Deadpool: R-Rated Superheroics Crass humor, gratuitous violence, and fourth wall breaks

Eight creepy little baby hands out of 10. I’d like to preface this review by saying to any Deadpool comic fans that this film is...

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Back to its roots

Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios/Columbia Pictures/Pascal Pictures/Sony Pictures 8 out of 10 The big thing that really made Spider-Man stand out back when he first showed...

Logan Lucky: Ocean’s 7-Eleven

8 Tweedle Dees and Tweedle Dums out of 10 “Logan Lucky” is a well-shot, well-acted, small-town heist film that has its fair share of laughs....

Movie Review: Doctor Strange – More of a good thing

8 out of 10 At this point, every time I go to see a Marvel film the question on my mind is whether or not...

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