A sterile and uninspired finale to a franchise that might be better off going extinct.
An exhilarating legacy sequel that manages to capture the charm of 80s action flicks while modernizing it and adding much needed depth to new and old beloved characters.
A light and fun continuation of the hit animated sitcom that unfortunately doesn’t take full advantage of its feature length.
A topical horror story filled with tension and body horror, but is held back by its surface level approach to its themes.
A clunky if not stylish addition to the MCU’s ever growing multiverse.
A brutal, albeit straightforward, Viking revenge tale complete with beautiful visuals and enthralling performances.
A mind-bending, heartwarming adventure across the multiverse, packed with action, hilarity and sincerity.
A semi-faithful continuation of a video game icon’s adaption to film, managing to be fun if not a tad shallow.
A bland, uninspired superhero film that expects us to get behind a bloodless, “toothless” vampire story.
A flash back to the gritty, gory golden days of the slasher genre.
A quiet reflection on memory and what it means to be human, stylized as an interesting glimpse into the possible future.
I always found it funny that, for literal decades, Disney and Pixar have put out several films depicting mature themes involving slavery, death, and my favorite, eternal damnation in the … Continue reading Turning Red – REVIEW
A thrilling reimagining of one of comic’s greatest heroes, taking a slower approach to the character through heavy noir stylization and themes.
A gory horror film that’s great on kills, but with a weak script and underwhelming atmosphere, it can’t possibly hold a candle to its predecessor.
A dark and twisted noir thriller about the manipulation of others and the power craze that comes with it.
A darkly funny Hollywood satire that may have too many targets, but the ones it hits it hits incredibly well.
While fun at times, Scream (2022) never truly builds upon its inspirations, aiming to satisfy with nostalgic callbacks and unfitting meta commentary.
A ranking of EVERY 2021 film I saw this year!
A rollercoaster ride of fan service and nostalgia that may not have enough legs to stand on its own, but offers a hell of a good time for returning fans of the webhead.
A paranormal thriller that has the style, but lacks some of the substance.
A compassionate, understated look at childhood and all the frustration, sadness and love that comes with it.
A mildly entertaining, nostalgic revisit to the world of one of the 80s most successful films.
A haunting, ghost story of a biopic beautifully decorated with stunning cinematography, stylish costumes and a transformative lead performance.
A century-spanning epic that bites off a bit more than it can chew.
A grand sci-fi epic that’s big on spectacle, but not nearly as big on heart.
A supernatural tale that’s more soothing than scary, offering a uniquely absurd take on parental grief and nature seeking revenge.
You know, Friday the 13th always confused me. When discussing the grand echelon of classic slasher movies, it always seems to find its way into the conversation with the likes … Continue reading Friday the 13th – REVIEW
A discernible universal groan can be heard whenever Hollywood announces a remake, reboot or continuation of a classic horror series. “Hollywood is out of ideas!” the masses cry, and while … Continue reading Candyman (2021) – REVIEW
James Wan has been the mind behind some of the biggest and most successful horror franchises of the modern era, including Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring. I’ve always found him … Continue reading Malignant – QUICK REVIEW
With Avengers: Endgame culminating a decade long stint for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the billion dollar production house now has the challenging task to keep the train rolling by introducing … Continue reading Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – REVIEW
For how popular and notable the characters of DC Comics are, their recent foray into an extended universe of movies has been less than stellar. Commercially these movies usually do … Continue reading The Suicide Squad – REVIEW
A meditative medieval experience that ponders the value and merit of risking your life for honor.
Way back in the ancient era of the 1990s, a million dollar partnership was beginning to form. Michael Jordan was one of the most prolific and successful athletes of the … Continue reading Space Jam: A New Legacy – REVIEW
I’ll be honest, out of all the Marvel films slated for 2021, this was the one I was looking forward to the least. For those of you familiar with the … Continue reading Black Widow – REVIEW
A twisting, turning, smartly written heist caper from the man who knows a think or two about heists, Steven Soderbergh. Set in 1950s Detroit on the cusp of a social … Continue reading No Sudden Move – QUICK REVIEW
Oh A24, what are you doing? False Positive is dynamite distributor A24’s latest foray into the psychological thriller genre, following a couple struggling to have a baby and an uber-confident … Continue reading False Positive – QUICK REVIEW
For some, musicals are one of the most energetic, emotionally bombastic genres in both film and theater. The melding of heavily choreographed dance numbers and story-telling lyrics isn’t a new … Continue reading In the Heights – REVIEW
Just barely falling under my radar, Gaia is an eco-horror film that follows a park ranger and two jungle nomads as they prepare for Mother Earth to exact vengeance on … Continue reading Gaia – QUICK REVIEW
Back in 2013, The Conjuring became one of the most successful horror films of all time during a period where the horror genre had stagnated in the public eye. Directed … Continue reading The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It – QUICK REVIEW
Often incomprehensible, constantly jarring and unexplainably insane. Issa good time. House is one of those movies where it doesn’t matter what it’s about. It’s a movie not to be so … Continue reading House (1977)- QUICK REVIEW
Disney, the media juggernaut determined to purchase, retool and reboot every known intellectual property under the sun, is currently entangled in the unfortunate trend of turning their beloved classic animated … Continue reading Cruella – REVIEW
2021 really seems to be an eventful year for Zack Snyder. The polarizing, visual-heavy director kicked off the year with the release of his fabled “Snyder Cut” of the Justice … Continue reading Army of the Dead – REVIEW
I have a particular soft spot for the parody genre of the 70s and 80s. Films like Airplane! and Spaceballs were huge parts of my childhood, shaping much of my … Continue reading Top Secret – QUICK REVIEW
I couldn’t have been the only one who was a little bit surprised when A Quiet Place burst into the over-saturated horror market way back in 2018. Directed by The … Continue reading A Quiet Place Part II – REVIEW
(AUTHOR’S NOTE: These quick reviews will NOT replace the full reviews with cocktails. These will coincide with the full reviews when my work outside the blog really piles on so … Continue reading The Killing of Two Lovers – QUICK REVIEW
Being a writer that discusses both movies and alcohol, I occasionally find myself in a bit of a moral predicament. Drinking is a double edged sword; it’s exciting and liberating … Continue reading Another Round – REVIEW
Video game movies SUCK (most of the time). Video games are one of those tricky mediums to adapt to film because 9 times out of 10, the enjoyment doesn’t necessarily … Continue reading Mortal Kombat (2021) – REVIEW
Zack Snyder is one of the most polarizing big-budget directors working today. You either love him for his heavy visual effects, grimdark storytelling and muted color palettes, or you dislike … Continue reading Zack Snyder’s Justice League – REVIEW
Big monkey punch big lizard. Big lizard punch big monkey. If this doesn’t sound like your thing, turn around right now. Like most young boys I was fascinated by anything … Continue reading Godzilla vs. Kong – REVIEW