Category: Movie Reviews

Review: Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey | Focus Features, Carnival

Elegance and grace are standard and a bit of drama is required. Match that with royal expectations and you have yourself a great story! Downton Abbey revisits the Crawly family and their title estate. The film is based on the smash-hit series of the same name. Many television stories don’t make great movies, but the […]

Review: Official Secrets

What would you do for Queen and Country? In Official Secrets Kiera Knightly plays British intelligence specialist Katharine Gunn. She was a whistleblower during the early stages of the Iraq War. Katharine released a memo to the press after being tasked with listening in on conversations of UN Security Council members in order in influence […]

Review: Shazam!

Shazam! (2019)

Review: Shazam! Gomer Pyle’s catchphrase was “Shazam!” with a drawl. With DC’s Shazam! many joined the erstwhile private in uttering that phrase as the studio of dour and dark turns up the lights. Shazam! delivers a relatively family-friendly, and definitively family-oriented film with this campy Zachary Levi outing. In contrast to the ultimate hard knock […]

Review: Aladdin (2019)

Aladdin (2019) | Disney

Disney has become focused on recreating the magic of the Disney Renaissance through live action remakes of their animated classics. Aladdin, is the latest reimagining from the Mouse House. The plot hasn’t changed much from the original with the exception of a few new additions. Aladdin is a street rat who has become captivated by a […]

Review: Booksmart

Booksmart (2019)

Teen movies are not what they used to be. John Hughes defined the genre in the 80’s with his classics giving teens a vision of themselves on screen. Though the tropes of 80’s teen films mostly centered on male protagonists struggling to discover their version of manhood. Booksmart is a quirky comedy allowing a modern […]

Review: Unicorn Store

Unicorn Store | Netflix

Glitter, sparkles, acrylic paint, and rhinestones all make the beginnings of a quirky art project. Too bad, Brie Larson’s Kit couldn’t make a career out of it. In Unicorn Store, from Netflix, Kit is a flunked art student who is misunderstood by her teachers. She moves back in with her camp counselor parents to decide her next […]