Category: Movie Reviews

Review: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

There are very few things cooler than Brad Pitt driving a classic car. There are very few things more impressive than watching Leonardo DiCaprio play a character who is playing a character. And, there are very few things more satisfying than a fairytale ending. All and more are featured in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. […]

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: Avengers: Endgame. Short and spoiler free

Review: Avengers: Endgame. Short and spoiler free Marvel Studios used Avengers: Endgame to wrap its love letter to fans of the 22 film cycle in a big bright bow. And as they clipped the wings of the nostalgia angels, they also released the franchise to take flight in the future. It was as though Captain […]

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 […]

Review: Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (DVD). Bring Home The Trippy.

You already know it, but Spider-man Into the Spider-verse may well be the best Spider-man movie ever. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Homecoming, but Homecoming features an MCU Spider-man. Into the Spider-verse delivers a full-on graphic effects nod to the books. In fact, Into the Spider-verse more than nods to the books, it wraps […]

Review: Cruel Intentions – 20th Anniversary

Cruel Intentions Poster | Sony

The year was 1999. The music was alternative, spaghetti straps were all the rage, and teens were spending their hard-earned money from mall jobs on movies.  Ever since John Hughes introduced true teen drama (and comedy) to theaters in the 80’s, there was room for edgier content as we approached the millennium. Enter Cruel Intentions. Now […]

Review: The Marvelous Captain Marvel

In the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe we meet the first on-screen appearance of Captain Marvel. The film, set in 1995, is a nostalgic, campy, and timely add to the Marvel family. In fact, this story explores how she actually started it all. This film does not only serve as Captain Marvel’s origin […]

2019 Oscar Nominations

2019 Oscar Nominations This year’s Oscar nomination are out! Tuesday morning at the crack of dawn in Hollywood the coveted and long awaited lists were shared with press and a live online audience. See the video below of the announcements. The Oscars are foregoing a host this year, so the presentation was done by Tracee Ellis […]