Movies

  • Late Night Review: Late Night is Emma Thompson’s (and Mindy Kaling’s} King Lear by Daniel W. Rasmus - Can I really compare the coming to grips with age story of a late-night talk show host with one of Shakespeare’s great plays? I can and I will. The serendipity in this Golden Age of content makes such a comparison… Continue Reading
  • Downton Abbey | Focus Features, Carnival Review: Downton Abbey by Alyssa Rasmus - 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… Continue Reading
  • Review: Official Secrets by Alyssa Rasmus - 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… Continue Reading
  • Review: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood by Alyssa Rasmus - 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… Continue Reading
  • Shazam! (2019) Review: Shazam! by Daniel W. Rasmus - 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… Continue Reading
  • Aladdin (2019) | Disney Review: Aladdin (2019) by Alyssa Rasmus - 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… Continue Reading
  • Booksmart (2019) Review: Booksmart by Alyssa Rasmus - 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… Continue Reading
  • Review: Avengers: Endgame. Short and spoiler free by Daniel W. Rasmus - 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… Continue Reading
  • Unicorn Store | Netflix Review: Unicorn Store by Alyssa Rasmus - 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… Continue Reading
  • Review: Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (DVD). Bring Home The Trippy. by Daniel W. Rasmus - 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… Continue Reading
  • Cruel Intentions Poster | Sony Review: Cruel Intentions – 20th Anniversary by Alyssa Rasmus - 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… Continue Reading
  • Review: The Marvelous Captain Marvel by Alyssa Rasmus - 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… Continue Reading
  • 2019 Oscar Nominations by Alyssa Rasmus - 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.… Continue Reading
  • Our Golden Globe Predictions [Updated] by Alyssa Rasmus - The Golden Globes are on tonight! This marks the official start of awards season. The following shows to watch are the SAG Awards, the Independent Spirit Awards and, of course, the Oscars. But, tonight is all how the Hollywood Foreign… Continue Reading
  • ASIB-06604rv2 Film Name: A STAR IS BORN Copyright: © 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTIANMENT INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Photo Credit: Clay Enos Caption: No Data Golden Globes 2019 Nominations by Alyssa Rasmus - This morning the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the nominations for the 2019 Golden Globes. With TV and Film nominated, many fan favorites made the cut. Blockbusters Black Panther and A Star is Born are competing in Best Picture - Drama. Crazy… Continue Reading

 

Late Night
Review: Late Night is Emma Thompson’s (and Mindy Kaling’s} King Lear
Can I really compare the coming to grips with age story of a late-night talk show host with one of
Read more.
Daniel W. Rasmus
Downton Abbey | Focus Features, Carnival
Review: Downton Abbey
Elegance and grace are standard and a bit of drama is required. Match that with royal expectations and you have
Read more.
Alyssa Rasmus
Review: Official Secrets
What would you do for Queen and Country? In Official Secrets Kiera Knightly plays British intelligence specialist Katharine Gunn. She
Read more.
Alyssa Rasmus
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
Read more.
Alyssa Rasmus
Shazam! (2019)
Review: Shazam!
Review: Shazam! Gomer Pyle’s catchphrase was “Shazam!” with a drawl. With DC’s Shazam! many joined the erstwhile private in uttering
Read more.
Daniel W. Rasmus
Aladdin (2019) | Disney
Review: Aladdin (2019)
Disney has become focused on recreating the magic of the Disney Renaissance through live action remakes of their animated classics. Aladdin,
Read more.
Alyssa Rasmus
Booksmart (2019)
Review: Booksmart
Teen movies are not what they used to be. John Hughes defined the genre in the 80’s with his classics
Read more.
Alyssa Rasmus
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
Read more.
Daniel W. Rasmus
Unicorn Store | Netflix
Review: Unicorn Store
Glitter, sparkles, acrylic paint, and rhinestones all make the beginnings of a quirky art project. Too bad, Brie Larson’s Kit
Read more.
Alyssa Rasmus
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
Read more.
Daniel W. Rasmus