The Rocky franchise spans nearly forty years with eight films. Shocking, I know. When it comes to a boxing movie, most don’t get a sequel; much lass spawn other sequels and a spinoff. When you thought that every corner of this universe had been excavated for narrative gold, Creed II shows that there are still stories to tell and some fight left in the franchise. Read More »
When I saw Green Book‘s first trailer, I instantly drew comparisons to Driving Miss Daisy. With two actors whose work I’ve enjoyed of the years, I didn’t have to be oversold on how good this movie could be. In this type of film, the movie doesn’t work without a balance between the two main actors. Viggo Mortensen and his counterpart, Mahershala Ali, found the elegant, understated balance that made this film even more beautiful.
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I am…a Potterhead. I own two sets of the books, reading each book of the series at least twice. I’ve seen the movies multiple times, either on Blu-Ray or when they come on cable. The only thing that I haven’t done yet is go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida or go to London (trust me, it’s on the list). With that being said, it should come to no surprise, that I was going to be watching this movie the week of its release.
As a fan of the amazing world that J.K. Rowling has created and being an inspiration for myself as a writer, I can say that I enjoyed the magic returning to the silver screen again, but as an overall movie, it missed the mark. I enjoyed the first movie in this prequel series, but disappointed that this second one could not build upon the momentum its predecessor had. Read More »
I wasn’t exposed to Queen until my college years. After my freshman year of college, I was singing ‘We Will Rock You’ with my hallmates and celebrating with ‘We Are The Champions’ when Virginia Tech won the ACC championship. It’s safe to say that I had a good base of study to go off on when I went into this film last Saturday. Musically, it did not disappoint.
Long live Michael Myers!
Forget what you know about the Halloween sequels, or just wipe your browser history, to forget the other franchise entries that came in between. This meta-sequel to the 1978 horror classic returns the story to its core and fun as hell…
And well worth the long wait.Read More »
We all know how the formula works for a movie looking to enter the Oscar Race. If it works, why mess with it? Damien Chazelle followed the same formula in First Man that earned him multiple nominations with La La Land. With this movie, the young director is looking for a different result come Oscars night. A visual epic about the human drive to succeed and push beyond our limits.
And for the most part, he was successful.Read More »
I know, I know.
We’re all tired of remakes but it seems like Hollywood wants to keep churning them out. While some remakes don’t translate well to current times, some have messages or a story that is universal. A story about someone pursuing their dreams never gets old. In this third remake of the original 1937 film, A Star Is Born is a romantically cool film with mostly beautiful music to carry it through.Read More »
We all remember how it was when Black Panther was released earlier this year. Having an all-Black cast and putting minorities into the spotlight in a major genre. That momentum was transferred into the romantic comedy genre as Asians opened some expensive doors inside their crazy world. And it was a glossy, globe-trotting good time. Read More »
There aren’t many movies that come out in September that are interesting or receive high praise from critics. But there are those surprises that come up. Based on the Darcey Bell novel of the same name, A Simple Favor has as many curves as a country back road. Part Gone Girl, park Hitchcock, this movie is a sleek, enjoyable time.
For the past thirty years, Spike Lee films have been anything but subtle. While some movies touch on sensitive subjects such as racism, race relations, and other political issues with honest delicacy, Lee strikes with a hammer. Lee’s latest joint, BlacKkKlansman, might be set four decades ago but its passionate message couldn’t be any more relevant- and its rage more justified.Read More »