‘Upgrade’ is a thrilling, cyberpunk story, opening a larger tech discussion

If you haven’t heard of Blumhouse Productions, you might want to catch up with them now. While the private production company has been producing low-budget horror films since 2009 with Paranormal Activity. In the last few years, the company has gained more mainstream attention with films such as The Purge, Insidious,  Split, and the Oscar-nominated Get Out.

Among the massive franchises adding another movie to their list such as Marvel’s Infinity War and Deadpool 2 and more major additions such as Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to come, there are a few movies that fly under the radar with little fanfare leading up to their release that end up becoming sleeper hits, relying on word of mouth between audience members to generate favor. Leigh Whannell’s Upgrade is worthy of being counted in that group for this summer.Read More »

Transformers prequel ‘Bumblebee’ drops first teaser

In 2007, every boy and man’s dream came true as the popular Hasbro toy franchise, Transformers, was brought to life on the big screen. Directed by Michael Bay, it was an effects-heavy popcorn flick that stayed true to the core of the series. The future installments, Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon, Age of Extinction, and The Last Knight, sent the franchise free-falling with the weight of sophomoric humor, overuse of product placements, plots and the length of the films.

And let’s not forget who was at the helm of all these films: Michael Bay.

When a franchise needs some freshening up, prequels are coming.Read More »

Everything is Awesome again with ‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’

Everyone remembers The Lego Movie, right? The 2014 smash-hit was a landmark in visual style and creativity in animation. Along with great humor, voice cast and heartwarming message, The Lego Movie started a major franchise for the Lego brand, including the successful Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie.

Five years later, it’s time to return to the characters who started it all.
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The Watch List of 2017

This year, I decided to go bigger, better, adding more numbers! Like a normal sequel, right? With the addition of Hulu, move movies came along that I hadn’t gotten into while I also delved into On Demand and the library to expand to different genres. This year, I went into the classics of my childhood, animated favorites, and brought some heroes along the way.Read More »

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: A fun and fast-paced space adventure despite the flaws.

Ever since Walt Disney Studios acquired Lucasfilm, they have successfully rejuvenated the franchise with a trilogy that continues the original story; introducing fans to new characters along with the heroes we grew up with. With that success, the mass media conglomerate decided to fill in some gaps in the galaxy far, far away with Star Wars anthology movies.

While the first, Rogue One, was a positive success among all fans of the franchise, the standalone story about one of the more cantankerous and famous characters of the original trilogy might be considered the Attack of the Clones of this series.Read More »

Book your room at the ‘Hotel Artemis’

Have you ever thought about being a hero? A criminal? The love and adoration, the notoriety and disdain of the general public (depending on which side you choose and everyone’s individual opinions) is hard to pass up. Plus you might get to wear a cool outfit; at least buy an expensive suit.

One question though: In that line of work, how good is the medical insurance? Where can you go to get treatment for your many wounds?

This summer, Hotel Artemis provides the service.Read More »