Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow has had to wait patiently – eight original character chapters along with Avengers ensemble films and other heroes introduced in between – for her turn. Now, it has finally arrived in her self-titled stand alone film. However, this human narrative story felt like it should have come much earlier.
The Fast and the Furious franchise has gone through quite a journey over the past twenty years. From humble street-racing beginnings to bank heists to globe-trotting international adventures, this high-octane adrenaline rush led by franchise star, Vin Diesel, has been an entertaining fixture in the Hollywood action genre for many years. However, long running seriesContinue reading “Justin Lin gets the franchise almost back on track with ‘Fast 9’”
The Fourth of July. A time for cookouts, family/friends, and fireworks. If you are a cinema fan, it could be time to watch one of your favorite films before lighting up fireworks or sparklers in the night sky.
The first film for my Summer season didn’t disappoint as John Krasinski brought audiences back to his post-apocalyptic, monster-infested world in A Quiet Place Part II.
It’s no red wedding but this movie surely had a crimson honeymoon for the newlyweds of Ready or Not. A movie I didn’t expect much from; a gory game of Saw with the hunted wearing a white wedding dress. Let’s say I was pleasantly surprised.
“Based on an actual lie” is the introduction to writer-director Lulu Wang’s (actually true) story. This touching but bittersweet family dramedy will make you laugh and cry as you watch this family bond together around their matriarch. What isn’t a lie is The Farewell deserves to be considered one of the best films of theContinue reading “Smart indie ‘The Farewell’ hits every emotional chord”
When Fast and Furious is attached to your title, you already know what to expect. In Hobbs and Shaw, a hulking big man and a stylish British guy team up to drive big trucks, smash people and make things explode. Just another day at the office.
Similar to Ant-Man and The Wasp, this MCU adventure had to follow up to a massive ensemble Avengers event. While it wasn’t the best adventure, it was entertaining to hold fans until Endgame. After Avengers: Endgame, where does one of the most beloved and youngest MCU go from here? Vacation. But when you are an Avenger, there is no suchContinue reading “‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is an emotional and satisfying European adventure.”
I’ll admit that the original Child’s Play scared me as a child. As a guy with a younger sister who had many dolls around, you can imagine why. I blame my active imagination. However, times have changed and Chucky has changed with them. The original incarnation of our favorite murder doll was possessed with the soul ofContinue reading “‘Child’s Play’ remake goes for laughs than scares”
In 1995, Toy Story changed the animation game as we embarked on the adventures of Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) and Andy’s toys as he worried that his owner was leaving the cowboy behind. This dark premonition came to pass in 2010’s Toy Story 3. Andy, now an adult, hands his childhood pals to a preschooler named Bonnie. WhileContinue reading “Heartwarming and funny, ‘Toy Story 4’ is a satisfying animated ending”