‘Ready or Not’ is a bloody, entertaining horror game to watch.

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.

Smart indie ‘The Farewell’ hits every emotional chord

“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”

‘Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw’ is a silly, enjoyable ride.

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.

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is an emotional and satisfying European adventure.

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.”

‘Child’s Play’ remake goes for laughs than scares

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”

Heartwarming and funny, ‘Toy Story 4’ is a satisfying animated ending

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”

‘Dark Phoenix’ brings a smoldering end to the X-Men film franchise

After 19 years, 12 films, 2 Phoenix saga-focused films, and 1 franchise-binding Wolverine, the X-Men franchise is over. Dark Phoenix wraps up the X-Men prequel films and franchise before the inevitable Disney/MCU reboot switch is turned on. After an established history, I couldn’t see this franchise ending with anything less than an applause. It is heartbreaking toContinue reading “‘Dark Phoenix’ brings a smoldering end to the X-Men film franchise”

The Magic Carpet Doesn’t Reach Maximum Height in Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin

First of all, I love Aladdin. When I get asked about my top Disney movies of all time (possibly coming in a future post), the Middle Eastern folk tale always lands in my top three. Ever since my childhood, the animated classic has ALWAYS landed in my top 3. Considering Disney’s success of live-action remakes,Continue reading “The Magic Carpet Doesn’t Reach Maximum Height in Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin”

‘Endgame’ aftermath is tackled in the ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ trailer

Two weeks after Marvel’s culmination event, Avengers: Endgame, fans had to wonder what direction Spider-Man’s MCU sophomore film would take as Phase 3 comes to a close. The spoiler ban was active until this past Monday, when the new trailer dropped to reveal more about this adventure. Trust me, it’s Endgame spoiler-heavy. So you haveContinue reading “‘Endgame’ aftermath is tackled in the ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ trailer”

Raunch and Romance make an interesting mixture in ‘Long Shot’

This year hasn’t had much competition in the raunchy comedy/romantic comedy department. So while everyone is focusing on the mega blockbusters coming this summer season, a movie such as Long Shot could sneak under the radar. Going to an early screening of the comedy, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The main selling point wereContinue reading “Raunch and Romance make an interesting mixture in ‘Long Shot’”