New Cast Members Keep Things Fairly Fresh in Jumanji: The Next Level (Review)

New Cast Members Keep Things Fairly Fresh in Jumanji: The Next Level (Review)

It’s hard to believe that a sequel to Jumanji made over $950 million dollars just two years ago. With likable stars attached, including Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan, and a new concept that worked, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle became a box office smash. With word of mouth that helped keep its legs at the box office through the holidays, it was inevitable that a sequel would be fast-tracked. Like a video game sequel (which is what Jumanji is nowadays), Jumanji: The Next Level is here with a concept of being bigger in terms of scope and characters – just like most sequels to video games. Does it work as another entertaining action adventure? Yes, it does. But does it reach or surpass the score level of its predecessor? Not exactly, but that’s fine.

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TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 12/11/19: RED MOTHER & SERA AND THE ROYAL STARS

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 12/11/19: RED MOTHER & SERA AND THE ROYAL STARS

Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (RED MOTHER & SERA AND THE ROYAL STARS). If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but how can anyone fault us for reading. Here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop. Read more

IT Chapter Two: Don’t Wait for The Director’s Cut – Buy This Now (4K Blu-ray Review)

IT Chapter Two: Don’t Wait for The Director’s Cut – Buy This Now (4K Blu-ray Review)

Come back and play when “IT Chapter Two” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on December 10, 2019. Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club in a return to where it all began with “IT Chapter Two,” the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Read more

Bombshell is A Powerful Story That is Executed in A Monotonous Way (Review)

Bombshell is A Powerful Story That is Executed in A Monotonous Way (Review)

It seems like every year we get a movie that tries to imitate The Wolf of Wall Street with a lot of fourth wall breaking and fast paced intros of characters and settings. With the right director and script, this imitation can work very nicely. (The Big Short, Vice). But with Bombshell, it feels like a cheap rip off that doesn’t quite know what style of movie it wants to be. When it works, it is super engaging. The problem is, that doesn’t happen very often and we’re left wondering how good this movie could have been. Read more

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 12/04/19: OVER THE ROPES & MIDNIGHT VISTA

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 12/04/19: OVER THE ROPES & MIDNIGHT VISTA

Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (OVER THE ROPES & MIDNIGHT VISTA). If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but how can anyone fault us for reading. Here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop. Read more

WESTERN STARS Blu-ray Release Date Revealed for Bruce Spingsteen’s Directorial Debut

WESTERN STARS Blu-ray Release Date Revealed for Bruce Spingsteen’s Directorial Debut
[Press Release] Experience the concert of a lifetime when “Western Stars” arrives on Blu-ray and Digital. A cinematic film version of Bruce Springsteen’s latest globally successful album of the same name, “Western Stars” was directed by Springsteen and his longtime collaborator Thom Zimny, marking Springsteen’s directorial debut. Read more

Shutter Island 4K Blu-ray Steelbook Release Date & Special Features Revealed for 10th Anniversary

Shutter Island 4K Blu-ray Steelbook Release Date & Special Features Revealed for 10th Anniversary
[Press Release] Celebrate the 10th anniversary of director Martin Scorsese’s atmospheric thriller SHUTTER ISLAND, arriving for the first time on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on February 11, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  Debuting just prior to the film’s original release date (February 19, 2010), the 4K Ultra HD will be available in a Limited Collector’s Edition Steelbook. Read more

Rian Johnson Carves Out an Appetizing Whodunit with Knives Out (Review)

Rian Johnson Carves Out an Appetizing Whodunit with Knives Out (Review)

Nothing brings family together like murder or fortune, right? Just in time for the holidays, Knives Out is exactly the type of after dinner affair you want to attend. An all-star cast featuring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans,  and Jamie Lee Curtis (just to name a few)? A murder mystery that’s not only clever, but also relevant? I mean, seriously. What’s not appealing about this original movie from writer and director Rian Johnson? From the start, Knives Out is endlessly entertaining, and by movie’s end, you’ll be asking yourself if you’ve had a more fun time at the movies this year. 

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TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 11/27/19 : CURSE WORDS & THE PLOT

TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 11/27/19 : CURSE WORDS & THE PLOT

Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (CURSE WORDS & THE PLOT). If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but how can anyone fault us for reading. Here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop. Read more

The Tides of Waves Are Messy, But Always Powerful And Compelling (Review)

The Tides of Waves Are Messy, But Always Powerful And Compelling (Review)

Writer-director Trey Edward Shults first found a filmmaking home for himself with A24 after the Sundance success of his debut feature Krisha, and both parties continued their working relationship together through the psychological drama It Comes At Night. Now, Shults has crafted a new film with the niche studio in Waves, a family drama centered around the trials and tribulations of an African-American family living in Miami, Florida.  Read more