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.
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
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
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
Directed, co-written and produced by Oscar nominee, Todd Phillips, “Joker” stars Joaquin Phoenix in this character study of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham City’s fractured society. Read more
The Goldfinch comes to DVD and Blu-ray December 3rd and is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Amazon Studios, a Color Force Production, a John Crowley Film. Here is my review: Read more
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
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.
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
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
Just in time for the holiday season – check out the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Gift Guide featuring must-have new releases like IT: Chapter 2 and classics like Gremlins which was re-released for the first time this year on 4K UHD Blu-ray. Read more