First Man Trailer Gives Us Our First Look at Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong

First Man Trailer Gives Us Our First Look at Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong

So this is a musical in space, right? RIGHT? It is going to be odd seeing director Damien Chazelle release a film that doesn’t deal heavily with music, but after the trailer for First Man dropped last night, it looks like we’re in for a thrilling adventure. With an extremely talented cast consisting of Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler, and Jason Clarke, on paper First Man should be a major Oscar contender. Read more

Hereditary Inflicts Emotional Terror and Cements Itself as an Instant Horror Classic (Review)

Hereditary Inflicts Emotional Terror and Cements Itself as an Instant Horror Classic (Review)

It is very easy to see why Hereditary had an incredible amount of buzz after this year’s Sundance. New director Ari Aster comes onto the scene and has one of the most confident horror visions and well-crafted screenplays EVER. Not just in the past 10 years, but of all time. Everything you’ve been hearing about Hereditary being a modern-day “Exorcist” is true. Not only is it a horror film, but in some ways it’s a dramatic look at the evils we inherit from our family. Believe the hype. Read more

Hotel Artemis is Fun, But Never Takes The Step Towards Greatness (Review)

Hotel Artemis is Fun, But Never Takes The Step Towards Greatness (Review)

Sometimes you go see a movie that is entertaining, but the entire time you’re watching it you just know that you’ll forget about it in a few days. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but that movie usually falls into the “I’d watch it if it was on Netflix” category. Hotel Artemis is 100% that movie. There are several aspects of it that are enjoyable and fun, but in the end the movie is just kind of…. there. Read more

First Reformed is A Profound Film Full of Conviction & Tension (Review)

First Reformed is A Profound Film Full of Conviction & Tension (Review)

One of the best things a well written movie can do is slowly build tension throughout. There is something about it that just slowly edges the viewer to the edge of their seat. Writer and Director Paul Schrader crafted a superb screenplay with his latest film First Reformed, and his confident directing made it even more powerful. I mean come on, this is coming from the same guy who wrote the iconic Taxi Driver. And in some small ways, First Reformed gives off Taxi Driver vibes. The biggest difference is that First Reformed is very much a faith driven film that demonstrates the current state of religious affairs. One could say that First Reformed is a mixture of Taxi Driver and 2016’s Silence. Read more

The New Halloween Poster Has Us Counting Down The Days

The New Halloween Poster Has Us Counting Down The Days

Remakes and reboots are often awful and sometimes even unnecessary. When it was announced last year that a new Halloween movie would go into production soon, a lot of people were skeptical. After all, the last Halloween movie we saw from Rob Zombie in 2009 was pretty atrocious to say the least. There are plenty of reasons to be excited for the reboot/sequel set to hit theaters October 19th.  Read more

Pacific Rim: Uprising is a Forgettable & Lazy Sequel (Review)

Pacific Rim: Uprising is a Forgettable & Lazy Sequel (Review)

Blockbuster sequels can be extremely risky and sometimes unnecessary. In 2013 Guillermo Del Toro gave us the entertaining Pacific Rim and it was overall received pretty well. Del Toro did not come back for the sequel and it is incredibly obvious because Pacific Rim: Uprising takes everything the first one did well and throws it out the window. There are very few enjoyable aspects in this big-budget second instalment. Read more

Tomb Raider is A Step in the Right Direction for Video Game Movies (Review)

Tomb Raider is A Step in the Right Direction for Video Game Movies (Review)

Movies based off popular video games definitely have a rough history in Hollywood. Between awful films like Assassins Creed and Warcraft to the mediocre Resident Evil franchise, it is very difficult to actually get excited when a movie based off a video game is announced. Tomb Raider had one of the best trailers of 2018, hands down. It’s easy to get chills every time that “Survivor” remix cued up in the trailer, and adding to that, it is cut together so well. Is the movie as good as the trailer? No. But is it an enjoyable and fun movie? Yes, yes it is. Tomb Raider is very flawed and has a few plot-holes, but there’s plenty to like about the film as well. Read more

Why it is Essential to see Alex Garland’s Annihilation on the Big Screen

Why it is Essential to see Alex Garland’s Annihilation on the Big Screen

Going to the movies has been changing so much in the past several years. People complain about the prices plus not everyone wants to deal with phones going off, talking, and loud wrappers being opened. Out of all those annoyances, people mostly complain about the prices. MoviePass is making great strides to getting people back in the theater, offering a movie a day for only $9.99 a month. Even if you don’t have MoviePass, you should still go witness Alex Garland’s Annihilation in theaters instead of waiting for it to hit Netflix in a few weeks.  Read more

The Hereditary Trailer Teases a Potentially Petrifying Horror Masterpiece

The Hereditary Trailer Teases a Potentially Petrifying Horror Masterpiece

In the past few years, the horror genre has been making a come back. Sure, every year we still get a few of the cardboard cut out atrocious horror flicks like 2017’s The Bye Bye Man and this year’s Insidious: The Last Key. Unfortunately, that brand of horror movies will never go away. There has been a shimmer of hope in the last few years with movies like The Witch, The Babadook, It Follows, and Drag Me to Hell, movies that demonstrate how genuine horror can be far more terrifying than cheap, uninspired jump scares. Today we got our first trailer for A24’s next horror film Hereditary, and it looks to be a terrifying and thought-provoking masterpiece. Read more

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival’s Top 5 Movies to Look Forward to

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival’s Top 5 Movies to Look Forward to

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival starts today and it is shaping up to be one of the strongest in years. This is the first Sundance post Weinstein era, so it’ll be very interesting to see the types of films to come out and just the overall atmosphere at the festival. The movies being screened this year seem to be very diverse and potentially powerful. Below are my top 5 films premiering at Sundance that you need to keep an eye out for later this year. Read more

2018 Oscar Predictions Featuring Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 & Call Me By Your Name

2018 Oscar Predictions Featuring Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 & Call Me By Your Name

The Oscars are approaching fast. There were some great films that came out in 2017 (including Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 & Call Me By Your Name) and this is one of those years where it is extremely difficult to pick a clear winner for several categories. Below are all of my Oscar Predictions. Read more

Michael’s Top 10 Films of 2017 Featuring Dunkirk & Lady Bird

Michael’s Top 10 Films of 2017 Featuring Dunkirk & Lady Bird

2017 has been a great year for movies overall. As the year closes, numerous films have made their case for major Oscar contention. The best part about this year is that there is no clear front-runner for Best Picture or Best Director, and that makes the race very exciting. My top 10 list changed a lot over the year, which usually isn’t the case. There has simply been a lot of great movies released consistently since February. Below is a list of my favorite films from 2017.

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Ranking The Star Wars Movies Including The Last Jedi

Ranking The Star Wars Movies Including The Last Jedi

The Star Wars Saga is probably the most popular film franchise in history. As loved as the saga is, not all of the movies are pure cinematic gold. There have been ups and downs, as expected with any franchise with 9 films. I had the privilege of seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Monday and I thought it would be appropriate to rank all of the films from the worst to best. Let’s take a look below. Read more

The Shape of Water is Beautiful, Magical and Visually Mesmerising (Review)

The Shape of Water is Beautiful, Magical and Visually Mesmerising (Review)

Oscar Season is the best time of the year. I’ve had a lot of movies on my radar slated to come out in November and December, and Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water was at the top of the list. With Del Toro’s filmography, I knew that The Shape of Water would be extremely odd, beautiful, and original. I walked out of the screening literally on cloud 9 and mesmerised at how well crafted the movie was. The Shape of Water is Del Toro’s best movie since the thought-provoking Pans Labyrinth back in 2006, and honestly it may even be better. THERE I SAID IT. Read more