The Favourite Radiates Originality While Being Wickedly Delightful (Review)

The Favourite Radiates Originality While Being Wickedly Delightful (Review)

Every year one, maybe two movies come out that are so original that you can’t help but smile the entire time. In the past few years, director Yorgos Lanthimos has been the man behind such original films. The Lobster in 2017 was nominated for Best Original Screenplay and The Killing of a Sacred Deer took home several awards and was very creepy. Lanthimos may have his masterpiece this year with The Favourite. There is SO much to love about this one and its one of the rare movies that you instantly want to see again as soon as the credits begin to roll. Read more

Night School Review: The Amount of Kevin Hart Short Jokes is TOO DAMN HIGH

Night School Review: The Amount of Kevin Hart Short Jokes is TOO DAMN HIGH

In the past few years, there have been a solid mix of well-written comedies and the cliche and lazy comedies. Director Malcom D. Lee delivered us Girls Trip in 2017, a refreshing and genuinely funny film. When we found out he was directing a comedy with Kevin Hart in the lead role, it was difficult not to be excited. Could he go back to back years with smash hit comedies? As awesome as that would have been, unfortunately Night School falls short (not a diss on Kevin Hart….or is it?) and isn’t anywhere near the level of Girls trip. Read more

Peppermint Review: Jennifer Garner is Great, But She Deserves A Better Script

Peppermint Review: Jennifer Garner is Great, But She Deserves A Better Script

There are basically two types of action movies out there: one type dares to be different and the other type follows a cardboard cut out formula. While Peppermint isn’t the worst film to be unoriginal, it’s still unoriginal at the end of the day. Director Pierre Morel has made decent films such as Taken, but he has also made lackluster ones like The Gunman. It was interesting to see where Peppermint would land, especially with a female lead. Unfortunately, it is a pretty disappointing movie. Let’s take a look below at what worked and what didn’t. Read more

BlacKkKlansman is The Most Powerful & Important Movie of 2018 (Review)

BlacKkKlansman is The Most Powerful & Important Movie of 2018 (Review)

There is no doubt that Spike Lee is one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. Let’s face it… It is absolutely a CRIME that his 1989 film “Do the Right Thing” didn’t win Best Picture. To this day it is one of the best films in history. In the past 10 years or so, Lee has been making less memorable films. 2006’s “Inside Man” was very well-directed, but that is honestly the last movie Lee made that gripped audiences and didn’t let them go. Miracle at Saint Ana was very disappointing and Chi-Raq kind of flew under the radar. When the trailer for BlacKkKlansman debuted, it was and still is the best trailer of 2018. The pressure was on for Lee to deliver on this unbelievable true story. It is safe to say that he didn’t disappoint at all with this one. BlacKkKlansman is 2018’s first true Oscar film that will have 6 or more nominations, including Best Picture and Best Directing. Read more

Ranking the Mission Impossible Franchise Including Fallout

Ranking the Mission Impossible Franchise Including Fallout

With the release of Mission Impossible: Fallout, we are officially 6 movies in on a 22 year-long franchise. It is pretty impressive that they have kept the same lead and supporting actors and there’s been no reboot with a new cast or studio. The beauty of the Mission Impossible films is that they continue to get better as they go on. That and Tom Cruise does all of his own epic stunts and that is simply so impressive. Cruise is also somehow getting younger-looking and faster. Must have something to do with that Church of Scientology…. Anyway, below is a list ranking all of the Mission Impossible films from worst to best. Read more

The Equalizer 2 Surpasses The Original With Stylistic Action & Character Depth (Review)

The Equalizer 2 Surpasses The Original With Stylistic Action & Character Depth (Review)

Action sequels are often disappointing, lazy, and unnecessary. There are exceptions to this, though. For example, John Wick Chapter 2 was incredible, maybe ever better than the original. But then you have a movie like Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle that was pretty disappointing compared to the original. It is always a risk when it comes to sequels in general. The Equalizer hit theaters back in 2014 and it was decent, not great. It didn’t break any ground but it was definitely watchable. When a sequel got announced, it was difficult to be SUPER excited about it. Well this is a case of the sequel being better than the original. The Equalizer 2 is a very entertaining sequel that sheds some light on the mystery of Denzel Washington’s character Robert McCall. Read more

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