Late Night is a Hilarious Workplace Comedy With Sharp Social Commentary (Review)

Late Night is a Hilarious Workplace Comedy With Sharp Social Commentary (Review)

After over a decade of success writing and starring in The Office and The Mindy Project, actress and comedienne Mindy Kaling has ventured into writing for film, and the words of her debut feature screenplay are translated into the terrific workplace comedy Late Night. Kaling’s years of experience in writer’s rooms over the years infuse the engaging narrative set in the production of a late-night talk show with a dedication to realism, hilarious dialogue and optimistic social commentary. Read more

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is Disappointing & The Giant Monster Fights Were Obscured Most of the Time (Review)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is Disappointing & The Giant Monster Fights Were Obscured Most of the Time (Review)

This week I saw Godzilla: King of the Monsters.  I’ve never seen a Godzilla movie before, so I might be the wrong person to review this.  It’s possible that Godzilla: King of the Monsters is would not be the best introduction to the series.  But director Michael Dougherty gave us Krampus, which I loved, so I had high hopes. And I’ve seen kaiju movies before, there have been good ones. Would this one hold up without a Charlie Hunnan-type character? Read more

South Park Season 22: Time to Get Super Cereal & Deal with ManBearPig (Blu-ray Review)

South Park Season 22: Time to Get Super Cereal & Deal with ManBearPig (Blu-ray Review)

SOUTH PARK: THE COMPLETE TWENTY-SECOND SEASON is available to own NOW on Blu-ray and DVD. Each two-disc set also includes deleted scenes and mini-commentaries on all episodes by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.  The Blu-ray set additionally includes #SocialCommentary on all episodes. Here is my review: Read more

HAPPY! Season 2: Let’s Talk about Patrick Fischler’s Legendary Performance (Review)

HAPPY! Season 2: Let’s Talk about Patrick Fischler’s Legendary Performance (Review)
From SyFy and director Brian Taylor (Crank) comes the TV adaptation of Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s HAPPY! Morrison will serve as co-executive producer alongside Taylor, adapting his own comic to the smallscreen. Starring Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt, Ritchie CosterChristopher FitzgeraldBryce LorenzoMedina SenghorePatrick Fischler and Lili Mirojnick. Here is my review of season 2:

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters is an Epic Movie That You Want to Love, But Just Can’t (Review)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is an Epic Movie That You Want to Love, But Just Can’t (Review)

Don’t you just hate being disappointed? To look forward to a movie like this that had an epic trailer and teased something great, only to leave the theater feeling let down is an awful impression. That being said, it doesn’t mean that Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a bad movie. It is actually pretty enjoyable to an extent. But when it comes to a monster movie with this kind of popularity, “enjoyable” just isn’t enough. There is a lot to like about it, and there’s a lot of problems. Read more

MA is an Uncomfortable & Odd Misfire (Review)

MA is an Uncomfortable & Odd Misfire (Review)

From the trailer, it was difficult to tell if Ma would be an enticing thriller, a guilty pleasure, or simply a bad movie. It’s not good if the trailer alone has an identity crisis and let’s just say that Ma definitely has no idea what kind of movie it wants to be. That is just one of the many problems it has, making it easily one of the worst movies to come out in 2019. Read more

Brightburn Shines in its Brutality but Goes from Zero to Murder a Little Too Quickly (Review)

Brightburn Shines in its Brutality but Goes from Zero to Murder a Little Too Quickly (Review)

BRIGHTBURN is directed by David Yarovesky and produced by James Gunn from a screenplay by Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn. The film stars Jackson A. Dunn, Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Matt Jones and is now playing in theaters from Sony Screen Gems and Stage 6 Films. 

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Booksmart is a Hilarious & Raunchy Comedy That’s Realistic & Heartfelt (Review)

Booksmart is a Hilarious & Raunchy Comedy That’s Realistic & Heartfelt (Review)

The coming-of-age genre has had its highs and lows in the past decade, in addition to several gems in the rough. One such gem comes out this weekend in the form of Booksmart, the directorial debut of Olivia Wilde, and it succeeds as a film that sets another standard for female filmmaking and mid-budget cinema thanks to creative direction, sharp writing and solid performances from its diverse ensemble cast. Read more

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is One of The Best Action Movies I’ve Ever Seen (Review)

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is One of The Best Action Movies I’ve Ever Seen (Review)

I didn’t come to the John Wick franchise easily.  The only reason I watched the first one was because someone dragged me to John Wick: Chapter 2 and I loved it so much I had to see everything else in the series.  I fell in love with the world of John Wick, with the wonderful opulence of the Continental and all its weird little rules. John Wick Chapter 2 is far better than the original, but I have to say, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum blows them both out of the water.  This franchise just keeps getting better and better. Read more

Game of Thrones Season 8 – Shut Up, It was Perfect (Review)

Game of Thrones Season 8 – Shut Up, It was Perfect (Review)

Game of Thrones is an adaptation of the epic dark fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire from writer George R.R. Martin and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The series airs exclusively on HBO and stars Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Kit Harrington, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gwendoline Christie, Isaac Hempstead Wright and so many, many more. Here is my review of Season 8. Read more

John Wick 3: Parabellum is One of The Best Action Films of The Past Decade, Maybe Ever (Review)

John Wick 3: Parabellum is One of The Best Action Films of The Past Decade, Maybe Ever (Review)

Guns…. Lots of guns…. It’s so awesome to hear Keanu Reeves utter that iconic line again. First hearing it back in 1999’s Sci-Fi classic The Matrix, it appears not too much has changed with Reeves as he continues to be a huge action star. John Wick 3 is the third installment of the surprisingly entertaining and successful John Wick Universe, and it not only delivers, but it also exceeds all expectations. It is a perfect blend of stylized action and downtime to expand the universe just a little more. Read more

Pokemon Detective Pikachu is Visually Rich & Highly Entertaining (Review)

Pokemon Detective Pikachu is Visually Rich & Highly Entertaining (Review)

For those Pokemon fans out there, I apologize.  I’m the worst possible person to review Pokemon Detective Pikachu. I know nothing about Pokemon and that’s going to show with every sentence in this review. Literally I’ve only heard the word and know that there was some app that got people walking around to catch digital things that to …fight… each other?  I’m still unclear. But one thing I do know about the Pokemon Universe is this: there’s a lot of it. Making this movie to be comprehensible to the uninitiated and still interesting actual Pokemon fans must have been tricky. Read more