The Top 10 Worst Movies of 2018 Feat. Truth or Dare, Fifty Shades Freed & More

The Top 10 Worst Movies of 2018 Feat. Truth or Dare, Fifty Shades Freed & More

Looking back on 2018, it wasn’t the strongest year for movies that we’ve had this decade. There were some really great films, but overall it was a bit underwhelming. In addition to underwhelming, we had some straight up awful movies to hit the theaters in 2018. Below is my list for the worst films of 2018. Read more

Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald: Incomprehensible Plot But Such a Feast For The Eyes (Review)

Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald: Incomprehensible Plot But Such a Feast For The Eyes (Review)

Fantastic Beasts:  The Crimes of Grindelwald is another of those movies I knew I was absolutely going to go to as soon as I’d viewed the trailer.  Apparently I still have a soft spot for the Harry Potter Universe and I loved the first film. I couldn’t help myself. What would Newt Scamander get up to this time?  Probably something pretty good. Though the movie title? What a mouthful! I’d really just been thinking of it as Fantastic Beasts 2 and had to look up the real title for the purposes of this review.    Read more

Fantastic Beasts: J.K. Rowling’s Creatures Enchant in Satisfying Harry Potter Spin-off [Review]

Fantastic Beasts: J.K. Rowling’s Creatures Enchant in Satisfying Harry Potter Spin-off [Review]

For nearly two decades, J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world has been a force to be reckoned with, first in bookstores and then in movie theaters. Rowling herself is due all the credit for creating the magical universe inhabited by memorable characters centered on Harry Potter and his friends. Now, Rowling is back with her first screenplay, which expands a short story previously mentioned in the Potter series – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The short story itself may only be 126 pages, but the possibilities for expanding this briefly-mentioned story within the Rowling universe into a whole new franchise are endless–if done correctly. Despite a fairly straightforward plot, Rowling offers more than enough to invest in a new spin-off franchise, which features new charming characters, impressive, visually-rendered magical beasts, and a story that, while simplistic, offers up a likable, leading wizard in Newt Scamander, who warrants further character exploration. Read more