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

Game Night is Fresh & Original – You’ll be Reminded of People You Know (Review)

Game Night is Fresh & Original – You’ll be Reminded of People You Know (Review)

Finally a movie that isn’t a sequel, prequel, reboot or based on a comic book series.  It’s original, it’s fresh.  Thank god.  You know, there haven’t been many straight-up comedies lately, which is a shame.   It’s always been other types of movies that have funny in them – horror movies with funny moments or kids movies that were also funny or Marvel movies.   And Game Night is very very  funny, I even started laughing in the trailer.  So I was a little worried that they just used all the best jokes in the trailer but that’s not the case.  It’s funny throughout. Read more

Manchester by The Sea: Emotions Run High in Stirring, Simplistic Drama [Review]

Manchester by The Sea: Emotions Run High in Stirring, Simplistic Drama [Review]

We’ve all been there before; we’ve experienced that feeling of handling the loss of a loved one and what happens next. Earlier this year, my grandfather passed away after a hard fought battle with lung cancer. It was a rough time for me, coping with the fact that one of the greatest men in my life had gone on to greener pastures. On the day of the funeral, it was the first time in a while I had expressed feelings other than being upbeat or frustrated; I sat there in a pew and cried. No one can imagine how they will handle tragedy and what comes with it. Manchester by the Sea sums up many of the feelings we encounter when handling grief; it’s a simplistic, moving reminder that we must be able to rely on those around us in order to help us move forward.

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