Rian Johnson Carves Out an Appetizing Whodunit with Knives Out (Review)

Rian Johnson Carves Out an Appetizing Whodunit with Knives Out (Review)

Nothing brings family together like murder or fortune, right? Just in time for the holidays, Knives Out is exactly the type of after dinner affair you want to attend. An all-star cast featuring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans,  and Jamie Lee Curtis (just to name a few)? A murder mystery that’s not only clever, but also relevant? I mean, seriously. What’s not appealing about this original movie from writer and director Rian Johnson? From the start, Knives Out is endlessly entertaining, and by movie’s end, you’ll be asking yourself if you’ve had a more fun time at the movies this year. 

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12 Strong Clears Up My Misconceptions about The War in Afghanistan (Review)

12 Strong Clears Up My Misconceptions about The War in Afghanistan (Review)

Man, am I ever the wrong person to review 12 Strong.  I can see that it’s well made but I just don’t get War Movies.  I know nothing about guns or missiles or tactics, so it’s like Sci-Fi to me – very badly explained Sci-Fi (with terrible special effects) that everyone else seems to understand easily but I don’t.  I had only the vaguest idea what was going on in Afghanistan after 9/11 and I definitely had some misconceptions.  At the very least I had assumed America was at a supreme advantage – I mean how hard is it to call in an airstrike?  Pretty hard, as it turns out.  It’s not easy to get right and if you don’t, you just end up bombing the wrong thing (usually empty desert).  12 Strong was, at the very least, educational to me. 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

The Shape of Water Red Band Trailer Lets Michael Shannon go Crazy Like He Does & We Love It

The Shape of Water Red Band Trailer Lets Michael Shannon go Crazy Like He Does & We Love It

From Fox Searchlight Pictures and director Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak) comes the monstrous love story The Shape of Water. Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer and Doug Jones, the film hits theaters December 8, 2017. Read more

The Shape of Water Trailer is Guillermo del Toro’s Love Letter to Classic Monster Movies

The Shape of Water Trailer is Guillermo del Toro’s Love Letter to Classic Monster Movies

From Fox Searchlight Pictures and director Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak) comes the monstrous love story The Shape of Water. Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer and Doug Jones, the film hits theaters December 8, 2017. Read more