Venom Felt Like a DC Movie, In a Good Way, with More Violence & Less Jokes (Review)

Venom Felt Like a DC Movie, In a Good Way, with More Violence & Less Jokes (Review)

Venom has been on my radar for a while.  I’ve never read the comics but the trailer got me in one view.  Plus I love Tom Hardy. And since I’ve already bought in, it’s been hard to avoid the hype on this one, especially how badly it’s been treated in other reviews.  Why all the negativity, guys? Well I had to go see for myself and make up my own mind. Read more

Venom is as Lazy & Unforgettable as Comic Book Movies Get (Review)

Venom is as Lazy & Unforgettable as Comic Book Movies Get (Review)

Sony did the right thing by letting Marvel Studios help shape a new Spider-Man and allow it to breathe in its Marvel Cinematic Universe. While Sony is still hush-hush on whether Venom will exist in the same universe as Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, it’s evident about half way into the movie that Sony should have let Marvel Studios help shape the alien symbiote and its host. If people thought the 2007 iteration of the Venom character seen in Spider-Man 3 was bad, then just wait until they get a load of this one. Not even A-list star Tom Hardy, playing the host of a liquid-like form, is enough to save this new version of the character. Lazy, tone deaf, and laughable on just about every front, Venom isn’t a bad movie because it’s so bad it’s good, or that it feels like a movie from the early 2000’s, or that it’s rated PG-13 instead of R. It’s a bad movie because it’s just bad in every way, shape, and form.

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I Feel Pretty: Great Message but Uses The Same Jokes Over and Over Again (Review)

I Feel Pretty: Great Message but Uses The Same Jokes Over and Over Again (Review)

This week I went and saw I Feel Pretty, with Amy Schumer.  I wanted to like this movie so much, I really did. I like Amy Schumer, I think she’s funny.  And I Feel Pretty had a fairly universal story question. Who hasn’t felt insecure about the way they look?  What would we do if we could see ourselves as beautiful? How would our lives change? It’s a good premise and I was curious to see how that would play out.  This was another movie where the trailer pretty much captures the whole of the plot of the movie. And I was definitely up for a ‘beauty comes from within’ message. Read more

The Venom Movie Will Adapt David Michelinie’s Lethal Protector & Planet of The Symbiotes Comics

The Venom Movie Will Adapt David Michelinie’s Lethal Protector & Planet of The Symbiotes Comics

From Sony and director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) comes Venom, based on the Marvel Comics anti-hero. Starring Tom Hardy in the title role alongside Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate and Scott Haze, the film is set for theatrical release October 5, 2018.

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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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