A Quiet Place Part II is a Worthy Sequel, Even if it’s Not Memorable (Review)

A Quiet Place Part II is a Worthy Sequel, Even if it’s Not Memorable (Review)

I’ll never forget the day I was supposed to see A Quiet Place Part II at a press screening in March of last year, as it was also the same day everything in the country shutdown due to the pandemic that slowly grew. The pushing back of Part II to an unknown date began the bumming of other things getting inevitably delayed or cancelled altogether for movies in general. It was a sad time for millions of moviegoers and one that stretched much longer than anyone ever imagined it would. However, things now are returning to normal, slowly, thanks to the flattening of the curve and millions of people getting the vaccine. And the first sign of an actual return to normalcy of sorts at the movies was this being the first press screening I have attended in over 14 months. It made me smile, yes, and I also was excited to finally see the sequel to a movie that’s among one of my favorites from the past few years. Thankfully, Part II is a worthy sequel that’s more than just another horror movie labeled as a cash-grab hot off the heels of its predecessor that was universally praised and a smashing success at the box office. While it doesn’t reach the crescendo of its predecessor, Part II is still very much an enjoyable moviegoing experience that demands your time in a theater. Read more

A Quiet Place is Intense from Minute One & Brutally Unsentimental (Review)

A Quiet Place is Intense from Minute One & Brutally Unsentimental (Review)

I love a premise so simple and robust that you can capture it in a trailer and the movie can be Exactly As Advertised.  A Quiet Place is that movie. If you’ve seen the trailer then you know what the entire movie is about. It’s not a question of what happens, really, it’s a question of how it happens.  Though to be honest, I still had some problems with the premise. If even the slightest sound can bring these beasties to you, then how do protect yourself when you sleep? People fart in their sleep, it’s fact.  So… special underwear? Oh, and people can snore. Not sure why I went to butt stuff first, but you get my point. You can’t be guarded all the time. Turns out with A Quiet Place this idea is not a bug, it’s a feature.   Read more

Suburbicon is Strange but Under George Clooney’s Sharp Direction it Swings for The Fences (Blu-ray Review)

Suburbicon is Strange but Under George Clooney’s Sharp Direction it Swings for The Fences (Blu-ray Review)

Suburbicon is directed by George Clooney, co-written by Clooney, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, and Grant Heslov. The film stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe, and Oscar Isaac. The blu-ray is available to own now from Paramount Pictures! Check out my review here: Read more

Suburbicon is Pointless & Uncomfortable Failing to Deliver Anything of Value (Review)

Suburbicon is Pointless & Uncomfortable Failing to Deliver Anything of Value (Review)

It’s funny how much the Galaxy pre-show can inform a review.  Not only do we get trailers, we get to watch people talk about the movies they made.  I’m not sure why, but when I saw George Clooney talking about Suburbicon, I knew it was going to be a stinker.  The low reviews were no surprise.  I wasn’t going to see Suburbicon to see if it was good or not, I was going to see why it was bad.  Maybe I was hoping it turned out, against all expectation, to be awesome.  It wasn’t, I hated it.   The rest of the review is going to be why I hated it.  If you’re planning on seeing this movie, stop right and don’t read any further.  I’m going to spoil everything.   Read more