Category: Movie Reviews
DC Films’ upcoming Joker, a gritty origin story for the infamous Batman villain starring Joaquin Phoenix, just won the most coveted award at Venice Film Festival.
In previous years, the jury-selected Golden Lion was awarded to The Shape of Water and Roma — two films that then went on to become big Academy Award winners. Joker has proven to be the big critical surprise of the 2019 Venice International Film Festival.Read More
Directed by self-proclaimed genius, Quentin Tarantino.
Synopsis (courtesy of IMBD.com): A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.
Quentin Tarantino called this his “masterpiece.” In fact, he said recently that it may be the last movie he ever makes. He thinks it’s that good.
Most will agree, Spider-Man is the best – but which Spider-Man is your Spider-Man?
Over the past 57 years, we’ve seen Spider-Man rebooted, rebranded, spun-off, multiversed (sp?), memed, turned into a popsicle, and more. He’s been Peter Parker, Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy, and, on one particularly noteworthy occasion, an anthropomorphic pig voiced by John Mulaney.
In Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker’s latest on-screen appearance, the iconic hero is portrayed by none other than MCU golden boy Tom Holland. It’s Holland’s fifth time in the role, and arguably one of his best performances. Read more…
The reviews of Spider-Man: Far From Home are rolling in and critics have mixed feelings about the epilogue to Marvel’s grandiose Infinity saga.
As the follow-up to Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home has a lot of eyeballs on it as fans eagerly await to see the fallout of the final conflict and see what Marvel is setting up for its next phase of movies.
Reviews have noted that it’s refreshingly lighter and more fun than Endgame, making it a great palette cleanser follwoing years of major conflict, while simultaneously exploring some of the threads that Endgame left dangling and, of course, injecting some FX-heavy action and adventure along the way. Read more…
I never look at movie reviews before I see a movie because I don’t want to be influenced by someone who wants to control me or my thoughts. And I don’t write reviews with spoilers because I don’t want to be the one controlling people or their thoughts. After all, I’m not Facebook!Read More
Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s detour leads him to his long-lost friend, Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they are two worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.Read More
It’s official: the new Elton John biopic Rocketman is a better movie than Bohemian Rhapsody, according to most reviewers — even me, an avowed Queen superfan.
Rocketman also plays less fast and loose (or should that be slower and tighter?) with the true history of its subject — benefitting from the fact that Elton himself was an executive producer on the film. (Many of Rhapsody’s errors just so happened to make Freddie Mercury look worse than his surviving bandmates, Brian May and Roger Taylor, who just so happened to be consultants on the film.)
Nevertheless, the film is riddled with biographical errors big and small. Some are deliberate and work, some are deliberate and don’t. Sure, it’s common for historical entertainment to change details in service of the story; even HBO’s accurate, sober Chernobyl conflates its characters.Read More
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.
When he was 14, John Smith drowned in Lake Saint Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail. Then the youth’s mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there was a pulse, and Smith came around.Read More