Movie Review: TWISTERS Is Pure Junk Food Cinema

Lee Isaac Chung’s sequel to 1996’s Twister is precisely what you’d expect from a second installment. With a few tweaks, this movie delivers more of the same popcorn cinema that either thrilled or disappointed audiences. I enjoyed Jan De Bont’s first installment because of what it is- pure spectacle with little depth and no foothold… Continue reading Movie Review: TWISTERS Is Pure Junk Food Cinema

Movie Review: LONGLEGS Is One of the More Disturbing And Unnerving Films of This Year

There has been a lot of hype surrounding this serial killer horror film, and I can honestly say it lives up to it. While it isn’t the most excellent movie of its kind, filmmaker Oz Perkins delivers a film that will impact every audience member who experiences it. Though the influences are apparent, Perkins still… Continue reading Movie Review: LONGLEGS Is One of the More Disturbing And Unnerving Films of This Year

Movie Review: FLY ME TO THE MOON Has Its Exciting Moments, But Its Romantic Element Is Not One of Them

For some reason, the filmmakers behind this fictionalized take on the moon landing decided that the romantic-comedy approach is the way to compel its audience. Imagine if Ron Howard and his writers envisioned a take on the Apollo 13 story that needed something extra to rivet its audiences by injecting into its story an amusing… Continue reading Movie Review: FLY ME TO THE MOON Has Its Exciting Moments, But Its Romantic Element Is Not One of Them

Movie Review: MAXXXINE Delivers A Serial Killer Mystery That Falls A Bit Short When It Comes To Mystery

As a fan of this movie series, I had a good time with this latest franchise installment. That said, this newest chapter is very predictable about the real villain. Filmmaker Ti West has much love for cinema and the various eras of Hollywood, which inspired him. His latest foray in this saga takes place during… Continue reading Movie Review: MAXXXINE Delivers A Serial Killer Mystery That Falls A Bit Short When It Comes To Mystery

Movie Review: DESPICABLE ME 4 Is Enjoyable Family Fun

This entire franchise is a blur to me. Every installment succeeds in delivering various levels of entertainment, but not one single episode is particularly memorable. That said, I had some fun watching the latest movie in this saga, but at the end of the day, I cannot honestly say that this film will actually stay… Continue reading Movie Review: DESPICABLE ME 4 Is Enjoyable Family Fun

Movie Review: BEVERLY HILLS COP: AXEL F Relies Heavily On Nostalgia

To set the record straight, I like this installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, but much of that love comes from my previous adoration of the first two installments of this movie saga. Director Mark Molloy and his screenwriters Will Beall, Tom Gormican, and Kevin Etten have much love for the first two movies… Continue reading Movie Review: BEVERLY HILLS COP: AXEL F Relies Heavily On Nostalgia

Movie Review: DADDIO Is A Great Showcase Of Acting Talent

Originally envisioned as a stage play, Daddio takes a unique approach to storytelling, allowing Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn to showcase their talent. The film unfolds during a cab ride from an airport to a destination, a seemingly mundane setting that becomes the backdrop for a profound connection between the passenger and the driver. Written… Continue reading Movie Review: DADDIO Is A Great Showcase Of Acting Talent

Movie Review: A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE Gives More of the Same, But Is Still Compelling Due To Its Main Protagonist

Writer/director Michael Sarnoski, known for the critically acclaimed Pig, returns with a prequel to the A Quiet Place series. This new chapter unfolds in the bustling metropolis of New York City, a city known for its cacophony, now a prime target for the alien invaders who strike at any sound. While the film introduces new… Continue reading Movie Review: A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE Gives More of the Same, But Is Still Compelling Due To Its Main Protagonist