Category Archives: Movie Reviews

My Top 5 Best Films of 2017

For my original reviews, click on the film’s title. I’ve only included 2017 films I’ve seen in the theater, but I will give an honorable mention to “Get Out.” I watched it at home on a laptop, but I think it could’ve been enhanced enough by seeing in on the big screen to have taken… Read More »

My Top 5 Worst Films of 2017

Once again, I didn’t see movies that looked like crap. So, “Transformers,” “The Emoji Movie,” and “50 Shades Darker” won’t be on this list because I didn’t see any of them. It makes it a lot harder to fill out a “Worst films” list when you avoid garbage. To see my original reviews, click on… Read More »

Movie Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

A fun movie that shows potential at times to be great, but never rises to the occasion. The premise/plot is solid and a nice modern twist on the first “Jumanji” film. The execution falters pretty early on as it doesn’t really feel like the characters are advancing through a video game. It’s more like they… Read More »

Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Despite some strong moments, an overall disappointing film. There are many similarities to this movie and “The Empire Strikes Back,” (and also a few major moments in “The Return of the Jedi.”) However, they take what you might be expecting and go a totally different direction. Sometimes this works beautifully, but more often it doesn’t.… Read More »

Movie Review: Justice League

An entertaining film that has all the pieces to become something great, but only manages to be better than average. “Justice League” builds on the best parts of the more recent DC films. Primarily, that means Ben Affleck’s Batman and anything they can cram in from “Wonder Woman.” While this works well for the most… Read More »

Movie Review: Thor: Ragnarok

A fun ride full of humor and action, but lacking a bit with depth. It’s clear from the opening moments that this film will be full of comedy, including some slapstick moments. Not only is the humor more prominent here than in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, but the bright colors and characters also… Read More »

Movie Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

A fun action movie that is a bit too much style over substance. Like the first film, the sequel features stylized action that can be over-the-top at times. While most of it is visually stunning, there’s typically something off about it. The heavy hand of CGI is involved too often, even just for small touches,… Read More »

Movie Review: It

A suspenseful (but not quite scary) movie that strongly adapts the first half of the classic Stephen King novel. I’ve never seen the miniseries adaption, so I can’t compare this film to that. However, many years ago I did read the book, and I do remember the gist of it. Unfortunately, this worked against my… Read More »