Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Movie Review: Kong: Skull Island

A generally entertaining monster movie that tries so hard to be other things that it never succeeds on its on merit. Primarily, this is yet another remake of “King Kong.” However, this time, the story stays on Skull Island. This is also a Vietnam War flick, with vintage helicopters and music from the era played… Read More »

Movie Review: Logan

A character-driven story, coupled with unapologetic violence, makes one of the most down-to-earth superhero movies. Taking place later than most of the previous “X-Men” films, the final film in the Wolverine franchise requires little knowledge of any of those other movies.. Both lead actors, Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman have strong performances. They build on… Read More »

Movie Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

A bit more of a continuation of the first film as opposed to a sequel, the lack of substance must rely much more this time on the stylized action to carry the weight. The first “John Wick” gave just enough emotional investment in the lead character for the audience to rally behind him and his… Read More »

Movie review: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

An improvement over the last few films in the “Resident Evil” series, but still a bit of a mess. After an awkward start that seems to retcon the finale of the previous film, and some of the overall narrative of the franchise, the movie settles into something more straightforward. There’s an overreliance on jump scares.… Read More »

My Top 5 Best Films of 2016

5. Suicide Squad–Fun characters, solid concept and a perfect Harley Quinn. But, corny villain, uninspired fight scenes and a hit-and-miss take on The Joker don’t do the film any favors. (This will be an unpopular choice. I was ready to put “Batman v Superman” here, but changed my mind. I love what they did with… Read More »

My Top 5 Worst Films of 2016

5. Ghostbusters: Answer the Call– The stars did their best to make this remake work, but the jokes fell flat and the stakes never felt too dire. 4. Sausage Party–A few brilliant moments of comedy couldn’t save a mediocre plot and bizarre ending. 3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows– What people loved… Read More »

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

After a slow start featuring lukewarm characters, this film grows on you and pulls you in by the end. The familiar setting of the previous “Harry Potter” films is replaced by 1920’s New York. While there are still some cool visuals in the places of magic throughout the city, none of them come close to… Read More »