Film Review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Dir: André Øvredal Starring: Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint Runtime: 1hr 47min Spoiler Level: Light! When my class had library periods in elementary school, back in the late nineties/early 2000's, there was one book series that had a waiting list - the Scary Stories books by Alvin... Continue Reading →

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Film Review: Detective Pikachu (2019)

Dir: Rob Letterman Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy, and more. Runtime: 1hr 44min Spoiler Level: Light! As someone who was around back in the late nineties, when the Pokemon sensation swept the globe, I remember the craze when it was at full glory. Not only that, but I actively participated... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Dir: Russo Bros Starring: Everyone, really. Runtime: 3hr1min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Light (ANY MAJOR SPOILERS WILL BE BELOW A CUT) At last, the moment Marvel fans have been waiting for is finally upon us - the hotly-anticipated sequel to 2018's Avengers: Infinity War and the culmination of a 22-film saga that began with 2008's... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Dumbo (2019)

Dir: Tim Burton Starring: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, etc. Runtime: 1hr52min Rating: PG Spoiler level: Light When I first heard that Disney planned to put out a live-action version of the 1941 animated film Dumbo, I - and many others - had reservations. The original Dumbo is a classic, revered... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Captain Marvel (2019)

Dir: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Ben Mendelsohn, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Chan, etc. Runtime: 2hr4min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Anything major will be marked under a 'Read more'! Captain Marvel, the latest origin story in the extensive Marvel Cinematic Universe, follows the titular heroine... Continue Reading →

One Shot #2: Darkest Hour

Though I had an overall so-so opinion of Joe Wright's 2017 Winston Churchill biopic, one aspect of the film stood out to me just as much as Gary Oldman's spellbinding lead performance - and that's Bruno Delbonnel's brilliant cinematography. And part of the reason is this one shot, right here: Even if you haven't seen... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

Dir: Ol Parker Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia, Cher, Meryl Streep, etc. Runtime: 1hr54min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Some small tidbits, but nothing major. Ten years ago, Mamma Mia! hit theaters. I went to see it with a high school friend... Continue Reading →

One Shot #1: The Searchers

Movies are, on a base level, a collection of scenes woven together by a narrative. Like a sweater, comprised of many stitches. Or a sandwich, composed of many layers. And when you break it down even more, and strip more elements away, a film can be reduced solely to images - and some images can... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Dir: Peyton Reed Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Peña, Bobby Cannavale, Walton Goggins, Randall Park, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne, etc. Runtime: 1hr58min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Light, some hints here and there. One tidbit beneath the read-more. I am a big fan of 2015's Ant-Man, to the point where it's in... Continue Reading →

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