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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Take a Chance

Way back in 2008, I was sixteen years old and on vacation with my family in Massachusetts. My dad and I got into an argument over movies - he had already seen Iron Man, and insisted it was better than the film I had twice seen already, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. However, neither... Continue Reading →

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 →

Five Favorite Avengers from the MCU!

(To celebrate the coming of Avengers: Endgame this Friday, I thought I would list my five favorite Avengers thus far. I am on vacation atm, so I apologize if this post is not as fleshed out as it could be!) 5.) Black Panther / T'Challa  In the MCU, T'Challa's rise to prominence has been one... 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 →

One Shot #4: Babe (1995)

There is nothing like a good, wholesome film; the kind you can pop in and watch at anytime, but are perhaps best on a rainy afternoon, when you can curl up on the couch with a warm blanket and a cup of coffee, or tea, or hot cocoa. A film that warms the heart and... 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 →

Best Picture Countdown #1: The Favourite

"I have sent for some lobsters. I thought we could race them and then eat them." - Olivia Colman as Queen Anne in The Favourite (2018) Of all eight films nominated for Best Picture at the 91st Academy Awards, Yorgos Lanthimos's semi-ridiculous period dramedy The Favourite impressed me the most. A thrilling combination of absurd... Continue Reading →

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