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 →

My Week in Movies

So my internet is terrible and I had to write all of this on my phone, please excuse any typos. But this week I managed to get to the theater four times, so I thought I'd post some mini reviews... Avengers: Endgame (Reissue): The sequel to last year's massive Marvel hit Infinity War and the... Continue Reading →

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 →

Unusual Skills

You can know someone for decades, and still be surprised when they throw out seemingly random facts about themselves. Obscure little tidbits that don't quite make it into "About Me" sections and convos because there is little opportunity to slide them in organically without sounding like you're bragging. Well, I'm definitely not rife with such... 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 →

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 →

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