"Everything Everywhere All at Once" Movie Review: An Engaging and Emotional Film
It's hard to imagine how the director of "Everything Everywhere All at Once" pulled it off. It's an engaging and emotional story that defies expectations and takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. I don't want to spoil anything so that's all I'm going to say about the movie!
"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness": A Multitude of Magical and Dark Proportions
"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" is the 2022 sequel to the 2016 film based on the Marvel Comic of the same name. While the pacing needs some tweaking, the sequel is jam-packed with a dark tone, creative visuals, fanservice, and spellbinding performances.
"Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness" (2022) Movie Review
This "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" (2022) Has A Long Title! Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel McAdams! Directed by Sam Raimi!
"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" (2022) Review: Sam Raimi Finally Brings Horror to the MCU
The Doctor Strange sequel sees Sam Raimi in the director's chair for the first time in nearly ten years. "In the Multiverse of Madness" is the first film to introduce horror to the beloved MCU. It probably isn't as dark as you'd like it to be, but it is certainly fun when it wants to be.
"Memory" (2022) Review: A Forgetful and Fatigued Memoir of a Hoary Hit Man
Liam Neeson kills people, but then forgets how to tie his shoes in "Memory." The action thriller co-stars Guy Pearce, Ray Stevenson, and Monica Bellucci, but offers little other than exaggerated grunts, heavy breathing, and middle-aged people you once loved past their prime.
"The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" (2022) Review: The R-Rated Action Comedy of a Lifetime
"Massive Talent" sees Nicolas Cage star as himself in an adult comedy based on and is a tribute to his career. Cage is perhaps the funniest he has ever been while Pedro Pascal is the laugh out loud sidekick to a one of a kind cinematic phenomenon.
"Venom Let There Be Carnage" (2021) Review: The Good and the Bad
The okay sequel to "Venom" (2018).
"The Suicide Squad" (2021) Review: The Good and The Bad
Crazy, action packed and entertaining.
"Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.": A Forgotten Marvel Movie
The 1998 TV movie "Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." was the first attempt to bring Marvel Comics' super-spy to the screen, starring David Hasselhoff.
"Prisoners of the Ghostland" (2021) Review: An Oddball Samurai-Infused Jambalaya
Nic Cage tries his hardest to make "Prisoners of the Ghostland" worthwhile, but it just isn't. It has a lot of influences, but fails to provide its own narrative. Apart from taking away that it's a super bizarre film experience, it is otherwise mediocrity constructed around an insane concept.
"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" Review
Shang-Chi, the master of unarmed weaponry-based Kung Fu, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Rings organization.
The Two Muses of an Assassin: The Portrayal of Two Relationships in "Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning"
Rurouni Kenshin is a series I've followed since it came out in America years ago. And the live-action franchise is one of the best anime adaptions ever made. The final movie explores his past as an assassin and relationship to Tomoe. A relationship I believe that defines the series overall.
Storytelling Through Violence: Blade and Nomak in "Blade II"
As with many trilogies, the second movie of the Blade trilogy, "Blade II," was the best. A primary reason is the final battle of Blade and Nomak.
Storytelling Through Violence: "Rurouni Kenshin: The Final" and the Battle Between Kenshin and Enishi
In the West, sword fights and Japan are usually synonymous. Yet they often communicate an unspoken story within a story. A subtlety that many Western action movies lack because of an over-emphasis on appearance. One of the best examples of this art is from the movie, "Rurouni Kenshin: The Final."
Ranking the "Fast & Furious" Franchise From Worst to First: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Fast Cars & Family!
As of June 22nd, 2021, the Fast & Furious film series is officially 20 years old! I think it's about time we fasten our seatbelts as we speed our way to this wild finish line of a list. Ranking the entire franchise & find out exactly who's faster than the rest. Don't get too furious about who wins!
"The Fast and the Furious" (2001) A Twenty Year Celebratory Movie Review
As of June 22nd, 2021 the Fast & Furious franchise will officially be 20 years old! Why not celebrate this still-going movie series by taking a look back at the original. Not the Roger Corman flick. Care to join me on this ride? Let's talk about 2001's 'The Fast and the Furious' that started it all!
The Villains Were Right: How Christopher Nolan's "Batman" Trilogy Is About the Judgment of Gotham
Most superhero and action movies are about the protagonist rising to the occasion and saving the day. While the "Batman" trilogy looks like it follows that formula on the surface, I would argue it actually does the opposite.
Captain America and Black Panther: How Two Iconic Characters Lose and Regain Their Faith
Captain America and Black Panther are two fan-favorite characters in the MCU. Their strong convictions and morality are inspirational and much of this comes from their upbringing. As the films progress though, this is turned upside down.
Self-Awareness in Progressive Ideologies: How "Black Panther" Handles Just Causes With Self-Examination
The afterlife scene in the 2018 Marvel Studios film "Black Panther" serves as a foreshadowing and warning. Here's why I find that scene's message relevant to today's progressive movements.
Zack Snyder's "Justice League" (2021): A Double-Sized Epic Movie Review
In 2017, we thought the world was given the only official "Justice League" feature we would likely ever see in our lifetime. Turns out there was a production hell that kept the true vision of Zack Snyder on the shelves... until now. Is it better or worse than Joss Whedon's version? Let's find out!
Movie Review: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
This is a spoiler-free review of the 2006 film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and more! Find out if the second film in the "Pirates" series is worth watching.
'Vanguard' 2020 Review: A Messy, CGI-Heavy Action Adventure
Jackie Chan stars in the latest film by Stanley Tong. The 'Vanguard' movie is loaded with sloppy CGI, terrible green screen effects, and a ton of wire work that would sicken the fans of Jackie Chan's more popular films.
'Justice League' (2017) [Whedon Edition] Movie Review
'Justice League' has caused quite a commotion among comic book fans over the last few years; between switching of directors from Zack Snyder to Joss Whedon, reshoots and rewrites, and now the controversy raised by Ray Fisher. But how does the 2017 film hold up before we get a new version next year.
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition' (2016) A Vengeful Movie Review
When the DC film production studio was trying to play catchup with Marvel, they made the tactical move of hitting the fast forward button on their second installment of their latest cinematic universe. Cramming in as much setup they could fit in a three hour runtime... Worth it? Let's find out!