Blacklight

Film Title

Blacklight

Synopsis

It is time to stop. Now, Liam

Director

Mark Williams

Cast

Liam Neilson
Aidan Quinn
Emmy Raver-Lampman
Taylor John Smith
Claire van der Boom
Andrew Shaw

“Blacklight” – It is time to stop now, Liam. There’s a new Liam Neeson movie coming out, so it must be February. Put another way, it’s February, so what is the name of the latest Liam Neeson action flick? Put a third way, there’s a new movie about a grizzled old lone wolf with a […]

Death On The Nile (2022)

Film Title

Death On The Nile

Synopsis

Denial is just a river in Egypt

Director

Kenneth Branaugh

Cast

Tom Bateman
Annete Bening
Kenneth Branaugh
Russell Brand
Michael Ruse
Gale Gadot
Armie Hammer
Emma Mackey

It is just a river in Egypt. Probably. We often hear people complain about the lack of creativity or originality in Hollywood. Almost exclusively, that complaint is directed at big budget blockbusters and franchises. We know that complaint is completely insincere when we hear nary a peep from those same people about a movie like […]

Moonfall

Film Title

Moonfall

Synopsis

MoonFail… What if…Cotton was a monkey?

Director

Roland Emmerich

Cast

Halle Berry
Patrick Wilson
John Bradley
Charlie Plummer
Michael Pena

“Moonfall” – What if…? In this current age, where conspiracy theorists are given microphones, money, and even elected President, it’s not surprising that we’re seeing them appear as characters in movies and their bullshit confirmed as part of a movie’s plot. In an interview with Collider for his latest film Moonfall, Roland Emmerich is asked […]

Scream (2022)

Film Title

Scream

Synopsis

Old Scream, new Scream, we all scream for no more Scream.

Director

Matt Bettinelli-OlpinTyler Gillett

Cast

Neve Campbell
Jack Quaid
Courtney Cox
David Arquette
Melissa Barrera
Jenna Ortega

I know what you’re thinking- isn’t this Scream 5? I’m obligated to tell you that the official title of this movie is Scream. Yes, it is confusing. Yes, it is indeed the fifth movie in the Scream franchise and, yes, the other sequels did indeed have numbers in their titles. I actually thought this new […]

My Year in Movies – 2021 Edition – Second. Worst. Year. Ever.

Well, we made it through another year. I think. It’s hard to tell. 2021 sure felt a lot like 2020. Maybe not quite the rotten asshole of a year that was 2020, but a lot of people sure tried hard to make it as bad. The Covid pandemic has now entered the fourth major infection […]

The Matrix Resurrections

Film Title

The Matrix Resurrections

Synopsis

Control-Alt-Delete

Director

Lana Wachowski

Cast

Keanu Reeves
Carrie-Anne Moss
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Jessica Henwick
Jonathan Groff

Way back in 1999, the idea of a Matrix sequel was a no-brainer. Neo had just destroyed Agent Smith, warned the artificial intelligence that he was going to set everyone’s minds free, and flew off into the sky like Superman. Four years later, the two-part sequels released and were a bit of a letdown, to […]

The King’s Man

Film Title

The King's Man

Synopsis

In the early years of the 20th century, the Kingsman agency is formed to stand against a cabal plotting a war to wipe out millions

Director

Matthew Vaughn

Cast

Ralph Fiennes
Gemma Arterton
Rhys Ifans
Harris Dickinson

“The King’s Man” – Run Conrad, Run! To franchise or not to franchise? That is the question Hollywood grapples with on a daily basis. Just kidding. Hollywood would franchise your food pictures on social media if they had more than three likes. The only people having conversations about sequels, franchises, and remakes that go beyond […]

Nightmare Alley

Film Title

NIghtmare Alley

Synopsis

Cirque du noir.

Director

Guillermo del Toro

Cast

Bradley Cooper
Rooney Mara
Cate Blanchett
Willme DaFoe
Paul Anderson
Ron Perlman
David Strathairn
Mary Steenburgen
Richard Jenkins

When you watch films by certain directors, you come to expect certain things. If you watch Quentin Tarantino, you expect the movie to explode into a curse-filled bloodbath. If you watch Roland Emmerich, you know the world is ending somehow. If you watch M. Night Shyamalan, you’re know you’re getting a twist and probably spending […]

King Richard

Film Title

King Richard

Synopsis

Athletes are people, too

Director

Reinaldo Marcus Green

Cast

Will Smith
Saniyya Sidney
Demi Singleton
Aunjanue Ellis
Jon Bernthal
Tony Goldwyn

Over the last few years, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know a few retired Major League Baseball players at the Colorado Rockies fantasy baseball camp. The first time they walked into the room with us, I turned into the nine-year-old me that fell in love with baseball. I was practically giddy at the […]

Eternals

Film Title

Eternals

Synopsis

The saga of the Eternals

Director

Chloe Zhao

Cast

Gemma Chan
Richard Madden
Angelina Jolie
Kit Harington
Brian Tyree Henry
Lauren Ridloff

“Eternals” – Forgetting what works. For years, Marvel and its Cinematic Universe (MCU) have been chugging along, producing one great movie after another, with the occasional Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 to remind us that nobody is perfect. Simultaneously, Warner Brothers and its DC Extended Universe (DCEU) have been frantically trying to emulate the […]