A Quiet Place Part II

Film Title

Quiet Place Part II

Synopsis

There are even more threats than the creatures who hunt by sound in Quiet Place 2

Director

John Krasinski

Cast

Emily Blunt
Millicent Simmonds
Cillian Murphy
John Krasinski
Noah Jupe
Djimon Hounsou
Scoot McNairy

“A Quiet Place Part II” – Everything can hear you scream. Since I did not write a full review of A Quiet Place, just noted it as arguably the best movie of 2018 in my year-end review, it is worth spending a little time here to talk about it before getting into Part II. A […]

Cruella

Film Title

Cruella

Synopsis

A tale of two Emmas

Director

Craig Gillespie

Cast

Emma Stone
Emma Thompson
Joel Fry
Paul Walter Hauser
John McCrea
Emily Beecham
Kayvan Novak

“Cruella” – A tale of two Emmas. For years, Disney has been trying to recapture the magic of beloved classics, either by remaking them or attempting to reimagine them, and mostly failing. Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Maleficent, and more. I get that people have enjoyed some of them, […]

Without Remorse

Film Title

Without Remorse

Synopsis

Watch this movie with confidence of remorse

Director

Stefano Sollimo

Cast

Michael G. Jordan
Jamie Bell
Guy Pearce
Jodie Turner Smith
Todd Lasance

“Without Remorse” – Until you watch this film. While we continue to wait for theaters to reopen with movies we actually want to pay for, streaming services are still pumping out plenty of content for us to chew on. Three weeks ago, Without Remorse dropped on Amazon Prime and I finally found some time to […]

Wrath Of Man

Film Title

Wrath Of Man

Synopsis

Another movie about bad guys vs. really bad guys

Director

Guy Ritchie

Cast

Jason Statham
Holt McCallany
Rocci Williams
Josh Harnett
Jeffery Donovan
Andy Garcia
Scott Eastwood

“Wrath of Man” – You think you’re soooo clever. One of the things I enjoy the most about writing movie reviews is learning new things. For instance, did you know Guy Ritchie was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award (Razzie) for worst director? And if you were guessing for which movie, it was not for […]

Mortal Kombat

Film Title

Mortal Kombat

Synopsis

Finish me already. Please

Director

Simon McQuoid

Cast

Lewis Tan
Jessica McNamee
Joe Talsim
Josh Lawson
Mehcad Brooks
Matilda Kimber
Laura Brent

“Mortal Kombat (2021)” – Finish me already. I’m struggling, friends. On one hand, I asked for big, dumb blockbusters to come back. On the other hand, not like this. You don’t need me to tell you that Mortal Kombat is a shit movie catering to the dumbest common denominator. That was a given; it’s right […]

Voyagers (2021)

Film Title

Voyagers

Synopsis

No one cares if you yawn in space

Director

Neil Burger

Cast

Colin Farrell
Tye Sheridan
Lily Rose-Depp
Fionn Whitehead
Chante Adams
Wern Lee
Quintessa Swindell

“Voyagers” – No one can hear you conch in space. I hate Lord of the Flies. I hate the book, I hate the 1963 film adaptation, and I hate the 1990 film adaptation. If I had known Voyagers was Lord of the Flies in space, I might not have wanted to watch Voyagers. They got […]

Godzilla vs. Kong

Film Title

Godzilla vs. Kong

Synopsis

Yet another chapter of violence unfolds for the ultimate beastie boys. 

Director

Adam Wingard

Cast

Alexander Skarsgard
Millie Bobby Brown
Rebecca Hall
Brian Tyree Henry
Shun Oguri
Elza Gonzalez
Julian Dennison

“Godzilla vs. Kong” – It was everything I thought it could be. This movie is what I have been missing for the past year. Big, loud, dumb blockbusters that promise one thing. Prior to this, Wonder Woman 84 was supposed to be that movie, except not the dumb part. Of course, WW84 turned out to […]

Greyhound

Film Title

Greyhound

Synopsis

Tom Hanks is a Naval Commander this time, trying to lead a convoy away from the Germans

Director

Aaron Schneider

Cast

Tom Hanks
Elizabeth Shue
Stephen Graham
Rob Morgan
Matt Helm
Craig Tate
Travis Quentin

Greyhound – Living room popcorn just isn’t the same. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon and Netflix were making attempts to cut into the theater business with direct-release original movies on their streaming services. For the most part, those films consisted of two types of movies – award bait and toilet residue. Trying to compete […]

Raya And The Last Dragon

Film Title

Raya And The Last Dragon

Synopsis

A warrior in Kumandra is determined to find the last dragon

Director

Don Hall/Carols Lopez Estrada

Cast

Kelly Marie Tran
Awkwafina
Izzac Wang
Gemma Chan
Daniel Dae Kim
Benedict Wong
Sandra Oh

“Raya and the Last Dragon” – Has it been so long? I am so happy to watch a new movie that is not Oscar bait (though I’m still happy about those) and not called Wonder Woman 1984. I’m also a sucker for fantastical quest movies, so all this movie had to do was not be, […]

Tom and Jerry (2021)

Synopsis

Tom & Jerry enhance the lamentations of Grandpa

Director

Tim Story

Cast

Tom
Jerry
Chole Grace Moretz
Other Voices

“Tom and Jerry” – Sorry, grandpa. Before we get to my son’s thoughts about Tom and Jerry, I’m going to weigh in a bit. When I was a kid, whenever we went to my grandparents’ house, we watched Tom and Jerry cartoons with my grandpa. It was the best part of the visit and I […]