I’ve seen worse. Coming out of Pacific Rim: Uprising, there were plenty of moviegoers that enjoyed the film and that is cool. There is plenty of room in our lives for big, loud, popcorn flicks like Pacific Rim: Uprising. I, myself, enjoyed the hell out of Pacific Rim and gave it a gigantic pass on […]
Film TitlePacific Rim: Uprising
Giant robots don’t fight giant monsters for the vast majority of the screen time.
DirectorSteven S. DeKnight
Film TitleTomb Raider
Lara Croft is back in the first video game movie adaptation that isn’t an embarrassment on some level.
We might finally have a winner. Growing up playing video games, my generation has been waiting year after year for a good movie adaptation of a video game. Hell, we would settle for just average at this point. The genre kicked off back in 1993 with the ridiculously inept Super Mario Bros. and has continued […]
Film TitleA Wrinkle in Time
Three kids led by three costumes search for coherence.
And several in my brow. Recently, I have watched a couple of classic movies with my five-year old son – Jaws and the original Godzilla (the black and white Japanese version from 1954). He loved them and has now watched them multiple times. And, in case you are wondering, no, he has not had any […]
Five women explore a bubble their kids blew that just won’t pop.
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Is something burning? One of the best signs that you have just seen a worthwhile movie is you want to see it again. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t sure whether you liked it or disliked it because bad movies almost never illicit yearning for a second viewing. Well, unless you are into ironic viewings […]
Film TitleGame Night
And now it’s gone
DirectorJohn Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Can I play? Have you ever wanted to participate in one of those murder mystery nights with a group of people? Yeah, me neither. I tried it one time years ago and it was one of the most awkward memories I have. In order for it to be even remotely fun, everyone involved has to […]
Film TitleEarly Man
Cavemen. And villagers. Playing soccer-ball foot-ball.
Soccer? Really? Of all the animated films I’ve taken my son to see, Early Man is easily the weakest. Of course, that doesn’t matter to my five-year old, so the only thing I will say about this film is if it inspires my son to want to play soccer (which the very idea of watching […]
Film TitleBlack Panther
Black Panther battles vibranium smugglers and ghosts from the past.
Michael B. Jordan
You almost had it. For the first 114 minutes of its 134-minute running time, Black Panther is a really good movie. Those 114 minutes are exactly what we’ve come to expect from a Marvel Studios movie – fun, witty, and visually excellent, with memorable characters you cannot wait to see more of in future movies. […]
Film TitleMaze Runner: The Death Cure
Ki Hong Lee
Running in circles. With The Hunger Games series concluding more than two years ago and the Divergent series crashing and burning with its third film, the so-called Young Adult genre has all but died in the film world. That is not to say studios aren’t still trying to find the next Hunger Games, but they […]
Film TitleDen of Thieves
A crew of highly trained thieves attempt to pull of a heist and character development ensues.
O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Brian Van Holt
I did not see that coming. Raise your hand if you get super excited when you first hear about a new Gerard Butler movie. Anyone? No? Okay, raise your hand if you loved 300 and forgave Butler for doing bad rom-coms like The Ugly Truth and The Bounty Hunter. Still nothing, huh? How about this […]
Film TitleThe Commuter
An ex-cop turned insurance salesman is coerced into a deadline game of Guess Who on a train.
Like Murder on the Orient Express, but not. Happy 2018 everybody. As we welcome in 2018, I’m hoping to spend a lot of executive time in my shithole. If you were wishing for 2018 to be a fresh start, keep on wishing everybody. On behalf of all non-deplorable Americans, I apologize to Haiti, El Salvador, […]