Lightyear

Film Title

Lightyear

Synopsis

While attempting to return home, Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear encounters an army of fuel-stealing robots

Director

Angus Maclane

Cast

Chris Evans
Keke Palmer
Taika Waititi
Peter Sohn
James Brolin

“Lightyear” – That’s why Andy wanted a Buzz Lightyear doll? As I usually do for animated flicks, I interviewed my now ten-year old son to talk about the movie. In hindsight, I definitely should have done this before he played in a three-day baseball tournament and forgot half the movie. Stick around at the end […]

Top Gun: Maverick

Film Title

Top Gun: Maverick

Synopsis

The ageless Maverick returns to fly again

Director

Joseph Kosinsky

Cast

Tom Cruise
Val Kilmer
Jennifer Connelly
Miles Teller
Monica Barbaro
Ed Harris

“Top Gun: Maverick” – Shock and awe. If ever there was a movie where my expectations were set to negative one million, it’s every Fast and Furious movie. One tick higher was Top Gun: Maverick. Like every other Gen X/Millennial, I have fond memories of the original Top Gun, complete with the ability to sing […]

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Film Title

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Synopsis

A forbidden spell opens the door to the Multiverse -or- It’s not complicated

Director

Sam Raimi

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch
Elizabeth Olsen
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Benedict Wong
Xochitl Gomez
Rachel McAdams

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” – It’s not complicated. We’ve seen the multiverse coming to the MCU for quite a while. It all started when the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) taught us about the multiverse in Doctor Strange. We get another glimpse of it in Avengers Endgame, when the Ancient One explained to […]

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Film Title

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Synopsis

Nicholas Cage plays Nick Cage

Director

Tom Gormican

Cast

Nicholas Cage
Pedro Pascal
Tiffany Haddish
Ike Barinholtz

“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” – Nic Cage is…inevitable. If ever there was a person who could be described as a movie, it’s Nicholas Cage. It’s right there in a title that is as pompous and full of itself as it is long. What really made me want to see the film was the […]

The Bad Guys (2022)

Film Title

The Bad Guys

Synopsis

Bad criminal type animals attempt to go straight

Director

Pierre Perifel

Cast

Sam Rockwell
Mark Maron
Awkwafina
Craig Robinson
Anthony Ramos

The Bad Guys – Does farting really make someone bad? It took me a while to put my finger on it, but I finally realized why The Bad Guys failed to resonate with me. The opening of the film shows a wolf and a snake having breakfast at a diner. Everyone else in the diner […]

The Northman

Film Title

The Northman

Synopsis

A Robert Eggers Viking Epic

Director

Robert Eggers

Cast

Alexander Skarsgard
Nicole Kidman
Willem DaFoe
Claes Bang
Ethan Hawke
Anya Taylor-Joy
Gustav Lindh

The Northman – Alexander Skarsgard is tight. My main goal in writing film reviews is to entertain you while I tell you about a movie. While I can’t even sniff the same comedic galaxy as Pitch Meeting or Honest Trailers, I do my best to come up with jokes to make your read slightly less […]

Ambulance

Film Title

Ambulance

Synopsis

An ambulance in La-La Land

Director

Michael Bay

Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Eiza Gonzalez
Garret Dillahunt
Jackson White

“Ambulance” – La-La-Land. It shouldn’t take long into a viewing of Ambulance for you to realize you’re getting a movie that had approximately three minutes of thought put into its screenplay. For reasons that make absolutely no sense, the title highlights the “LA” part, as if it matters even a tiny bit what city this […]

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Film Title

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Synopsis

How to make magic boring

Director

David Yates

Cast

Eddie Redmayne
Jude Law
Mads Mikkelson
Ezra Miller


We are often faced with choices in life that we wish we could go back and choose again. While walking into the screening of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, I was presented with a choice of schwag for the film – would I like a movie poster or a reusable, cloth grocery bag? As […]

The Lost City

Film Title

The Lost City

Synopsis

Pretty Dumb, but no, wait, pretty dumb.

Director

Aaron Nee - Adam Nee

Cast

Sandra Bullock
Channing Tatum
Daniel Radcliffe
Brad Pitt
Da'Vine Joy Randolph

“The Lost City” – Pretty, but dumb. No, wait, that’s pretty dumb. Have you ever been to a comedy show or open mic night where the comedian absolutely bombed? That’s what The Lost City is, but with a little bit of silly action and a lot of hammy acting. I’m not saying it is completely […]

Deep Water

Film Title

Deep Water

Synopsis

That’s definitely not a candy bar floating in the pool

Director

Adrian Lyne

Cast

Ben Affleck
Ana de Armas
Tracy Letts
Dash Mihok
Brendan C. Miller
Rachel Blanchard

“Deep Water” – That’s definitely not a candy bar floating in the pool. One of the first things they teach students in screenwriting class is to write a sympathetic protagonist so the audience has someone to root for. Apparently, the writers of Deep Water – Zach Helm and Sam Levinson – missed that week of […]