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 […]

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Film Title

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Synopsis

Venom: Let There Be Carnage – Yeah, PG-13 Carnage

Director

Andy Serkis

Cast

Tom Hardy
Woody Harrelson
Michelle Williams
Stephen Graham
Reid Scott

In order to understand how low my expectations were for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, think about some of the movies that have come out this year that should have been entertaining, but absolutely crapped the bed. Without Remorse, Mortal Combat, F9, and Snake Eyes were terrible and that is coming right on the heels […]

No Time to Die

Film Title

No Time To Die

Synopsis

The end of another era in 007 films

Director

Cary Joi Fuckanaga

Cast

Daniel Craig
Ana de Armas
Rami Malek
Ralph Fiennes
Lea Seydoux
Christoph Waltz

“No Time to Die” – The end of an era It has been six long, long years since the last James Bond film (Spectre) graced us with its presence. In fact, those years were so long that I forgot that I created a review format for James Bond films. This is a pleasant surprise for […]

The Addams Family 2

Film Title

The Addams Family 2

Synopsis

The Addams Family 2 – Uhhhhhh….naaaaaaah

Director

Greg Tiernan-Conrad Vernon-Laura Brousseau

Cast

Oscar Issac
Charlize Theron
Chole Grace Moretz
Javon Walton
Snoop Dog
Bette Midler

“The Addams Family 2” – Uhhhhhh….naaaaaaah. When I was a kid, I loved watching reruns of the old Addams Family TV show. They made me laugh and I liked the spooky factor. As an adult, I cannot watch reruns of that show. They are terrible. And not terrible in the way of watching them through […]

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

Film Title

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

Synopsis

Praise The Lord, indeed. The story of Tammy Faye



Cast

Jessica Chastain
Andrew Garfield
Cherry Jones
Vincent D'Onofrio
Sam Jaeger
Mark Wystrach

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye” – Sweet Jesus. Up until a month ago, my exposure to televangelism consisted of two experiences. The first, and recurring weekly, was sitting in the church parking lot after Sunday mass trying to get reception on the little TV in our family van while my parents were at some adult […]

Shang-Chi And The Legend of The Ten Rings

Film Title

Shang-Chit and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Synopsis

Shang-Chi is forced to confront his past

Director

Destin Daniel Cretton

Cast

Simu Liu
Awkwafina
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung
Menger Zhang
Fala Chen
Wah Yuen
Michelle Yeoh

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” – I’ll try not to geek out too much on you. With the release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, we can officially say the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has really begun. Yes, I know Loki and WandaVision and Falcon […]

The Protege

Film Title

The Protege

Synopsis

Two old guys and a girl

Director

Martin Campbell

Cast

Samuel L. Jackson
Michael Keaton
Maggie Q
Patrick Malahide
David Rintoul
Robert Patrick

Is it just me or do assassin movies seem to be really hit or miss? Yep, an assassin pun right of the gates. It’s a serious question though. Leon: The Professional is pretty much the gold standard. The first three Bourne movies were pretty solid, but the last two were not. The Hitman and its […]

The Suicide Squad

Film Title

The Suicide Squad

Synopsis

Time for Plan B to thwart enemies on the island of Corto Maltese

Director

James Gunn

Cast

Margot Robbie
Idris Elba
John Cena
Joel Kinnaman
Michael Rooker
Viola Davis

Let’s try plan B. It’s pretty clear by now that the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) is essentially toast. Or, it’s a giant mess of barely connected movies that nobody has bothered to plan out, but really, it’s both. And that is how we got a sequel to Suicide Squad that is actually a remake, but, […]

Jungle Cruise

Film Title

Jungle Cruise

Synopsis

Jungle Cruise is a reel entertaining movie from Disney

Director

Jaume Collet-Serra

Cast

Dwyane Johnson
Emily Blunt
Paul Giamatti
Edgar Ramirez
Jesse Plemons
Jack Whitehall

The Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland is one of the original attractions from when the park opened. It is filled with animatronic animals and shows every bit of its sixty-six years. Yet, inexplicably, it always has a long wait time because, well, I’ll have to get back to you on that one. For lack of […]