Category Archives: Review

…evolve

alien-covenant-teaser-posterThe genres of summer blockbusters can truly run the gamut, from superhero adventures to nail biting thrillers to epic tales of historic heroism, there is something for everyone. This week’s movie takes us to the thrilling world of

This week’s movie takes us to the thrilling world of the sci-fi thriller with Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant.”

This chapter of the “Alien” franchise picks up where the 2012 “Prometheus” left off, opening with a closer look at the beginnings of David (a synthetic human being played by Michael Fassbender) and a rather profound conversation with his creator, Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce). Read the rest of this entry

…Dethrone

Every summer has its fair share of flops, and director Guy Ritchie’s, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” is unfortunately this summer’s first.

An updated King Arthur story with some Game of Thrones edge would have been a welcome addition to this summer’s blockbuster lineups. Sadly this film misses its mark…by a lot. Read the rest of this entry

…find beauty

kv4k6h3While Disney’s, “Beauty and the Beast” may not be quite “as old as time,” since its release in 1991 it’s become truly cherished by many. So, to say that the stakes were high for the live-action revival doesn’t quite seem to cover it.

To slightly misquote Belle (Emma Watson), “This is the [classic movie] of my childhood.” It is the part of the makeup of an entire generation who grew up loving this bookworm non-princess. So, I’m pleased to say this reimagination will not disappoint the fans of the original film. In fact, I’d venture to say they’ll delight in the many questions it answers, and If you don’t know what questions I’m referring to, you’re probably not a millennial. So let me enlighten you… Read the rest of this entry

…Show Your Claws

Official SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen “Logan,” proceed with caution.

“Logan,” the final film in the Wolverine trilogy, has been a long time coming. Nearly two decades after his first appearance in 2000’s “X-Men,” Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine has appeared in nine X-Men films to date. There have been highs and lows, with the first two Wolverine films unfortunately falling into the latter category.

Throughout all the films the human and the animal side of this beloved X-Men character have been in constant conflict. On one side, there’s Logan who’s haunted by his past and struggles with his role as hero or antihero. On the other, there’s Wolverine who acts on pure instinct and seems unaware of the body count that’s piling up around him.

With “Logan,” director James Mangold shows us a Wolverine who is finally facing his own demons. Slowly poisoned by the Adamantium used to enhance his powers, he faces his own mortality. Read the rest of this entry

…assemble

legobatmanonesheetWhen it comes to the superhero genre, just about everything has been covered. We’ve focused on the B-list heroes, the villains, and even given some time to super questionable match-ups (Superman would flatten Batman in a fair fight…it’s just true).

And yet, somehow in the midst of what would appear to be peak superhero saturation, the greatest superhero movie of the year has appeared in the last place you’d expect…among building blocks.

Enter: “The LEGO Batman Movie” Read the rest of this entry