Nov 262018
 
Movie Review: The Grinch

The Grinch Directed By: Scott Mosier, Yarrow Cheney Starring:  Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams My Rating:  I’m not really sure why there has to be another retelling of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The only thing I found appealing was the voice acting of Benedict Cumberbatch. If I didn’t have a 4-year-old that loves the Grinch I probably wouldn’t have spent the time (or money) to see this movie in the theater. With that said, this is my movie review of The Grinch. I don’t think I need to provide a synopsis of the movie. You should know the story of How The Grinch Stole [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 172018
 
Movie Review: Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2 Directed By: Brad Bird Starring:  Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson My Rating:  It’s been 14 years since the last Incredibles movie. During the 14 years, animated movie fans have been clamoring, relentless for the sequel. Disney/Pixar finally gave in to the cacophony. I don’t know why it took over a decade to produce a sequel. I understand animation takes quite a bit of work, but perhaps it was the challenge of bringing the entire cast back. Whatever the case may be, they pick up exactly where the last movie ended. The family of heroes work together, in a group storming [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 042018
 
Movie Review - Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story Directed By: Ron Howard Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke My Rating:  Let’s face it, this movie was doomed from the moment it was announced. It’s poor opening weekend is as lackluster as the fan reaction of the original announcement. Critics are all pathetic so I could care less what they think; and I generally ignore the fare-weather fans. Admittedly, I have been skeptical of this movie since its announcement, but I prefer to keep an open mind. For what it’s worth, calling it a “flop” seems a little harsh and unfair. How can you expect a movie to [… Click to Continue …]

Dec 162017
 
Movie Review - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars The Last Jedi Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill My Rating:  Simply put, I think The Last Jedi is marvelous! I am really confused as to why audiences are not responding well, but that is typical for the middle movie of a trilogy. I admit that this movie is quite different from any other Star Wars movie. It’s dark, with some light humor (often delivered by Oscar Isaac). It has some pretty intense moments; apparently I was, unknowingly, squeezing my wife’s hand throughout most of the film. It was so awesome to see Mark Hamill reprise his [… Click to Continue …]

Dec 282016
 
Movie Review - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Directed by: Gareth Edwards Starring: Felicity Jones, Alan Tudyk My Rating:  A second Star Wars movie in a year is a dream come true for Star Wars nerds the world over. I saw this movie in a Dolby Cinema off of Times Square in New York City. It’s one of 10 Dolby Cinema theaters in the country and this should be the only way to watch a Star Wars movie. Rogue One takes a different approach to telling a story in the Star Wars universe. It’s a movie that isn’t part of the main story but it does make a [… Click to Continue …]

Sep 072016
 
Movie Review: Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad Directed by: David Ayer Starring: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie My Rating:  It has been a while since my last movie review post. Batman vs Superman (BvS) may have been the last one I did so it’s serendipitous that Suicide Squad is next. I can’t believe there was no warning that you should see BvS before you see Suicide Squad. It picks up shortly after the events of BvS so you should watch that first, if you don’t want a spoiler. Suicide Squad is esoteric to comic geek canon. In other words, if you are not familiar with DC villains then you probably have no [… Click to Continue …]