Apr 302020
 
Movie Review: Trolls World Tour

Trolls World Tour Directed By: Walt Dohrn Starring:  Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake My Rating: This is one of the first films to go straight to a streaming release instead of theaters due to the coronavirus pandemic. Coincidentally the movie studio made quite a bit of money. The films digital success was even discussed on the morning news. The numbers indicate that the movie studio probably made more money because of the digital release than they might have from a theatrical release. I doubt that dooms theaters … at least I hope not. Be that as it may, the film itself was just OK. Most of [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 142020
 
Movie Review: Onward

Onward Directed By: Dan Scanlon Starring:  Tom Holland, Chris Pratt My Rating: A side effect of these extraordinary times is the early digital release of new movies. The latest Disney film became available on Disney+ after only a month in theaters. While nothing will compare to the theater experience, it’s nice to be able to see new movies during quarantine. Keep in mind, not all movies will be free with a subscription to a streaming service. Another obvious perk to Disney+. Here is my movie review of Onward. Brief Synopsis Spiderman (Tom Holland) and Starlord (Chris Pratt) team up for this typical Disney “feel good” [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 242020
 
Movie Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Directed By: Marielle Heller Starring:  Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys Release Date: November 22, 2019 My Rating: I know this movie isn’t exactly a recent release; last November in fact. However a movie about someone as iconic as Mr Rogers cannot go without commenting. The man defined an entire generation; my generation. The trailer for this film had me choked up with nostalgia and Tom Hanks seemed like the perfect cast. And he was! However, this movie isn’t actually about Fred Rogers, its about the man writing a profile on Mr. Rogers; Lloyd Vogel. This movie is a true story. [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 282019
 
Movie Review: Avengers Endgame

Avengers: Endgame Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo My Rating: Despite the looming “Superhero Burnout“, this movie is crushing it at the box office. It is already breaking the same records The Force Awakens broke four years ago. I fully expect this film to continue to break records set by Star Wars, including top grossing movie of all time in the domestic box office. Honestly, I’m glad it’s a Marvel movie too. In the spirit of the #DontSpoilTheEndgame trend, this is a SPOILER FREE movie review, however if you have not seen Infinity War yet, then consider [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 182019
 
Movie Review: Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel Directed By: Anna Boden Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson My Rating: A Kree by the name of Vers (Brie Larson) crashes on Earth, circa 1995. She is hunting Skrull who are seeking technology the Kree do not want them to have. Assisting her on her mission is SHIELD agent Nick Fury. During her search she also has flashbacks that seem to be from a previous life. Are these flashbacks key to defeating the Skrull and/or helping her find out who she really is? Biggs’ Review I really enjoyed this movie. I can’t say if it’s the witty writing or the homage to [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 232019
 
Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon 3

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Directed By: Dean DeBloisStarring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Kit Harrington My Rating: If you have kids then you know that when they are young and they latch onto something, you’ll groan at the mention of its very name. If it weren’t for my daughter I probably never wouldn’t have watched any of the How to Train Your Dragon movies. When she latched on to these movies, I actually didn’t mind. The depth of the world is immersive and suddenly you find yourself talking about the lore and characters. Despite watching all the different series, several times at [… Click to Continue …]