Jul 102021
 
Movie Review: The Tomorrow War

The Tomorrow War Directed By: Chris McKay Starring: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons My Rating: I heard different things about this movie, but I generally avoid most reviews. Since the days of Siskel and Ebert nobody has come close to their caliber of movie analysis. Granted, I rarely agreed with Ebert who once said that a comic book movie wasn’t “realistic enough” … because comic book characters are real. Anyway, enough soapboxing about those guys, may they rest in peace. This is a time travel movie and we all know how I feel about time travel movies, it’s rarely done right. However I really [… Click to Continue …]

Jan 042021
 
Movie Review: Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 Directed By: Patty Jenkins Starring: Gal Gadot, Kristin Wiig, Pedro Pascal My Rating: While this is my first movie review of 2021, I did not see this movie in 2021. In fact we watched this film on New Years Eve, so technically I saw this movie last year. However since it was a movie we watched in the evening, I did not have time to write up a review before 2020 ended. I think we were all ready for 2020 to be over. The year is 1984 (obviously, by the title) and Diana is still going about her day covertly rescuing people [… Click to Continue …]

Jul 282020
 
Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks Directed By: John Lee Hancock Starring:  Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson Release Year: 2013 My Rating: I realize this movie is 7 years old but nobody is really going to the theater right now so I might as well review something new I’ve watched. Perhaps others on the fence about this movie will finally reach their decision about whether or not to watch it. Tom Hanks must be one of those actors that can be made to look like anybody. It’s an uncanny transformation to be able to go from Fred Rogers to Walt Disney. Personally I think his portrayal as Fred Rogers [… Click to Continue …]

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 …]