Mortal Kombat, Movie Review

Mortal Kombat (2021) – Movie Review

Grade: B- The best way to describe the newest live-action take on the beloved fighting game franchise is that it’s a pretty neat car commercial. At least good enough to convince you that the car itself might be worth your wallet. And while you’re while waiting for this nice shiny vehicle to come out, you […]

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Movie Review

Thunder Force – Movie Review

Grade: D+     What’s the first rule of a comedy? Be funny. What’s the first rule of a superhero story? Be exciting. Yet somehow, Thunder Force fails at being both. Starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer with the supporting cast-around out by well-known faces such as Bobby Cannavale, Pom Klementieff, Kevin Dunn, Melissa Leo, […]

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Movie Review

Pain and Gain – Movie Review

Grade: C-   I can recall my first review of Pain and Gain back in the day was one of the few reviews that I’ve written that had people respectfully expressing their disagreements with my intense dislike of the film at the time. And in some ways, I admit that I was a little bit too harsh on […]

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Disney, Movie Review

Treasure Planet – Movie Review

Grade: B Treasure Planet was released in 2002 and is an animated science fantasy action-adventure known for being one of the last few traditionally animated films produced by Disney. Co-directed by Ron Clements and Jon Musker, the film stars Joesph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne, Emma Thompson, Michael Wincott, Laurie […]

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Movie Review

Shadow – Movie Review

    Grade: A     From the director of Hero and House of Flying Daggers comes Shadow, a 2018 Chinese wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou. To achieve victory over a rival kingdom, a general devises an elaborate plan that involves his wife, a lookalike, and two kings.      I’ve meant to see Shadow for the […]

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Best of the best, Movie Review

Drive – Movie Review

Grade: A+     You ever had that film that you remember loving years ago on first viewing, but get worried you inevitably decide to rewatch thinking your initial impressions could be viewed as wearing rose-tinted glasses?     And then you watch it and realize how stupid you were worrying about that in the first place. […]

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Movie Review

Paprika – Movie Review

Grade: A     I really love dreams. Something that we both equally understand and don’t constantly. Something that can feel so real, and yet isn’t—a fascinating trip into one’s own consciousness that is truly theirs in every sense of the word. The surreal nature of it all can translate beautifully for a visual medium like a […]

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Movie Review

Air Force One – Movie Review

Air Force One is a 1997 action political thriller directed by Wolfgang Peterson and starred Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson, Xander Berkeley, William H. Macy, Dean Stockwell, and Paul Guilfoyle. When a group of terrorists hijacks Air Force One, it is up to the president to mount a daring rescue to save everyone by retaking his plane.      I […]

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Documentary, Movie Review

They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead – Movie Review

    They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead premiered on Netflix back in 2018 and was directed by Morgan Neville. This documentary centered on The Other Side of the Wind’s production, the final unrelated film by Orson Welles. With narration provided by Alam Cumming, Neville weaves the tale of Welles’s final 15 years and the struggle he endured to get […]

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