Horror May Binge, Movie Review

An American Werewolf in London – Movie Review

     An American Werewolf in London can best perfectly describe as a best of both words type movie. The ideal blend of fun dark comic wit and gruesome violence. It’s been nearly 40 years since the film’s original release, yet it stands on the top of the golden tower as one of the definitive werewolf features.      Something […]

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Horror May Binge, Movie Review

May – Movie Review

So for those unaware, I’ve decided to indulge my cravings for horror films that are have been building up for a while by dedicating the next 15 reviews or so to that genre. I have plenty of movie lineup, the first of which is director Lucky McKee’s mixup of oddball comedy and psychological horror May.   […]

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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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