Malignant was released in U.S. theaters and on HBO Max on Sept. 10, 2021. It currently holds a 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, with 63 reviews from critics. The film is yet another venture into horror from the brilliant James Wan, but did it live up to his previous works? Malignant follows Madison, who is petrified
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was released in U.S. cinemas on September 3, 2021. It currently holds a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, with 224 reviews from critics. The newest Marvel film is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings follows Shang-Chi, who must face his past
The Void is a Canadian horror film that had a limited cinema release in the U.S. on March 31, 2017 and was released digitally on April 7, 2017. It was directed by Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski. This is a film that I always have a blast with, but I feel that many people don’t know
Here is my ranking of all of the Suicide Squad members, from my least favorite to favorite.
Featured this week on Poster Palooza is Jordan Peele‘s 2019 film, Us. Instead of the usual single poster that is featured, I am going to be showcasing three from this movie because they are all so beautifully done. Posters: My Thoughts: Each of these posters utilize exceptional imagery to immediately convey the point of the
A Quiet Place Part II was released on 4k, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 27, 2021. Like always, there was an exclusive steelbook from Best Buy, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the artwork, so i went with the standard 4k release. Package: Visuals: A Quiet Place Part II is presented in the standard
It’s the sweet slip edition of Blu-ray Bonanza this week and I’m taking a look at Logan!
On this edition of Cinematography Café, I will look at the beautiful 1982 film, Blade Runner.
A new trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage was just released this morning. Watch it and find out my thoughts here!
I am ranking all of the movies that I saw in July. Find out my list here!
Stillwater was released in U.S. cinemas on July 30th with a runtime of 140 minutes. As of right now, it holds a 75% on Rotten Tomatoes, with 122 reviews from critics. The film is directed by Tom McCarthy. Stillwater follows Bill Baker, as he goes on a journey to France in an attempt to exonerate
On this week’s edition of Poster Palooza, I will be looking at the iconic poster for Back to the Future.
The new trailer for House of Gucci released! Found out my thoughts here:
The Green Knight was just released in theaters. Could it be the best movie of 2021? Find out my thoughts here:
Scarlett Johansson sued Disney for a breach of contract and Disney responded, calling the lawsuit “sad and distressing”. Read my thoughts here:
Tenet is the featured product on this week’s Blu-ray Bonanza. I will be taking a look at this awesome steelbook!
Spiral: From the Book of Saw was released on 4k, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 20, 2021. There was an exclusive steelbook from BestBuy; however, I decided to go with the standard 4k version, which looks like this: It is definitely one of the most unique and strange slipcovers that I have ever seen, which
From MGM, Flag Day (directed by Sean Penn) is based on a true story and follows John Vogel, the most notorious counterfeiter in U.S. history who printed over 22 million dollars. The film dives into the relationship between him and his daughter after she struggles to accept his past. The release date is listed as
Old was released in the United States on July 23 and was directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film currently holds a 51% on Rotten Tomatoes and has certainly been divisive, like many of Shyamalan’s movies. While there are definitely a lot of flaws, I actually came out of the theater quite satisfied. Old follows
College and the stress that COVID-19 has brought upon the film industry has made it difficult to watch and review many movies for several months. Now that I have more free time I was finally able to check out The Hunt. It was released in the U.S. on March 13, 2020, and starred Betty Gilpin,
Ready or Not was released earlier this year and was directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. Some came out of this film somewhat disappointed, however I did not feel that way at all. The huge positive aspect of this film is what everyone else has said: Samara Weaving. She played the bride named Grace,
Hate Crime is a film from TriCoast Studios that will be released digitally on September 24, 2019. It is directed by Steven Esteb and focuses around a husband and wife after their son is set for execution for murdering his gay friend. They each have to deal with the regrets and fears that they have
IT: Chapter 2 is the sequel to IT from 2017 and while it does boast some very cool sequences, there are still a lot of problems. Let’s start off this review by stating the obvious; the cast was phenomenal. Like everyone else is saying, they did a terrific job with casting the adults in the
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a film based off of the books written by Alvin Schwartz. It weaves several stories from the books into the film, however is it effective or not? I read the books when I was a kid so I was very excited to hear that they were making
Pulp Fiction is a film about two hit men who have to retrieve a suitcase that was stolen from their boss. It starts as a smaller scale mission, but then begins to involve more and more people including a boxer that they pay to lose a fight. They then go through a series of many
The 2009 remake of Friday the 13th was directed by Marcus Nispel. To me, this is one of the better film’s in the Friday the 13th franchise and it is also definitely the most unnecessarily hated. The first positive aspect of this film is the cast. While there were no spectacular performances, the acting was
Dragged Across Concrete features police partners who are recently suspended for assaulting someone on camera. Without payment while they are suspended they decide to try and earn some easy money. However, while entering this criminal underworld they have to face much tougher obstacles than they ever anticipated. The film features Mel Gibson as Brett Ridgeman
Driven is a film told from the point of view of Jim Hoffman, who is an FBI informant. He moves to a house in California and his neighbor ends up being John DeLorean. As DeLorean is trying to make the car of his dreams he is lured into a cocaine deal by Hoffman which leads
47 Meters Down: Uncaged is the very cleverly named sequel to 47 Meters Down and is directed by Johannes Roberts. The story features four teenage girls who go cave diving in a ruined underwater Mayan city. After swimming for some time they then realize that there are several sharks in the water. They then go
Good Boys is the story of three sixth grade boys named Max, Lucas, and Thor who go on the journey of their life throughout one day. They call themselves “The Bean Bag Boys” and they do everything together. This film was directed by Gene Stupnitsky and it is a very different comedy than most people
Stuber was released in the U.S. on July 12, 2019 and directed by Michael Dowse. It is a plot that we have seen before, however the incredible chemistry between the two leads make it a refreshingly entertaining watch. The story features around Stu and Vic. Stu works at a store, but is also an Uber
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw was released in the U.S. on August 2, 2019 and directed by David Leitch. A very outrageously stupid movie, however everyone involved knows what it is and in the end made it wildly entertaining. The story features around Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw. The villain in the film
Spider-Man: Far From Home was directed by Jon Watts and released in the U.S. on July 2, 2019. It is a film that does have some script issues, however triumphant fight scenes and an awesome twist propel it to amazing heights. The cast was probably my favorite thing about this film. Tom Holland is the
Rocketman was released in the U.S. on May 31, 2019 and directed by Dexter Fletcher. It is a very refreshing and mostly real take on Elton John’s life. I thought that the cast in this film did a terrific job. The featured actor was Taron Egerton who played Elton John. Unlike Bohemian Rhapsody, all of
Men in Black: International was released in the U.S. on June 14, 2019 and directed by F. Gary Gray. While it isn’t that good of a movie, it still does find ways to be entertaining. The cast in this film is filled with a lot of familiar faces, however none of the acting is extraordinary.
Midsommar was released in the U.S. on July 3, 2019 and was written and directed by Ari Aster. This is a very unique movie for me to review because after thinking about it I did enjoy the film, however it is still somewhat hard for me to recommend to the average viewer. The story features
Crawl was released in the U.S. on July 12, 2019 and directed by Alexandre Aja. It is a different take on the vicious-killer animal genre. The story features Haley, who is a swimmer at the University of Florida. After just finishing a practice she realizes that a category 5 hurricane is coming right towards her.
Booksmart was released in the U.S. on May 24, 2019 and directed by Olivia Wilde. It is a very refreshing and entertaining comedy. The story features our two main characters Amy and Molly who have just focused on school throughout all of high school. On the last day of school they realize that all of
Nightmare Cinema was released in the U.S. on June 21, 2019. It is a horror anthology film with stories directed by Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryûhei Kitamura, and David Slade. The story features five people who are brought to a theater to view films that show them their worst fears. The movie featured
Season 2 of Dark is a Netflix Original German TV show that released on Netflix on June 21, 2019. Yet again, another brilliantly made, ambitious, and highly entertaining season. Just like the first season, I won’t comment on the cast directly since they all spoke in German so I had to listen to the English
Dark is a Netflix Original German TV show which premiered it’s first season on Netflix on December 1, 2017. It was co-written by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The show starts off in 2019 with a couple of children beginning to disappear from a town in Germany. As the children go missing their family’s relationships begin
Annabelle Comes Home was directed by Gary Dauberman and co-written with James Wan. This wasn’t a bad film… however, I found myself wondering why it was necessary at all besides a cash grab. The beginning of the film features Ed and Lorraine Warren taking the Annabelle doll back to their home and locking it away
Baby Driver was released in the U.S. on June 28, 2017 and directed by Edgar Wright. This is a very unique film as it utilizes it’s music more than usual. It also offers a very exciting and fun story in the process. The story features Baby, who is a getaway driver for robberies and other
The Hustle was released in the U.S. on May 10, 2019 and directed by Chris Addison. This had a lot of promise due to the two leading actresses, however it was a complete disappointment. The movie is about two con artists named Penny and Josephine meeting. They start off disliking each other, however ultimately end
Let me start off with this… I really enjoyed this movie. The Child’s Play “remake” is widely released in cinemas on June 21, 2019, however there are some screenings on June 20. I was lucky enough to be able to go see it opening night and I was very pleasantly surprised. Child’s Play was directed
Into the Dark’s They Come Knocking is a Hulu original that was released on June 7, 2019 and directed by Adam Mason. It has an interesting concept, but it has troubles executing it and ultimately falls flat. This film centers completely around a man (Nathan) and his two daughters (Clair and Maggie) some time after
Godzilla was released in the U.S. on May 16, 2014 and directed by Gareth Edwards. It is entertaining in spurts, but not a great movie in the end. The story features Godzilla sort of… It really features people more, while Godzilla is hardly even there until the last half hour. It is kind of disappointing
The Nice Guys was released in the U.S. on May 20, 2016 and was directed by Shane Black. It is a movie with a very unique and funny premise with two stars that have great chemistry. We see Holland March who is a private investigator being hired by an older lady to find her niece.
The Predator was released in the U.S. on September 14, 2018 and was directed by Shane Black. It’s not as bad of a movie as you may think… however, it’s not really good either. The start of the movie we see a predator ship crash on earth. We then see a military team being attacked
Captive State was released in the U.S. on March 15, 2019 and was directed by Rupert Wyatt. This was a film that I wanted to see when it was released, however it wasn’t at any theaters near me so I wasn’t able to. Now that it is out digitally and on Blu-ray I was finally
Baywatch was released in the U.S. on May 25, 2017 and was directed by Seth Gordon. It is a raunchy comedy that is very stupid… but it embraces it! The movie starts off with Matt Brody showing up to be a lifeguard at the beach right before tryouts begin. He explains to the Lieutenant (Mitch)
La La Land was widely released in the U.S. on December 25, 2016 and was directed by Damien Chazelle. A musical/romance filled with several great songs and a pretty interesting story as well. At the beginning of the movie we see our two main characters (Mia and Sebastian) meet in Los Angeles traffic. This initial
The Hate U Give (or THUG) was released in the U.S. on October 19, 2018. It was directed by George Tillman Jr. and is based off the book written by Angie Thomas. It offers a powerful message while still having a great story. The story centers around Starr who is the daughter of Maverick and
Suicide Squad was released in the U.S. on August 5, 2018 and was directed by David Ayer. It has a promising premise, but it is sure one heck of a mess… The film starts off with Amanda Waller, the head of a secret government agency, telling her colleague about the group of villains she is
Game Night was released in the U.S. on February 23, 2018 and was directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. It is a film filled with comedy and action, while also boasting several plot twists. The story begins with Max meeting Annie at a trivia night. We see a montage of their time playing
Operation Avalanche was released in the U.S. on September 16, 2016 and was directed by Matt Johnson. This is different than most films as it is a “mockumentary” and it was definitely filmed in some very unconventional ways. The start of this movie is seeing our two main characters Matt Johnson and Owen Williams go
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was released in the U.S. on December 14, 2018 and was directed by Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, and Bob Persichetti. This was definitely very different and one of the best Marvel movies ever. The story follows Miles Morales as he is bitten by a radioactive spider. He has to learn how
Stronger was released in the U.S. on September 29, 2017 and was directed by David Gordon Green. This is truly a motivational and inspiring story that really connects with it’s audience. The story centers around Jeff Bauman as he wants to get back together with his ex-girlfriend Erin Hurley. He is trying to impress her
Love, Simon was released in the U.S. on March 16, 2018 and directed by Greg Berlanti. This is a story that may feel uncomfortable to some, however I think that it is necessary in our current society. The story follows Simon as he lives a perfectly normal life, except he has one big secret (he’s
Kong: Skull Island premiered in the U.S. on March 10, 2017 and was directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. It is a movie filled with a lot of cool shots, and several awesome fight scenes. The cast was pretty great for a “MonsterVerse” movie. Tom Hiddleston played James Conrad who was the leader of the expedition. His
Ma was released on May 31, 2019 and directed by Tate Taylor. It definitely has a weird premise, but it does pay off… somewhat. The movie starts off with Maggie and her mom moving into their new house back where her mom was from. She meets some new friends and they invite her to hang
Unicorn Store is a Netflix original that was released on April 5, 2019 and directed by Brie Larson. I knew nothing about this movie at all going in, and honestly it was really just the colorful poster image that led me to watching it. The story follows KIt who is living with her parents and
The Perfection is a Netflix original movie that was released on May 24, 2019 and directed by Richard Shepard. This was one crazy movie… Without giving away any spoilers I will give a brief summary of the plot. Lizzie is a student of Anton at the Bachoff Academy and she is a great musician. She
Before the new remake of Child’s Play comes out I decided to watch all 7 of the previous films to rank and review them. This is one of my favorite horror franchises, however there are definitely some lackluster movies in this group. It is also worth noting that Don Mancini has written every movie in
Deadpool 2 was released on May 18, 2018 and directed by David Leitch. The sequel to Deadpool brings on many new characters and offers a different type of story. There is still a mix of comedy and action just like the first one. At the beginning of the movie we see Wade and Vanessa living
Deadpool was released on February 12, 2016 and directed by Tim Miller. This review could be slightly biased because this is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time. The movie covers Deadpool’s origin (duh). It goes through how he gets his cancer cured to gain superhuman abilities which then makes him look almost
22 Jump Street was released on June 13, 2014 and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. This was a sequel to 21 Jump Street (Obviously), and it offered many laughs just as the first one did. The story was basically the same scenario as the first one except they went to college instead of
The original Pet Sematary was released on April 21, 1989 and directed by Mary Lambert. This was a very interesting story to me and it was a good adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. The cast in this movie was pretty good as they all fit their roles well. Dale Midkiff played Louis while Denise Crosby
Us was released on March 22, 2019 and was written and directed by Jordan Peele. This was one of the craziest movies that I have seen and I was actually a fan of the big twist at the end. It yet again shows Peele’s amazing talents and shows that he has a bright future ahead.
Get Out was released on February 24, 2017 and was written and directed by Jordan Peele. This was definitely a very different type of movie that you had to play very close attention to in order to understand all of its twists and turns. The cast in this movie is pretty amazing and basically every
Poms was released on May 10, 2019 and directed by Zara Hayes. This was a movie that I wasn’t expecting a lot out of going in. However, I somewhat enjoyed the movie and I got quite a few laughs out of it. There were still some things that bothered me in it, but I think
Godzilla: King of the Monsters was released on May 31, 2019 and directed by Michael Dougherty. I got the privilege to see this movie opening night in a relativity empty theater. It was definitely a movie that was all over the place, however it kept my attention throughout. As most other reviews say, it had
Isle of Dogs was released on March 23, 2018 and was directed by Wes Anderson. It takes place in the future in Japan when all dogs are moved to Trash Island due to the many diseases that they carry. The story then continues when a young boy flies over to the island in search for
When They See Us was released on Netflix on May 31, 2019 and was written and directed by Ava DuVernay. The story is told in a four episode miniseries as it follows the Central Park 5, which was a group of five boys who were wrongly charged with raping and assaulting Trisha Meili. It goes
A Star is Born was released on October 5, 2018 and directed by Bradley Cooper. This was somewhat of a romance movie, however there was also a lot of drama and emotion involved. It set around two singers who meet and fall in love, however drugs and alcohol come in the way of that. This
Get Hard was released March 27, 2015 and directed by Etan Cohen. It is a movie that just by the title you can tell is very comedic. The whole premise of this movie is basically just seeing Kevin Hart try to make Will Ferrell tougher. While it is very funny at times, the comedy is
21 Jump Street was released on March 16, 2012 and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. This movie is part action and part comedy and the two pieces really blend well together. The writers did a good job of allowing the comedy to really be the driving force in the movie. The actors in
First Man was released on October 12, 2018 and directed by Damien Chazelle who also directed La La Land. First Man was a very different movie than most that I am used to seeing. It featured a lot of up-close shots with shaky camerawork. To me, I felt like they used this style to convey
Scream was released in 1996 and directed by the great Wes Craven. When I watched this movie for the first time as a young kid around the age of twelve I was utterly terrified. Now, as a college student, I look back and wonder how I was so scared of this movie. There is a