Archive for the 2019 Category

UNCUT GEMS

Oh, Adam Sandler. He may just be one of the most frustrating talents working in Hollywood. He’s seems like a genuinely nice guy, but he just shows up in so much garbage. A lot of the garbage is produced by him and stars his friends like Kevin […]

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STAR WARS: EPISODE IX – THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Trilogies are a tough nut to crack. You’re telling a single story over three installments, but each installment also has to stand on its own as its own movie. Sometimes trilogies are completely planned from the beginning, such as The Lord of the Rings, but most of them […]

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DARK WATERS

I love me a good legal thriller, but like all well-worn genres, a lot of them just kind of end up feeling stale and more of the same. It’s a lot of people in suits talking in boardrooms, in hallways, in offices, all while pouring over documents […]

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6 UNDERGROUND

I’m not biased when it comes to movie genres. All genres are different and have different goals, and it’s all about how the filmmakers achieve that. For example, I love a quality action films. Well, what makes for a great action film? Great action. Great action that […]

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JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a massive surprise for both the moviegoing public and Columbia Pictures. As it should, a sequel to Jumanji was met with skepticism when it was announced, and it reeked of desperation from Sony to repurpose any IP they own to make a quick buck. […]

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QUEEN & SLIM

People on the run from the law; what a classic concept. Nothing quite says high stakes and suspense like the police being on your tail, wanting to arrest or kill you at every turn. Want to make it more interesting? Then make them a romantic couple! You […]

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PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE

I don’t know what Playmobil is. When I first heard of this movie, I thought they were those Fisher Price toys, which turned out to be Little People. Turns out, Playmobil is a German toy line that probably only the loneliest of kids with the cruelest of […]

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JOJO RABBIT

Taika Waititi is definitely one of the more interesting filmmakers working today. On the surface, his movies seem pretty standard, but he has a certain wit and sarcasm to his material that he competently melds with drama and characterization. The Hunt for the Wilderpeople was one of my favorite films […]

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THE LIGHTHOUSE

The VVitch: A New England Folktale was not only the best horror film of 2016, but I firmly believe it’s the best horror film of the decade, and one of the best of all time. Especially as a debut film, it was masterfully crafted by Robert Eggers, filling us […]

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KNIVES OUT

Oh, Rian Johnson… my man! I have no shame in saying I love this guy. His visual style, his fun ideas, understanding of tone, his interesting stories, excellent casting, his personality, and most of all, his constant subversion of expectations. There’s a very vocal minority of people […]

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