Movie Reviews

Movie Review - Life of the Party

Movie Review - Life of the Party

For those of you who think I spent too much time last week whining about "Overboard" not being funny, just a heads up that "Life of the Party" this week is going to...

Movie Review - Overboard

Movie Review - Overboard

"Overboard" is a remake of a reprehensible 1987 film starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. In that film, poor slob Russell takes advantage of the amnesia suffered...

Movie Review - Avengers: Infinity War

Movie Review - Avengers: Infinity War

As long as there have been The Avengers, there has been the threat of Thanos (Josh Brolin). The villain's visage first appeared midway through the credits of the...

Movie Review - Rampage

Movie Review - Rampage

"Rampage" stars Dwayne Johnson as a primatologist who has to save Chicago from the triple terror of an enormous genetically-mutated gorilla, an enormous genetically-...

Movie Review - A Quiet Place

Movie Review - A Quiet Place

I really liked "Don't Breathe," the horror movie from 2016 with the blind antagonist and potential victims who had to be careful to not make a sound. That movie had...

Movie Review - Ready Player One

Movie Review - Ready Player One

It's no accident that "Ready Player One" opened on Easter weekend, as this movie is obsessed with Easter Eggs. Not the kind one paints and puts in a basket, but...

Movie Review - Pacific Rim: Uprising

Movie Review - Pacific Rim: Uprising

2013's "Pacific Rim" was a movie about giant robots called Jaegers that fought giant city-leveling monsters called Kaiju. Yes, the story was officially about the...

Movie Review - Tomb Raider

Movie Review - Tomb Raider

There's a rule among movie buffs that there has never been a decent live-action adaptation of a video game. Not a single one. A scant few detractors will defend the...

Movie Reivew - A Wrinkle in Time

Movie Reivew - A Wrinkle in Time

Last week I reviewed "Red Sparrow," a spy movie with a typical spy movie plot. All of the characters had their own agenda, loyalties kept flip-flopping around, and...

Movie Review - Red Sparrow

Movie Review - Red Sparrow

"Red Sparrow" is a movie that never stays the same quality for very long. It'll seem clever and intricate for a few scenes and then do something stupid. It'll be...

Movie Review - Game Night

Movie Review - Game Night

"Game Night" sees its characters playing one of those elaborate role-playing games that's spread out over several miles and involves a full company of actors. I'm...

Movie Review - Black Panther

Movie Review - Black Panther

We were first introduced to T'challa aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) two years ago in "Captain America: Civil War." A prince from the fictional African country...

Movie Review - Fifty Shades Freed

Movie Review - Fifty Shades Freed

I don't blame the birds for chirping or the fish for swimming. I don't blame February for being cold or a romantic restaurant for being booked up on Valentine's Day...

Movie Review - Winchester

Movie Review - Winchester

"Winchester" opened on a bad weekend, and I mean that on two fronts. The first is that it's the weekend of the Super Bowl, so the movie can kiss its Sunday evening...

Movie Review - Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Movie Review - Maze Runner: The Death Cure

"Maze Runner: The Death Cure" really missed out on the "YA book series set in a dystopian future" bandwagon. That trend essentially ended when "The Hunger Games"...

Movie Review - 12 Strong

Movie Review - 12 Strong

"12 Strong" is one of those January movies that wants people to think that it's in awards contention even though it isn't. We're at the point in the year when movies...