Movie Reviews

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...

Movie Review - The Post

Movie Review - The Post

It's hard to talk about "The Post" without talking about how the film is clearly trying to dominate awards season. A good place to start is with the Oscar pedigree...

Movie Review - Insidious: The Last Key

Movie Review - Insidious: The Last Key

"Insidious" is one of those horror franchises that likes to jump around a lot in its timeline. "The Last Key" takes place second out of the four films. The story...

Movie Review - Pitch Perfect 3

Movie Review - Pitch Perfect 3

When we last saw the a cappella group The Bellas in "Pitch Perfect 2," most of them were graduating college and the sky was the limit for their futures. But, as we...

Movie Review - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Movie Review - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" bears very little resemblance to its 1995 predecessor. That film was about a jungle-themed board game that invaded our world. This...

Movie Review - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Movie Review - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

2015's "The Force Awakens" breathed new life into the "Star Wars" saga. For years the franchise had slowly been undone by ill-received prequels, retouchings, and add...

Movie Review - The Disaster Artist

Movie Review - The Disaster Artist

NOTE: This movie is playing on less than 1,000 screens in the country, so it might not yet be in your area. But its popularity is growing, so be on the lookout for...

Movie Review - Wonder

Movie Review - Wonder

2015's "Room" never reached a wide enough audience to justify a review from me, but if it had, I would have absolutely gushed over the performance of then-7-year-old...

Movie Review - Coco

Movie Review - Coco

I cannot overemphasize how badly 2017 needed "Coco." After 2016 saw no fewer than four animated films end up on my year-end Top 10 list, this year has been one of...

Movie Review - Justice League

Movie Review - Justice League

What can I say about "Justice League" other than that the DC Universe is way too late to the party on this? The film is of course trying to capture the magic of "The...

Movie Review - Daddy’s Home 2

Movie Review - Daddy’s Home 2

"Daddy's Home" was one of the worst movies of 2015. I took two hours out of my Christmas Day to cringe through an obnoxious feud between a doting stepdad (Will...

Movie Review - Thor: Ragnarok

Movie Review - Thor: Ragnarok

It's been over two years since we've seen Thor (Chris Hemsworth), which seems like forever in Marvel Cinematic Universe time. He missed the dissolution of The...

Movie Review - Jigsaw

Movie Review - Jigsaw

I had never seen any of the "Saw" movies prior to "Jigsaw." The first seven films all came out before I was doing this column regularly, and I had no desire to pump...

Movie Review - Happy Death Day

Movie Review - Happy Death Day

Tree (Jessica Rothe) is having an unhappy birthday. She wakes up in the bed of a stranger named Carter (Israel Broussard). Carter's roommate says something...