Movie Reviews

Movie Review - American Made

Movie Review - American Made

"American Made" is the story of a street-smart everyman who does some shady dealings and finds himself rich beyond his wildest dreams, but at the cost of his soul....

Movie Review - Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Movie Review - Kingsman: The Golden Circle

When we last left Eggsy (Taron Egerton), he had completed his transformation into a Kingsman; going from aimless slacker to dashing British secret agent. He had...

​Movie Review - American Assassin

​Movie Review - American Assassin

"American Assassin" stars Dylan O'Brien as CIA asset Mitch Rapp. The paperback-based Rapp is an action hero akin to Jack Ryan, Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne, and I'll...

Movie Review - Wind River

Movie Review - Wind River

The box office has been in a bad place lately. Last week didn't bring much in the way of new wide releases other than the pathetic "Leap!" This week there were no...

Movie Review - Leap!

Movie Review - Leap!

"Leap!" is an animated kids' movie that teaches the lesson that if you work hard and practice every day for years... you're a sucker. Just be a natural and cut to...

Movie Review - The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Movie Review - The Hitman’s Bodyguard

This movie didn't need to work very hard to gain my favor. It's an R-rated movie starring three actors who are really good at swearing. Ryan Reynolds brought crude...

Movie Review - Annabelle: Creation

Movie Review - Annabelle: Creation

We were first introduced to possessed doll Annabelle in 2013's "The Conjuring," where she was freaky, but inconsequential. She was spun off into her own prequel...

Movie Review - The Dark Tower

Movie Review - The Dark Tower

My understanding is that this film is not a straight adaptation of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" book series, but rather a sort of sequel that cherry-picks elements of...

Movie Review - The Emoji Movie

Movie Review - The Emoji Movie

Last week I reviewed "Dunkirk" and I talked about how early reviews had set the bar impossibly high, which prevented me from appreciating the film more. This week...

Movie Review - Dunkirk

Movie Review - Dunkirk

Entertainment Weekly killed "Dunkirk" for me. Not because the review written by Chris Nashawaty was negative or turned me off in any way, but because it went too far...

Movie Review - War for the Planet of the Apes

Movie Review - War for the Planet of the Apes

In this era of remakes and reboots and other words to describe digging up long-dormant franchises, the revival of "Planet of the Apes" has turned out to be one of...

Movie Review - Spider-Man: Homecoming

Movie Review - Spider-Man: Homecoming

For most of "Spider-Man: Homecoming," I didn't see why the movie was getting so much praise from critics. I didn't like Tom Holland's take on Peter Parker aka Spider...

Movie Review - Despicable Me 3

Movie Review - Despicable Me 3

"Despicable Me 3" barely contains any of the franchise's trademark Minions, and the little we do get isn't really related to the rest of the movie. It's as if the...

Movie Review - Transformers: The Last Knight

Movie Review - Transformers: The Last Knight

You're probably expecting me to trash this movie. And make no mistake, it deserves to get trashed. Its script is horrendous, its editing is a joke, its jokes are...

Movie Review - Cars 3

Movie Review - Cars 3

"Cars" is probably the most unpopular arm of the Pixar universe. The first film was only moderately well-received, the sequel was the first eligible Pixar film not...

Movie Review - The Mummy

Movie Review - The Mummy

"The Mummy" is the first official entry in the "Dark Universe," a franchise where Universal aims to revive its classic movie monsters and have them mingle. Think of...