Review – The Strangers: Prey at Night

Ten years after The Strangers snuck into theaters, this follow-up by director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) creeps its way into a very crowded March, hoping to find an audience who is starving for some horror.  As much as I love horror and suspense, I actually wasn't much of a fan of that original 2008 film. ... Continue Reading →

Review – A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

As far as A Wrinkle in Time is concerned, I'm a complete noob.  I've not seen any previous adaptations, I've not read Madeleine L'Engle's novel, and I've never even met someone else who was enthusiastic and/or familiar enough with the property to initiate a conversation with me about it.  I went into this screening knowing only... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Good Will Hunting

Original US release date: December 5, 1997 Production budget: $10,000,000 Worldwide gross: $225,933,435 (Note: Stop.  If you're thinking about getting snippy because Harvey Weinstein produced this movie or because you're mad at Ben Affleck or Matt Damon, stop.  Weinstein is a horrible man who did horrible things.  But Robin Williams was a great man and... Continue Reading →

Review – Tomb Raider

Approximately 22 years ago, the Tomb Raider video game debuted on PC, the original Sony PlayStation, and the much-vaunted Sega Saturn to rave reviews and enthusiastic gamers everywhere, who embraced the third-person adventure game and its butt-kicking protagonist, Lara Croft.  For all the talk of progressive casting in modern filmmaking, video games have been featuring... Continue Reading →

Review – Death Wish (2018)

Here's something weird and funny about me: I was a nine-year-old kid who absolutely loved "Moonlighting". For those who might be unfamiliar, "Moonlighting" was the television detective show that gave Bruce Willis his start in Hollywood as he starred alongside Cybill Shepherd as a pair of private investigators while they shared five seasons of both... Continue Reading →

Review – Annihilation

Annihilation is director Alex Garland's second film.  He first wowed audiences (and me) with 2015's Ex Machina for A24 Studios.  I consider that film to be the greatest pure science fiction film in recent years (maybe tied with Arrival) and so I've been looking forward to seeing what Garland next had in store for audiences in this... Continue Reading →

Review – Red Sparrow

There are movies for adult audiences and then there are movies for Adult Audiences.  In every way imaginable, Francis Lawrence's Red Sparrow is a movie for Adult Audiences and, after a delay, it has finally made its way into theaters.  Originally scheduled to open in November of 2017, Fox delayed the film in an effort... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Lady in the Water

Original US release date: July 21, 2006 Production budget: $70,000,000 Worldwide gross: $72,785,169 M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water was one cog in the wheel of Shyamalan's original fall from grace - not because of him or anything he did or said in his personal life, but simply because audiences and critics alike agreed that... Continue Reading →

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