Review – Solo: A Star Wars Story

It hasn't been all that long since Star Wars: Episode VIII: - The Last Jedi stormed into theaters and thrilled most audiences and angered a very vocal few by staying true to the characters in spite of themselves and delivering a surprising story that wasn't quite what anyone expected.  How.  Dare.  They.  (That review is here.) ... Continue Reading →

Review – Deadpool 2

Josh Brolin is having one heck of a summer, isn't he?  First he stood toe-to-toe with the Avengers as Thanos and now here he is as the fan-favorite character Cable, giving Deadpool a run for his money (unless they're friends, of course.  One can never tell with these two.).  Deadpool 2 has been highly anticipated... Continue Reading →

Review – Avengers: Infinity War

We weren't ready. Here we are.  We have arrived at one of the most anticipated films of all-time, if not the single most-anticipated.  Ten years ago, the Marvel Cinematic Universe began with Iron Man.  Over the course of the next four years, Marvel Studios built to what, at the time, we thought was their end game - The... Continue Reading →

Review – Isle of Dogs

I was beginning to think I wasn't going to be able to find a way to catch Wes Anderson's latest film Isle of Dogs until my local theater went and surprised me by getting it over the weekend.  Truth be told, I've never been a huge Wes Anderson fan.  I don't outright dislike his work, but I'm... Continue Reading →

Review – Rampage

Here we are with another new video game adaptation in the form of Rampage from director Brad Peyton and starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.  The Rampage video game came along in the eighties, when video games were simpler (and arguably more fun, in many cases).  In the game, the player chose one of three massive monsters -... Continue Reading →

Review – Ready Player One

I read Ernest Cline's Ready Player One because of Robin Williams.  Shortly after Williams's passing, I caught a radio replay of an interview with him that was conducted by Whoopi Goldberg.  At one point in the interview, she simply asked him, "What are you reading?"  His response: "Ready Player One."  If I remember correctly, she, like... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Finding Nemo

Original US release date: May 30, 2003 Production budget: $94,000,000 Worldwide gross: $940,335,536 I've been a Pixar fan as long as most everyone else has been: since the beginning.  Still, in spite of that, I somehow missed seeing Finding Nemo in the theaters upon its original release.  I still don't really recall how that happened.  I've... Continue Reading →

Review – Pacific Rim: Uprising

It's been approximately five years since Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim hit theaters and, for a long time, all we heard is that a sequel was (to paraphrase) "probably coming".  Del Toro's original film (which is actually my favorite del Toro film, alongside Hellboy II: The Golden Army) was moderately successful, but not overwhelmingly so, making... 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 →

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 →

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