Friday, February 15, 2019

Happy Death Day 2U - Review

The dark, and somewhat twisted, comedy mixed with horror created a surprising, but ridiculously fun film in Happy Death Day. And due to its low-budget turned solid hit moniker, a sequel was all but guaranteed to be put into development (and if you believe producer Jason Blum, an entire cinematic universe). Sequels are tricky, especially after the first came out of nowhere, but the filmmakers have completely shifted the franchise’s tone and genre to keep things fresh, even if the quality dips along with it.

Friday, February 8, 2019

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part - Review

A still lingering bitterness over The LEGO Movie being snubbed for Best Animated Feature back in 2014 should tell you all you need to know about the love for the first film. It was a surprising but remarkably imaginative and visually creative hit, so making a worthy sequel was never going to be easy. However, the ideas from the minds of writers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller always seem to click in some fashion, and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is no exception.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Miss Bala - Review

The latest Hollywood remake of an exceptional foreign film joins a list that one does not want to be a part of. While it’s hard to justify its existence in the first place, Miss Bala tries very little to convince audience members it deserves their money or their praise. It may be the first film of February, but this certainly features all the monikers of a January film.