Thursday, May 9, 2024

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes - Review

In the conversation concerning the best modern movie trilogies, the rebooted Planet of the Apes films is often mentioned. The combination of its rich themes and captivating narrative, not to mention their wild entertainment value, few big franchise films have reached the heights of this franchise in the 21st century. And now it’s back. After a brief hiatus from theaters since 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes, director Wes Ball returns to post-apocalyptic world of intelligent apes, setting a new foundation for stories to come.

Friday, January 12, 2024

Mean Girls - Review

 20 years later, this newest version of a now classic high school manages to capture what made the original stick so well for so long: get a good cast and have fun. Now it’s unclear where the careers of the latest cast will go, but this should serve as a great introduction to the world for many of them. Throw in some catchy melodies, in spite of some shaky lyrics, and update a few outdated story beats and you get a fun time at the movie theater, which is a rare occurrence in January. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Poor Things - Review


There are certainly going to be some surprised audience members this holiday season when it comes to Poor Things. For those unfamiliar with the dark, slightly twisted mind of director Yorgos Lanthimos, the shock of the sensibilities of this satirical affair are bound to confuse a multitude of individuals expecting a fun, perhaps weird, Emma Stone comedy. But, for those ready to get lost in the surreal world that Lanthimos and crew have crafted, you just might experience one of the best films of 2023.