Thursday, March 29, 2018

Ready Player One - Review

Internet takes and discussions on the potential quality of Ready Player One have been ongoing since the first trailer dropped with may forgetting one important man behind the production: Steven Spielberg. Coupled with a quality source material from Ernest Cline and it’s hard to imagine how the film could be anything less than a fantastic big screen experience at minimum. All of the proper pieces for the equation are there, but what do they add up to?

Friday, March 23, 2018

Pacific Rim: Uprising - Review

A sequel not bringing back the original director is never the best omen for its potential success, at least from a critical standpoint, and that director being fresh off an Oscar win is even more disappointing for fans of the first film. Luckily there is still plenty of Jaegar and Kaiju action to make up for the lack of creativity and a charismatic lead in John Boyega certainly can’t hurt either.

Friday, March 9, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time - Review

An adaptation of the beloved novel A Wrinkle in Time was always going be put under a microscope. Add onto that the expectations that come from one of the more exciting working directors in Hollywood today signing on in Ava DuVernay, plus the fact that she is the first African American woman to direct a film with a budget over $100 million, and you’ve got a pretty hefty amount of pressure in play. And with expectations, come disappointments as well.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Red Sparrow - Review

A woman put through rigorous training to make her a machine for the Russian government to use in whatever way they see fit, until she begins to have her own doubts about the government she serves. But enough about Black Widow. This R-rated spy thriller seems very similar to the Marvel heroin, however, far more brutal and violent than a Marvel film could be. Could this film deliver what Marvel has yet to?

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Oscar Predictions - Part Four: The Big Six

Unfortunately for the viewing public, it appears, at least on the surface that every single one of the big categories is a lock (outside of Best Picture because it really can’t be a lock anymore, but more on that later). But there have been upsets in the past with apparent easy winners, so it’s at least worth looking at a little bit, so here are the final round of predictions for the 2018 Oscars, the Big Ones.