Friday, April 27, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War - Review (NO SPOILERS)

There are honestly no words to describe the level of anticipation for Avengers: Infinity War. The buildup of a franchise for ten years to this type of massive cinematic event is unprecedented, a possible once in a lifetime experience even. Constructing these interesting characters and watching them grow throughout multiple films has been a ride in and of itself, but the big finish is here, the steep drop in the tracks, the end all be all of the last decade of Marvel films.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Truth or Dare - Review

In 2018’s second game themed film, Blumhouse brings the world Truth or Dare. A studio that has slowly become somewhat respected in the horror genre, returns to the days of releasing really dumb movies. If a film titled Truth or Dare ever had potential to be good, the filmmakers destroyed any that and instead delivered one of the worst films of the year.

Isle of Dogs - Review

Anytime a director like Wes Anderson, with his track record and distinct style, releases a new film, it feels like a gift to film lovers. A return to stop motion animation nine years after Fantastic Mr. Fox makes that gift even sweeter. The picturesque nature of Anderson fits neatly inside the detailed world of stop motion animation, a perfect combination if you will. Throw in dogs on top of that and it’s really hard to imagine the final product being anything but quirky and fun.

Friday, April 6, 2018

A Quiet Place - Review

Perhaps the most underappreciated element of a truly great horror flick is the use of sound. The implementation of the creepy or the complete unsettling silence, sound in scary situations is vital to executing an effective horror. One of these well-made films, in surprising fashion, comes from an unlikely source, a former television comedy star in John Krasinski, who seemingly announces his entrance onto the scene with an incredible film.

Blockers - Review

Is it possible for there to be two great comedies from major studios before the first quarter of 2018 is even over? After Game Night received its praise earlier this year, it seems Blockers is getting its fair share now as well, though the two are wildly different outside of their ability to separate from typical studio fare. Simply put, Blockers is a gender bent, raunchy, teen comedy that is a mashed up 2018 version of multiple past films into something that surprisingly works.