Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story - Review

There hardly needs to be a reason to be excited for a new Star Wars film, but with Solo: A Star Wars Story, there were plenty of reasons to be a bit apprehensive. Luckily, despite having to reshoot nearly 70% of the film, director Ron Howard, who took over in the eleventh hour, seems to have righted the ship. With an undoubtedly uphill battle regardless, the newest entry in the long running franchise looks to squash those apprehensive of its mere existence.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Deadpool 2 - Review

Despite being a fairly popular character in the age of superhero movies, the success of the Deadpool in 2016 came as a shock to just about everyone. Of course, this success in Hollywood means a sequel with a bigger budget and a ton of freedom. And despite losing the director from the first film to the second, one piece remains constant, Ryan Reynolds, that almost guarantees a fun film to some degree.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Breaking In - Review

Though options were limited this week, as studios stay far away from the Avengers: Infinity War box office dominance, the potential for a decent time at the cinema was still there. Even a bad film, particularly a bad thriller, can be fun if you let it, and Breaking In looked to be just that type of film. With a slight twist on a tired home invasion premise, the film had an uphill climb to start, and after an hour and a half runtime, didn’t emerge as anything noteworthy.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Tully - Review

Assembling a film is never an easy task, but putting the right pieces in place from the start can certainly help the process. Begin with a writer and director that have teamed up in the past to deliver great films like Young Adult and Juno, and then throw in the star of the former for good measure. With a solid base of an excellent screenplay, direction, and lead performance, there really is a minimal chance that Tully goes south.