Thursday, June 23, 2022

Elvis - Review


With the audacious director Baz Luhrmann attached to Elvis, it should come as no surprise that the final product is a confounding, kaleidoscopic display of overconfidence. Luhrmann is known for his over-the-top fantasies, and for some reason, believes that the energy of Elvis Presley can be captured within the standard story practices of a musical biopic. Here’s a hint: it can’t be recreated, or at least not with this set-up.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Lightyear - Review


Within the first few moments of Lightyear, the on screen text does more good for this film (or at least comparable good) than all its marketing campaign. The lens with which one views the entire concept shifts entirely when you know that this is supposedly the 1995 film that got Andy interested in Buzz Lightyear and space in general. Keeping that in mind, the sort of safe approach to this fairly likable sci-fi, action film that just can’t reach the beyond it so strives to find. 

Friday, June 10, 2022

Jurassic World: Dominion - Review

After digging up the Jurassic franchise with 2015’s Jurassic World, and following it with the mercifully different Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in 2018, the series has reached its supposedly epic conclusion with Jurassic World: Dominion. While hybrid dinosaurs have been centered as the big bad toothy horrors of the previous two entries, Dominion provides the most absurd amalgamation for last, bringing back the its classic stars and merging them with the new cast for a misfire that’s sure to finally shift this series into extinction.