Friday, March 31, 2023

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves - Review


It’s easy to be skeptical about the latest IP to get a Hollywood adaptation when so many of them are half hearted or just flat out lazy. Throw that adaptation into the high fantasy fare that’s so often stumbled and the expectations for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves can’t be too great. However, with the team of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein at the helm, this quest to make a fun and adventurous D&D adaptation is a successful one. 

Friday, March 24, 2023

John Wick: Chapter 4 - Review (No Spoilers)


It’s rare for a franchise to reach the fourth outing without any waning interest. It’s even more rare for a franchise to see increases in quality as each entry comes and goes. For the John Wick series, the fourth installment once again reiterates just how much of action cinema history lies within the bones of what makes these films great. All at once simple and bonkers, the series aestheticizes violence in a way that few other modern action flicks can muster for a scene, let alone the entirety of the runtime. 

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Creed III - Review


Reinventing the boxing movie is an impossible task, Michael B. Jordan and crew know this by now. Creed III doesn’t even attempt to change up the storied tropes of the franchise, instead opting to focus on two interesting characters on a collision course that can only end in an intense slugfest. Where the quality of the Rocky series started to stretch its ideas thin by the third entry, Creed III feels like a franchise still flexing it muscles.