Wonder Woman 1984

The charm from the original Wonder Woman movie is sadly missing.  I am not sure what happened to this movie, Patty Jenkins seem to have all the time in the world but build an incredible sequel, in which she failed. WW84 takes no advantage from its 80s set up or the double villain scheme, delivering a mindless story that steers too far from the tone set in the previous installment in the worst way possible. There are just too many issues with this movie for me to write about.  You will be able...

Tenet

Christopher Nolan seems to be a master at telling a story backward.   Tenet is Nolan’s most ambitious film to date.  This is easily one of the best  action films I have seen this year, but it leaves you with one hell of a headache attempting to understand the plot and storyline. Tenet is an intense ride to watch.  I cannot even imagine how much work went into creating these actions scenes.  It is a shame more film goers were not able to see this movie in theaters due to Covid 19. Tenet’s plot...

Bloodshot

Bloodshot is an action packed comic movie that is so predictable you can guess the outcome in the first 20 minutes.  This movie had such great potential to usher in a different comic book movie outside the realms of the Marvel movies, but the acting and pace didn’t live up to the billing. The movie is action packed and has some incredible visual effects, but that’s about it.  The story, dialog, and pacing seem like they were pulled from an old 80 action movie.  Vin Diesel and Guy Pearce are...

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Thank goodness for Sorkin's gift for dialogue.  It saved this film from obscurity. The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a highly competent legal drama that's entertaining because of the cast's fluency in the ping-pong of dialogue that's an essential feature of Sorkin's scripts.  This could be one of Sacha Baron Cohen’s best roles. If you are a looking for a solid film to view on Netflix, look no further as this is one of its best originals.

It Chapter 2

It Chapter 2 felt rushed and far less captivating as the its predecessor.   It chapter two traded scares for humor, which is a huge disappointment for fans of the 2017 movie.  I was expecting an elevated experience with more nightmares.  What we received was an anti-climactic mess with a ton of plot holes.The writers and director had three hours to tell a story, but it goes absolutely nowhere and fails to answer any burning questions.   Instead of building on the incredible...

Sonic the Hedgehog

If you are searching for a fun escape, Sonic is the movie for you.  The adventure that ensues may not be a cinematic masterpiece, but as far as video game adaptions go, this one is a lot of fun. I was worried about Jim Carrey’s Dr Robotnick from the trailers, but Carrey’s insanity and over the top acting works here.  Carrey and Marsden have incredible on screen chemistry that leaves you wanting more back and forths between the two.  Sonic offers an endearing message about...

Tiger King

Where do I even start with this Dumpster Fire of a documentary.  The majority of documentaries we review have a point or story to tell, I am still at a loss for what Tiger King was about.  Tiger King sells itself on its increasingly bizarre twists.  My best guess is that Tiger King is a cautionary tale about letting feuds die quickly before they get out of hand.I was late to the Tiger King party and only started watching it to understand all the social media memes and comments. ...

Dracula

This Netflix miniseries follows Dracula from his origins in Eastern Europe to his battles with Van Helsing’s descendants in modern times. The first two episodes of Dracula we brilliant and captivating.  Claes Bang is amazingly talented and delivers a wild twist on Dracula.  The third and final episode felt rushed and hurt the overall story.  I feel that this story could have used a few more episodes to really flush out the characters they tried to introduce in the last...

Hunters

I am not sure why I put off watching Hunters, an Amazon original series for so long.  I was captivated within the first fifteen minutes of the episode one. Hunters follows Josh (Logan Lerman) a young Jewish man in the 1970s who is bent on seeking revenge for his murdered grandmother.  While investigating her murder he befriends a secret group of Nazi hunters organized by Myer (Al Pacino). Hunters offers a traffic cast along with an incredible story.  The performances are strong,...

Superman: Red Son

Superman Red Son is an entertaining adaption of one of Superman’s famous comic book stories.  It is fun to watch, but true fans of the graphic novel may be left wanting more. Red Son asks the question, what if Superman landed in the Soviet Union as a child instead of United States.  How would Communist ideology change Superman’s character?  Without standing for Truth, Justice, and the American way, what would he be a symbol of? The animation is good, but not on par with DC’s past...

Gemini Man

Gemini Man aspired to be more than just an action flick, however with lack of story and character development, the third act and movie falls flat.The trailer says it all, old Will Smith against young Will Smith.  The idea presented is that our own worst enemy is ourselves.  A great concept, but poor writing and plot holes causes the movie to feel very clumsy.  And worst of all, the special effects look worse than most TV produced movies.  The young Will looked odd at times and the...

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man is incredibly suspenseful and a surprising delight.  Elisabeth Moss plays Cecilia, who is on the run from here abusive ex who recently taken his own life, which she suspects is a hoax.  A series of coincidences turn lethal, and Cecilia works to prove she is being hunted by someone that no one can see. This movie if filled with thrills, suspense, and storytelling we hoped Universal’s Dark Universe would have delivered on.  What makes this story so scary is how...

Aladdin

Aladdin is a unique remake that should have been entertaining but feels empty and forgettable.  Will Smith did his best to fill the shoes of Robin Williams’s Genie, unfortunately he does not live up to the original.     The most off-putting part of this remake to me was the musical pieces.  They don’t seem to match the tones of the scenes they were forced into.  I didn’t mind the unnecessary subplots of the Geni’s romance or Jasmine wanting to lead her kingdom, but both felt forced...

Missing Link

There is absolutely no shortage of Fun in this movie.  Missing Link dazzles the eyes, will capture your imagination, and warm your heart.  Zach Galifanakis and Hugh Jackman shine as the new odd couple in this adventure. The story follows Mr. Link (Galifanakis) who recruits an explore Sir Lionel Frost (Jackman) to help find his long-lost abominable snowman relatives.  Adventure and hilarity then ensue.   The third act delivers a great message about friendship and humanity.  If you...

Happy!

This show focuses on Nick (Christopher Meloni), a burnt-out copy who can see a blue unicorn named happy (Patton Oswalt).  Happy is nick’s daughters Hailey’s imaginary friend who seeks Nick out when Hailey is kidnapped.  From there, the insanity ensues. This show is insane.  It is rude, cruel, violent, messy, and most of all funny.  Happy is at its best when it focuses on Meloni and Oswalt’s excellent chemistry.  The little blue horse is a magical creation that looks like it was...

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