Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Review

It's Halloween during the summer this year as Hotel Transylvania returns for some fun in the sun with Adam Sandler’s Dracula and the rest of his spooky crew heading out on a ghostly cruise to scare up some laughs. If you’ve seen Sony Pictures Animation’s previous installments, then you should know mostly what to expect:... Continue Reading →

Ant-Man and the Wasp Review

After Avengers: Infinity War left the Marvel universe on an incredibly bleak note, the timing couldn’t be better for Paul Rudd’s miniature-sized hero to sneak back in and rescue the mood. Ant-Man and the Wasp may not offer fans many clues following April’s brutal cliffhanger, but what the sequel does deliver on is lighthearted comic relief, zippy... Continue Reading →

Sicario: Day of the Soldado Review

If there is a movie that doesn’t need a sequel, it’s Sicario. As a hard-hitting action/drama with an alarming depiction of the Mexican drug war, the film works perfectly in self-containment. The original was no blockbuster, but with an $85 million global haul against a budget of only $35 million, Lionsgate saw fit to approach... Continue Reading →

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review

By any reasonable standard, the Jurassic Park franchise should be long extinct by now. After the mixed reactions to Jurassic Park III, the proverbial asteroid appeared to have hit the series. But like Dr. Wu and the fossilized mosquito, Universal has tapped the amber once again to present another terrifying clone to the masses. J.A.... Continue Reading →

Incredibles 2 Review

After 14 long years, the Incredibles sequel has finally arrived. A large portion of millennials who were growing up during the period the first film was produced have children of their own now, and those fans are sure to tear up the box office this weekend as parents and kids clamor to revisit the quintessential... Continue Reading →

Ocean’s 8 Review

Like a thief in the night, Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s franchise has crept back into theaters this weekend for a new round of criminal thrills and a fresh multi-million payday. Much of the basic framework remains the same, but times are changing, and our cultural evolution prevails as no more apparent today than in Hollywood. George... Continue Reading →

Adrift Review

  Tired of comics and superheroes? Bummed out by Solo? If so, a pleasant surprise docks into theaters this weekend, the lost-at-sea/romance hybrid Adrift, the latest survival-drama from Baltasar Kormákur. Arriving during the doldrums of summer blockbuster season, Adrift depicts the inspirational true story of a young couple stranded in the middle of the Pacific.... Continue Reading →

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

It doesn’t feel like it’s been nearly long enough to have a new Star Wars movie, but only five months after Rian Johnson’s polarizing The Last Jedi hit theaters, the second anthology segment Solo has jettisoned to screens in less than twelve parsecs. With a fresh take on one of cinema’s most beloved characters, it... Continue Reading →

Deadpool 2 Review

It’s been a little over two years since we were first introduced to Ryan Reynolds’ crude-talking Deadpool, and thanks to sly and satirical marketing efforts by Fox, it feels like he’s never left us. This weekend, they’re certain to all pay off, as Deadpool 2 is projected to rake in up to $150 million, smoking... Continue Reading →

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