Rampage Review

Just a few weeks after gargantuan aliens and cyborgs squared off in Pacific Rim: Uprising, massive apes and crocodiles crashed into theaters last weekend in Brad Peyton’s Rampage. In his third collaboration with the filmmaker, Dwayne Johnson delivers another round of muscle and magnetism alongside a gorilla with even more brawn than he has. Featuring... Continue Reading →

A Quiet Place Review

Cinema’s latest horror hit might be distinguished by its bouts of prolonged silence, but this scare fest is anything but a snoozer. A Quiet Place is a searing firecracker of a thriller, heralding a startlingly impressive turn for The Office alum John Krasinski in his directorial breakthrough. Featuring a barren post-apocalyptic landscape ruled by creatures... Continue Reading →

Ready Player One Review

Only four months after unveiling his Oscar-nominated drama The Post, Spielberg respawns with the jaw-dropping visual spectacle Ready Player One, the clincher in his latest one-two cinematic punch. Set in a dystopian future where the majority of the population disappears from daily life into an immersive virtual reality video game environment, Spielberg’s nostalgic sci-fi epic... Continue Reading →

Pacific Rim: Uprising Review

The long-delayed sequel to 2013’s metal-versus-monster bombshell may bear the recently emboldened Del Toro name, but this is no Shape of Water, folks. What once was characterized as a Transformers/Godzilla mash-up with a measure of taste has plummeted to the ocean depths to mold over with the likes of content from Michael Bay and Roland... Continue Reading →

Black Panther Review

In our current moviegoing climate, a fresh Marvel movie dominating the box office is certainly no surprise, but the jaw-dropping gargantuan success of Black Panther is nothing short of astounding. The glittering allure of the Marvel brand name alone is certainly enough to ensure the film’s success, but a $200 million-plus opening box office take,... Continue Reading →

Justice League Review

And just like that, 2017’s superhero streak has come to an end. Despite the encouragement this past June’s exceptional Wonder Woman provided, Zack Snyder’s Justice League won’t sit among the ranks of recent hits including Logan or Thor: Ragnarok, but rather plummets the DC Extended Universe back to the pitiful depths of Batman v Superman... Continue Reading →

Thor: Ragnarok Review

In Norse mythology, “Ragnarök” refers to the prophesied apocalypse: the purging of the world through water, and the beginning of life anew. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 17th film, Kevin Feige and company deftly cleanse the Thor franchise of former blemish, and triumphantly usher in a glorious new era for the god of thunder. With New... Continue Reading →

Geostorm Review

Batten down the hatches! It’s disaster movie week at the multiplex. Whereas Columbia Pictures’ Only the Brave prevails as a bulwark of a drama, Warner Bros.’ generic blockbuster Geostorm couldn’t be farther from it. With incompetent execution, incoherent plotting, asinine dialogue and laughable performances, this epic has it all, save for one important little detail:... Continue Reading →

Blade Runner 2049 Review

When Ridley Scott first revealed his intricate science fiction masterpiece in 1982, Blade Runner was largely ignored by the masses. Due to negative responses at test screenings, the film was released under heavy alterations, to the chagrin of its director and star. Despite the original cut’s deplorable modifications, Blade Runner remained a monumental achievement for... Continue Reading →

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