Pokémon Detective Pikachu Review

“Detective Pikachu, I choose you!” is what many movie fans proclaimed this weekend, as the pocket monster flick didn’t quite muster the support to topple Avengers: Endgame during its three-day debut, but still outperformed expectations, achieving the record for biggest opening for a video game adaption of all time. Based on the worldwide phenomenon that has spurned... Continue Reading →

Long Shot Review

If a fresh Avengers movie dominating the box office in late spring is beginning to feel like a new tradition, then so is a solid Charlize Theron comedy following it up in the subsequent week. Trailing the release of Infinity War in 2018, the actress led the criminally-overlooked exploration in motherhood Tully from Jason Reitman.... Continue Reading →

Avengers: Endgame Review

“We’re in the Endgame now.” Those were some of Dr. Stephen Strange’s last words after surrendering the Time Stone to the evil galactic warlord Thanos, which in addition to the rest of the Infinity Stones, enabled him to enact his maniacal plan of wiping out half of all life in the universe. Since filmgoers were... Continue Reading →

Dumbo Review

Let’s address the elephant in the room: the live action Dumbo remake is not a great movie. As part of our current era of Disney reboot-mania, the company has tasked one of their favorite money-makers, Tim Burton, with adapting another work from their extensive catalogue of animated classics to produce their next aggressive spectacle. This... Continue Reading →

Us Review

Doppelgängers. Scissors. Red jumpsuits. This is Us: no, not the tear-jerker TV show on NBC, Jordan Peele’s rabidly-anticipated follow-up to Get Out, his debut horror film which was an unprecedented box office success and garnered four Oscar nominations. After rebranding himself a master of terror, all eyes have been on the development of Peele’s second... Continue Reading →

Captain Marvel Review

At only a month and a half before Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, Marvel Studios has seen fit to prime viewers for their upcoming mega-bombshell with a little blockbuster appetizer known as Captain Marvel. Having appeared in multiple incarnations in comic books throughout the years, the first major film adaptation for the label’s titular hero has been... Continue Reading →

Happy Death Day 2U Review

Are you ready to party like it's your death day?   The prospect may sound ridiculous, but the Groundhog Day/slasher mashup Happy Death Day is back with a sequel. After debuting number one to unexpected success on Halloween weekend in 2017, Jason Blum has seen fit to greenlight a sequel under his burgeoning low-budget horror... Continue Reading →

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Review

Lego 2 isn't a master-piece, but mostly everything still locks into place. If there’s any value to building a movie franchise based on the mere prospect of selling more toys, then the Lego movies are as good as they come. Hasbro could learn a thing or two from Warner Animation’s blockbuster series inspired by building... Continue Reading →

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