The best found-footage thriller since The Blair Witch Project. I give the film a
Fantastic, emotional, and dramatic, Creed 2 hits as hard as Viktor Drago and leaves a message that both inspires and motivates. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
The next chapter in the Fantastic Beasts saga was a bit short of fantastic, however, it was still an entertaining entry. The film still had a little humor and some cuteness, but was much darker, on par with Deathly Hallows Part 1. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
The following article chronicles the life of the legend and details why he's a hero to so many people.
The decades old tale of a Who who isn't as Who-ey as the other Whos graces the big screen once again. While the film is glammed up for the kids, it still retains the same message and I even found myself getting emotional at times. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Yet another example of blatant disrespect to the author, or in this case, authors. Stick to the Swedish films and the books. The American films are getting everything wrong. I give the film a 2 out of 4.
Fantastic imagery and cinematography mixed with a high-intensity score and top-notch storytelling. Finally, a horror/war film that feels fresh. I give it a 3.8 out of 4.
A cute film with incredible effects and wonderful acting, The Nutcracker acts as a sort-of sequel to the ballet but at the same time reimagines it with a whole new story. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
A beautiful tribute that could have gone more in-depth but instead focused on the music. This was never a biography of Freddie Mercury. It was a biography of Queen. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
It's my third annual 31 Days of Halloween Marathon! There were a lot of good ones this year, but there were a few stinkers too!
Hunter Killer had a few mistakes, as any film does, but it was consistently tense and had a lot of heart. A captain like Joe Glass is the kind of person we need in today's hectic world. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
In the following article, I will list the ten TV shows that had the most impact on me and changed my life forever.
Quite possibly the best sequel of the long-running slasher series, 2018's Halloween has a ton of call-backs to the original, a few predictable moments, and a few shocks and one really weird twist. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
The story of Neil Armstrong is told in this dramatic but rushed film. Even though the film is a good 2 and a half hours, it somehow still feels like we weren't given the whole story. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
A Star is Born has on of the most important messages in recent film history. In this article, I will break down the ending and discuss not only the heartbreak but also the message it leaves.
Beautiful, haunting, and heartbreaking, A Star is Born is a fantastic piece of cinema that will move you and break you all while rebuilding you. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Venom didn't deserve the hate it got from major critics, but it also wasn't the best super/anti-hero movie in the world. A lot of that had to with editing and reshoots due to Sony's decision to go from R to PG-13. I give the film a 2.8 out of 4.
Lizzie blends historical fact with an intriguing and plausible theory of what actually happened the day the Bordens were murdered. Was it Lizzie? Was it the housemaid that left town during the trial? We may never know, but I certainly love this theory. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls delivers fun for all ages, although some moments may be a little much for younger viewers and other moments may be too ridiculous for older viewers. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
The film had a slow start but once it got its footing, it became a great mystery and proved to be a ton of fun. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
There was a lot of great action, a lot of iffy CGI, and a maddening ending. If this film proves anything, it's that Shane Black needs to stay away from franchises. I give the film a 2 out of 4.
Peppermint is an explosive action thriller with a couple plot holes and a lot of vengeance. Critics have been unfairly bashing the film, all too ready to jump on the racism bandwagon instead of considering the real world around them. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Reliant on jump scares, The Nun provides a good story and ties in perfectly with The Conjuring but lacks in true frightening moments. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Surprisingly fresh, beautiful, and full of heart and drama with a healthy dose of laughter, Crazy Rich Asians surpassed all expectations and became my favorite romantic comedy of the year. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Hilarious, dramatic, emotional, and still relevant today, Castle remains one of my favorite cop dramedies out there. Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion had strong chemistry and both carried some truly heartbreaking scenes.
Hilarious, dramatic, emotional, and still relevant today, Castle remains one of my favorite cop dramedies out there. Nathan Fillion brought some of the funniest moments in cop drama history.
Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg reunite for a fourth time, bringing us a thrilling tale that we've all seen before, just with a special ops twist. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Jason Statham leads an all-badass cast as they take on the mother of all sharks: The Megalodon. It's fun, full of humor, and action-packed. There was never a dull moment. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
The film's messages are good, keeping in mind that it's never too late to make amends. It's well-acted and has a wonderful cast but it could have been written and paced better. I give the film a 2.8 out of 4.
The film has a good story and I loved the pairing of Mila Kunis with Kate McKinnon. The problem the film had was that all the funny parts were in the trailers, which left no humor for the theater. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
While the film is safe for kids and has a lot of fun moments with the silly old bear and his friends, it's actually geared toward more grown-up audiences. While kids may only see the outside family-fun aspect, adults will see the memories of their own childhoods. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Tom Cruise's newest Mission: Impossible film may not be action-packed, but it does have a great story and it gives closure to a couple characters who we have grown to love. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
With a slower pace, more predictability, and less mystery, The Equalizer 2 falls short and misses the bullseye that the first film struck. I give the sequel a 2.5 out of 4.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is the follow-up to the lighthearted film based on the Broadway musical. The prequel/sequel surpasses the first film and brings more emotion and more fun to the screen. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Dwayne Johnson makes the "Die Hard" of his career which was actually pretty good. Surprisingly good, in fact. It had its own story and, while there are similarities, Johnson's film holds its own. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Fun and lighthearted, Ant-Man and the Wasp is exactly what we needed after the traumatic ending of Avengers: Infinity War. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
The origins of the Purge are shown in bloody detail, ironically rehashing what the other movies have done but also adding the element of morality, focusing more on what's right rather than fear. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
The sequel to the audience acclaimed Jurassic World is a good film, but it's not a great film. Fallen Kingdom relies on an abundance of humor and cliches and not enough on emotion and story. I give the film a 2.8 out of 4.
After 14 years of waiting, Disney/Pixar finally released a sequel to the acclaimed The Incredibles. The sequel surpasses the original in every way and offers lessons relating to the modern world. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
The plot is simple but the humor is high. Tag is actually an entertaining film that is almost unbelievably a true story. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
While Ocean's Eight was able to hold its own and be a decent caper flick, it lacked the charisma, the genius, and the humor that the other four had. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
Songs pierce the soul and open our minds and hearts to dreams and possibilities and also help ease our pain or increase our joy. Music can do a lot for everyone. All it takes is that one song to make everything better.
The true story of survival in the literal middle of nowhere is emotional, intense, and full of heart. Shailene Woodley gives one of her finest performances and keeps us riveted throughout. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Truly haunting, In the Fade shows you up close what sudden loss feels like, its sad after effects, and the toll it takes on those affected. It's a fantastic film, but prepare to have it tear your mind and heart to shreds. I give it a 4 out of 4.
In the following article, I will list the ten films that had the most impact on me and changed my life forever.
Pleasantly surprising, Solo rises above expectations and gives us the young Han Solo film we wanted without realizing it. Alden was without a doubt the perfect choice to succeed Harrison Ford. Same goes for Donald Glover and Billy Dee Williams. I give Solo a 3.5 out of 4.
Twice the action, twice the jokes, and twice the awkwardness, Deadpool 2 delivers on its promise to make a standout sequel, but does it rise above the first? I give it a 3.5 out of 4.
One of the last of his kind, Harrison Ford is nearly 76 years old and still continues bringing laughs, thrills, and heartfelt emotions to our screens. In the following article, I will list his best and worst films to date.
Intriguing, intense, dramatic, and emotional, Chappaquiddick is an informative historical film that both captivates and horrifies. I give it a 4 out of 4.
The Avengers team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to face off against Thanos, a being who is searching for the powerful Infinity Stones. If he can collect all 6, he will wipe out half the population of the universe. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Dramatic, emotional, beautiful, and completely breathtaking. Even if you're not religious, this film will bring you to your knees. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Basic story, great action, predictable plot. What else do you expect from a Dwayne Johnson action flick? I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
Highly suspenseful with a brilliant build-up, A Quiet Place exceeds all expectations and proves to be one of the best modern horror films to date. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Upon viewing Acrimony, I found myself sympathizing with the main character and realizing that she and I have more in common than originally thought. This article breaks down the film in a study of depression, depravity, and a continuing journey of healing.
Gripping, dramatic, and full of undeniable truth, Tyler Perry has come back from cinematic death and revived my hope in his career. I give Acrimony a 3.5 out of 4.
Ready Player One isn't just great, it's fantastic. From the great pop culture references to the outstanding CGI to the fantastic story, the film not only astounds but also touches the heart and imagination. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
While Sherlock Gnomes is mainly geared for young, young kids, the film is still enjoyable for adults. It has some unnecessary adult humor, but still offers some good lessons and morality. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
Somehow managed to be just as good as the first, as far as unoriginal mind-numbing action films go. I give it a 2.5 out of 4.
Love, Simon is a truly beautiful film. Not only is it one of, if not the #1, best coming-out stories, but also one of the best dramedies period. I give it a 4 out of 4.
The reboot adaptation to the reboot game series is probably the best video game-based film out there. Alicia is the perfect Lara Croft and the film is entertaining and exciting. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Less of a spy thriller and more of a drama, Red Sparrow boasts great performances but lacks intrigue for most of the film. I give it a 2 out of 4.
Beautiful, gorgeous, and fascinating, A Wrinkle in Time captures the magic, mystery, and morality of the book and projects it wonderfully on the big screen. I give it a 3.5 out of 4.
Bruce Willis's Death Wish isn't an exact remake but it's the same title and plot. This is one of those very few times that the reboot is better than the original. I give it a 3 out of 4.
Nic Cage started with a few minor roles, moved to comedy and drama and pretty soon became a household name. In this article, I will list the five best and five worst films of his career.
Spoilers ahead, I will be looking at the history versus the film as well as reviewing the film itself. I'm giving it a 1.5 out of 4.
Beauty, brains, and talent—Margot Robbie has it all. In this article, I will list her five best and four worst films.
The world's worst game night is a hilarious romp that had its predictable moments but the comedy was worth the trip. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Dexter ran from 2006 to 2013. It was a psychological story that focused on the philosophy behind what makes a person good or bad. In the following article, I rank all 8 seasons from best to worst.
This article helps out with the order of events throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This isn't a review, but just a helping tool.
Respectful & deep with a powerful message, Black Panther rises above the rest of the MCU as a new kind of film, one that relies on message and story more than flash and action. I give it a 4 out of 4.
A delightful family comedy that starts strong but starts to dwindle toward the end. The characters are strong and the comedy is light-hearted, perfect for all ages. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
The film is impactful and has a lot of meaning, but is by far the least of Eastwood's films. It felt more like a low-budget school project than an Eastwood masterpiece. I give it a 2.5 out of 4.
A seriously twisted new installment in the Cloverfield series that combines Alien with the ideals of Interstellar then adds some dimensional time rifts for good measure. I give it a 3 out of 4.
I, Tonya is a heartbreaking look into the life of the most controversial figure skater of all time and the true story behind the attack on Nancy Kerrigan. I give it a 4 out of 4.
This biographical film mostly hits the mark, telling both a heartwarming and heartbreaking story. It's message is important, but the film's execution was slightly lacking. I give it a 3 out of 4.
Hostiles is one of those films that keeps you on edge and never lets up, drawing out the emotion and horror that surrounded the American Midwest in the 1800s. I give it a 4 out of 4.
The film was a fantastic epic finale to the movie trilogy. It was full of spectacular suspense and heartbreaking emotional moments and kept you riveted from beginning to end. I give it a 3.5 out of 4.
The movie itself has its exciting moments and its dull moments and doesn't quite match up to the first film's intensity and mystery. I give the film a 2 out of 4.
Full of adventure, mystery, and thrills, The Maze Runner is a roller coaster ride that was definitely entertaining but lacked the substance that the book offered. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
12 Strong focused on the heroic soldiers rather than the grim realness of war. It reinvigorates honor, love, and trust for soldiers but it unfortunately had little emotion. I give it a 3 out of 4.
Fast-paced and intriguing, but lacks the substance that Liam Neeson's usual conspiracy-laden action flicks have. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
Lost ran from 2004 to 2010 and remains my favorite TV series of all time. In this article, I will list the top 10 most emotional moments from the show.
When the people who inspire and entertain us pass away, it's like we've lost a member of our own family. These remarkable people will live on in our hearts and minds as we say goodbye.
From the opening number to the last moments, this film was spectacular. The music, choreography, & acting were all brilliant. I was never bored & I was left wanting more. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
This film takes the best fantasy races and drops them in a futuristic dystopian world filled with the problems today's society faces. This was fantastic, earning a 3.5 out of 4.
The Bellas are back for one last performance. The film is determined to make it bigger & better than the previous two. For the most part it delivers, keeping the elements that make this trilogy fun.
What do you get when you create a film that is 98% comedy, 68% action, 30% awkward, and 4% respectful of the original? A brainless action-adventure with little heart that will attract the new gen.
Full of action, humor, surprises, and twists, this was one of the best Star Wars films to date, surpassing almost all of them. Despite the limited minor letdowns, I give the film a perfect 4 out of 4.
In this article, I rank the entire MCU including movies, TV and Netflix shows, one-shots, and shorts from the best to the worst. It's been an incredible ten years and I look forward to the next ten.
When the people who inspire and entertain us pass away, it's like we've lost a member of our own family. This article lists the notable people in history who have passed away in the month of November.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (Three Billboards for short) is a dramatic, hilarious, emotional film that hits your heart and mind from beginning to end. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Justice League is a fun film that brings together the titans of DC Comics and sends them against a powerful foe with a huge army. Very minor issues, otherwise loved it. I give it a 3 out of 4.
If you've never read the books, you'll love this film and be wowed by the visuals and the cast. If you're a die-hard fan of Agatha Christie's works, you may be angered. I give it a 2.5 out of 4.
When the people who inspire and entertain us pass away, it's like we've lost a member of our own family. These remarkable people will live on in our hearts and minds.
There were things I liked and things I disliked, there were times I laughed and times I felt awkward, and there were some jokes that I felt were over the line. I give Bad Moms Christmas a 2 out of 4.
My second annual Halloween marathon was full of good and bad films, all of which will be reviewed and listed in this article.
Thor Ragnarok promised tons of laughs, a great team-up, and one badass villain. For the most part, the film delivered and astonished. I give it a 3.5 out of 4.
Elizabeth Olsen is a rare actress and she shows her smarts through her films. In the following article I will list her 4 best and 4 worst films and feature a complete rated filmography.
A brilliant return for the series, Jigsaw recaptures what made the first so amazing and amps up the twists and surprises. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Splice together Armageddon, The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012 then cut out 85% of the action and you're left with Geostorm, a disappointing empty promise of a film. I give it a 1.5 out of 4.
Truly emotional and gripping, the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots will knock the wind out of you and make you cling to those important to you. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
The good part is the film had an interesting concept, a few touching moments, and a handful of thrills. The bad part is it also had mediocre acting and a lack of explanation. I give it a 2.5 out of 4.
Fantastic performances and a spectacular story - but it suffered from the issue of too much unnecessary side story that distracts viewers from what really matters. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Dramatic, suspenseful, and full of heart, this film is a wonderful tale of love and survival. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Beautifully shot, spectacularly written, and perfectly acted - Blade Runner 2049 lives up to and surpasses the expectations of the fans of the original. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Many people were confused and somewhat disturbed by Mother, Aronofsky's newest film. In this article I will explain the meaning behind the film. Spoilers ahead!
Deeply psychological & metaphoric, this film will have your mind puzzling for days after you see it. It's disturbing and beautiful both, but mostly disturbing. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
When the people who inspire and entertain us pass away, it's like we've lost a member of our own family. These remarkable people will live on in our hearts and minds.
Throughout the month of September I had the Ultimate Stephen King marathon. 67 films/tv shows. Some great, most good, several bad. Shall we begin?
Flatliners is a 2017 reimagining of the 1990 Flatliners. It is neither better nor worse than the original but rather stands on its own even with its flaws. I give it a 2.5 out of 4.
A good and almost great film that falls short ever-so-slightly of films such as Blow and Scarface. It's missing the sense of danger that the others had. I give American Made a 3 out of 4.
Just as fun as the first and sometimes even more outrageous, Kingsman: The Golden Circle matches its predecessor and at times surpasses it. I give it a 3.5 out of 4.
The film had great action but there's some logic issues that hurt the plot while moving it forward. It's very much a "one step forward, two steps back" situation. I give it a 2.5 out of 4.
Beneath the pile of modern horror cliches, there's a brilliant film in there somewhere. Bill Skarsgaard sold his role as Pennywise brilliantly but the movie itself could have been better....3 out of 4
Stunning, superb, and heartbreaking - Wind River is a perfect film, one that will stay with emotionally for a long time. I give it a perfect 4 out of 4.
In this article, I will list the entertainers, inspirations, and notable people who have died in the month of August.
Unlocked your typical "whodunnit" mystery/conspiracy film, but the terrific acting makes up for the film's giant cliche problem. I give it a 2.5 out of 4.
The American adaptation of Death Note was a blatant insult and a disgrace. Buckle up because this review is going to be scorching. I give it a 0.5 out of 4.
The Uncharted game series is full of action and adventure, mind-boggling puzzles, and incredible storytelling. In this article, I will list the series in order of the best to the worst.
Once again proof that Noomi Rapace is the best modern actress anywhere. What Happened to Monday gives her her biggest challenge yet, mastering seven different personalities. I give it a 4 out of 4.
It has a generic story, but everything else is spectacular and top-notch. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson have amazing chemistry. I give it a 3.5 out of 4.
Logan Lucky had a lot of promise and mostly delivered but left us with unanswered questions and wishing for comedic moments that weren't in the trailers. I give it a 3 out of 4.
Heavy, painful, and extremely depressing, Detroit showed the dark side of humanity for what it truly is: ugly, twisted, and incurable. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
The film may have had a slow start but once it got its footing, it touched your soul and broke your heart all at once. Megan Leavey had one remarkable story, one I'm glad was finally told. 4 out of 4.
In a sequel to Stephen King's book series, the last Gunslinger continues his quest to track down the Man in Black before he destroys the Dark Tower and every world along with it. I give it 2.5 out 4.
In this article, I will list the entertainers, inspirations, and notable people who have died in the month of July.
Atomic Blonde is pretentious and predictable, but still somehow manages to keep you entertained. It's like 2010's The Tourist only with a more convoluted plot. I give it a 2 out of 4.
Fantastic film filled with both stunning visuals and a save-the-universe story. Have we seen it before? NOT LIKE THIS. I give it a 4 out of 4.
Dunkirk has a fantastic story with spectacular performances but unfortunately director Christopher Nolan dropped the ball, not with quality, but with unnecessary formatting. I give it a 3 out of 4.
The newest addition in the Planet of the Apes franchise is truly heartbreaking, probably more so than any entry before it. The only thing wrong with the film is the title. I give it a 3.5 out of 4.
Tom Holland's Spider-Man surpasses previous incarnations and takes the throne as the best live-action version. I give Spider-Man: Homecoming a 3 out of 4.
The series has mostly all solid entries. Critics have been saying this is just a rehash of the others but I say it's a refresh of the series that makes me hope for another entry. I give it 4 out of 4.
The Belko Experiment did for hostage situations what It did for clowns. Belko could be terrifying at times and then it could just be a loud nuisance at others. I give it a 3 out of 4.
It's always sad when we lose the people we look up to, people who have inspired us and made us strive to be better.
It's a fun, wild ride that's full of humor, great music, awesome driving, and a fantastic cast. The acting was top-notch and the story actually very believable. Baby Driver gets a 3.5 out of 4.
The film is good for a few chuckles but that's about it. It's basically an all-lady version of The Hangover except The Hangover was chock-full of hilarity and this was rather dull. I give it 2 out 4.
Kidnap is one of those rare movies that you think will be B quality but surprises you with A+ quality. The film is perfectly acted and realistic, which adds to the terror. It gets 3.75 out of 4.
Probably the weakest of the franchise, The Last Knight shoves three plotlines into one & somehow still manages to make a mostly entertaining film. I give Transformers: The Last Knight a 2.5 out of 4.
Tom Cruise takes on the role of military man & treasure hunter - only this time in modern times and the mummy is a woman. I'd like to say that's all that changed, but sadly it isn't. - 1.5 out of 4.
Sometimes creepy but sometimes dull, The Midnight Matinee shows that writer and director Justin Doescher has talent but could use a bit more practice. I give his film a 2.5 out of 4.
Mere words cannot describe how remarkably fantastic this film was. It had a lot of heart, several emotional moments, incredibly well-timed humor, & astonishing action. I give it a perfect 4 out of 4.
It's sad to think of all the powerful minds and incredible people that we have lost throughout history. Here are some of the most notable deaths in the month of May.
Fun & attempted to be good but it had some continuity errors and some logical flaws. Most of the humor was stale, but the story and action were good, just not stellar. I give it a 2 out of 4.
Good & funny, it had a heart and wasn't flooded with male dominance and never treated women as inferior. The jokes got a bit stale after a while sadly. I give it a 2.75 out of 4.
In the following article, I will review and rank the Alien films from best to worst.
Since 1987, the Predator has become a horror icon. In the following article I will list the films featuring Predator from best to worst.
Ridley Scott's newest addition to the Alien franchise is effective, yet lacking. There's plenty of gore and scares, but very little substance. I give it a 3 out of 4.
The following article lists Kristin Kreuk's films in order starting with her best and ending with her worst.
Below I will list the 5 best and 5 worst of Jessica Biel's films, and I will also include a complete filmography with my ratings of each film.
The newest Arthurian adaptation has more depth, more emotion, more action, and is much more interesting than the typical story that has been told a hundred times. I give it a total of 3 out of 4.
David Fincher has garnered a lot of praise and a multitude of fans from his impressive directing skills. But how much of the praise is deserved and how much is blind loyalty?
Yet another film that is plagued with misconception. The trailer suggests the film will be a terrifying thriller but it's actually a drama/mystery that barely touches on the paranormal. 3.5 out of 4.
A wonderful film that will make you laugh and cry, Gifted hits all the best marks and makes you care for the characters. I give it a 4 out of 4.
Tries to dazzle with flashy effects & attempts to draw in older crowds with Kurt Russell but is sadly overstuffed with unnecessary jokes and can't seem to find stability. 2.5 out of 4.
In this article, I will be writing about the inspirations and entertainers who died in the month of April.
The Circle is an important and relevant-to-today film, but it was sadly poorly acted and had some writing issues that could not be overlooked. I give the film 2 out of 4.
Is the upcoming The Mummy film really just a ripoff of Uncharted? Is there anything original or new about this film at all?
The Fast and the Furious has been a successfully phenomenal franchise, beginning in 2001 and is still going strong 16 years later. In the following article, I will list all 8 films from best to worst.
While the hole that was left behind after Paul Walker's death will never be filled, the team manages to pick up and move on in a direction that is both fantastic and honorable. I give it 3.5 out of 4.
Flimsy story, but great action & prosthetic effects. Michelle Rodriguez proves that she can do almost anything, even if it is a film that I predict will be highly controversial. I give it a 2 out of 4
A powerful, emotional, and purely remarkable series that sadly only lasted one season. Sometimes difficult to watch, sometimes enjoyable to watch, it always left you wanting more. 4 out of 4.
March has been full of loss both past and present. In honor of the ones we lost.....
This is the best American anime adaptation ever. It's visually stunning, its story is compelling, and it dives deeper into one of the most complex animes of all time and never looks back. 4 out of 4.
A horror film that borrows heavily from other space horrors, nothing is new here. The trailer made it look like so much more but the final product is a huge let down. I give it a total of 2 out of 4.
Power Rangers has been an international phenomenon since it first hit screens in 1993. As a passive fan, even I was repulsed by how much was changed in the modern-era remake. It gets a 1 out of 4.
2017's Beauty and the Beast brings the magic & romance to life with a splendid wonderment that only Disney can provide. It was a beautiful & moving tribute to the original. I give it a 3.5 out 4.
Kong: Skull Island was a fun, action-packed adventure that improved on Jackson's Kong trainwreck in every way. The acting needed improvement but the effects were spectacular. It gets a 3.5 out of 4.
Since the first X-Men film hit the big screen in 2000, the superhero genre took off. Several hero films have been rebooted but not the X-Men films. Here are the X-Men films from best to worst.
Incredible, full of emotion, and brought out the best of every actor involved. Sometimes it could be hard to watch and other times you couldn't look away. I give it a perfect score of 4 out of 4.
February has been full of loss both past and present. In honor of the ones we lost.....
Twice the action, twice the danger, twice the suspense, and half the reality - John Wick Chapter 2 delivers the best action-wise but doesn't live up to the first realistic-wise. I give it a 3 out of 4
Heartwarming and heartbreaking both, making you laugh and cry and ultimately understand why animals were put on this Earth. I give it 4 out of 4.
It took 11 years for Rung 3 to be made, but was it worth the wait? For me, it was a bit of a let down sadly. It could have been approached better, but it was decent. 2 out of 4.
A lot of film icons passed away in 2016 and that inspired me to do a month-by-month series of remembrance articles for these beautiful and talented people. This is January.
More drama than the dark thriller that the trailers advertised. It has some good moments and McAvoy is outstanding, but the film left much to be desired. I give it a 2 out of 4.
The Resident Evil series has brought tons of action, blood, & zombies to screens everywhere. Did you have a favorite? In this article, I will rank and rate each film of the series from best to worst.
By the end of the film I was asking myself, "Why couldn't they all have been as incredible as this?" The last chapter of the series ends on a spectacular note. I give it a 3.5 out of 4.
Natalie Portman perfectly embodies Jackie Kennedy's looks, speech, & spirit in this hauning film which tells how Jackie put her life back together after JFK's assassination. I give the film a 4 out 4.
Beautiful, real, heartbreaking, and humorous - Manchester by the Sea hits all the marks and leaves the viewer evaluating his/her own life. It gets a 4 out of 4.
Physics be damned. xXx 3 is an over-the-top action thrill ride that never ceases to entertain. The stunts are insane, the plot is simple, and the humor is natural but never forced. 3.5 out of 4.
Beautiful and unrelenting with tons of life lessons and quotes to live by. If this film doesn't cause you to have an emotional revelation then something is wrong inside. 4 out of 4.
This film should have a disclaimer. Something like: "Warning, intense and phobia-inducing. We are not responsible for any nightmares that may occur." Spectacular film. I give it a 4 out of 4.
Patriots Day is an astoundingly heartwrenching film about the events of the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed. It will make you cry, scream, and cheer. Don't miss it. 3.5 out of 4.
This film took my breath away. I could feel everything the characters felt, all the pain and joy and anguish. It's hard to describe it with just one word. It's that incredible. I give it a 4 out 4.
It may not be a masterpiece but it is a very well-conceived film with impeccable performances. It does have its issues, though, which hinders it to a 3 out of 4 score.
A smart, funny, and incredible story that both intrigues and entertains all the while giving us a small glimpse into what segregation was like in NASA. I give it a 3.5 out of 4.
Dramatic, sad, and heartbreaking, Moonlight delivers the emotional punches and makes contact with the audience's hearts. I give it a 4 out of 4.
A down-to-earth, romantic, beautiful musical with a delightful soundtrack that whisks you away from its first moments and keeps you wanting more by the time the credits roll. I give it a 4 out of 4.
An interesting, well-paced mystery/thriller that never fails to entertain regardless of a few flaws. I give it a 3 out of 4.
Sing is one of those films that you go into not expecting much but come out with a smile on your face. It's not a blockbuster by any means but it is inspiring and has lots of heart. 3 out of 4.
Keeping Up with the Joneses is a funny, light-hearted comedy about two couples from two completely different walks of life that have collided with one other. It's definitely worth seeing. 3 out of 4.
Maximum Ride stays mostly faithful to the book, only changing a couple small things. The acting was better than most low-budget films, but I wish it had had the budget it deserved. -> 2.5 out of 4.
Christmas time is a great time of year. What's better than feeling a rush of excitement and seeing people get festive and spirited? Perhaps a cup of hot chocolate and a slew of movies!
Assassin's Creed might be a great game series, but the movie was a huge let down. After all that hype and anticipation, the film failed to deliver. I give it a 2 out of 4.
Star Trek has been taking its audiences on fantastic journeys since 1966. The films, however, didn't start until 1979 and are still going strong today.
A near-perfect film that is what you would get if you were to cross "Titanic" with "Gravity". The acting was wonderful and the story was beautiful. I give it a 3.5 out of 4.
Star Wars has been around since 1977, dazzling one and all and gathering a huge fanbase in the process. Some are great, some not so great. So which one's the best? Which is the worst?
This was absolutely the worst of the series. It relied solely on effects and couldn't weave together a sensible plot to save its life.
Rogue One had it all: action, humor, beauty, and tragedy. It's not the greatest Star Wars film of all time, but it's certainly one of the better ones. I'm all the more excited for the series' future.
Leo started as a kid star and grew into one of the most talented actors in Hollywood. He specializes in characters with broken minds and terrorized hearts, and he makes the audience feel every moment.