Maniacal Night is fun, terrifying, unsettling, and a true testament to less is more. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
For a movie that dealt with a chef striving for perfection in his art, this film also strove for the same amount of perfection and achieved it. I saw this film two days ago and haven't stopped thinking about it since. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
The second installment in the Black Panther franchise is a perfect tribute and memorium to Chadwick Boseman who tragically passed away from cancer a little over two years ago. Emotional and impactful, the film is easily an equal to its predecessor.
A breakdown of this year's month-long Halloween marathon.
No emotion and not much story but it's certainly flashier than Flash! Film gets a 3 out of 4 from me, and it honestly deserves it. It's too much fun to bomb.
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In this article, I breakdown the symbolism and clues used throughout the film Don't Worry Darling.
An impressive mystery with a thrilling story, mesmerizing performances, and a unique soundtrack - 'Don't Worry Darling' is one of the best films of the year despite what some critics might claim. I give it a 4 out of 4.
It's my absolute honor and a pleasure to interview Shreco Bakari once again as he embarks on a new journey, one that will no doubt impact and (hopefully) change the world.
A fantastic, thrilling film that showcases the sensitive side of Idris Elba all the while thrilling us some human vs beast psychological warfare. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
What happens when five assassins discover each of their missions are linked to one another? A beautiful, frightening, hilarious five-letter word: chaos. I give Bullet Train a 3.5 out of 4.
I don't know why critics feel the need to kiss certain directors' asses but the praise Nope is getting is very very undeserved. I give it a 2.5 out of 4.
Sometimes, life just gets in the way. For one reason or another, there are films this year that I just never reviewed. Whether it be because I didn't have time or I just didn't know what to say, this article goes over the ones the first half of this year I never reviewed.
Thor 4 was a lot of fun, just barely beneath Ragnarok but still better than the first two. Once again the villain's performance outshines the heroes. Seems to be a pattern with Taika Waititi. I give the newest Thor adventure a 3.5 out of 4.
Creepy, unsettling, and perfectly acted, this film is almost perfect except for two factors, which are explained in the review below.
The Jurassic Saga comes to a close with Dominion, reuniting all the iconic characters of the series into one last grand adventure. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
For decades in Hollywood, there has been an epidemic of sequels letting fans down and not living up to the magic of the original. This film changes all of that. I give Top Gun: Maverick a 4 out of 4.
This is the film comic fans have been wanting. It may not be a page-by-page replica of the House of M storyline but it's probably as close as we'll get. Remarkable and emotional storytelling with loads of surprises and loads of heartbreak. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
At last, Robert Eggers has created his masterpiece. His highly overrated The Witch and his vastly superior follow-up The Lighthouse has led him to The Northman, a tragically beautiful tale of lost innocence, rising vengeance, and the hope of redemption. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
A riveting follow-up to Bakari's first Bloody Mary film, Curse not only lives up to the first film but also has the guts to embrace the unexpected. I give the film a well-deserved perfect 4 out of 4.
The third Fantastic Beasts film hits like a political thriller with mystery elements. It's a new direction and a great one at that. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
I did not expect the amazing film I just witnessed. Wow, the critics bashing this film need chest compressions because their hearts have obviously stopped working. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
The Batman is a mystery first, a thriller second, and a superhero film third. It has everything you'd want in a film - drama, intrigue, mystery, and a couple good pummelings. I loved this film and have no negativity to say about it at all. I give The Batman a 4 out of 4.
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Action-packed and full of humor, the long-awaited Uncharted movie is both everything like the games and nothing like the games. It's the perfect mix that makes the film stand on its own and still pay tribute to what came before. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Liam Neeson is back with a vengeance in Blacklight, a good film with some real meat to it rather than the typical standard action film. I give it a 3 out of 4.
An improvement on the previous film, Death on the Nile is a fantastic tribute to classic Poirot and hopefully we'll see another film to round out a trilogy. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Neo's back! Keanu returns to the Matrix, his career coming full-circle. It's a fantastic, deep, mind-boggling adventure that (hopefully) sets up a new trilogy. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
This is an analysis and breakdown of the film Spider-Man: No Way Home. There WILL be spoilers.
A celebration of 3 generations of film, Spider-Man: No Way Home is everything the fans wanted and more. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
What fun! Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a beautiful film that uses nostalgia to reignite the spirit of the original and it exceeds all expectations. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
An analysis of the symbolism and metaphors used in the film Spencer.
The madness of Princess Diana is an absolutely heartbreaking tale. Kristen Stewart is astounding as Diana, perfectly capturing her very essence. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
As usual, the critics at Rotten Tomatoes is full of crap. Eternals is a magnificent love letter to humanity. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Only two words can fully capture my thoughts immediately following the film's final moments: holy shit. I give this film a perfect score, 4 out of 4.
By far, the second-best Daniel Craig Bond film, so close to surpassing Skyfall but still takes its second place trophy. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
A ton of fun and full of action, the Venom sequel brings Carnage to the big screen in a spectacular way. It has its issues but it's a major improvement. I give it a 3 out of 4.
Personal, endearing, and full of heart, Cry Macho is quite possibly Clint Eastwood's Swan Song, peeling back yet another layer and showing us his vulnerability and reminiscence. I give the film a
Well-written, fun action sequences, and a lot of humor, Copshop is a real treat for any dramatic action fan. Gerard Butler and Frank Grillo have incredible chemistry and an even better rivalry. I give the film a surprising 3.5 out of 4.
Powerful, incredible, and will make you utterly speechless by the film's end. This is a creative and unique horror experience that will go down as one of James Wan's best. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
A fantastic new origin story in the MCU that kicks off Phase 4 and links up to the greater universe with two can't-miss end credit scenes. I give it a 4 out of 4.
Beautiful, thrilling, shrouded in mystery and conspiracy - this is an absolutely perfect film. Check this one out immediately. I give it a 4 out of 4.
Almost as good as the first, Fede Alvarez wrote a great screenplay that brings the Don't Breathe story to a (possible) end. I give the film a 3 out if 4.
Hilarious from start to finish, Free Guy is the answer to the COVID blues. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
There's only one word that can describe this film: masterpiece. James Gunn delivers a perfect film, one that the future of the DCEU should aspire to be. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Shreco Bakari once again hits a homer with his newest entry into the OPU: Carnage. This film was absolute perfection from start to finish. I give it a 4 out of 4.
Full of heart, adventure, and punny humor, Jungle Cruise is the ride of the year! I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Full of suspense and mystery but very clearly has dialogue issues due to either poor directing or poor writing. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Outstanding visuals and acrobatics, Snake Eyes exceeds expectations and might, just might, resurrect the GI Joe franchise. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
A huge improvement from the first film, part 2 offers a ton of twists and shocks and takes the viewers along for a ride that doesn't stop until the credits roll. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Worth the wait. Black Widow is absolutely fantastic. Its themes are heartbreaking and beautiful. Definitely one of the MCU's best films. I give it a 3.5 out of 4.
Chris Pratt's been on a winning streak for years now. He's had one hit after the other and his newest film proves he's still got it, and it's one of his best films to date. I give it a 3.5 out of 4.
It may not be the best entry but it's certainly the scariest. Its realism begs for this country to listen, to make one last effort to save its soul. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Over-the-top in climax but beautiful in story, F9 is overall a success but does not meet the quality of the previous films. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
Hilarious and over-the-top, the action-packed sequel almost lives up to the original but comes off a bit cartoonish albeit fun. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
The film had a great idea and plot, but what ultimately hurt it was how often it jumped from one plot point to another without successfully bridging the gap. I was hoping I'd love this film but I felt let down. I give Infinite a 2.5 out of 4.
Shreco Bakari is proving to be a whirlwind in the horror genre, shaking foundations with his "Ominous Universe." While promoting his new film "Carnage," Shreco sat down with me for a small interview.
Arguably the darkest Conjuring film to date, part 3 finds Ed and Lorraine Warren investigating the case of Arne Johnson, a man who pled not guilty to murder, citing "the devil made me do it". I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Geared more toward teens and adults, Cruella is a magnificent tale of one girl's descent into madness as she vies to get revenge on The Baroness, a fashion mogul who was responsible for Cruella's mother's death. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Very nearly surpassing the first film, A Quiet Place Part II matches the suspense and emotion of the first film all the while delivering a new story, picking up right where we left off at the end of the first film. I give Part II a perfect 4 out of 4.
Emotional, intense, and beautiful, Those Who Wish Me Dead is a must-see with an applause-worthy performance from Angelina Jolie. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
The newest entry in the Saw franchise is absolutely incredible, providing all new traps and classic scares along with a story that is relevant to modern society. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Jason Statham is at his best in the newest Guy Ritchie film about a man who will stop at nothing to get revenge for the death of his son. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
No matter how you feel about the games or the two '90s films, every fan of sci-fi, action, and brawls will love the 2021 Mortal Kombat reboot. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Shreco Bakari and the geniuses at Foreman Empire Productions have struck again, this time with their own spin on the legend of Bloody Mary. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
In this article, I compare Steve Rogers, the original Captain America, with John Walker, the government-appointed new Captain America. Who's the better Cap and why?
Tries hard to be deep and start a conversation, but instead relies on cheap, amateurish tricks and never delivers any real scares. What should have been a great movie turned into an okay movie. I give the film a 2 out of 4.
The first 20 minutes are rough, but after that, the film becomes a wild thrill ride that monster movie fans are sure to enjoy. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
While it's certainly an exaggeration of great action flicks like John Wick, Nobody has still proven to hold its own and also puts Bob Odenkirk in a different light than his usual dramatic roles. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Spectacular performances, a gripping story, and brilliant directing make this remarkably tragic tale a must-see. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
There's a good chunk of the film that differs completely from the books, however, it's still an enjoyable and fun film that every action/adventure movie goer will enjoy. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Deeply relatable and intelligent, Malcolm & Marie takes a couple's argument and elevates it to a level in which we can feel and share the emotional trauma Marie has and the egotistical mania Malcolm has. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Intense and sometimes downright disturbing, The Little Things is a new masterpiece in storytelling. It gives you the clues, but the brilliant and frustrating part is that you have to decide for yourself who the killer is. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Full of heart and suspense with a sprinkle of classic Liam Neeson action, The Marksman breaks up the monotony of same-plot gimmicks and breathes fresh air into Neeson's career. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Deeper than I imagined and wildly different from what the trailer suggests, Promising Young Woman is a thought-proving, terrific film about a woman who has had enough of "good guys" taking advantage of vulnerable women. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
A documentary detailing the struggles both on set and behind the scenes of Upstate Story. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
A good effort that mostly succeeds and gives the main villain a beautiful redemption story. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Beautiful, powerful, and jarringly emotional, Soul is as hopeful as it is life-altering. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
It's no Transformers, but Monster Hunter still delivers a lot of fun and humor and delivers a really good movie. Does it follow the game? I have no clue, but I enjoyed the film a whole lot more than many of the recent monster movies. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Happiest Season is one of the best Christmas movies in recent memory and certainly one of the best romantic comedies to grace the streaming world. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Kevin Costner and Diane Lane deliver fantastic performances in a story about grandparents who won't take no for an answer. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Horror season has come again, which means it's time for yet another movie marathon!
Suspenseful & intriguing, the newest addition to Shreco Bakari's Ominous Project Universe features a great story with a dynamic cast. But there were moments in this film where I questioned the characters actions, something I didn't do with the other entries. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Honest Thief may be one of the least of Liam Neeson's one-man-army flicks but it's still better than the usual mind-numbing actioners most of these turn out to be. You know the difference between Bruce Willis and Liam Neeson? Liam's movies still get shown in theaters. I give the film a 2.8 out of 4.
Love and Monsters is a fun, comedic, action-packed film that reminds us what's important in life, even at the end of the world. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
The Secrets We Keep is a suspenseful mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat from the beginning to the tragic end. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Complex, mind-boggling, and woven together beautifully, Tenet is a film that meets expectations and even rises above them. Christopher Nolan continues to prove he is a modern-age film genius. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Filled with heart, humor, mystery, and wonder, Enola Holmes is a delightful family film that centers on Sherlock's younger sister Enola searching for her missing mother. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
A sweet film with pure intentions, The Secret: Dare to Dream dares its audience to think positively and go after what they want to achieve their dreams. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
The Devil All the Time is a powerhouse of a film, weaving together several different stories in a unique and haunting way. Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson give incredible performances, supported by Sebastian Stan and Bill Skarsgard. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Disney's live-action take on Mulan is full of incredible cinematography, emotion, and inspiration. It's a shame this film couldn't be released in theaters. Mulan deserves the biggest screen possible. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Rogue is a pretty good action flick, something to pass the time with, but don't expect a lot of brains to come with the brawn. I give the film a 2 out of 4.
A beautiful story with a lot of laughs and heartfelt moments, The King of Staten Island is by far Apatow's best work yet. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Bill and Ted are back and just as fun as they were in their younger years. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter still have great chemistry together. It was like reuninting with old friends, picking right up where we last left them 29 years ago. I give Bill and Ted Face the Music a solid 3.5 out of 4.
Shreco Bakari's new film, The Devils Within, expands the Ominous Project Universe. Now, not only does it contain serial killers and zombies, it contains demons and exorcisms. I give this tense short film a 3.5 out of 4.
Devastatingly awful, this film is an insult to the source material and an assault on the mind. I give Artemis Fowl a 1 out of 4.
With a ton of homages to the original material and a fantastic voice cast, Scoob brings the heart and humor that made Scooby-Doo a hit from the first time he debuted. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Beautiful, tragic, and unbelievable, Parasite is the perfect film. It's a perfect metaphor for the dangers of greed and how carried away you can get with wanting more. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Tom Hardy is brilliant and the film is hauntingly powerful. I give Capone a 3.5 out of 4.
Fantastically disturbing and a complete thrill ride, Color Out of Space does Lovecraft justice. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Some series should just be left alone. The new Grudge tried to live up to the original and the American remake but ended in a barrel fire. I give the film a 2 out of 4.
Okay, what? This film went so many directions that it confused itself and gave us an ending unworthy of our eyes. I give the film a 2 out of 4.
The true story of Togo finally surfaces after years of Balto getting all the praise. The film is beautiful and endearing and has all the elements of a true classic. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Where the first film succeeded in a surprising twist, the sequel fails as there are no twists but rather falls into the usual cliche that most horror sequels fall into. I give the film a 1.5 out of 4.
Bloodshot is a film that requires a large suspension of belief but still hits the fun mark and keeps the action coming. Just don't expect to care about anyone or think very much. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
Another rock solid film from Shreco Bakari at Foreman Empire Productions. Shreco has displayed his talent again and again and still manages to surprise me each time. His newest film, Isolation, is just what horror fans need during a global pandemic. I give the film a 3.8 out of 4.
Musicians and non-musicians alike will find some relatability in Cody Clarke's newest film Strummer. The film takes a simple, straightforward story and turns it into a true-to-life testament of loving someone who's just using you. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Beautiful, tragic, and humbling, I Still Believe will strike a chord in the hearts of those who will just open their minds to the possibility of love and faith. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Honest and mostly true to life, The Way Back is an inspirational story that stumbles slightly but is mostly effective. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Funny, full of heart, and voiced to perfection, Onward is one of the best films to come out of the Pixar studio. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Tense, nerve-wrecking, and psychologically taunting, The Invisible Man revives the one aspect that horror has lost over the years: surprise. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
A sweeping adventure full of heart, human redemption, and a loving appreciation for nature, the newest version of The Call of the Wild is just as important to see as it is to feel. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Emotional, powerful, and hopeful, Just Mercy is an exceptional film that points a finger in the face of injustice and says 'Not today'. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Funny, full of heart and nostalgia, and a lot of Jim Carrey goofiness, Sonic the Hedgehog exceeds expectations and captures the hearts of newcomers and anyone who loved playing the games too. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
With the state of the world today, we need to hear uplifting messages to get through our days. Inside of You has been an anchor for me, and I'm here to share it with you. I give this podcast a perfect 4 out of 4.
Irreverently humorous and smart, The Gentlemen is the crime film we didn't know we wanted. With fantastic performances and unique writing, the film isn't afraid to try a new approach which makes it all the better. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Funny, full of action, and brilliantly over-the-top in all the best ways, Birds of Prey exceeds expectations and confirms Margot Robbie was born to play Harley Quinn. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
A decent mystery with some thrilling moments, The Rhythm Section started with a good plot, deviated from its own story, then returned to the story just in time for the credits. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
Haunting, gripping, and expertly crafted, 1917 is one of the best and most suspenseful war films since Saving Private Ryan. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Dolittle is a film that, much like its predecessors, is wildly underappreciated and will inevitably become well-liked later on down the road. It has a lot of humor and a good story but what lacks is heart and a sense of urgency. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
The film attempts to introduce mid-life sentimentality to Marcus, which might have worked for a drama or comedy, but not so much here. After two films of complete carnage and 17 years of waiting, the new Bad Boys is less "bad" and more "soft". I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
In this article, I will reveal my picks for the five best and five worst films of Scarlett Johansson's career.
The perfect film! Little Women weaves together a beautiful tale of drama and romance, sisterhood, and surviving the trials life gives us. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
The best of the new trilogy, Rise of Skywalker pulls all the loose ends together to create a fantastic finale to a fantastic saga. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
In this article, I will explain why I don't like the "Jumanji" sequels and why they will never hold a candle to the original, starring Robin Williams.
The third film in the franchise continues to destroy everything the original film set up, becoming a brainless comedy rather than the fear-fest it should be. I give the film a 2 out of 4.
Sweet, kindhearted, and unique, the film is a true testament to the beautiful heart that Mr. Rogers had. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Brilliantly written and perfectly acted, Knives Out is the best mystery/crime dramedy in recent memory. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Just as good as the first, Frozen 2 excels where most sequels don't. There's a beautiful story with a dedicated voice cast that is able to transport you into the world of Arendelle one more time. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Dramatic, funny, and full of powerhouse performances, Ford v Ferrari is one of the best bio films that is mostly true and pays tribute to Ken Miles, Carroll Shelby, and Ford Motors. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Full of action and comedy, Banks' Charlie's Angels keeps the formula that made the TV show and the Diaz films good while making the action more realistic instead of going overboard. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
With some departures from the novel and a rather long build-up, Doctor Sleep manages to salute the source material but still tries to go its own way in order to fan-service those who are merely in the theater for The Shining references. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
The best Terminator since Judgment Day, Dark Fate exceeds expectations and surpasses almost every entry in the franchise. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
It's that time of year again and the movie marathon was a lot of fun! Some were good, some were great, only a few bad ones....this article lists them all!
Now this is how you do a sequel. The humor is still natural and the story flowed well. The only issue I had was that Zoey Deutch's Madison character could wear on your nerves after a while and there were a few predictable moments. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Magical, emotional, and just as fun as the first, Maleficent's sequel is on equal ground with its predecessor, keeping what was great about the first alive while standing on its own two feet. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Beautifully tragic and moving, Euphoria is probably the most realistic and necessary show on TV right now. In this article, I will list the top five most emotional moments in the show's first season.
Fantastic storytelling as always, El Camino ties up Jesse's story beautifully all the while giving us nostalgia through many characters returns. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
For a wildly strange family, there's not many laughs to be found, but the film does have a lot of lessons to teach. I give the film a 2.8 out of 4.
Mind-blowing action mixed with philosophical questions makes the film good but a huge plot hole puts a damper on what could have been great. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
Haunting, surprisingly emotional, and mentally exhausting, Joker speaks volumes about mental illness and the broken society that makes illness worse rather than better. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Strives to be better than the typical sci-fi space drama, and it does rise above most, but it's certainly no Interstellar. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Fantastically conceived, well-written, and beautifully executed, the Downton Abbey film continued the show as if it never ended, keeping the drama and humor without trying to be grandiose or over-the-top. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
If this in fact is Rambo's "last blood" then he made sure to go out with a bang. Stallone went all-out for what seems to be his final Rambo film and it paid off. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
The MCU has been filled with a ton of villains, all with different viewpoints and convictions. In this article, I list my picks for the top 10 best villains of the MCU within the first three phases.
Stan Lee is an American hero. He created the heroes that people needed, and so many are still impacted by his characters decades later. In honor of this wonderful man, I decided to pick out my ten favorite cameos Stan Lee ever made.
Tense, occasionally funny, and all-around thrilling, Ready or Not was surprisingly well-written and performed better. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Full of unexpected twists and shocking turns, the sequel to the award-winning The Ominous Project not only lives up to the first film but even surpasses it on some levels. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
There's a couple frightening moments, but, mostly, the final chapter in the IT story feels predictable and disappointing. The stellar cast saves the film and Bill Skarsgard's Pennywise is as creepy as ever. I give It Chapter Two a 3 out of 4.
In the vein of 24, Angel Has Fallen is grittier than the previous installments and delivers far more power in its punches. It has its predictable moments, but manages to keep its big twist a surprise. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Unnerving and creepy, Scary Stories accomplishes with a PG-13 rating what most R-rated horrors don't. There are some predictable moments, but the film makes up for it with natural humor and some amazing effects. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
A lot of fun with tons of callbacks to other adventure films, Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a good family film with just a couple negatives that are immediately overshadowed by the glowing positives. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
The film started out so well but then took a sharp nosedive in the final 30 minutes. It's such a shame that such a promising film tanked so badly. I give the film a 2.3 out of 4.
A great duo versus a classic Bond villain - seems like a recipe for success. For the most part, the film succeeds. Where it falters is the comedic tone occasionally reaching overly comedic. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
The film more or less tells the facts of the incident, but misrepresents not only the details of the event but also Stockholm Syndrome as a whole. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
Tarantino dishes out another masterpiece, this time turning the 60s upside down, making a stellar "what if" film about the Tate murders. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
The new Lion King not only lives up to the original but also keeps the magic and meaning alive and ever-present. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Severely underrated, The Professor is a film that gives a comedic spin on a bad situation all the while showing just how real being a cancer patient is. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
An unique take on evil alligator movies, Crawl does a lot right and sets the bar for the future, however, there's a lot more they could have done to make the film even better. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Sometimes, the only way you can accurately describe something is not describing it at all. Too many words could be used, but absolutely none of them can accurately describe just how spectacular the Hugh Jackman World Tour really is. I give the performance a perfect 4 out of 4.
The second solo Tom Holland Spidey film proves that Holland was born to be Spider-Man. If you know the comics, then you pretty much knew what was coming, but the film was entertaining nonetheless. I give the film a perfect 4 out of 4.
The best of the Annabelle films, Annabelle Comes Home hits all the high marks and overcomes its lows with smart scares rather than the typical jumpscare. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
A reimagining that succeeds in almost every way, Child's Play is a surprising remake that not only meets the original but surpasses it in some areas. Was it necessary? No. Was it a great testament to the dangers of modern technology? Absolutely. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
In what seems to be a solid conclusion to a perfect and successful franchise, Toy Story 4 never disappoints and fills the room with laughter, emotion, and love. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
You know the phrase "at least you tried"? Well, MIB4 - at least you tried. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
The conclusion to Fox's X-Men films brings everything full circle and closes the loop, linking past to future in a spectacular grand finale. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
A beautifully made tribute to one of the world's biggest music legends, Rocketman takes all the risks and succeeds in every way. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Overstuffed but still fun with more brains than the first, the long-awaited sequel brings some of the top Godzilla villains back to the big-screen while setting up next year's epic showdown between Godzilla and Kong. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Outstanding and beautifully magical, Guy Ritchie's take on Disney's Aladdin is nothing short of respectful fun, even with it's few issues. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
There has been a lot of controversy lately about whether abortion is right or wrong. The truth is far more complicated. Below is the story of a mom who turned to abortion. I hope her story will open the eyes, hearts, and minds of the world.
A beautiful story suitable for kids and adults alike, A Dog's Journey is the perfect send-off for Bailey and a touching tribute to all the furry loves of our lives. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Continues the trend of one-upping the previous entry, setting the stakes high and keeping the door open for a possible fourth film. I give John Wick 3 a 4 out of 4.
A fun-filled nostalgia-induced film that will satisfy 90s kids and the new generation alike. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
SPOILER Discussion of Avengers: Endgame.
Based on a true story, the film has fantastic performances and an intriguing plot, but it's rarely gripping. That's not to say it's bad in any way, I just feel the envelope could have been pushed a bit further to really get the ultimate message across. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
The prologue gets you excited and the following 30 minutes lets you down hard only to pick up again with some fantastic storytelling and end with the biggest tearjerker of the entire MCU. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Nothing short of visionary, The DVD breaks new ground, attempting and accomplishing something that's not quite been done before. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
With the help of stop-motion animation and a brilliant cast, Missing Link becomes the next great animation of the year. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Big in reverse, Little is a fun movie but lacks the humor and heart that the films it pays tribute to had. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
What could have been a great reboot turned into a rather so-so film that was ruined by nothing more than studio greed. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
It's a bit of a catch-22. The movie itself is unnerving and has a great build up. It also departs wildly from the source material and makes some bad choices which hurt the story. All in all, I'm giving the film a 2.5 out of 4.
Fun, hilarious, heart-filled, and full of great action, Shazam succeeds not only as a superhero film, but as a family film about discovering your place in the world. I give the film a 3.8 out of 4.
Better than the original, Disney's latest live-action remake flies high with magical moments, a fantastic story, and some emotional punches. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Edge-of-your-seat intense and wholly frightening, Us is the film that Get Out wishes it was and should have been. I give it a 4 out of 4.
Full of heart, soul, and humor, Captain Marvel stands tall as one of the best entries in the MCU and sets the stage for Avengers: Endgame. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Funny, full of heart, and leaves the audience with a beautiful message. The film will touch hearts whether they're wrestling fans or not. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
What seems like an odd plot turns into a fantastic mystery with a sprinkle of horror. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Realistic and moving, the film touches on important subjects that all couples face. I believe couples everywhere would benefit from seeing this film as both characters are relatable to everyone. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
After a few stinkers, Tyler Perry redeems the Madea-verse with Family Funeral. In a bittersweet and anticlimactic way, we bid Madea adieu forever in the final film of the series. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Fans have been waiting five years for the next chapter in the Dragon saga. The wait was definitely worth it. Filled with humor, suspense, emotion, and encouragement, this final How to Train Your Dragon film is one the entire family will enjoy. I give it a 4 out of 4.
Humorous, dramatic, and full of originality, Mute Date succeeds in every way and is a refreshing new take on how awkward first dates can be, especially when technology interferes. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Well-written and wonderfully directed, the web series snatched my attention and didn't let go until the final episode. I give the series a 3.5 out of 4.
The story of Ellis Martin is one that will resonate with so many people out there. Some may find the film a bit depressing but I find it honest. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
It's a romcom that dares to make fun of the generic formula and rebuild it in a neat and unique way. It had humor and heart, but most of all, it had an important message. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Superior to the first, the sequel amps up the humor and the mystery as Tree is forced to once again relive the day of her death again and again. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Based on the Japanese manga, Alita was an action-packed sci-fi film that was visually impressive, surprisingly emotional, and full of heart. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
While it certainly wasn't as funny as What Women Want, this spin-off film is still full of laughs and heart with no shortage of raunchy humor that would make Bad Moms blush. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
Usually a crime film with morbid humor is a recipe for success, but in this case, Cold Pursuit is a mediocre-borderline-disaster that makes you wonder how good the original film even was. I give it a 2 out of 4.
Fun and full of heart, The Lego Movie 2 hits every mark and, in many ways, meets the bar the first set and, in other ways, surpasses it. I give the film a 3.8 out of 4.
Enjoyable, fun, family-friendly film that teaches kids valuable life lessons all the while encouraging them to pick up a book. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.