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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Two powerhouse performances combined with a great story makes one fantastic film about overcoming hardship and racial prejudice. It doesn't compromise but rather teaches us what should already be common sense by now. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Funny, dramatic, and heartwarming, The Upside would be the perfect film if it resonated better emotionally. I give it a 3.5 out of 4.
Full of fantastic choreography, action, and drama, Close was closely based on true events and, while the story and build up were excellent, the ending suffered in several different ways. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
The conclusion to Shyamalan's grounded superhero trilogy has a great story and awesome build-up, but the ending left something to be desired. That sadly seems to be a running streak in his films since The Village. I give Glass a 3.5 out of 4.
Simple and full of heart, A Dog's Way Home makes your tear ducts flow and causes you to race home as quick as you can to give your pup a big hug. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Aside from a poorly CGI'd robot that looked like something that should be on the SyFy channel, the film hit every mark and kept me invested from start to finish. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
It's like Transformers for kids! A-X-L aims to be family-friendly and succeeds but unfortunately doesn't have much else going for it. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
What could have been an immersive horror is dulled by the bad acting and worse dialogue. It had an interesting story and a decent sequel setup but I'm not sure if that sequel will ever happen. I give the film a 2.5 out of 4.
Based on a true story, The Mule uses a sense of drama with a hint of comedic relief to weave together a story that focuses more on family values and morality than the drug cartels. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Shocking and full of surprising twists, Searching takes the format that Unfriended used but actually succeeded in its efforts. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Haunting and emotional, Bird Box takes a real-world problem and turns it into a Lovecraftian horror tale. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Sweet, funny, and surprisingly emotional, Bumblebee surpasses all expectations and delivers the Transformers movie we deserved. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Visually dynamic, Mortal Engines has some incredible sequences and a good story with some interesting characters, but lacks the background necessary for those that have no knowledge of the book. I give the film a 3 out of 4.
Magical, beautiful, and full of meaning, Mary Poppins Returns kept the heart of the original all the while delivering fresh aspects for both old and new generations alike to enjoy. I give the film a 3.8 out of 4.
Funny and full of incredible visuals and mind-blowing underwater creature fights, Aquaman brings Arthur Curry to the light in a heroic way, forever forgetting the joke he used to be in the beginning. I give the film a 3.5 out of 4.
Spider-verse brings fantastic action, brilliant humor, a few hefty hits to the heart, and a ton of fun for the entire family. I give the film a 4 out of 4.
Robin Hood reminded me of the Assassin's Creed adaptation: bad storytelling, great action sequences. I give the film a 2 out of 4.
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.
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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.
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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.