A (Mostly) Accurate Thanksgiving Movie | 'Knives Out' Movie Review

Before I begin this review for “Knives Out”: story time. Originally, I wanted to get this review out around Thanksgiving. But work and family got in the way. I was disappointed to delay it because a murder mystery set around an eccentric family seemed timely for the holiday season. Lo and behold, I was right. Following the death of acclaimed mystery novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher … Continue reading A (Mostly) Accurate Thanksgiving Movie | 'Knives Out' Movie Review

Nostalgia Trolley | ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Movie Review

Mr. Rogers’ legacy transcends the initial audience from the first episode of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” and this movie is a monument to that legacy. Tom Hanks bring the man alive and reminds that our emotions are valid and encourage the audience to communicate them in healthy ways. Continue reading Nostalgia Trolley | ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Movie Review

Falling From Heaven: Why ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2019) is Bombing at the Box Office | Column from the Critic

Recently, I covered the latest “Charlie’s Angels” foray on the silver screen. In short, I thought it was a fun action movie with a solid cast and compelling action sequences. However, the movie has been struggling; with a 58% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and it has barely made half its budget so far. In response, writer-director Elizabeth Banks responded to the movie’s shortcomings: “You’ve … Continue reading Falling From Heaven: Why ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2019) is Bombing at the Box Office | Column from the Critic

Good Morning, Angels | ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2019) Movie Review

“Charlie’s Angels” is one of the strongest cultural milestones to stand the test of time. Originally a 1976 TV story of three private investigators working for a boss via speakerphone, this series has been adapted into two films in the 2000s directed by McG and a short-lived reboot in 2011. Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as director, writer, producer, and stars in this latest foray … Continue reading Good Morning, Angels | ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2019) Movie Review

To Save You From Tears … | ‘Last Christmas’ Movie Review

Paul Feig is one of those directors whose work I mean to see, but never get around to. He’s proven that he has what it takes with movies like “Spy” and “The Heat” that he’s got a sharp eye for comedy. Then, you have “Bridesmaids,” a movie that’s always been on my radar; likewise, for the 2016 version of “Ghostbusters” which I hoped to see … Continue reading To Save You From Tears … | ‘Last Christmas’ Movie Review

When You’re an Addams | ‘The Addams Family’ (2019) Movie Review

If there is one fictional family that has stood the test of time, it would be the Addams Family. The New Yorker comic strip by Charles Addams has branched out to different mediums since the first publication in 1938, from the beloved 1964 TV show, cartoon adaptations, a musical and two beloved theatrical films in the 1990s. 26 years later, the creepy, kooky family has … Continue reading When You’re an Addams | ‘The Addams Family’ (2019) Movie Review

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: How Sensory Deprivation Adds Tension to Horror | Column from the Critic

Halloween is here, and with it comes the devoted celebrations and horror movie marathons with friends. Now, I’ve never been a fan of horror movies. But recent releases have intrigued me with the ideas they present. One trend that’s stood out is how they play with sensory deprivation. In the movies watched, I’ve noticed that the absence of one sense adds to the tension. And … Continue reading See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: How Sensory Deprivation Adds Tension to Horror | Column from the Critic

Jexi’s Midnight Runners | ‘Jexi’ Review

There are two projects that came out this month in theaters made by alumni from “The Hangover” trilogy. The first was Todd Phillip’s “Joker,” which has already been covered on the site. And then there’s this gem from writers Scott Moore and Jon Lucas, who also have directing credits with this film. Adam Devine plays Phil, an aspiring journalist who is obsessed with social media. … Continue reading Jexi’s Midnight Runners | ‘Jexi’ Review

The Movie that Scores | ‘Hustlers’ Review

When watching this movie, I was reminded of my review of “The Kitchen” and how we seem to be living in a wave of movies reminiscent of traditional crime movies, but where women take the helm. “Ocean’s 8” has women infiltrate the roles previously held by the Rat Pack and George Clooney, “The Hustle” was an female led reboot of the 1988 film “Dirty Rotten … Continue reading The Movie that Scores | ‘Hustlers’ Review

Welcome to the Reboot | ‘Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle’ Review

Editors Note: In preparation for December’s “Jumanji: The Next Level”, Alex takes a look at 2017’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” To see my exhaustive review of the movie, go to https://inreview.blog/2018/06/13/jumanji-2017-jungle-2-jungle/ — Mitchell Chapman, InReview Owner and Editor I remember hearing about this movie and seeing the promotional stuff for it. It looked okay; another reboot that modernized the source material. But while watching … Continue reading Welcome to the Reboot | ‘Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle’ Review