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

Today’s Tom Sawyer, Real Nice Guy | ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ Review

The summer blockbuster season is wrapping up. And before we know it, Award season will be around the corner. But despite having another couple months before film journalism focuses on movies vying for Academy Award nominations, there are many films that have the feeling of what Oscar voters would find appealing. The movie follows Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a man with Down Syndrome who’s forced to … Continue reading Today’s Tom Sawyer, Real Nice Guy | ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ Review

Moving Past Nostalgia | ‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’ Review

Revival explores abundance of reboots Reboots have been quite the rage this past decade; while nothing new to entertainment, the 2010s have been abundant with reboots and revivals of relics from the 80s and 90s. Shows like “Fuller House” and “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” have found home not only in the hearts of nostalgic fans, but also on Netflix. And now, the … Continue reading Moving Past Nostalgia | ‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’ Review

Girl-fellas | ‘The Kitchen’ Review

Gangster movies are to modern cinema what Westerns were in early Hollywood. A genre defined by strong men who are willing to get their hands dirty for money, loyalty, and family. And just like how Westerns have opened themselves to re-interpretation and subversion, the gangster movie genre gets a new spin with Andrea Berloff’s “The Kitchen.” Set in Hell’s Kitchen during the 1970s, the movie … Continue reading Girl-fellas | ‘The Kitchen’ Review

Cult Fiction | ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Review

The early nineties introduced audiences to three of the most influential directors in Hollywood; Kevin Smith, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino. Of the novel visionaries, none of them have been more influential than Tarantino. With a filmography consisting of “Pulp Fiction”, “Kill Bill”, and “Django Unchained”, Tarantino shows homage to old films that shape his canvas. This is especially the case in his latest film, … Continue reading Cult Fiction | ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Review

A Three-Star Stuber Ride | ‘Stuber’ Review

There’s no such thing as a bad movie concept, just bad execution. People can complain about the ideas of bad movies, but without any risks, some of the greatest movies wouldn’t have been made. There would be no Star Wars, none of the Disney library would have had the chance to be loved worldwide, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe would just be a pipe dream … Continue reading A Three-Star Stuber Ride | ‘Stuber’ Review

I Saw a Film Today, Oh Boy | ‘Yesterday’ Review

The Beatles, the worldwide phenomenon from Liverpool. Breaking into popularity in the 1960’s, their music has stood the test of time. But what would the world be like if the Beatles’ music never existed? Well, that’s what Director Danny Boyle and writer Richard Curtis answers that question in the movie Yesterday. Continue reading “I Saw a Film Today, Oh Boy | ‘Yesterday’ Review”