A Fun Improvement | "Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey" Movie Review

“Suicide Squad” is a dumb fun movie. Whenever it’s on TV, I’ll tune into it; but I’ll still poke fun at the pacing flaws and other nitpicks/grievances. But one of the best things about the movie was the performances that Will Smith and Margot Robbie gave. And with the DCEU’s collapse, I was curious to see how a movie with Harley Quinn playing a more … Continue reading A Fun Improvement | "Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey" Movie Review

Not That Bad, Despite Its Razzie | "Cocktail" 1988 Movie Review

Oscar season is upon. And while many people have raised criticisms about Greta Gerwig and Jennifer Lopez (which I agree with), I was more drawn to the inverse and curious about the Razzies. I like to give a look at the worst Hollywood has given us and appreciated the YouTube channel, Cinematic Excrement, which looks at 1988’s “Cocktail” and compared it to other Razzie nominees … Continue reading Not That Bad, Despite Its Razzie | "Cocktail" 1988 Movie Review

Ranking All 9 Star Wars Episodes | Column from the Critic

Whether you loved it or hated it, “The Rise of Skywalker” might be impactful as “The Empire Strikes Back,” “The Phantom Menace,” or even the original “Star Wars.” One story, stretching nine movies and five decades, has come to an end. And with that, I decided to look back at how I rank the Skywalker Saga. Now for this list, I’m only going to be … Continue reading Ranking All 9 Star Wars Episodes | Column from the Critic

A Diamond in the Rough | 'Uncut Gems' Movie Review

Adam Sandler’s career is the epitome of the phrase “love it or hate it.” On the one hand, this was a guy went from SNL to his claim to fame with movies like “Happy Gilmore”, “Billy Madison”, and “Big Daddy”. On the other hand, he’s been in garbage like “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”, “Jack and Jill”, and “Pixels”. With a spotty record … Continue reading A Diamond in the Rough | 'Uncut Gems' Movie Review

Best and Worst Movies of 2019, Ranked | Column from the Critic

2019 has been an interesting year for cinema. We said hello to Tarantino again, and bid adieu to the Infinity Saga. This was a year where once-panned actors shined bright. When compared to the other critics on the site, I don’t do rankings with my reviews. That was just one of the things that I learned when I started being a critic. So, with the … Continue reading Best and Worst Movies of 2019, Ranked | Column from the Critic

Cats Is Weird and You Should See It | 'Cats' Movie Review

On July 18th, this trailer came out and the internet united in agreeing how surreal it was. Audiences were stunned by the uncanny animation and many of the weird choices in casting. And when watching it, I didn’t catch the hype. It wasn’t until a video Patrick Willems made that got me intrigued to check it out. And when I sat in the theater as … Continue reading Cats Is Weird and You Should See It | 'Cats' Movie Review

Second Quest | 'Jumanji: The Next Level' Movie Review

A few months ago, I reviewed the 2017 reboot of “Jumanji” for the site. I thought it was a fun movie and did the job of introducing a new generation to the story with a more contemporary spin. Even as someone who never saw the original movie with Robin Williams, it brought an interesting take for the site. I’ve also been excited for this movie … Continue reading Second Quest | 'Jumanji: The Next Level' Movie Review

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