A 3-Hour Movie | ‘IT Chapter 2’ Review

Man, did this movie not have to be 3 hours long. I mean really, it did not need to be 3 hours long. “It Chapter 2” is essentially “Retcon: The Movie.” The film follows older versions of the 2017 “It” kids; James McAvoy plays team leader turned famous author Bill Denbrough; Jessica Chastain plays the friend group’s one girl, Beverly Marsh; Bill Hader plays the … Continue reading A 3-Hour Movie | ‘IT Chapter 2’ Review

Mitch’s 2019 Movie Catch-Up Part 2 | Reviews In Brief

As promised, here’s Part 2 of my movie catch-up post of all the films I saw in 2019 that I wanted to talk about but felt didn’t warrant full-length reviews. Theatrical Releases ‘Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood’ Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film. Oh boy. This film has gained some infamy for its portrayals of the Manson murders and Bruce Lee (Mike Moh), and some notoriety … Continue reading Mitch’s 2019 Movie Catch-Up Part 2 | Reviews In Brief

I Choose ‘Not’ | ‘Ready or Not’ Review

Well, they finally did it. We finally have a Hide and Seek movie. In theaters. That’s R-Rated.  Man, have we scraped the bottom of the barrel.  “Ready or Not” focuses on a young woman named Grace (Samara Weaving) who marries into the wealthy Le Domas family, who have a bizarre ritual for everyone that marries into the family. Before they’re officially a part of the … Continue reading I Choose ‘Not’ | ‘Ready or Not’ Review

Sony will not be fine producing Spider-Man movies without Kevin Feige and Marvel | Column from the Editor

According to Deadline, Kevin Feige’s involvement in future Sony Spider-Man movies may come to an end, as well as their sharing of the character with Marvel.  The breakup comes allegedly after Marvel/Disney demanded that they enter a 50/50 co-financing arrangement, most likely brought on by the fact that the most recent Spider-Man film broke $1 billion at the box office to become Sony’s most profitable … Continue reading Sony will not be fine producing Spider-Man movies without Kevin Feige and Marvel | Column from the Editor

Not So Good | ‘Good Boys’ Review

In my 2019 Movie Catch-Up post, I ragged on how reviewers just don’t seem to like comedies these days, most notably in the cases of “Stuber” and “Shaft,” two superb comedies that got the short end of the aggregate stick. Gene Stupnitsky’s adolescent comedy “Good Boys” is the complete opposite, sitting atop an 80 percent fresh Rotten Tomatoes score that I feel like is wholly … Continue reading Not So Good | ‘Good Boys’ Review

‘Hello there!’ Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Disney Plus series might revitalize Star Wars | Column from the Editor

When Disney announced their upcoming Disney Plus streaming platform, I was not optimistic or excited about it. I already pay $13 a month for Netflix, which has more shows and movies than I could ever watch, and so far, no other streaming platform has had enough original content to warrant me to drop the service, or add a new one (though Hulu and Amazon Prime … Continue reading ‘Hello there!’ Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Disney Plus series might revitalize Star Wars | Column from the Editor

Mitch’s 2019 Movie Catch-Up Part 1 | Reviews In Brief

2019 was a big year for movies, and was one where I saw myself going less and less to the theaters and relying more on streaming services like Netflix.  It’s also been a year where I returned to review writing, albeit not every movie I saw warranted a full review. Thus, this is where this post comes in! Here is a little roundup of all … Continue reading Mitch’s 2019 Movie Catch-Up Part 1 | Reviews In Brief

It’s Halloween in August | ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ (2019) Review

Halloween seems to be coming earlier and earlier every year, or rather, it’s always with us, as horror films are regularly released throughout the year. Still, not all horror films are strictly Halloween films, but I do roll my eyes when I see a film so fit for October like this year’s “Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark” released in August, or the beginning … Continue reading It’s Halloween in August | ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ (2019) Review

Not My Berkshire County | ‘Berkshire County/Tormented’ Review Update

Last year, I reviewed a film named “Berkshire County” which was later renamed “Tormented,” that takes place in a fictional town or county of the same name. The film, which is a 2014 home evasion film directed by Audrey Cummings, was shot outside Toronto and as such draws instant comparisons to my home county, Berkshire County, Mass., especially because of its Northeastern location and the … Continue reading Not My Berkshire County | ‘Berkshire County/Tormented’ Review Update

When is it OK to Fictionalize History? | Column from the Editor

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” just came out last week, and it’s caused somewhat of a stir for its controversial scenes of the late Bruce Lee and the Manson murders, as they twist history in sensitive ways for the sake of the movie. For anyone that has seen a Tarantino movie, this is no surprise as this is not the … Continue reading When is it OK to Fictionalize History? | Column from the Editor