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

InReview's 2020 Printable Oscar Predictions Ballot

Here at InReview, we would like to provide our readers with a simple, straightforward printable Oscars ballot, ideal for use at Oscar viewing parties. The ballot is simple. For every prediction someone gets right, they are awarded one point. Whoever has the most points at the end of the night wins. The ballot is available below as both a .jpeg and .pdf. PDF Download: Continue reading InReview's 2020 Printable Oscar Predictions Ballot

Great Direction, But Not Perfect | "The Mandalorian" Season 1 Disney Plus Show Review

My girlfriend and I caved and got Disney Plus. For a week, through its free trial. After the initial novelty of being able to see all the Star Wars films in the same spot, as well as all the classic Disney Channel shows wore off, I watched “The Mandalorian” and a few episodes of “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” and then we cancelled the … Continue reading Great Direction, But Not Perfect | "The Mandalorian" Season 1 Disney Plus Show Review

Sabrina Part 3: The Rise of Skywalker | "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 3" Netflix Series Review

Don’t you love it when shows fall apart? Well, Netflix’s live action “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” has officially reached that point. It was good while it lasted, but like so many other franchises (I’m looking at you, Star Wars), the show’s mythos has grown so large that it is choking itself to death. We’re now in the territory of where the show’s writers have … Continue reading Sabrina Part 3: The Rise of Skywalker | "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 3" Netflix Series Review

Dracula Meets the 'Sherlock' Format | 'Dracula' BBC/Netflix Show Review

When Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss get together, they often make the best television you’ll ever see.  I’ve followed the pair of creatives, first through “Doctor Who”, then through “Sherlock,” so I’m properly tempered to Moffat, his partnership with Gatiss, and what you can reasonably expect from them. Moffat in particular is great at writing likeable characters and putting them in heart wrenching situations, playing with your … Continue reading Dracula Meets the 'Sherlock' Format | 'Dracula' BBC/Netflix Show Review

Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx Doing What They Do Best | ‘Just Mercy’ Movie Review

Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx are great actors, and it should come as a surprise to no one that they deliver masterful performances in Director Destin Daniel Cretton’s “Just Mercy.” Based on a book of the same name by real-life attorney Bryan Stevenson, the film follows his journey to Monroeville, Ala., where he sets up the nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative, which he receives federal … Continue reading Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx Doing What They Do Best | ‘Just Mercy’ Movie Review

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

Another Rollercoaster Season | 'You' Season 2 Netflix Series Review

After watching the unfocused mess that was “The Rise of Skywalker,” Netflix’s second season of “You” picked me up and served as an excellent foil. You’s biggest strength is its frenetic, tightly-focused storytelling that leads the viewer down twists and turns in a way that you just have to see what’s going to happen next. It’s a perfect-bingworthy show, one that you can’t just watch … Continue reading Another Rollercoaster Season | 'You' Season 2 Netflix Series Review

Not Another Happy Landing | 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Movie Review

There’s a lot packed into “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, so much so that I didn’t feel comfortable giving my usual week one hot take on it; thus my review for it comes out now. I grew up with the prequel trilogy, so Star Wars was all around me. Some might call it the golden age of Star Wars, as while Episodes I through … Continue reading Not Another Happy Landing | 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Movie Review