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

It’s Rewind Time | ‘Gemini Man’ Review

I have a great amount of respect for Director Ang Lee. His films don’t always work, but they are always visually interesting and memorable. His latest film and most-recent-film-Will-Smith-will scrub-from-his-resume, “Gemini Man” is like many other Lee films in the regard that it has a bizarre premise (Will Smith, who is a secret agent for the Defense Intelligence Agency, has to fight a younger clone … Continue reading It’s Rewind Time | ‘Gemini Man’ Review

Life’s a Joke | ‘Joker’ Review

Put on a happy face, because the Joker is back, and better than ever! I was skeptical about this year’s standalone “Joker” film, especially after the absolute mess Warner Bros.’s micromanagement made of the DC Extended Universe through “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad,” the last of which features perhaps the worst live action joker of all time. My initial reaction to the “Joker” … Continue reading Life’s a Joke | ‘Joker’ Review

Puberty in the Smartphone Era is a Living Hell | ‘Eighth Grade’ Review

Bo Burnham’s directorial debut is certainty a memorable one, as his opening film, “Eighth Grade,” which is a coming of age tale about an eighth grader transitioning to high school, has racked up accolades and reignited the genre of adolescent dramadies at the box office.   Burnham is most renown for his comedic stand up, where he talks about in great lengths about his anxiety, which inspired him to … Continue reading Puberty in the Smartphone Era is a Living Hell | ‘Eighth Grade’ Review

Brad Pitt Meets his Space Dad | ‘Ad Astra’ Review

Brad Pitt goes to space and meets his space dad, who has been missing for decades. That’s basically James Gray’s “Ad Astra” in a nutshell.  In the near future, Major Roy McBride (Pitt), son of pioneering astronaut H. Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones), is tasked with a mission by U.S. Space Command (the branch of the military that operates in space) to make contact with his father, who … Continue reading Brad Pitt Meets his Space Dad | ‘Ad Astra’ 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

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

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 — 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

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