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

From Panels to Film: Top 10 Best Comic Book Films and Shows of 2019 | Column from the Critic

2019 was an interesting year for comic book based shows and movies, from big title blockbusters like “Avengers: Endgame” and “Joker” to originally lesser-known independent titles that became sleeper hits like “The Boys” and “The Umbrella Academy.” Some were great, some were good, some I’m partial to and finally, we have those that I feel like were wastes of my time and money. So, without … Continue reading From Panels to Film: Top 10 Best Comic Book Films and Shows of 2019 | Column from the Critic

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

Adam Driver is at it Again | 'The Report' Amazon Prime Video Movie Review

Adam Driver has had a great year, starring in such films as “Marriage Story”, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” and “The Report.” It wasn’t until he starred in last year’s “BlacKkKlansmen” that I truly saw what he was capable on screen, a performance that gave him an academy award nomination and proved that he has a bright future ahead of him after the Star … Continue reading Adam Driver is at it Again | 'The Report' Amazon Prime Video 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

Netflix Putting Their Money Where Their Mouth Is | 'Marriage Story' Netflix Movie Review

Netflix is king of the streaming game because they are willing to fund projects like “The Irishman” and “Marriage Story.” These films feature A-list actors and are directed by visionary directors in Martin Scorcese and Noah Baumbach, and most certainly would not have been made or have gotten enough anywhere near enough love they deserve in a theater setting.  Hollywood films these days are mostly loud … Continue reading Netflix Putting Their Money Where Their Mouth Is | 'Marriage Story' Netflix Movie Review

Pining for a Life Worth Living | 'The Irishman' Netflix Movie Review

Martin Scorcese never disappoints, as while his films aren’t always masterpieces (I’m looking at you, “Hugo” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”), they always entertain and are memorable.  Netflix has been on a hot streak in the past year, as it has greenlit risky but rewarding projects like Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” and Eddie Murphy’s “Dolemite Is My Name” that is giving the streaming platform a library of … Continue reading Pining for a Life Worth Living | 'The Irishman' Netflix 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

Let The Franchise Go | ‘Frozen 2’ Movie Review

“Frozen” came out six years ago. Keep that in the back of your mind. We waited six years for this.  I feel bad for “Frozen 2.” I really do. Its predecessor was a decent film in its own right, elevated by lighting-in-a-bottle music numbers that both fit narratively in the film, while being legitimate pieces of art in their own right, winning the film two Grammys and two … Continue reading Let The Franchise Go | ‘Frozen 2’ Movie Review

Best Animated Feature | ‘Klaus’ Netflix Movie Review

Netflix keeps on making reasons for me to firmly stick by it, amid the ever-growing competitive streaming scene, the biggest of which is that they keep funding good original projects that takes risks, and are just plain great.  Sergio Pablos and Carlos Martínez López’s “Klaus” might be the finest thing Netflix has released this year, and should be a shoe-in for Best Animated Feature at The Oscars.  It’s … Continue reading Best Animated Feature | ‘Klaus’ Netflix Movie Review