‘The Batman’ (2022) Movie Review: The Bleakest, Boldest And Best Batman Yet

If you've ever read a Batman comic or played any of the Arkham video games, then you'll instantly recognize the moody disposition of Matt Reeves' The Batman. From its brooding titular hero to the grimy, crime-riddled Gotham City streets he calls home, this is by far the darkest live-action iteration of the Caped Crusader yet. … Continue reading ‘The Batman’ (2022) Movie Review: The Bleakest, Boldest And Best Batman Yet

‘Pig’ Director Michael Sarnoski Helming ‘A Quiet Place’ Spinoff For Paramount

According to Deadline, the studio has tapped Pig director Michael Sarnoski to helm their upcoming A Quiet Place spinoff. The noteworthy hire comes a few short months following the departure of Mud and Loving director Jeff Nichols from the project. At this time, not much is known about the film. Sarnoski has also been tapped … Continue reading ‘Pig’ Director Michael Sarnoski Helming ‘A Quiet Place’ Spinoff For Paramount

‘Malignant’ (2021) Movie Review

The Story Following the mysterious death of her abusive husband (Jake Abel), Madison (Annabelle Wallis) becomes the target of a malevolent entity calling itself Gabrielle. Ghastly visions of bloody murder and crackling, disembodied voices torment Madison's every waking moment until the difference between what's real and what's a nightmare becomes indistinguishable. The Positive It's evident … Continue reading ‘Malignant’ (2021) Movie Review

‘The Empty Man’ (2020) Movie Review: A Half-Empty ‘Wicker Man’ Knock-off

The Empty Man is the latest in a line of Candyman/Freddy Krueger rip-off's who subconsciously stalk and slay their victims. Despite its similarly stupid title, The Empty Man is a slight cut above such irredeemable disasters as The Bye Bye Man (2017) and Slender Man (2018). When a teen girl seemingly vanishes from her sleepy … Continue reading ‘The Empty Man’ (2020) Movie Review: A Half-Empty ‘Wicker Man’ Knock-off

‘The Vast of Night’ (2020) Review: A stylish, lackluster ‘Twilight Zone’ tribute

The place: a dusty, out-of-the-way New Mexican Podunk. The time: a simpler, unspecified year during the 1950's. On the night of a big basketball game, two teenagers working late shifts at their respective jobs intercept a strange signal of unknown origin. Fay (Sierra McCormick), a switchboard operator, and Everett (Jake Horowitz), the local radio DJ, … Continue reading ‘The Vast of Night’ (2020) Review: A stylish, lackluster ‘Twilight Zone’ tribute

‘The Way Back’ Movie Review: Sadfleck might just be the best Affleck

DIRECTORGavin O'ConnorSCREENWRITERSGavin O'ConnorBrad IngelsbySTARSBen AffleckAl MadrigalJanina Gavankar RATINGR (for language throughout including some sexual references)RUNTIME108 minutesRELEASE DATEMarch 6, 2020STUDIOWarner Bros. Pictures Heading into the theater, I had a good idea of how The Way Back was going to play out. For the most part, I was right. Not to say I'm some sort of cinematic … Continue reading ‘The Way Back’ Movie Review: Sadfleck might just be the best Affleck

‘Onward’ Movie Review: Pixar Fantasy Lacks Studio’s Signature Magic

DIRECTORDan ScanlonSCREENWRITERSDan ScanlonJason HeadleyKeith BuninSTARSTom HollandChris Pratt RATINGPG (for action/peril and some mild thematic elements)RUNTIME 1 hr. 42 mins.RELEASE DATEMarch 6, 2020STUDIODisney-Pixar With Onward, Pixar transports us to a fantastical world that’s populated by mythical creatures and crackling with all manner of magic. At least it used to be until the ease of technological advances … Continue reading ‘Onward’ Movie Review: Pixar Fantasy Lacks Studio’s Signature Magic

‘The Invisible Man’ (2020) Movie Review: What’s Old Is Frightening Again!

DIRECTORLeigh WhannellSCREENWRITERLeigh WhannellSTARSElisabeth MossOliver Jackson-CohenAldis HodgeStorm ReidHarriet DyerMichael Dorman RATINGR (for some strong bloody violence, and language)RUNTIME113 minutesRELEASE DATEFebruary 28, 2020STUDIOUniversal PicturesGENREHorror, Mystery/Suspense For nearly two decades, Universal Pictures has tried but failed to revamp their legacy monster movies as fantastical, action-packed adventures. Their grander vision ultimately included a shared cinematic universe that culminated with … Continue reading ‘The Invisible Man’ (2020) Movie Review: What’s Old Is Frightening Again!

‘Brahms: The Boy II’ Movie Review: So Bad, It’s Insulting

DIRECTOR William Brent Bell SCREENWRITER Stacey Menear STARS Katie Holmes Owain Yeoman Christopher Convery RATING PG-13 RUNTIME 86 minutes RELEASE DATE February 21, 2020 STUDIO STXfilm SYNOPSISAfter a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms. The following post contains spoilers for 'The Boy' (2016) … Continue reading ‘Brahms: The Boy II’ Movie Review: So Bad, It’s Insulting

‘Fantasy Island’ Movie Review

Directed by: Jeff WadlowWritten by: Christopher Roach & Jillian JacobsStarring: Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Portia Doubleday, Jimmy O. Yang, Ryan Hansen & Michael PeñaRelease date: February 14, 2020Rating: PG-13 (for violence, terror, drug content, suggestive material and brief strong language)Runtime: 1 hr. 50 mins.Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery/SuspenseStudio: Columbia Pictures Synopsis: The enigmatic Mr. Roarke (Michael … Continue reading ‘Fantasy Island’ Movie Review