Movie Review– ‘Shazam!’ (2019)

Sure, the DC Extended Universe of cinematic superheroes took off on the wrong pair of legs. Fortunately, Warner Bros. has seemingly been recovering thanks to recent entries Wonder Woman and Aquaman. It is my pleasure to share with you that Shazam! is yet another step in the right direction for DC and dare I say … Continue reading Movie Review– ‘Shazam!’ (2019)

Movie Review– ‘US’ (2019)

Us is writer-director Jordan Peele's highly-anticipated follow-up to Get Out, a sharp filmic dissection of American society masquerading as a riveting genre piece. Two years later, Us proves that Peele is a true filmmaker, once again bringing us a tense, singular and stylish social thriller with a lot to say that captivates early on, despite … Continue reading Movie Review– ‘US’ (2019)

Film Review: ‘Captain Marvel’ Doesn’t Soar To Typical Marvel Heights

Captain Marvel is a frustrating film. It doesn't boast the signature wit or visual flare of a Guardians of the Galaxy nor the compelling narrative or emotional character development of an Iron Man or Captain America: The Winter Soldier. By comparison, Captain Marvel is a poorly structured and bland superhero origin story that harkens back to … Continue reading Film Review: ‘Captain Marvel’ Doesn’t Soar To Typical Marvel Heights

Film Review– ‘Cold Pursuit’ (2019)

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." This apt quote from writer/poet Oscar Wilde is the only early indicator that Cold Pursuit will be anything other than another variation on the vigilante badass that Liam Neeson has been playing now for over a decade. My suggestion? Wrap that expectation in chicken wire … Continue reading Film Review– ‘Cold Pursuit’ (2019)

Film Review– ‘Glass’ Is Fractured But Fascinating

M. Night Shyamalan has a divisive filmography to say the least. His efforts range from Academy Award-nominated to the laughing stock of Hollywood. His latest film, Glass, perfectly embodies the extreme duality of what we have come to expect from the filmmaker's work: fascinating ideas burdened by questionable decision-making. Let's backup a moment. Glass is … Continue reading Film Review– ‘Glass’ Is Fractured But Fascinating

Movie Review– ‘Replicas’ (2019)

Directed by: Jeffrey Nachmanoff Written by: Chad St. John Starring: Keanu Reeves, Thomas Middleditch, Alice Eve, John Ortiz Runtime: 107 minutes Rated: PG-13 I desperately want to love this movie and still there are things I admire about it: Keanu Reeves, science fiction, complicated ethical dilemmas, shadow organizations and, of course, I'm a sucker for … Continue reading Movie Review– ‘Replicas’ (2019)

‘Incredibles 2’ Afterthoughts

By Jordan Peterson | @thefilmmajor It's easy to imagine a world in which nearly every review of Incredibles 2 mentions how long it's been since the first 'Incredibles' film hit theaters. It only makes sense. Fourteen years is a long time. It also makes sense that those same critics would then pose some form of … Continue reading ‘Incredibles 2’ Afterthoughts

‘Hotel Artemis’ review

By Jordan Peterson | @thefilmmajor There is a lot going on inside the walls of the Hotel Artemis, as one might expect from a secret-not-so-secret hospital/hotel that exclusively caters to members of the criminal underworld. Unfortunately, none of it is as original or intriguing as the hotel itself. The year is 2028 and Los Angeles … Continue reading ‘Hotel Artemis’ review

‘A Quiet Place’ review

By Jordan Peterson | @thefilmmajor In a darkened theater lit only by the reflecting luminescence of a Christie CP2000 projector, a low grumble makes itself known before momentarily subsiding then returning again with a roaring vengeance. This goes on for some time. It's my belly, embarrassingly enough, reminding me that the contents of the small … Continue reading ‘A Quiet Place’ review

‘Ready Player One’ review

By Jordan Peterson | @thefilmmajor Cue Van Halen's "Jump." A rampaging King Kong leaps from the Empire State Building, a time-traveling DeLorean narrowly escapes the chomping mandible of a hungry T-Rex, the Iron Giant mercilessly pummels Mecha-Godzilla, and Batman scales a blizzardy Mount Everest. If it sounds like a lot, that's because it is. And … Continue reading ‘Ready Player One’ review