Nightmare Alley – Review

Maestro of horror and creatures digs deep into the psychology of man and discovers his newest evil, mankind itself and delivers something truly special in his newest outing, Nightmare Alley. Guillermo Del Toro is back, and steps away from the creatures of his past, his robotic monster killers, and his world of suspense to give us something much more intellectually disturbing, the power of man. Nig...[Read More]

Dear Future Children (2021) – Review

Every once in a while there’s a film that will stick with you for a long time. “Dear Future Children”, Franz Böhm’s debut feature length documentary about three young activists from Chile, Hong Kong and Uganda certainly will have that effect on many and rightly so. This is an important film, that comes at a critical time. The doc tackles youth activism through the lens of y...[Read More]

Disney Confirm Exclusive Theatrical Window for Eternals and West Side Story

Most of this year Disney has toyed with Disney+ releases, some day and date with theatrical, some exclusive to the streaming platform. After the record breaking weekend for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings the studio has announced that all remaining movies for 2021 will get a 45-day exclusive theatrical window. That includes Eternals, West Side Story, The King’s Man, Ron’s Gon...[Read More]

Mogul Mowgli Review

Mogul Mowgli starts in medias res on stage with Zed, a Brit-Pakistani Rapper (Riz Ahmed) enthralling his audience with his rap verse. The choice of camerawork and the full frame aspect ratio gives it this raw authentic feel that not everyone will like and hits you hard right off the bat. It is clear that this is not a comfortable film to watch, is it a good film, though? I would argue that it is a...[Read More]

Pixar’s “Turning Red” to Go Back to Theatrical

In March of 2022 Pixar’s first movie since Onward will debut in theatres again hopefully kick off a return to traditional releases for the animation company. Turning Red will restart the Pixar theatrical experience with Pixar’s Lightyear following in the summer. Since the Pandemic has changed everything over the past 18-months movie studios have had to figure out a way to get their mov...[Read More]

WB to Revive Hanna-Barbara Titles with S.C.O.O.B.

Warner Bros. has big plans for the Hanna-Barbara catalogue theatrically and they plan to kick things off with the newly titled S.C.O.O.B. The animated feature planned for 2018 will see Mystery Inc. back on the big screen. During CinemaCon the studio announced that this will be beginning of “unlocking the whole Hanna-Barbera universe.” That means we should expect to see other animated f...[Read More]

Brave – Theatrical Review

While Cars 2 was enjoyable enough those two movies about anthropomorphic automobiles are in the bottom tier of Pixar pictures for me. So when preview clips for the next Pixar flick gave us glimpses of an unruly red haired lass with bow and arrow and the title of Brave, my anticipation level kicked up a notch. And Brave is aptly titled. For what could be a cliched love story about a young Scottish ...[Read More]

The Hunger Games – Theatrical Review

I will admit upfront that I did not even hear of The Hunger Games novel until the first images from the movie hit the web. I tend to live in a world of film and not book. It’s not something that was really encouraged, or something that was pushed upon me as a child. I’m working on changing that of course. That’s not why we’re here though. We’re here to talk about The Hunger Games. I tend not to be...[Read More]

Real Steel – Theatrical Review

Real Steel is the kind of 80’s PG-13 action-adventure/comedy-relationship flick you’ve been waiting for since, well, the 80’s. Loosely based on the Richard Matheson story “Steel” (and by loosely based on, I mean took the central idea of boxing robots from…), Real Steel follows down-on-his-luck ex-boxer Charlie Kenton (Jackman), set into a near-future funk where his boxing career was taken aw...[Read More]

Black Swan – Theatrical Review

Black Swan has a lot going for it: Natalie Portman, Darren Aronofsky, dope early Soviet era inspired posters, Tchaikovsky. But like someone on a blind date I went in with restrained expectations, hoping for the best but worried about being let down. Where to begin? It’s as if Aronofsky sat me down and said: “What terrifies you the most? Doppelgängers? Hitchcockian fixations on buns? A ...[Read More]

The Expendables – Theatrical Review

The 80’s was undoubtedly the manliest and most muscular decade in film history (as recently decided upon by Muscle & Fitness). We had former Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe Arnold Schwarzenegger. Rocky…no, Rambo…no, Rocky…ummm Sylvester Stallone, the muscles from Brussels Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren who challenged most of these muscleheads head on. In the early 90’s...[Read More]

Inception – Theatrical Review

Inception is a brilliant beacon in the void of summer cinema. And because of the season it seems to shine a little brighter than it really does. Just so there is no misunderstandings about it, my opinion of Inception is near total enthrallment. Using the goodwill and money banked from his more commercially successful projects, Christopher Nolan has released a movie of unquestionable high quality a...[Read More]

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