Review: OLD Unevenly Explores Aging Through Beach Horror

(from left) Guy (Gael García Bernal) and Trent (Alex Wolff) in Old, written for the screen and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

Old, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film, is a mixed bag of his best and worst qualities as a filmmaker. His first film since closing out the Unbreakable trilogy with Glass in 2019 is a thought-provoking story that examines the fear of getting old, but its concept feels held back at times. While it gets messy, Old is… Continue reading Review: OLD Unevenly Explores Aging Through Beach Horror

Review: ESCAPE ROOM: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS Fails To Retain Championship

Zoey Davis (Taylor Russell), Ben Miller (Logan Miller), Rachel (Holland Roden), Brianna (Indya Moore) and Nathan (Thomas Cocquerel) in ESCAPE ROOM: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS.

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions struggles to provide a tournament worth competing in. The original film was a subpar outing at best with a unique concept that blended the Saw and Final Destination franchises into one. Unlike its predecessor, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions opts for a more implausible narrative anchored by a new set of paper-thin protagonists.… Continue reading Review: ESCAPE ROOM: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS Fails To Retain Championship

LOKI – For All Time. Always. | TV Review

The first season of Loki has reached its climax with “For All Time. Always.” It’s a finale that has huge implications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as Loki. Loki and Sylvie have arrived at the Citadel at the End of Time and prepare to confront the person behind the TVA and Time Keepers. They… Continue reading LOKI – For All Time. Always. | TV Review

LOKI – Journey Into Mystery | TV Review

Loki has reached its penultimate episode with ‘Journey Into Mystery’. It’s also the maddest 50 minutes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At the end of ‘The Nexus Event,’ Loki had been pruned by Ravonna Renslayer. Instead of being killed, Loki has been sent to the end of the time which is inhabited by many different Lokis.… Continue reading LOKI – Journey Into Mystery | TV Review

LOKI – The Nexus Event | TV Review

‘The Nexus Event’ returns Loki back to its grand roots are a smaller, character-driven episode ‘Lamentis.’   Loki and Sylvie’s fate seems sealed after The Ark on Lamentis gets destroyed. However, they are able to cause a major Nexus Event and get arrested by the TVA. When in TVA custody Loki tries to prove to Mobius that… Continue reading LOKI – The Nexus Event | TV Review

Review: THE FOREVER PURGE Depicts America’s Boiling Point

The Forever Purge ends the franchise on a decent enough note and is the closest reflection of what America could look like if the citizens finally had enough. The one night a year where all crime is legal for 12 hours has become a 24-hour deathmatch. While the themes presented in The Forever Purge may strike a core… Continue reading Review: THE FOREVER PURGE Depicts America’s Boiling Point

Review: BLACK WIDOW Forgets To Give Natasha Romanoff A Farewell

Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) as Black Widow in Marvel Studios' BLACK WIDOW. Photo by Jay Maidment. ©Marvel Studios 2020.

Black Widow impresses with its larger-than-life action and terrific stuntwork. However, it forgets to give a proper close to its titular character. Avengers: End Game brings Natasha Romanoff to a literal close, so it’s a shame her first solo film leaves you wanting more in an unimpressed fashion. An action-packed, fun, emotional, and sometimes hilarious film… Continue reading Review: BLACK WIDOW Forgets To Give Natasha Romanoff A Farewell

LOKI – Lamentis | TV Review

After the exciting conclusion of ‘The Variant’, the third episode of Loki sees our favorite Norse trickster team up with an alternative version of himself. The Variant, AKA Lady Loki, AKA Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) has sent a lot of time reset charges across the points in time and she goes to TVA with the aim to kill the Time Keepers. Her… Continue reading LOKI – Lamentis | TV Review

Review: FAST & FURIOUS 9 Puts Absurdity Above Fun Action

Fast & Furious 9 wastes little time insulting audiences’ intelligence while delivering another fast-paced adventure. The overall tenth entry in the Fast saga stays afloat mostly due to the already established bond between the tenured characters and its edge of your seat, demand to be watched energy. Wanting to test the waters on how ridiculous it… Continue reading Review: FAST & FURIOUS 9 Puts Absurdity Above Fun Action

LOKI – Glorious Purpose | TV Review

Loki is the latest Marvel show to hit Disney+, this one focusing on the MCU’s popular anti-hero. “Glorious Purpose” is the best opening episode so far for a Marvel show. During the Avengers’ Time Heist a past version of Loki was able to escape with the Tesseract. However, Loki gets apprehended immediately by the Time Variance Authority… Continue reading LOKI – Glorious Purpose | TV Review

Review: THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD Thrives In Ridiculous Action

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is just as ridiculous as its predecessor and more convoluted. The star power is enough to warrant laughter thanks to the chemistry between the film’s leads, but it doesn’t excuse its underwhelming story. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard could be considered more fun than the original and that’s mostly due to the… Continue reading Review: THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD Thrives In Ridiculous Action

Review: THE CONJURING 3 Summons Refreshing But Anticlimactic Entry

(L-r) VERA FARMIGA as Lorraine Warren and PATRICK WILSON as Ed Warren in New Line Cinema’s horror film “THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It proves Ed and Lorraine Warren can make up for an uneven new chapter in this universe. The eighth entry in The Conjuring Universe decently abandons the haunted house formula but forgets to build on any characters that aren’t our paranormal investigators. Lacking the earned scares the previous… Continue reading Review: THE CONJURING 3 Summons Refreshing But Anticlimactic Entry

Review: SPIRIT UNTAMED Struggles To Ride Into The Sunset

Spirit Untamed is just another botched effort that insults the original Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Spirit Untamed showcases another low point for DreamWorks, as this film struggles to find a reason to exist. The film manages to make the Netflix series, Spirit Riding Free, come off better than it is. Having only been to… Continue reading Review: SPIRIT UNTAMED Struggles To Ride Into The Sunset

Review: CRUELLA Delivers Stylish Character Study On Iconic Villain

Emma Stone as Cruella in Disney’s live-action CRUELLA.

Disney’s Cruella showcases a devilishly good time filled with over-the-top antics and phenomenal performances by its two leads. Admittedly, the film didn’t seem like it would offer much based on the trailers, but Cruella is a live-action adaptation Disney should be proud of. It’s clever, risky, features a fitting punk rock backdrop, and provides enough humor to lighten the… Continue reading Review: CRUELLA Delivers Stylish Character Study On Iconic Villain

Review: A QUIET PLACE PART 2 Loudly Surpasses Its Predecessor

Regan (Millicent Simmonds), left, and Evelyn (Emily Blunt) brave the unknown in "A Quiet Place Part II.”

A Quiet Place Part 2 pulls off a difficult task by surpassing the original film and becoming one of the best sequels in cinematic history. In an attempt to expand this unfamiliar world, the film increases the intensity, focuses more on character building, and morphs into a heart-pounding experience from start to finish. Coming at… Continue reading Review: A QUIET PLACE PART 2 Loudly Surpasses Its Predecessor

Review: THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD Is A Thrilling Adventure

Those Who Wish Me Dead delivers a heartfelt story packed with tons of great action. It’s an effective throwback to older action films but does feel slightly unfocused at times with its narrative. The film is saved by its stellar cast, gripping story, and score that feels like a character itself. Those Who Wish Me Dead may not… Continue reading Review: THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD Is A Thrilling Adventure

Review: SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW Traps Franchise In Strong Revamp

Spiral: From The Book of Saw successfully blends the psychological aspects of Saw and the gore-filled carnage found in the sequels. A solid attempt at revitalizing the franchise, but how long this breath of fresh air can last will be determined on the inevitable follow-ups. The Jigsaw Killer may be dead, but John Kramer’s legacy lives… Continue reading Review: SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW Traps Franchise In Strong Revamp

THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER – One World, One People | TV Review

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier has come to its conclusion with an action-packed finale. The Flag Smashers have attacked the GRC meeting in New York to stop their vote on the forced relocation. This brings Sam and Bucky into action with Sam now wearing a new costume and in procession with Captain America’s shield. “One… Continue reading THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER – One World, One People | TV Review

THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER – The Truth | TV Review

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has reached its penultimate episode. It’s a case of the calm before the storm as the show resolves some of the storylines before the climax. “The Truth” picks up where “The Whole World is Watching” left off with the new Captain America snapping and killing a man in public. The… Continue reading THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER – The Truth | TV Review

THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER – The Whole World is Watching | TV Review

Following the events in Madripoor, the episode “The Whole World is Watching” takes the titular characters to the Latvian capital where the show feels like it’s spinning its wheels. Sam and Bucky continue their search for Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman), believing that finding the location for a funeral would be their best chance. But they face… Continue reading THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER – The Whole World is Watching | TV Review