Review: JUNGLE CRUISE Delivers Adventurous Amazon Journey

Dwayne Johnson is Frank Wolff and Emily Blunt is Lily Houghton in Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE. Photo by Frank Masi. © 2021 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Disney’s Jungle Cruise is a summer adventure for the entire family to enjoy. Packed with enough well-placed humor, heart, and action to leave audiences on the edge of their seats. The chemistry between its two leading stars keeps the film engaging from start to finish, but it does suffer from poor CGI in more than one instance. Jungle… Continue reading Review: JUNGLE CRUISE Delivers Adventurous Amazon Journey

Review: THE SUICIDE SQUAD Brought Us Chaotic Fun

The Suicide Squad is back with fresh blood in front of and behind the camera. The sequel is a massive improvement over the 2016 original. There is a coup on the island nation of Corto Maltese, leading to an anti-American government taking control. On the island is a secret facility called Jotunheim. Because of this… Continue reading Review: THE SUICIDE SQUAD Brought Us Chaotic Fun

INTERVIEW: Composer Natalie Holt And The Spacey, Epic Sounds Of Marvel’s LOKI

LOKI is the latest show on Disney+ that continues the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), pushing the multi-reality storytelling platform into bigger and more bizarre places. Natalie Holt created the soundscapes for the time-traveling narrative about a would-be God.

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: FEAR STREET PART 1: 1994 Is Stranger Things Meets Goosebumps

Fear Street Part One: 1994 establishes a promising road ahead for Netflix’s trilogy event. Based on R.L. Stines’s popular teen horror book series, it delivers a fun first venture into the town of Shadyside and its dark history. The film is anchored by its heart for ’90s horror and manages to bring its freshness to the… Continue reading Review: FEAR STREET PART 1: 1994 Is Stranger Things Meets Goosebumps

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

Review: Till Death Depicts Gerald’s Game Meets Home Alone Revenge Tale

Till Death puts Megan Fox back in the horror genre as a newly widowed spouse whose past comes back to haunt her. An interesting, yet familiar setup of events unfold that will keep you glued due to Fox’s performance. Till Death probably would have been more effective if it had drawn a majority of its… Continue reading Review: Till Death Depicts Gerald’s Game Meets Home Alone Revenge Tale

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 – The Variant | TV Review

After the excellent introductory episode “Glorious Purpose,” the second episode gets things going as Loki starts his work with the TVA. The Variant strikes again by attacking a TVA unit at a Renaissance Fair in Wisconsin, 1985. The Variant is even able to a capture a TVA agent. Agent Mobius sees Loki as being the… Continue reading LOKI – The Variant | TV Review

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

FRIENDS: THE REUNION | TV Review

Friends was one of the most popular sitcoms ever made. It was a touchstone of ‘90s and early noughties culture. To celebrate the show being available on HBO Max the streaming service has made a special which brought back the important players from Friends. The special was divided into five parts: the main cast doing a… Continue reading FRIENDS: THE REUNION | TV Review