I considered not watching the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer, but I just couldn't help myself. Apparently, director Rian Johnson has the same problem. https://twitter.com/rianjohnson/status/917532549773115392 If you haven't seen the trailer yet, or if you just want to watch it for the hundredth time like me, you can check it out below. … Continue reading New Star Wars Trailer Review
My Reaction: Wow. I really regret not trekking out to see The Big Sick back when it was in theaters. Without hesitation, I can call it my favorite comedy of the year. The film tells the real-life story of how comedian Kumail Nanjiani met his wife Emily and the complications in their relationship. One of the … Continue reading The Big Sick Review (2017)
I am a pretty big fan of the Tomb Raider franchise. A few years ago I played through some of the older entries in the franchise (Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld) and really enjoyed the characters, story, and silliness of it all. Most of all, I liked Lara Croft. She is pretty much a badass cross between Indiana … Continue reading Tomb Raider Trailer Review
It's official: J.J. Abrams has decided to return to the Star Wars saga and direct Star Wars Episode 9 (Deadline). The news comes after Colin Trevorrow, director of Jurassic World and the critically panned Book of Henry, was fired from the project due to multiple script issues and an "unmanageable" relationship with producer and head of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy (Hollywood Reporter). … Continue reading Is J.J. Abrams a Good Choice for Star Wars Episode 9?
Although I enjoyed it overall, here is my reaction (especially toward the ending): In The Defenders, the stars of Marvel's previous Netflix shows, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, come together as a team to "defend" New York city from an ancient ninja cult called The Hand. This series tries to combine the dark gritty … Continue reading Marvel’s The Defenders Review: A Fun Show That Never Reaches it’s Full Potential
My reaction: Warning: Spoilers follow Intro Prometheus is directed by Ridley Scott and is a prequel to the Alien franchise. Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, and Guy Pearce star as the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as they investigate a visually striking planet that may hold the secrets of the origin … Continue reading Prometheus (2012) Review: Not the Alien You are Looking for
My reaction: Christopher Nolan changed things up a bit this time by delving into World War II and the amazing true story of the evacuation at Dunkirk. We follow the perspectives of soldiers on the beach, the civilian boats on the sea that volunteered to help, and pilots tasked with providing air support. When it comes … Continue reading Dunkirk Review: A Triumph in Filmmaking That’s Light on Characters