Nine years. That's how long it's been since Pixar Animation Studios made everyone break down in tears by releasing 2010's Toy Story 3, a touching conclusion to the trilogy and the gang of toys whom we've grown to love. So it should be understandable that I never asked for a sequel and hadn't been completely … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Toy Story 4
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, while slow at times, is a boisterous, Pokémon-packed ride intertwined with a surprisingly enthralling mystery—and this is very likely the first quality entry in the videogame movie genre. Detective Pikachu, directed by Rob Letterman (Shark Tale, Goosebumps), is based on the 2016 3DS game of the same name, and it is the … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
SPOILER-FREE REVIEW (although you really should just go see the movie) Unless you've been living in a cave for the past year, you know that Thanos (Josh Brolin, No Country for Old Men, Sicario), the primary antagonist of Marvel Studios's Avengers: Infinity War, collected six Infinity Stones, added them to his Gauntlet, and used a snap … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Avengers: Endgame (SPOILER-FREE)
Amid all the flashy spoofing of the Internet, Ralph Breaks the Internet grounds its storyline with remarkably profound themes about friendship. (SPOILER-FREE REVIEW) Directed by Rich Moore (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph) and Phil Johnston (screenwriter of said movies), Ralph Breaks the Internet, the 2018 offering from Walt Disney Animation Studios and the sequel to 2012's Wreck-It … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Ralph Breaks the Internet
The origin of the first major female hero in a comic book, polyamory, feminism, BDSM, even the invention of the lie detector — Professor Marston and The Wonder Women packs in all this and more, spreading itself thin half the time but nonetheless succeeding as a biopic as powerful and receptive as its trio of lead actors.
Black Panther is a vigorous testament to black power and a revolutionary breakthrough that will leave its mark on the film industry for decades to come. Oh yes, and it's a stupendous entry in the MCU. Following the tragic death of his father, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman, Marshall, 42) succeeds him as the next Black Panther … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Black Panther
In his feature directorial debut Joel Edgerton delivers intelligent thrills all the way through The Gift, an unprecedented anomaly in the stalker film genre. Simon (Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Zootopia) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, The Prestige) are a young married couple just starting to get comfortable in their new … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Gift
In spite of a contrived conclusion to why one of the heroes went missing in the previous episode, "Lost" is a superb episode that explores the nuances and drives of our villains and honors the dear memory of a great Huntress.
The ambitious ideas explored in the science-fiction drama Arrival, boosted by Amy Adams's prime performance, got the gears in my head spinning, although the material did little to fully draw me in and get my heart pumping.