Alicia Vikander’s Tomb Raider: A Vulnerable Lara Croft

Alicia Vikander Tomb Raider

Tomatometer: 49% Audience Score: 59% IMDb: 6.4   For better or worse, we got a reboot of the Tomb Raider movies after Angelina Jolie’s outings in 2001 and 2003. A reboot brings with it a new face for the franchise, and GK Films settled on Swedish actress Alicia Vikander who shot into stardom with her stint […]

The Many Shades of Tom Cruise in The Mummy

Tom Cruise The Mummy

Tomatometer: 15% Audience Score: 35% IMDb: 5.5 SPOILERS AHEAD!!!  As an ardent fan of Tom Cruise’s movies, it didn’t take much for me to like the new reboot of The Mummy as part of Universal’s Dark Universe. It manages to tick off some checkboxes of the Brendan Fraser trilogy, maintaining a relatively light step while […]

In Darkness Review: Natalie Dormer’s Writing Debut

in darkness review

Tomatometer: 44% Audience Score: 35% IMDb: 5.7  For Natalie Dormer‘s writing debut alongside director Anthony Byrne, she does a fantastic job developing a thriller that maintains the sense of mystery from start to finish. Dormer plays Sofia, a blind piano player in London who hears the suicide or possible murder of her upstairs neighbor, Veronique […]

Reasons to Watch Murder on the Orient Express

reasons to watch murder on the orient express

Tomatometer: 57% Audience Score: 54% IMDb: 6.5  Murder on the Orient Express was certainly not my cup of tea. I do enjoy a good mystery movie, especially after seeing what director Gilles Paquet-Brenner managed to accomplish with Crooked House, another Agatha Christie adaptation. But Murder’s execution didn’t make the most out of a stellar ensemble […]

Truth or Dare Review: A Relaxed Horror Thriller

truth or dare review

TRUTH OR DARE REVIEW SCORES: Tomatometer: 14% Audience Score: 20% IMDb: 4.9  Spring breaks in Mexico are going to be out of order after watching Truth or Dare. While there’ve been similar iterations based on the truth or dare game format, including a 2017 TV movie of the same name, this edition of the concept […]

Madonna in Body of Evidence: Old-School Erotic Thriller

Madonna body of evidence

Tomatometer: 8% Audience Score: 22% IMDb: 4.4  There’s a point in Body of Evidence where Willem Dafoe’s lawyer, Frank Dulaney, is having dinner with his wife Sharon (Julianne Moore) and his son Michael. Sharon leaves, and Michael asks Frank a pointed question about his latest case. “Can you screw someone to death?” And that’s the […]

Ghost in the Shell Universe: The Future is Technology

ghost in the shell universe

Tomatometer: 44% Audience Score: 51% IMDb: 6.4  After much controversy surrounding the casting of Scarlett Johansson, Ghost in the Shell started off on the wrong foot with both critics and fans. The Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb scores would suggest this as well. That being said, there’s one impressive feat in Rupert Sanders’ imagining of the […]