Dark Phoenix Review (2019): Wax Nostalgic and Say Goodbye

Sophie Turner as Dark Phoenix

It was alright. This is perhaps the most underwhelming opinion anyone can have about a movie, but that’s exactly my take on Dark Phoenix. Having this opinion is quite tragic since the X-Men were my introduction to superheroes, from the first film all the way back in 2000 to the sensational 90s animated series. The […]

Dracula Untold Review: A Vampire Good Guy

luke evans in dracula untold

Tomatometer: 24% Audience Score: 57% IMDb: 6.3 Released in the Fall of 2014, Dracula Untold wasn’t revered by audiences or even critics. The Rotten Tomatoes consensus states: Neither awful enough to suck nor sharp enough to bite, Dracula Untold misses the point of its iconic character’s deathless appeal. I would agree with the first component […]

Cold Skin Movie Review – Searching for Humanity

cold skin movie poster

Tomatometer: 52% Audience Score: 60% IMDb: 5.9 After making its way through the festival circuit starting in September of last year, Xavier Gens’ Cold Skin secured a wide release through online platforms this month. The film adaptation of Albert Sánchez Piñol’s debut novel does a solid job developing and harnessing the isolation present only on […]

Thoroughbreds – Maturity Through Homicide

thoroughbreds with olivia cooke and anya taylor-joy

Disclaimer: Maybe this is bullshit. Or maybe not. Thoroughbreds has sufficiently good reviews across the board. I’m still choosing to look at it given its limited mass appeal. SPOILERS FOLLOW Tomatometer: 86% Audience Score: 69% IMDb: 6.8 Plot Thoroughbreds is a highly unusual film in the drama and mystery category. It’s theatrical poster prominently displays […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jennifer Lawrence in Red Sparrow: An Edgier Cold War

Jennifer Lawrence Red Sparrow

Tomatometer: 47% Audience Score: 52% IMDb: 6.6  Coming in with a 140-minute running time, Red Sparrow is a pretty long movie by most standards. It’ll surely test the patience of most of you, but some of its more prevalent themes will keep you engaged because they’re equal parts engrossing and horrifying. Jennifer Lawrence leads the […]

The Village Review (2004): Old-School Love

Movie poster of the 2004 movie The Village

Tomatometer: 43% Audience Score: 57% IMDb: 6.5 Night Shyamalan was, for a certain part of this millennium, treated as a notorious failure, someone who rose to the top on the back of an anomalous success and continued to make one dud after the other. One of those duds, according to most critics and even audience […]

Walter Mitty Review: Ben Stiller Engineers a James Thurber Classic for Modern Audiences

Walter Mitty review photo with Ben Stiller

This isn’t the only Walter Mitty review. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a Critics Score of 51% and Audience Score of 70%. IMDb gave the film a 7.3 out of 10. Everyone daydreams, but probably not as well as Walter Mitty. Mitty first appeared in a 1939 issue of The New Yorker in James Thurber’s short […]