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 […]

Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle Review – Fun Destruction

Godzilla City on the Edge of Battle review

This review is the second part of a trilogy. The first, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters can be read here. Might be a good idea for context. Rotten Tomatoes: N/R IMDb: 5.9  Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle follows through right after the end of its predecessor, Planet of the Monsters. After defeating what was […]

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters – Humanity Left Orphaned

Godzilla planet of the monsters

Note: This is my first foray into anime. Forgive me if I have blasphemed while I review Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters.  Tomatometer: N/A Audience Score: 49% IMDb: 6.0  Perfect Audience: Anime lovers People with a monster fetish Perfect Occasion: When you think there’s no room left for a different Godzilla take and Netflix proves you […]

The Kissing Booth Review: Necessary Discomfort

joey king in the kissing booth

Tomatometer: 13% Audience Score: 68% IMDb: 6.3   Perfect Audience Teens and pre-teens Parents keen on going into cardiac arrest Perfect Occasion Netflix and don’t chill, because the movie will raise concerns about sexual interactions right after   I was thoroughly uncomfortable watching Netflix’s The Kissing Booth. I wasn’t the target demographic, and it can be […]

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 […]

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 […]