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Movie Review: 'Glass'

Director M. Night Shyamalan is known for his twist endings, and 2017's "Split" ended on a doozie. It turned out that the movie, which featured an antagonist named Kevin, played by... — Updated 1/24/2019

 

'The Upside'

"The Upside" pulled off quite the upset at the box office this past weekend. Many pundits predicted that "Aquaman" would be No. 1 again by a significant margin, and the interesting... — Updated 1/18/2019

 

Movie Review: 'Mary Poppins Returns'

It has been 54 years since Julie Andrews first graced movie screens as nanny extraordinaire Mary Poppins. The stern-but-kind governess used a combination of magic and mental... — Updated 1/10/2019

 

Movie review: 'Aquaman'

Arthur "Aquaman" Curry, played by Jason Momoa, is one of the few superheroes who is seemingly more formidable as his alter ego than in his superhero form. Everything about the guy... — Updated 1/4/2019

 

Movie Review: "The Mule"

Clint Eastwood needed to redeem himself for "The 15:17 to Paris," his disastrous directorial effort from earlier this year where he cast real-life thwarters of a terrorist attack... — Updated 12/21/2018

 

Movie Review: 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

As far as biopic subjects go, Freddie Mercury has got to be one of the all-time hardest. The Queen frontman was a once-in-a-lifetime talent, complete with a powerful voice – thank... — Updated 11/9/2018

 

Movie Review: 'Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween' and 'Hunter Killer'

It was not a good weekend for movies I haven't yet reviewed. The top three spots at the box office were taken by healthy holdovers "Halloween," "A Star is Born" and "Venom." In... — Updated 11/2/2018

 

Movie Review: 'A Star is Born' again

How is this movie losing to "Venom" at the box office? It barely made half the money of the subpar superhero movie last weekend, and early estimates for its second weekend have it... — Updated 10/19/2018

 

Movie Review: "Venom"

"Venom" is based on a character from Marvel comics and is best known as an enemy of Spider-Man, but his standalone film is not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's akin to... — Updated 10/12/2018

 

Movie Review: "The Predator"

I never really got into the original "Predator" from 1987. I rented it to see future governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura together, and essentially tuned out once... — Updated 9/20/2018

 

Movie review: "The Nun"

My last two roommates have complained about me having an annoying habit of walking around the apartment in my socks, not making a sound, and scaring the… let’s say “daylights” out of them when I enter a shared room like... — Updated 9/14/2018

 

"Operation Finale"

Labor Day weekend is notoriously bad for the box office. It's not just bad in relation to other holiday weekends but bad in relation to other weekends, period. Here were the top... — Updated 9/7/2018

 

Movie review: "Crazy Rich Asians"

For about a year now, I've been hearing about the impending release of "Crazy Rich Asians." I tried to get into an advance screening last week, but it was sold out on two screens.... — Updated 8/22/2018

 

"Mission: Impossible – Fallout"

Like any proper franchise, "Mission: Impossible" has to up the ante with each new installment. This concept means different things to different people. Maybe it means that Ethan... — Updated 8/2/2018

 

Two new releases topped the box office this past weekend with approximately $35 million. I've decided to review both.

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" I'm not terribly familiar with the ABBA songbook. I know about "Dancing Queen" and of course the title song, but otherwise I just think of ABBA as... — Updated 7/27/2018

 

"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation"

I did not care for the first two "Hotel Transylvania" movies. Basically I felt that Adam Sandler's style of humor had run its course, and even doing something as unique as applying... — Updated 7/18/2018

 

"Incredibles 2"

Although Pixar has never made anything I'd call a "bad" movie, they've had mixed results with their sequels. The second and third "Toy Story" movies are just as beloved as the... — Updated 7/12/2018

 

"Sicario: Day of the Soldado"

I never saw 2015's "Sicario" in theaters, I only knew it by its reputation as a movie that was unfairly overlooked at the Oscars that year. I watched the film in preparation for its... — Updated 7/11/2018

 

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"

Back in 2015, "Jurassic World" briefly set the box office record for biggest opening weekend of all time with $208 million before climbing to #3 on the overall domestic chart. It... — Updated 7/1/2018

 

"Ocean's 8"

I think it was a mistake to call this movie "Ocean's 8." The modern-era "Ocean's" series began in 2001 with "Ocean's Eleven," "Ocean's Twelve" in 2004, and "Ocean's Thirteen" in... — Updated 6/20/2018

 

"Deadpool 2"

It has been two years since "Deadpool" turned the superhero movie genre on its head with its excessively crude fourth-wall-breaking humor. There had been R-rated comic book movies... — Updated 5/27/2018

 

"Life of the Party"

For those who thought I spent too much time last week whining about "Overboard" not being funny, just a heads up that "Life of the Party" this week is going to be more of the same.... — Updated 5/18/2018

 

"Overboard" falls flat

"Overboard" is a remake of a reprehensible 1987 film starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. In that film, poor slob Russell takes advantage of the amnesia suffered by the snobby... — Updated 5/11/2018

 

The "Avengers: Infinity War" showdown arrives

Warning: Spoilers ahead. As long as there have been The Avengers, there has been the threat of Thanos, played by Josh Brolin. The villain's visage first appeared midway through the... — Updated 5/9/2018

 

"Rampage" is a destructively fun movie

"Rampage" stars Dwayne Johnson as a primatologist who has to save Chicago from the triple terror of an enormous genetically mutated gorilla, an enormous genetically mutated wolf... — Updated 4/27/2018

 

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