Lauren: I don’t care what anyone says: I’d much rather repeatedly kidnap Liam Neeson’s daughter than experience John Wick’s particular set of skills firsthand. Dude is scary.Read more "Film Review: John Wick: Chapter 2"
They came, they saw, they conquered… the ability to communicate with humanity through plate glass windows. The alien invaders have arrived?Read more "Film Review: Arrival"
When it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ve grown accustomed to a certain heightened world. Yes it’s filled with superhuman beings, dancing trees and futuristic scientific and technological advances, but everything still feels grounded in this reality. Until now. Now, things have changed. Now, things are strange.Read more "Film Review: Doctor Strange"
I wouldn’t quite go with “magnificent” as the superlative for this remake of the classic western, but Pretty Good Seven just doesn’t quite bode as well for ticket sales. And Rootin’ Tootin’ Revolver Shootin’ Seven was a straight up veto…Read more "Film Review: The Magnificent Seven"
I was never great at sticking with any of the numerous instruments I picked up throughout my life, and boy do I feel cheated. Had I known they could be as magical as Kubo’s samisen I may have kept with one!Read more "Film Review: Kubo and the Two Strings"
Back when Suicide Squad was rushed into reshoots following the reaction to the initial trailer release, I remember talking myself into the opinion that filming new content could only be a good thing even though most feared for the worst. After all, video game release dates get pushed all the time to allow for more […]Read more "Film Review: Suicide Squad"
If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Me, cuz I want to hear all about it. Especially if these Ghostbusters are involved.Read more "Film Review: Ghostbusters"
As disappointed as I was with the filmmakers for their failed attempt at adapting my guilty pleasure novel, The 5th Wave, into a decent movie, I still had the book series to fall back on for comfort. At least I thought I did. It turns out the movie wasn’t the worst thing that could happen […]Read more "Book Review: The Last Star (The 5th Wave Book 3)"
I’ve been afraid of the ocean and sharks for as long as I can remember. I can’t tell you where this fear originated for me, but thanks to The Shallows I can tell you the exact moment in which the little boy sitting in front of me became afraid of the great wide sea. I […]Read more "Film Review: The Shallows"
James Wan is back with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, bringing with them another case from the paranormal investigation files of Ed and Lorraine Warren. On the surface, The Conjuring 2 is a simple repeat of the premise of the first film with its terrified family and dangerously haunted house. Fortunately this is just a […]Read more "Film Review: The Conjuring 2"