Ghostbusters: Afterlife hits at all the nostalgic emotions as the torch gets passed to a new generation of Ghostbusters. If you read nothing else, please make sure to sit through the end of the credits. There is a mid-credit and a post-credit scene. Jason Reitman takes the best of his father’s two films and the best of Paul Feig’s solo outing to bring this bittersweet sequel. If bittersweet is the right word, that is. It’s…"Ghostbusters: Afterlife Gets The Nostalgia Right"
Marvel Studios’ What If…? takes what we know as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) but delivers the animated action with a twist. The series draws on the Marvel Comics anthology series of the same name. Like the comic series, this is also an anthology series. We revisit key moments of the MCU through the eyes of Marvel newcomer Jeffrey Wright, who voices The Watcher, and see what would happen had characters done A instead of…"What If…?: Animated Series Depicts A Different MCU"
A trio of recently widowed women in the city of Chicago follow in their husbands’ footsteps by coming together in Widows. The film has a few things going for it. It’s not just tackling the women coming together and forming a heist of their own a la Ocean’s Eight but there’s also some political commentary. The political commentary comes by way of how traditional Chicago politics are run. We see this in how the Mulligan family…"TIFF 2018: Widows"
Kin may mix together so many themes throughout the film while remaining a throwback to the 1980s sci-fi thrillers but with an indie film vibe. Eli (Myles Truitt) is an adopted teenager living with construction supervisor Hal Solinski (Dennis Quaid). With no mom in the picture, it’s up to Hal to enforce some rules onto his adoptive son. Unfortunately for Hal, Eli is the type who gets into trouble at school. While exploring an abandoned building straight…"Kin: 1980s-esque Sci-Fi Thriller With An Indie Vibe"
The Baker Twins, Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker, were on hand for a panel during Wizard World Chicago to discuss their upcoming sci-fi film, Kin. The duo, according to Jonathan, originally thought they would pursue a career in comic books. It’s this thought that made Wizard World Chicago the perfect place for their panel. The panel preceded a Saturday night advanced screening of Kin, opening in theaters this Friday. Jonathan said that they wanted to…"Wizard World: The Baker Twins talk Kin"
Izzy Gets the F Across Town may mean well but the small indie comedy tends to be a bit of a mess. Mackenzie Davis does her best to carry the film in the titular role of Izzy but it’s not enough to keep the film going. Given where she is at the start of the film, it’s as if the film is the indie version of the classic comedy, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. We go from…"Izzy Gets the F Across Town is messy"