The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Is A Blast

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is a blast and a whole lot of fun as the film teams Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal together. One of them is the Mandalorian. The other one left Las Vegas, infiltrated The Rock, flew on Con Air, and discovered a national treasure not once but twice. Put them together in one of the wackiest comedies of 2022 and the result is just pure joy and entertainment. Nick Cage…

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The Bubble: The Be-All, End-All Pandemic Comedy

Judd Apatow’s new pandemic comedy, The Bubble, is the pandemic comedy that we’ve been waiting for and it is perfection. The Bubble follows the making of Cliff Beasts 6: Battle for Everest: Memories of a Requim. It’s the 6th film in one of the largest dinosaur franchises in cinematic history. Think a C-franchise version of Jurassic Park. Everyone is staying at the same hotel where there is no interaction with anyone else while quarantining. What…

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The Book of Boba Fett Finishes Uneven Run

With the launch of The Book of Boba Fett finale, Chapter 7: In the Name of Honor finished the uneven run for the Star Wars series. If you haven’t watched the finale yet, please do not read. If you didn’t watch last week’s episode, please do not read. No, seriously, I mean it. The series as a whole has been uneven with the best episodes coming during the back half of the run. What’s most…

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The Book of Boba Fett: Chapter 6 – The Best Episode

The Book of Boba Fett delivers its best episode yet and lots of Star Wars fan service in Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger. There will be spoilers throughout this piece so if you haven’t watched the episode, please do not read. That being said, it’s very telling that last week and this week are the best episodes of the season to date. It’s most telling that the best episodes of The Book…

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Wonder Woman 1984 Is Now On Home Video

After launching day-and-date in both theaters and HBO Max, fans can now bring Wonder Woman 1984 home to watch on home video. What follows is my original review of the film from its December launch: While Wonder Woman 1984 never quite lives up to its groundbreaking predecessor, it is still thrilling entertainment in its own right. I want to get this out of the way right now: I am judging the film on its own…

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We Can Be Heroes: A Superhero Film With Heart

One can look at We Can Be Heroes as being a copycat of films like The Avengers (and with children) but this film is so much more. Perhaps what is the most surprising is that this is a stand-alone sequel to The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl.  Taylor Lautner does not reprise his role.  The film finds a way to hide this, of course.  While this may be a stand-alone sequel, the film makes…

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Wonder Woman 1984 Is Thrilling Entertainment

While Wonder Woman 1984 never quite lives up to its groundbreaking predecessor, it is still thrilling entertainment in its own right. Before I get started with the rest of my review: there is a mid-credits scene. Press screeners did not include any scene after the credits.  This is the most important thing to know going into the film. I want to get this out of the way right now: I am judging the film on…

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Triple Frontier: J.C. Chandor Can’t Miss

Triple Frontier takes us to the Brazilian jungle as a a group of former Special Forces soldiers team up together for one last mission together. As the film starts, Santiago “Pope” Garcia (Oscar Isaac) is working with police in Brazil to take down Gabriel Martin Lorea.  He soon learns information from Yovanna (Adria Arjona) that Lorea never leaves his money.  After one mission fails, the first thing Pope does is track down William “Ironhead” Miller (Charlie Hunnam). …

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If Beale Street Could Talk is Beautifully Directed

Beautifully directed, If Beale Street Could Talk is able to raise the bar on what we come to expect from writer-director Barry Jenkins. If you didn’t notice it with Moonlight, Barry Jenkins has a way with telling a story on camera.  If Beale Street Could Talk further enhances his work as a storyteller.  Jenkins puts so much care into the film even if it’s James Baldwin’s words that he adapts on screen.  We especially see…

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Equalizer 2: More Equalizing

It’s surprising that Equalizer 2 is the first sequel in which Denzel Washington revisits any of his previous roles.  The fact that this hasn’t happened already is astonishing in its own right. It bares noting that I went into the sequel’s screening without having watched the original 2014 film.  Let me tell you from the get go, I don’t recommend seeing sequels without their predecessor.  It won’t be the first time nor will it be…

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