Saturday, December 30, 2017

Molly's Game Review

Molly's Game is an incredibly entertaining, albeit imperfect, directorial debut for Aaron Sorkin; the Academy Award winning writer of The Social Network, A Few Good Men and so much more. Check out my review below.

Monday, December 25, 2017

All the Money in the World Review

All the Money in the World was a terrific thriller. The film tells the incredible true story of a kidnapping, and the billionaire family that refused to pay the ransom. Check out my full-length review below.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Pitch Perfect 3 Review

Does the third film in the Bellas Trilogy hit the high notes?  Or does it trip on it's way up the stage?  Watch my review to find out!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Darkest Hour review

Gary Oldman gives an Oscar worthy performance in Darkest Hour. The film about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's struggle to go to war with Germany.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Greatest Showman review

Hugh Jackman plays PT Barnum in a musical that will have you up on your feet!  Check out my review for The Greatest Showman!

Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle review

Check out my review for Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle; the latest film starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson. And a continuation of the Robin Williams classic.  

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

In Depth Look at the Disney Fox Deal

Check out my video about Disney acquiring Fox. This in depth video takes a look at everything from the details of the deal, to the properties involved, layoffs, streaming service implications and so much more. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Star Wars The Last Jedi Review

Can you believe this is the 8th film in the Skywalker saga? Check out my review to see this movie lives up to the hype!

Friday, December 8, 2017

The Disaster Artist Review

Ever wonder how 'the worst movie ever' was made?  Well, check out my review for The Disaster Artist; a film that explores exactly that.  How "The Room" was made, and the men and women behind it.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

2017 Favorite Superhero Movie Countdown

We were lucky to have numerous Superhero films released in 2017.  This list is made up of just Marvel and DC Superheros.  Check out my list from least favorite, to favorite superhero film of 2017.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Coco Review; A Beautiful Film about Life and Death

Disney and Pixar do it again. A beautiful movie that tackles some serious themes. Check out my review!

Olaf's Frozen Adventure Quick Review

Was this short, that played ahead of Coco worth it?  Or was it a friendly reminder to kids that Frozen was still alive and well?  Check out my review to find out!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

In Depth Look at Justice League's Box Office Failure

One of the most anticipated superhero films in history, is now being considered a box office failure.  Why?  What happened?  And what happens now to the DC Extended Universe of films?  Check out my lengthy, in depth look at why Justice League failed to resonate with audiences.  

A Wrinkle in Time Trailer 1 Reaction and Review

Who remembers reading A Wrinkle in Time back in grade school?  I do, and this Disney adaptation looks amazing.  Check out my reaction and review to Disney's A Wrinkle in Time, directed by the great Ava Duvernay.

Lizzy Caplan Joining Channing Tatum in Gambit Film

I'm a huge fan of Lizzy Caplan!  Check out my video in relation to the news she will be joining Channing Tatum in the Gambit film!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

MoviePass Price Reduction Announced! Is it worth it?

MoviePass is the innovative new service that allows you one movie everyday of the year, for just $9.95 a month.  Now the price is going down!  Curious how it works and whether or not it's worth it? Spoiler Alert... it's so worth it!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Justice League Review

We've been waiting a long time for this!  Does the film live up to the hype?  You're going to have to check out the video below to find out!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Murder on the Orient Express Review

This is a star studded affair.  Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in this murder mystery, adapted from the book of the same name.  Check out my review for Murder on the Orient Express!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Daddy's Home 2 Review

Check out my review for the sequel starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow and Mel Gibson.  You may be surprised to hear my thoughts on the film.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok Review; The Weirdest and Best Thor Film Yet

You'll hear me say it 10 times in the review... the movie tries something different. And it works! Check out my review for the third film in the Thor stand alone franchise.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Live-Action Lion King Casting News

We're getting closer and closer to Jon Favreau's live-action remake of The Lion King.  And today, the House of Mouse announced some major casting news for the film.  Check out the video below to see more!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

You know what's a good movie? (Part 11) The Matrix (Video)

Welcome back to the 'You know what's a good movie?' column. It's when I talk about movies that are connected in some way.  Maybe they share a director, maybe they share a starring actor or actress, or maybe there is a common theme?  Let's review:

Part 1: Forrest Gump

Connection: Tom Hanks

Part 2: Toy Story

Connection: Pixar

Part 3: The Incredibles

Connection: Superhero Films

Part 4: Batman (1989)

Connection: Jack Nicholson

Part 5: The Departed

Connection: Matt Damon

Part 6: Good Will Hunting

Connection: Robin Williams

Part 7: Mrs. Doubtfire

Connection: Chris Columbus

Part 8: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Connection: Richard Harris

Part 9: The Count of Monte Cristo

Connection: Guy Pierce

Part 10: Memento

Connection: Joe Pantoliano and Carrie-Anne Moss

The Matrix was a game changer in 1999 when it was first released.  With rich philosophical themes, and intriguing characters, matched with state of the art visuals and martial arts; it was unlike anything we'd ever seen before.  Check out my latest video in the popular video series... You know what's a good movie?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Video Review; A Wasted Sequel

Hey there folks.  Kingsman: The Secret Service was one of my favorite surprise films a few years ago.  What about the sequel?  It's got a bunch of new talent in it; does it live up to the original?  Spoiler alert... it does not.  Check out my video review for Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Video Movie News: Matthew Vaughn in Talks to Direct Man of Steel 2

The Kingsman and X-Men: First Class director is in talks with Warner Brothers, to take over the Superman franchise!  Check out my video, taking a look at Matthew Vaughn's films, and how they would translate into a good Superman film.

Video News: Gavin O'Connor to Direct Suicide Squad 2?

I'm a huge fan of Gavin O'Connor.  Check out the video below to hear what I think about this news, and what films O'Connor has directed, that hopefully sets him up for success.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dunkirk Video Review; A Marvel Achievement in Storytelling

Christopher Nolan is easily my favorite director in Hollywood right now.  And Dunkirk is one of his best films yet.  It's a marvel achievement in storytelling, and has instantly raised the bar in what a big budget war film should be.  Trust me, you will not be disappointed in this film.  Nolan has created a film that will make you think, as he does not spoon feed the audience anything.  Check out my video review for Dunkirk, then go out and see it for yourself.  Let me know what you thought if you've already seen it. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes Video Review; Quietly the Best Trilogy in Years

I never cared for the Planet of the Apes franchise until the 2011 reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. 6 years, and 2 films later, this has become one of my favorite trilogies in history. Andy Serkis gives, yet another, riveting performance as the leader of the Apes, Caesar. The film is terrific, and I highly recommend it. Check out my review for War for the Planet of the Apes. Thanks!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Spider-Man Homecoming Spoiler Video Discussion, Review and Easter Eggs

Hey Guys!  Spider-Man: Homecoming is putting up BIG numbers.  And now that a few days have passed, I've decided to dive deeper into the film.  Much deeper!  Check out the lengthy video below for all things Spider-Man: Homecoming.  The video contains spoilers by the way.  I provide more of my thoughts about the film, and discuss numerous Easter eggs as well.  Take a look and let me know what you think.  Don't forget to subscribe to the YouTube channel as well.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Spider-Man Homecoming Video Review; This is the Spider-Man We Wanted

This is the third incarnation of Spider-Man on the big screen, and they nailed it! There's too many things I liked to list here. For that you'll just have to watch the video. But what I will tell you is, the filmmakers captured the essence of the character in ways neither of the previous franchises could. Check out my video review of Spider-Man Homecoming.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The House Video Review; Place Your Bets Elsewhere

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.  Are you kidding me?  Sprinkle in some Jason Mantzoukas and you should have comedy gold right?  I don't know.  You'll have to watch the video below to find out.  If the title of this post didn't give it away that is.  

Video: Breathe Trailer Reaction and Discussion

I have to admit, this is the first Trailer Reaction video where I get visibly emotional.  The trailer for Breathe is brilliant.  Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy appear to be perfectly cast in this fascinating story.  The film is directed by legendary actor, Andy Serkis.  You may know Serkis as the motion capture actor, made famous by his performances as Gollam and Caeser from the Lord of the Rings and Planet of the Apes franchises.  Check out the video below and let me know what you think! 

Video: The Greatest Showman Trailer Reaction and Discussion

Now, this?  This looks amazing!  Hugh Jackman plays P.T. Barnum, the creator of one of the most popular circus' on the planet.  See how he was able to escape the mundane nature of a 9-5 job, and do so much more with his life.  This trailer is incredible, believe me.  Check out my reaction below, as well as the discussion about it.  

Video: A Bad Moms Christmas Red Band Trailer Reaction

Did you see the first Bad Moms?  And are you looking forward to the sequel?  This time around it's centered around Christmas time.  And we all know how stressful it can be that time of year.  While I see some funny moments in the trailer, I'm not that excited.  How about you?  

Video: Pitch Perfect 3 Trailer Reaction and Discussion

Hey there. Check out my trailer reaction and discussion for Pitch Perfect 3.  I'm a big fan of the first two.  But I'm not sure about this one.  How about you?  

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Video: You Know What's A Good Movie? The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite films.  Based on the novel by Alexander Dumas, it tells the story of a man wrongfully imprisoned, and how he seeks revenge on those who've wronged him.  A fascinating story, with incredible performances by the likes of Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce.  There's so much to tell you about, click the video below to find out more, and just how the movie relates to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.  

Video: Daniel Day-Lewis Retiring From Acting, and Our Favorite Performances

What to make of the news, that an acting legend is retiring?  Well, savor the work he's put out.  Daniel Day-Lewis announced, again, that he is retiring from acting.  Whether he is to be believed is a whole another conversation.  But for now, we should reflect on his body of work and appreciate what he did for cinema.

Daddy's Home 2 Trailer Reaction

I loved the first Daddy's Home film. And this week we got to see the first trailer for the sequel.  Check out my trailer reaction to the trailer, and some thoughts on the original.  I'm not saying the first film is perfect, but it's just the right amount of funny to pop it in after a long day at work.  Do you agree?

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tom Hardy as Jafar in the Aladdin live-action Remake? Video Discussion

Hey everyone. So the latest casting rumor for the live-action remake of Aladdin is, Tom Hardy as Jafar!  Pretty cool huh?  Watch the video below to hear my thoughts on the news, the remake in general and Tom Hardy's impressive resume.

Thanks for watching!

Black Panther Teaser Trailer Reaction Video

Hey everyone! Here's a trailer reaction and discussion for the newest Marvel film, Black Panther. Check out the reaction video below. Thank you!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Video: You Know What's A Good Movie? Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Welcome back to another installment of You Know What's A Good Movie?  In the last installment of the series, we took a look at Mrs. Doubtfire.  This time around it's the first of the Harry Potter films. Any guess what the connection is?

This is the latest installment in our six degrees of separation series.  Where we review older films, with some sort of a connection between them.

Subscribe to the channel to be notified of content uploaded regularly.  And check out older installments of the series as well.  Thanks for watching, everyone!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Video: You Know What's A Good Movie? Mrs. Doubtfire

I'm so happy to bring you another video edition of You Know What's A Good Movie?  The series where we review movies connected to each other in some way.  Maybe a director, an actor, etc.  Last time we took a look at Good Will Hunting.  And this time around, Mrs. Doubtfire.

The connection is the brilliant Robin Williams.  Check out the video below and be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel as well!  Thanks for watching, everyone!

Wonder Woman Video Review; A Film Worthy of its Praise

Finally!  Finally, one of the greatest superhero characters in comics, is the star of her own movie.  Gal Gadot and Chris Pine star in Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman.

Check out my video review of the film.  Spoiler alert... I really really enjoyed the film.

I also want to add that this movie is having a cultural impact in the best way.  Little girls need a hero like Wonder Woman, amid all the male superheros they look up to.  When I went to see Wonder Woman, besides loving the movie... I loved seeing little kids enjoying it. I had a little boy a few seats down from me who was just as excited seeing Wonder Woman, as he would have been seeing Batman. And a little girl sitting right behind me told her dad, "I want to be like her".

Awesome.  Just awesome.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sleight Video Review; A Refreshing Genre Mixing Film

Have you heard of Sleight?  If not, don't feel too bad.  I'd never heard of the film, and I'm reading about the movie industry every single day of my life.  But believe me, this movie is definitely worth checking out.  

Have you seen the film?  Check out the video review below, and let us know what you thought.  Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Video Review; A Good, not Great Sequel

Hey everyone.  Check out my Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 video review.  The movie brings back all the characters you've come to love, and introduces a few new ones as well.

Let me know if you agree with my review in terms of what I liked and didn't like about the film.  Thanks for watching, everyone!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer Reaction and Discussion Video

So I must admit, I wrote off the first Kingsman film, when it was released in theaters.  I'm not sure why either.  I think I viewed it as just another flashy new spy adaptation or something.  Nonetheless, I saw it on Blu Ray after it got rave reviews from fans and critics alike.  And it shouldn't have come as a surprise either.  Director Matthew Vaughn is so good at what he does, he should have been reason enough to watch the movie.

Fast forward a few years and the trailer for the sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle has been released.  Check out the reaction, and discussion video below.  Don't forget to subscribe to the channel too!  Thanks for watching, everyone!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Video: You Know What's A Good Movie? Good Will Hunting

In case you missed it, we've been running a six degrees of separation with our reviews for older movies.  For example, our last movie review was crime thriller classic, The Departed.  And today you get a chance to see my review for Good Will Hunting.

The connection between the two films, is Matt Damon.  Who wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting.  Check out my video below and let me know what you think of Good Will Hunting.  Has it stood the test of time for you?  Let me know!  And you can always find me on Twitter.  Thanks!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ghost in the Shell video review

Check out my full review of the new Scarlett Johansson film, Ghost in the Shell.  A visually stunning film, with a weak story and character arcs.  Who here has read the source material in which the movie is based on?  Let me know in the comments, and don't forget to subscribe to the YouTube channel!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Video: You Know What's A Good Movie? The Departed

In case you missed it, we've been running a six degrees of separation with our reviews for older movies.  For example, our last movie review was for the 1989 classic, Batman.  And today you get a chance to see my review for The Departed.

The connection between the two films, is the legendary Jack Nicholson.  Check out my video below and let me know what you think of The Departed.  Has it stood the test of time for you?  Let me know!  And you can always find me on Twitter.  Thanks!