Thor: Ragnarok

There’s no better cinematic experience than being won over by a movie you had doubts about. I have issues with the prior two Thor movies, which both, to some extent, squandered the kind of cosmic bombast and grandeur that a Thor movie is capable of in exchange for pedestrian storytelling that places the God of […]

Blade Runner 2049

The original Blade Runner (at least some version of it anyway) is considered by many to be an untouchable classic of cinematic science fiction. As such, any follow up to it always felt like it would be an inherently wrong-headed idea. Not only would it seemingly be wholly unnecessary from a narrative standpoint, but it would be […]

It

It is a celebrated and impressively long (1000+ pages) horror novel by Stephen King that tells the story of a group of friends over two time periods (one when they’re adolescents and the other when they’re adults) in the fictional small town of Derry, Maine, as they combat an evil force that emerges every twenty-seven […]

Rest in Peace, Jerry Lewis

Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis passed away today at the age of 91. As an entertainer, Lewis had an iconic career on stage and in television and the movies that lasted nearly seventy years. As an actor and filmmaker, he made many popular and hilarious pictures that are remembered to this day, including The Nutty Professor […]

Atomic Blonde

  If nothing else, Atomic Blonde is a movie with a really great title. There’s nothing like sticking the word “atomic” in front of a one syllable word. Atomic clocks, atomic wings, atomic punk, you get the idea. Thankfully, this movie has more going for it than its moniker. While it has some problems, it is, […]

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is an awesomely terrible film.  Awesome in the sense that this is, in all honesty, the most visually dazzling science fiction movie since 2009’s Avatar; terrible in the sense that it has a shockingly unfocused, poorly written, tonally ajar story that drags the whole enterprise down. Not […]