"Never tell me the odds"... especially if they're box office results. While I am a fan of the prequels, sequels, and independent Star Wars films that have stemmed from the original trilogy, many of my thoughts about the new Solo: a Star Wars Story stem from the new direction. Is the new direction poorly received … Continue reading Solo: a Star Wars Story (2018)
Do you like murder mysteries? Do you like feeling gratified when you figure out the "who dunnit"? Then this is not the movie for you.
First off, let's go back to awards season earlier this year. I'll admit I was ridiculously upset when Coco beat out The Greatest Showman for best song (and a few others). I was okay with allowing it Best Animated Film, even without having seen it, but I was outraged that it snubbed TGS - and what I … Continue reading Coco (2017)
I love a film that opens with a narrator; it reminds me of reading a book. The Shape of Water opens with narrator Richard Jenkins – who plays Giles – describing how he knew “her,” leaving the audience with a sense of mystique that perfectly complements the ethereal, underwater scene we open on. The water … Continue reading The Shape of Water (2017)
Last weekend, I finally got to go to AMC’s Best Picture Showcase – which, if you haven’t done before, I would highly recommend! For the price of $25, you get to see 4 films nominated for best picture, a cozy reclining chair of your choosing, a free drink, a commemorative program outlining all the nominated … Continue reading Lady Bird (2017)
I finally got out to see the movie that everyone has been talking about and it didn’t quite meet my expectations. Or rather, it wasn’t what I expected. Having grown up after the Tonya & Nancy scandal, it wasn’t one that I was very familiar with; I was familiar enough to know the basics, but … Continue reading I, Tonya (2017)
A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mom Karla Dyson when her son suddenly [and unbelievably] disappears. – Rotten Tomatoes Have you ever seen Taken with Liam Neeson? Of course you have. Okay, have you seen The Call, with Halle Berry who is a 911 operator? It’s worth the watch, … Continue reading Kidnap (2017)