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After watching Martin Freeman in the overrated and disappointing Ghost Stories, I dialed up Netflix for his latest film, Cargo, for something to cleanse the palate, so to speak. With Ghost Stories and the bitter aftertaste of Terminal still...
The ads for Terminal sent the internet buzzing a couple of months ago. It didn't show anything except star Margot Robbie, decked out in red with stilettos walking down a what seemed to be a warehouse. I must say...
The bar being placed at a higher point with horror films like 2017's Get Out and the Australian classic The Babadook from 2014, I had read several reviews for Ghost Stories and they have been overwhelmingly positive for this...
Having never played the game Rampage I was starting from ground zero. I knew nothing of the rules, story or its characters and as far as I was concerned it was a clone of Donkey Kong (Rampage, the game,...
Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri garnered several Oscar nominations and came away with two wins; Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell for Best Supporting Actor. They are both deserving, too. Their performances were definitely tops...
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is the eagerly awaited sequel to 1995's Jumanji with the late Robin Williams. Over twenty years later, Jumanji has gone from being a board game that sucks the players into another dimension to an...
John Krasinski's A Quiet Place tells the story of the Abbott family who lives in almost complete silence since aliens have landed from outer space. Three of these beasts live close to the Abbott's home so the family has...
Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water took home the Oscar for Best Picture of 2017 as well as garnering for wins for Best Director, Best Production Design and Best Score. It is deserving of its nominations and wins,...
If I were to tell you that the new film, Game Night, was brought to you by the same people who remade the latest Vacation film, most people anyway, would say, "I'll pass, but thanks". As it sits, I...
As a huge fan of Martin Zandvliet's 2015 masterpiece, Land of Mine, I was eager to see his newest incarnation, The Outsider. With Jared Leto as the lead, I was even more excited. Leto is a chameleon that makes...
One can argue if we needed another reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, but when you have Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft that is half of the battle right there, so why not? Directed by Norwegian director Roar Uthaug,...
Jennifer Lawrence has been the problem with some of her most recent films, for me. Since X-Men: Apocalypse and especially Passengers and with last year's Mother, when she is on screen she literally sucks the life off the screen....
Each year as with the best films, there are several which scurry under the floor when the lights come on. I take no pleasure in tearing these films apart. Even (most) bad films are someone's baby and have a...
Having a limited release in late December 2016, Assassin's Creed did not hit theaters until January of 2017. Based on the video games which are extremely popular, it tells the story of Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) who is "executed"...
Alex Garland's Annihilation, based on Jeff Vandermeer's book, tells the story of a lighthouse struck by either an alien ship or a comet, after which a glossy field emerges. They call it The Shimmer and it seems to be...