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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...
If you are getting burnt out on all of the comic book films being brought to life, you would not be alone. I know I am. But then comes along Ryan Coogler's Black Panther and although it has its...
I realize we are in February of 2018 but as long as I am ahead of the Academy Awards, I am okay. After all, a lot of these films will be re-released after the awards, depending on how many...
Having been a fan of Amy Schumer's Trainwreck, I watched her comedy special on Netflix expecting some funny material. What I watched was one of unfunniest acts I have ever seen. If you have not seen her Netflix special,...
No, that is not a typo. It is not supposed to be Braver or Brave. Braven is the name of Jason Momoa, the title character of his latest action picture. Joe Braven, to be exact. He lives in what...