‘Cars 3’: Third in Pixar Series Needed Some Fine Tuning

Anyone who knows me knows that I love Pixar. They have provided my generation with animated classics finding heart, humor, and emotion in ideas that seem poised to fail. However, Pixar’s track record as of late has been very hit-and-miss, alternating between tear-inducing masterpieces like “Inside Out” and serviceable fair like “Brave”. Every film studio […]

Four reasons to see ‘Logan’

“Logan” is one of the most hyped superhero movies of this or any year, with brilliant marketing, a fan-praised hard-R rating, and the final performance by Hugh Jackman in the role of most people’s favorite superhero. It is an emotional night for me as I compose this list, as “Logan” exceeded my abnormally high expectations […]

‘Sing’ has toe-tapping songs for all

“Sing” is one of those rare animated movies that ends much stronger than it starts. The marketing has made the films’ appropriateness for the big screen rather questionable, showing endless pop numbers, a famous voice cast, and cliched-looking characters. However, while I certainly could complain about how cliched and predictable the plot threads are, “Sing” […]

‘Assassin’s Creed’ is a mess of a movie

“Assassin’s Creed” is a perplexing mess. Its characters are not developed at all, its story is the most convoluted I’ve seen all year, and its action brutally underwhelming. This is only made worse by the A-List cast (Michael Fassbender of the X-Men films, Marion Cottilard of “The Dark Knight Rises,” and Jeremy Irons) being forced […]

Thumbs up for latest ‘Star Wars’ chapter

I was not especially anticipating “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”    It seemed to be nothing more than a marketing ploy, a filler movie to hold people off until Episode 8 of the saga next year.  Also, any one with half a brain knows that this series has always been on rocky ground when […]

“The Accountant” review

“The Accountant” Ben Affleck drama provides realistic portrayal of autism, has great action 5 out of 5 stars (One of my favorites) I walked into “The Accountant” expecting a violent action flick with a conveniently autistic main character. The film has been marketed as a potboiler character drama/action thriller with a star-studded cast and a […]

‘Terminator Genysys

‘Terminator Genesys’ **.5 “The Terminator” is one of my favorite sci-fi movies. It tells the story of Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), an average Jane waitress who discovers she is the mother of the leader in a war against the machines. Trouble is, there is an evil robot (Arnold Schwarzenegger in his iconic breakout role) sent […]

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