Skewed and Reviewed

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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Michael Newman It's a fine ending to the series as a whole but can't quite deliver in all the ways I hoped it would. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
5/5 Rocketman (2019) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach The film evokes some unexpected emotion as there were more than a few people wiping their eyes during the film. I truly hope the film is recognized come Awards season as it is a wonderful and memorable cinematic experience. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
2/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach While it may possibly appeal to hardcore fans, this was a miss for me as there simply was not enough creature action to counter-balance having to sit through the human characters and plodding plot to get to the good stuff. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
4.5/5 Aladdin (2019) Tracey Barrientos In my honest opinion this live-action remake of Disney's Aladdin has been my favorite of the live-action Disney remade films so far. It is a two hour nostalgic film filled wth laughs, action, lots of parkour and good life lessons. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
4.5/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach John Wick 3 is an epic thrill ride and a symphony of bullets, blades, blood, and bodies and Reeves and the cast have never been better. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
4.5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach As this phase of the Marvel Film Universe winds down and plans are put in place for the next five years; "Avengers: End Game" is a satisfying conclusion to the epic saga. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
3/5 Teen Spirit (2018) Josua Aja It is told in a unique way and I would call it a fresh take on the "Cinderella" story. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/5 Hellboy (2019) Michael Newman It's a fun action-packed movie, with lots of gratuitous violence. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
1.5/5 Pet Sematary (2019) Neil Jordan This movie is not for hard core horror fans, its more for your mom who likes scary movies occasionally. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 Dumbo (2019) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach It entertains at times but could have been so much better. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
3.5/5 Shazam! (2019) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach Levi is very energetic in the part and goes all in and he does a great job of conveying a kid in a man's body. The biggest issue with the film is that there is mostly a lot of humor aimed at a much younger audience and large gaps with minimal action. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
4/5 Us (2019) Michael Newman Us is a movie that is unlike any other and is refreshing when stacked against similar fright films that have been released recently. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
4.5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach It is amazing to me how Marvel Studios can take some of their lesser known characters and turn them into Box Office gold and their winning formula continues with this entertaining new franchise. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Michael Newman Fighting with My Family is so much more than simply a "wrestling movie", and while it likely won't convert you into being a die hard wrestling fan at the end, you might just be surprised at how much you take away from it when you leave the theater. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
4.5/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Barnetty Kushner The entire film was visually stunning, wonderful to see how the animation has evolved since the first installment. A story about love and what we must do to protect those we love most. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
3.5/5 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Michael Newman It's enjoyable and certainly worth your time if you enjoyed the first one but just isn't quite able to capture the spark of the first. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Ryan Guerrar I found myself enjoying this film more than I expected I would. It does tell a sold story of self-discovery in a visually stunning and fully realized world. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
2/5 Miss Bala (2019) Josua Aja Gina Rodriguez is really good in this film. I thought her performance was definitely the best part of this film. Otherwise the performances were a mix bag of good and bad. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 Arctic (2018) Michael Newman "Arctic" could almost be mistaken as a documentary, a film about one mans survival in one of the most inhospitable places on the planet. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 Cold Pursuit (2019) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach The film is not what you expect as although there is plenty of action at times; it is a Dark Comedy with dramatic elements. It is more in line of what you might expect at a Film Festival from an Indie studio versus a major studio release. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
3.5/5 Glass (2019) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach The film is at times very enjoyable and at times a bit frustrating as it seems to deviate from themes and elements that were setup earlier. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/5 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Michael Newman A great inspirational story and even a little bit of heart, I really couldn't ask for anything more. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
4.5/5 Bumblebee (2018) Michael Newman Bumblebee does not disappoint in its amazing visuals. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
4/5 Aquaman (2018) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach Director James Wan has done an amazing job of giving audiences a lavish and action-filled experience that never loses the characters as the main focus of the story. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
3.5/5 Mortal Engines (2018) Michael Newman While the movie could have been better, I have definitely seen worse and if the idea of massive rolling cities and steampunk set pieces are your thing, then Mortal Engines is certainly worth a look. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
5/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach "Mary Poppins Returns" is a magical and musical film that the entire family can enjoy and takes viewers back to the simpler and nostalgic times of old. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
3.5/5 Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach Those of us who've seen him and his full uncensored glory will undoubtedly feel that this is a direction that should not be pursued for the future and that audiences want and deserve a fully uncensored Deadpool. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
5/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Josua Aja Into the Spider-Verse brings together all of the best elements in film-making and executes them to perfection. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 Creed II (2018) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach If you are a fan of the series, then you should enjoy this next offering as long as you do not mind the formula for much of the series repeated. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach While it does entertain; it does seem to be better suited to the hardcore versus the casual fan who might need more than the magical splendor it offers. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
5/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Michael Newman Ralph Breaks the Internet takes modern technology and blends it with memorable characters, an incredible story, and more Easter Eggs than you can shake a joystick at. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
4.5/5 Overlord (2018) Michael Newman It's an action packed, edge of your seat thriller, with just enough jump scares included to remind you that it is billed as a horror movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
4/5 The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Michael Newman Even though it diverts away from the more artistic The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo it is a very good action-packed thriller that would stack up nicely next to the Mission Impossible movies it is reminiscent of. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/5 Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Michael Newman If you enjoyed the previous films, you will certainly enjoy this film as it's not a huge diversion from the formula and provides the same sort of silly gags throughout. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/5 Hunter Killer (2018) Justin Smith If you're in need of a bit more action and a lot less subtext, then Hunter Killer makes for a great night out full of explosions, amusing jokes and better acting than the dialogue really deserved. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
3.5/5 Mid90s (2018) Justin Smith Jonah Hill has once again created a poignant and powerful coming-of-age movie and he's managed to wrap it into just enough skateboarding reality to give us the love letter he was hoping to produce. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
4.5/5 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Joseph Saulnier The movie is not without flaws, but they are so minor that looking past them is easy. Enjoy the film. Enjoy the music. Rock on. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 Halloween (2018) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach The film is a true sequel to the original as aside from the second film; it is the closest in tone and theme to the original. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 The House With a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Michael Newman If you are a fan of lighthearted Halloween movies and can overlook a few silly and unnecessary moments, then this film has the potential to be an instant family classic and one that you will likely want to watch every Halloween season. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2018
3.5/5 The Predator (2018) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach While far from perfect, "The Predator" does give fans some interesting characters and plenty of laughs to go with the action and is a worthy entry into the series as long as you are willing to overlook the issues and enjoy the ride. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2018
5/5 Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Jeniffer Gomez This is an excellent romantic comedy that is served on a golden platter. Jon M. Chu has delivered a wonderfully delicious story that deserve to be watched over and over again. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2018
4/5 The Meg (2018) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach "The Meg" is a solid and fun action-thriller that gives audiences one of the best excuses not to go swimming since "Jaws". EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2018
3.5/5 The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach Despite some issues, the film was a pleasant and fun piece of entertainment as long as you are willing to just sit back and enjoy the ride. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
5/5 Christopher Robin (2018) Barnetty Kushner For those that love Winnie the Pooh as I do and have fond memories of your own childhood or of your children's, this movie was so enjoyable, heartwarmingly satisfying. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
4.5/5 Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Josua Aja This is the best action film of the summer I have seen so far. The attention to detail in the action scenes really shows through. The twists and turns of the story keep you as engaged as the jaw dropping stunts. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2018
5/5 Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018) Michael Newman Teen Titans! Go to the Movies has my vote for best superhero movie of the year. It's a bright shining star in the otherwise dismal DC Universe. It's a movie that is made for young and old alike, but for entirely different reasons. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2018
2'5 The Equalizer 2 (2018) Josua Aja The pace of the first film was much better and the story flowed more naturally. Sometimes it is really hard to recreate something and I think this film falls way short. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2018
3.5/5 Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Michael Newman Unfriended: Dark Web certainly kept my interest throughout the film. I felt it took a little while to find it's footing, but like a roller coaster with an extremely high climb, once you get over the hump it's an exhilarating and fulfilling ride. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2018
4/5 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Barnetty Kushner It's guaranteed to be a fun filled ride that will keep you laughing from one moment to the next. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2018
3.5/5 Skyscraper (2018) Gareth J. Von Kallenbach The film does follow some of the standard action film checklists but does give users an enjoyable and intense summer movie experience which should be enough to make the film a success. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2018