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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Dune (2021) Nicole Drum The best and closest adaptation of Herbert's novel to date, a truly sumptuous and decadent visual affair, even with a bit of discomfort in terms of the hero versus the ones needing a hero, Dune is an absolute vision given life. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2021
3/5 Halloween Kills (2021) Patrick Cavanaugh A ruthless yet redundant rehash of concepts hinted at in previous sequels, some of which are done more effectively while others remind us this is merely an unfinished middle chapter. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2021
3/5 Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) Jamie Jirak Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a movie you might enjoy if go in with low expectations. Like the first Venom, there will definitely be people who love and defend the sequel, but we at are not among them. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2021
4.5/5 It's A Summer Film! (2021) Spencer Perry It's A Summer Film! has something for everyone: humor, drama, romance, and a surprising sci-fi subplot; it's the kind of movie that reminds you why you love movies. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2021
4/5 Vacation Friends (2021) Matthew Aguilar Vacation Friends is what you expect from an ensemble comedy, but the film wears its heart on its sleeve, spinning even the most surreal and over-the-top sequences into something heartfelt and sincere by the end. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2021
4/5 Candyman (2021) Patrick Cavanaugh Filmmaker Nia DaCosta's fresh perspective on the lore elevates the character to his rightful glory, despite a few missteps in the finale, delivering an overall disturbing experience. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2021
4.5/5 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Jamie Jirak Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's best origin stories to date, filled with stunningly choreographed action, unexpected laughs, and a whole lot of heart. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2021
2.5/5 Reminiscence (2021) Charlie Ridgely It's hard not to applaud Joy's ambition with Reminiscence. She's swinging for the fences and trying to incorporate several different stories, themes, and sci-fi elements. Joy just struggles to bring them all together in a cohesive fashion. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2021
5/5 The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (2021) Matthew Aguilar If you've been wondering what The Witcher is all about, this is a lovely introduction to the world of Sapkowski's novels or the live-action series. If you're already a fan of The Witcher, this is an absolute must-watch, and I'm going to need more V EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2021
4/5 Free Guy (2021) Charlie Ridgely It's hard to make a good video game. It's hard to make a great romantic comedy. Somehow, Free Guy turns out to be both, while also containing Ryan Reynolds' best role to date. It's a sweet, sweet fantasy that's impossible not to enjoy. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
5/5 The Suicide Squad (2021) Jenna Anderson The Suicide Squad not only raises the bar for just how much a superhero movie can accomplish in one sitting, but it proves that the weird and oft-forgotten comic characters are superstars deserving of your attention. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2021
4/5 Jungle Cruise (2021) Charlie Ridgely Jungle Cruise is the adventure we've been waiting for, the kind of grand tale that reminds us of the movies that made many of us love movies in the first place. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2021
4/5 The Green Knight (2021) Patrick Cavanaugh David Lowery threads the needle between existential and linear storytelling, making for a hypnotic, challenging, and visually lush experience. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2021
3/5 Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) Brandon Davis Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins is a fine movie with lots of action and interesting characters who could benefit from a more balanced story. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
2/5 Old (2021) Patrick Cavanaugh The potential to explore the most humanistic of fears is wasted with characters and a script that feel entirely inhuman. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
4/5 Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) Patrick Cavanaugh Arguably having the least thematic connection to the source material, 1666 is still frightening, fun, and fresh, offering a fulfilling conclusion to the R.L. Stine trilogy. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2021
4/5 Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Aaron Perine Younger viewers are going to have a blast seeing some of their favorite cartoons on-screen while older members of the audience might find themselves drifting back toward their own youths, back when an airbrushed Taz shirt was the height of cool. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2021
4.5/5 Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) Jenna Anderson An undeniably quirky, stylish, and creatively made epic, one that lets its ensemble cast and its core message shine. It's the first original Netflix film that I've immediately wanted to see get multiple sequels, a prequel, and an animated spinoff. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2021
3/5 Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021) Jamie Jirak Escape Room: Tournament of Champions is by no means a must-see, but just like the first movie, it's a good little starter horror for young fans of the genre. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2021
5/5 India Sweets and Spices (2021) Russ Burlingame 0 COMMENTS One of the smartest, funniest, and most welcoming movies so far in 2021, India Sweets and Spices is a must-see movie stacked with talent. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2021
3/5 Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) Patrick Cavanaugh All of the parts of the experience are effective enough on their own, but it struggles to deliver a compelling standalone story while also expanding the mythos of the overall trilogy. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2021
2/5 The Tomorrow War (2021) Patrick Cavanaugh A somewhat fun and schlocky ride that feels like it was ripped out of the '90s, but even back then it would have felt derivative of more original sci-fi fare. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2021
2.5/5 The Forever Purge (2021) Spencer Perry The Forever Purge seems to abide by the creed of "we'll all make it if we work together," but one that the movie seems to forget comes after having spent 90 minutes reveling in the reality that some people just don't want others to exist. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
3/5 The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021) Charlie Ridgely There's a lot to enjoy in The Boss Baby: Family Business. It's especially worth watching as a free stream on Peacock. But there's nothing to hold it all together, nothing that creates a cohesive tone or vision to make the film complete. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
4/5 Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) Patrick Cavanaugh Serves more as a tribute to '90s horror than as a direct Fear Street adaptation, but the ways in which it defies expectations will keep you too delighted to care. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
3/5 America: The Motion Picture (2021) Jenna Anderson In terms of patriotic-themed releases on a Fourth of July weekend, if last year's filmed performance of Hamilton was a glass of lemonade on a warm day, America: The Motion Picture is like chugging Red Bull while on the verge of dehydration. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2021
4.5/5 Black Widow (2021) Jamie Jirak While it's hard not to dwell on the fact that Black Widow should have been made a decade ago, the new movie still manages to be a well-placed addition to the franchise and the perfect send-off for Scarlett Johansson and Natasha Romanoff. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2021
3/5 Werewolves Within (2021) Patrick Cavanaugh While it might not be exceptional, Ruben's directorial eye and a charming ensemble offer what feels like Clue for the VR generation. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2021
4.5/5 Luca (2021) Charlie Ridgely This is a film filled to the brim with joy and wonder, leaving you smiling hours after you watch it, feeling once again like a kid on the first day of summer. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2021
3/5 An Unknown Compelling Force (2021) Patrick Cavanaugh Serves as a relatively comprehensive primer for the mystery, while also humanizing the victims, though injects unnecessary perspectives the distract from the intended focus. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2021
3/5 The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) Patrick Cavanaugh A shorter run time and emphasis on Salma Hayek makes for an improvement from the original, though its action and comedy still both feel stifled. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2021
3.5/5 Wish Dragon (2021) Nicole Drum Wish Dragon is a lovely film about wish fulfillment and what truly matters. By centering its story on friendship and having Din more focused on relationships than wealth, the film has a richness to it that is perhaps unexpected. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2021
4/5 The Amusement Park (1973) Spencer Perry Typical of other Romero films, there is no subtlety, but to have one last vindication for his mind and societal satire to display, it's a joy to see George take a swipe at us one more time. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2021
3.5/5 F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Jamie Jirak If you go into F9 ready to have some laughs, armed with the knowledge that it's not as strong as five through eight, you're going to have fun. Just make sure you stick around for the mid-credits scene, which made me squeal with delight. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2021
3.5/5 Caveat (2020) Spencer Perry Caveat is riveting, at times, and frustrating at others; yet it's ultimately a fun, spooky time, with the kind of startling images that will make your blood run cold and draw a "did I just see that?" style scream. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2021
3/5 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Patrick Cavanaugh Farmiga and Wilson's chemistry manages to elevate the formulaic scares and absurd narrative, but just barely. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
4/5 A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Charlie Ridgely The great performances and brilliant sound design of A Quiet Place Part II are all in service to Krasinski's vision, the same one he had when approaching the first film. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
4/5 Cruella (2021) Jamie Jirak If you love fashion, devilish fun, and watching women be unapologetically bad, Cruella is a must-see. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
4/5 Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) Charlie Ridgely The forest and Hannah are one and the same, and that's where the beauty of Those Who Wish Me Dead truly lies. They're equals. Together, they create the perfect atmosphere for a tense and deliberately paced thriller. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2021
2/5 The Woman in the Window (2021) Patrick Cavanaugh An inoffensive thriller with expected twists and an all-star cast that can't seem to agree on the type of movie they're in. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2021
3/5 Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Patrick Cavanaugh The first half truly stands above its predecessors, thanks to a cast that actually makes you invested in their wellbeing, but it ultimately devolves into its expected formula. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2021
4/5 Army Of The Dead (2021) Charlie Ridgely Army of the Dead is a Zack Snyder movie through and through. It's an imaginative and absolutely thrilling ride that is hard not to enjoy. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2021
2.5/5 Wrath of Man (2021) Evan Valentine Wrath of Man feels like a missed opportunity, and could have used more time and some possible re-writes to make the script stronger, creating characters that could be more than superfluous additions to move Statham's character forward. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2021
5/5 Fried Barry (2020) Spencer Perry Fried Barry defies all the odds by being its own type of animal. It's sure to offend and its frenetic style of insanity is not for all palettes, but it's one of the most compelling examples of the limits of filmmaking and bad taste in years. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2021
3.5/5 Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train (2020) Nick Valdez It can be a high-octane experience with lots of fun and cool action scenes (especially for those unaware of the original material), but never quite feels anything more than just the next few episodes of the anime. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2021
3/5 Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Charlie Ridgely Michael B. Jordan is the sun around which the rest of the Without Remorse galaxy revolves, putting the entire film on his broad, glowing shoulders and forcing it all to work as it should. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2021
2.5/5 Stowaway (2021) Spencer Perry In a world where Gravity and The Martian don't exist, perhaps Stowaway would find a place as an elegant space thriller, but it's really only that about half the time. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2021
3.5/5 Mortal Kombat (2021) Rollin Bishop If you're looking to watch some excellent supernatural fights, there are far worse ways to spend your time, but if you're looking for nuance and meaningful character development and exploration, well, what are you doing watching Mortal Kombat? EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2021
2/5 Boys from County Hell (2020) Spencer Perry You can't be The Exorcist as well as Evil Dead 2, but Boys From County Hell wants to and falls short of both. It ends up feeling jumbled as a result. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2021
4.5/5 The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) Spencer Perry The core of The Mitchells vs. the Machines is its message of the importance of creativity. Sadly there won't be flocks of families getting to see this on the big screen, but maybe watching it at home will make its message resonate even more. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2021