After getting our first look at the Joker in the Todd Philips-directed origin film, I came to a conclusion that has been building up in my mind for a few months. DC, its characters and stories, have worked best in cinema when being grounded in realism. Not to be confused with darkness, which has been […]Read More Opinion: DC Works Best When Grounded in Realism, and The Joker is Proof of It
★★ ‘The Nun’ mostly disappoints with a weak script and minimal scares that make this a lackluster entry in ‘The Conjuring’ franchise. The film follows Irene, played by Taissa Farmiga, a young novitiate, who is teamed up with a priest with a haunting past (Demian Bichir) to investigate a mysterious suicide in a Romanian abbey. […]Read More ‘The Nun’ Review: A Disappointingly Mediocre Outing in the ‘Conjuring’ Franchise
★★★★★ **SPOILERS AHEAD** Jean Marc Valle’s second HBO series, Sharp Objects, based upon the novel by Gillian Flynn, manages to overcome Big Little Lies with a meticulous and brilliantly-crafted psychological thriller that will certainly leave a mark in pop culture thanks to its fittingly shocking and abrupt twist ending. After several episodes leading to the […]Read More Sharp Objects: Series Finale Review and Analysis
We’re more than halfway into the year, and as festival season gears up, we can now start to picture which films will be featured at Hollywood’s biggest awards show. NOTE: Most of this is pure speculation based on past Oscars and talent involved. Here’s a look at the Best Picture race. THE CONTENDERS Black […]Read More Early Oscars 2019 Predictions: Best Picture
After surprising almost everyone in Hollywood with its big opening, ‘The Meg’ will now compete in its second weekend with fellow Warner Bros. film, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, which is opening on a Wednesday. Warner has positioned ‘Crazy Rich Asians‘ in its marketing as a historic film for asian-american representation in film, boasting almost an exclusive […]Read More BOX OFFICE PROJECTIONS: CAN ‘CRAZY RICH ASIANS’ CHALLENGE HOLDOVER ‘THE MEG’?
★★★½ The sequel to the 2015 smash hit is the best installment of the franchise since the 1993 original. Picking up after the events of Jurassic World, the park is now abandoned, and the volcano on Isla Nublar is threateningly active. It’s now up to Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) to save […]Read More ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Review: The Best Sequel to the Original Yet
While everyone expected a big weekend for the Pixar sequel, nobody saw this coming. ‘Incredibles 2’ not only unseated previous animated champ Finding Dory ($135M), but it also grossed more than juggernaut live-action superhero films ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. It turns out it was worth the 14-year wait […]Read More Box Office Actuals: ‘Incredibles 2’ Shatters Records With Huge $183M+ Weekend