Movie Review: Halle Bailey Makes a Perfect Splash In ‘The Little Mermaid,’ But Some Elements Lacked the Disney Magic

Everyone who grew up watching Disney animated films has their starting five. Aladdin (1992) will always be my number one, followed by A Goofy Movie (1995), The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), and Alice in Wonderland (1951). All but one of my favorite Disney animated films have […]

Review: Faith, Boxing, & How Khris Davis Channels Boxing Legend in ‘Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World’

Photo by: Alan Markfield/Sony PicturesI’m very much telling my age with this notion, but when I think about George Foreman, I automatically think about the George Foreman grill. Fully named the George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, the portable double-sided electrically heated grill went to market in 1994 and […]

Review: ‘Scream VI’ Takes Viewers Down Memory Lane in the Gory New Installment

Photo by: Philippe Bossé/Paramount PicturesDating back to 1996, the Scream franchise written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven (until 2011) asked fans what their favorite scary movie was while holding up a mirror to the cliché horror tropes that made people fall in love with the genre in […]

Review: The End of the World is A Slow Burn in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Knock at the Cabin’

There are many theories about what happens when the end of the world is imminent. Who would you want to spend it with? Where would you go? But what if you were faced with an impossible dilemma to prevent the apocalypse from happening all together? In M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock […]

Review: ‘White Noise:’ Noah Baumbach Highlights Fear of Death in Dark Comedy

This review contains minor spoilers.Noah Baumbach’s 12th feature film, White Noise, sees the Academy-Award nominated filmmaker branch out in new directions. Based on the 1985 novel of the same title by Don DeLillo, White Noise marks the first adaptation for Baumbach. The novel is considered by many as a definitive […]

Review: ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ Brings More Laughs & Puzzling Mayhem to the Murder-Mystery Franchise

A new mystery must be solved by famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) in the Rian Johnson written and directed film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery which premiered on Netflix on Friday, December 23. The anticipated follow up to Johnson’s 2019 hit film Knives Out features an all-star […]

Review: ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’: Emma Corrin & Jack O’Connell Synergize in Steamy New Adaptation

Adaptations. Remakes. We are far too familiar with these in the world of entertainment. It seems every week there’s an announcement of a new movie, tv series, or book adaptation or remake in the works. So when I learned in March 2021 that D. H. Lawrence’s classic 1928 novel Lady […]

Review: ‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’ Chronicles our Technological Dependence in a Ghostly Fashion

This review contains minor spoilersWith Spooky Season officially here, new movies and series are being released all month long both in theaters and on streaming platforms. Netflix’s latest supernatural film to drop is Mr. Harrigan’s Phone based on Stephen King’s short story. It is directed and written by John Lee […]

Review: Orphan: First Kill Brings More Violence & Another Unexpected Plot Twist to Esther’s Legacy

In 2009, Jaume Collet-Serra directed the David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick written screenplay Orphan starring Isabelle Fuhrman, Vera Farmiga, and Peter Sarsgaard. The premise seemed straight forward. After suffering a miscarriage, Kate and John (Farmiga and Sarsgaard) decided they still wanted to expand their family and adopted a cherubic 9-year-old named Esther […]

Review: Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Uses Alien Life to Mirror Hollywood’s Consumption of Spectacle

This review contains spoilers.Jordan Peele’s third written and directed studio film Nope was a triumphant success over its opening weekend ranking in an estimated $44 million at the box office, but that’s no surprise. Since his directorial debut with Get Out in 2017, which earned him an Oscar for Best […]