Find your flock. The tagline tells you everything you need to know about the theme of this movie. It is about finding family, no matter who they are, whether they are yours biologically, through adoption or friends of the soul. That is the heart of this movie and families watching it will love that message. [Read more…]
While this sequel was better than Book of Shadows, it failed living up to the original. From the acting to the direction, everything in the first Blair Witch was better. That’s too bad because the last twenty minutes of this film deserve a little recognition for it’s effectiveness. [Read more…]
With every new release, my disdain for horror films swells with contempt. Lifeless CGI and high production values have reduced this storied genre into a bag of monotonous tricks and repetitious cliches. However, every now and then a great film is released which re-energizes my enthusiasm and hope for the future. [Read more…]
Yes, zombies have been done to death, and this movie doesn’t really break any new ground, but this one is a solid experience, and it’s refreshing to see something put together this well.
So if you’re looking for something that’s suspenseful, claustrophobic, and has a lot of action scenes, I’d recommend giving this one a look. [Read more…]
Kubo and the Two Strings is not your ordinary animated film and if you are looking for a Disney type film, this might not be for you. But I found it beautiful and heartwarming with excellent use of stop motion effects. [Read more…]
Noah and Daren really enjoyed Pete’s Dragon, and think the reimagining doesn’t harm the original, while still managing to tell an engaging (if perhaps a little overlong) story. [Read more…]
Noah and Daren had high hopes for Suicide Squad, and were prepared to give DC every benefit of the doubt, thinking that maybe since all the characters weren’t as well known outside the comics aficionados that chances would be taken with them and the story. [Read more…]
Stories about ordinary people surviving and overcoming extraordinary situations are almost a dime a dozen — like apocalyptic catastrophes, supernatural disasters, and paranormal horrors — but outside of fantastical realms about costumed superheroes (or heroes in hiding), there aren’t quite as many stories about extraordinary people surviving extraordinary situations where their abilities may cause just as much harm as good (characters featured in the Marvel Netflix set of series notwithstanding). [Read more…]
What make Nerve work so well is it’s unpredictability with each dare. As Vee learns her embattled best friend Sydney (Emily Meade) nearly dies from a dare, she chooses to best her by winning the same dare. This is an example of why the film works. Even at the cost of true friendships, “Nerve” keeps the players wanting more. Like a drug that tears into it’s victim’s soul, nothing can stop the need for another game. It’s scary how real this movie feels. [Read more…]
You know his name. You know what sort of adventure he’s going to take you on. You know you can’t wait for the ride to start.
We’ve come to expect a certain level of increasing tension through relentless pursuit, high octane action, and fast-paced hand-to-hand combat. We know what’s coming, and we want more, and that’s what the Bourne series delivers, without fail. [Read more…]
Daren saw Star Trek Beyond and as a casual Trekkie, he breaks down the film and the story for Noah and the rest of us. For him, the movie does a good job at keeping the story familiar enough for the old fans and bring enough to new fans who aren’t as involved or as steeped in the history of Star Trek. [Read more…]
In an entertainment era where low budget horror movies seem to be everywhere you turn, it gets harder and harder to find the good, enjoyable ones. Noah and Daren think “Lights Out” fits the bill of being entertaining and enjoyable, despite a few minor flaws. [Read more…]