Category: Movie Reviews

Movie Review: Extraction

Movie Review: Extraction
EXTRACTION Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 117 mins. Where Can You See It?: Netflix Premise: Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth), a black market mercenary who has lost his family, is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an international crime lord and make it out of one of the world’s most impenetrable cities alive. Behind-the-Scenes: Director Sam Hargrave served... Read more »

Movie Review: Trolls World Tour

Movie Review: Trolls World Tour
TROLLS WORLD TOUR Genre: Animation Rating: PG Running Time: 9o mins. Where Can You See It?: On Demand (Rent for $19.99) Premise: Poppy (Anna Kendrick) discovers that the Troll World is bigger than just her Pop kingdom. There are other musical troll kingdoms, like Country, Classical, Techno, Funk, and Rock. When Queen Barb (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom) of the Rock... Read more »

Movie Review: The Platform

Movie Review: The Platform
THE PLATFORM Genre: International Rating: R Running Time: 94 mins. Where Can You See It?: Netflix Premise: Goreng (Ivan Massague) wakes up in a vertical prison that puts two people per level with an unknown number of levels. Each day, a single platform of food for all of them is lowered down to each level for two minutes. The... Read more »
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I Saw "The Hunt" in a Movie Theater and Lived to Tell About It

I Saw "The Hunt" in a Movie Theater and Lived to Tell About It
Coronavirus has its grip on the world. People are working from home. School is cancelled. Social distancing is encouraged. Toilet paper is running out. Hand sanitizer is already long gone. Studios are delaying their big-budget tentpoles to later this year (No Time to Die) or next year (F9) or some unknown date (A Quiet Place... Read more »

Movie Review: Onward

Movie Review: Onward
ONWARD Genre: Animation Rating: PG Running Time: 110 mins. Where Can You See It?: In theaters now  Premise: In a fantastical realm where magic has long fallen out of favor, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt), receive a long-lost message from their dead dad and set out on an adventure (with their... Read more »

Movie Review: The Way Back

Movie Review: The Way Back
THE WAY BACK Genre: Drama Rating: R Running Time: 108 mins. Where Can You See It?: In theaters now  Premise: All-star high school basketball player Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) is now a washed-up alcoholic, drinking beer in the shower and on the way home from his construction gig. But, when his alma mater offers him the head basketball... Read more »
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Movie Review: The Call of the Wild

Movie Review: The Call of the Wild
THE CALL OF THE WILD Genre: Adventure Rating: PG Running Time: 100 mins. Where Can You See It?: In theaters now  Premise: Buck is a large, energetic house dog  (mix of St. Bernard and Scotch shepherd) who can’t really be contained. After being kidnapped and sold away from his owners, he finds work as a sled dog and... Read more »

Movie Review: The Invisible Man

Movie Review: The Invisible Man
THE INVISIBLE MAN Genre: Horror Rating: R Running Time: 124 mins. Where Can You See It?: In theaters now Premise: After escaping her abusive boyfriend, Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) hides out with her cop friend (Aldis Hodge) and his daughter (Storm Reid). A few weeks later, she learns her ex-boyfriend committed suicide. But, all is not what it seems,... Read more »

Movie Review: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Movie Review: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE Genre: Romance Rating: R Running Time: 121 mins. Where Can You See It?: In theaters now (limited release) Premise: On an isolated island, a female painter (Noemie Merlant) is commissioned to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman (Adele Haenel), and the two fall in love while the young woman’s mother... Read more »
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Movie Review: Sonic the Hedgehog

Movie Review: Sonic the Hedgehog
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Genre: Family Rating: PG Running Time: 99 mins. Where Can You See It?: In theaters now Premise: Cast out of his home world for his own protection, Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) has been hiding in small town Montana for 10 years. But, when his loneliness gets the best of him, he causes a nationwide... Read more »