THE JUNGLE BOOK Review: An Astounding CGI Achievement

I haven’t said much about Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book , but since it seems to be doing so well and I placed it fairly high on my 2016 ranked list, I feel like I need to address the matter because to not do so wouldn’t be particularly fair. I walked into this a few…

HUSH Review: Stripped Down and Simple Thrills

The nice thing about a movie like Hush, directed by the impressive talent Mike Flanagan, is that it doesn’t try too hard. Of course, saying a movie doesn’t try could always be a criticism, but as I indulge in more and more horror movies (hell, movies in general), I find that they often try too…

GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 Review: Joy Unspeakable (and Nonexistent)

As someone who was raised religious and has recently found himself in a bit of a spiritual distantness, let me say that this movie made me angry. Why? Because I know Christians personally and I know that a lot of them are good people who believe what they believe peacefully and also let it influence…

BATMAN BEGINS Review: A Ballsy Franchise Resurrection

It takes serious balls to attempt to revamp a franchise that met its demise at the hands of Joel Schumacher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman, and even more decent (and great) talents. But leave it to Christopher Nolan, a filmmaker virtually unknown to the mainstream culture but admired by some film circles for such…

BATMAN RETURNS Review – Now This is More Like It

Now this is more like it. This is THE Batman movie of the 90s, the one that nailed everything Tim Burton was at the time, as well as somehow molding a fine image of what Batman could be in a motion picture. Up until the release of Batman , non comic-book reading moviegoers only had…

11.22.63 “The Rabbit Hole” Review: A Tasty Historical/Sci-Fi Cocktail

I’ll be honest upfront. I didn’t expect much. But there was some level of excitement within my bones for 11.22.63, the new eight-part miniseries that premiered on Hulu this Monday. The excitement was because of the potential and everyone involved with the project. I champion James Franco and his funny man yet simultaneous artistic person,…