One of the surprising hits of 2022 has been Scott Derrickson's 'The Black Phone' a new Blumhouse horror flick based on the short story with the same name written by Joe Hill. It follows Finney, a young teen who has been abducted by a serial child killer titled 'The Grabber'. Once he wakes up in … Continue reading ‘The Black Phone’ Could’ve Been Better.
Now I know, I preach about the theatrical experience and support your local theatres but I just couldn't muster up the energy to pay to see this final Jurassic entry and waste two and a half hours of my life... so I decided to do that at home! Considering how behind I currently am on … Continue reading ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’: A Vapidly Entertaining Disaster.
It comes as a surprise to nobody that after a fantastic streak of strikingly original movies that connected to the hearts of millions of people, Pixar would face their first true failure, critically and commercially in the form of 'Lightyear', a movie that struggles to justify its existence apart from how stunning it looks. It … Continue reading ‘Lightyear’: Pixar’s Infinite Search For A Franchise’s Significance.
Whenever a traditionally animated movie miraculously makes it's way to theatres, I will almost always check it out. There is an unbeatable satisfaction about watching 2D animation flourish on the big-screen that CG-animation could never achieve. That being said, CG-animation is obviously stunning in it's own way but it should go without saying that both … Continue reading ‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ Is A Sizzling Combo Of Laughs, Charm and Complete and Utter Joy.
It says a lot about my experience with the 'Top Gun' franchise when I say that I finished watching the first movie on the car ride to the cinema to watch this movie. It's a testosterone-filled movie about aircrafts and American patriotism, it's safe to say it wasn't my cup of tea. That being said, … Continue reading ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and The Importance Of A Blockbuster’s Emotional Core.
There is only one thing certain in life and that is death. That's what I've heard all my life and it is what I will continue to hear till that constant arrives. However, I would argue that there is another constant, something that contrasts the finality of death and challenges us and that is art. … Continue reading ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’: A Three-Part Review.
The world of 'Downton Abbey' is one that I'm fond of but in all honesty, I haven't been part of for that long a time. Funnily enough, it was the first cinematic outing of the franchise back in 2019 that got me interested in watching the show. I binged the entire thing or let's say … Continue reading ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Is A Fittingly Bittersweet Finale To A Wonderfully Wholesome Franchise.
As the older shonen icons try to find new stories to continue their decades-long run, it has been left decided for quite some time when some new faces would take up the mantle and introduce a new generation of icons. Over the past few years, a number of contenders have proven themselves quite worthy, most … Continue reading ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ Is A Fun-Sized Big-Screen Translation Of An Already Cinematic Anime.
In almost all aspects related to the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse, 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' fails to serve the episodic nature we've grown so accustomed to. Fan-favourites Doctor Strange, Wong and Wanda Maximoff return to either repeat character arcs or go through little to no development in a movie that doesn't really care … Continue reading Sam Raimi’s Dark and Mystical Multiversal Horror Flick and The New ‘Doctor Strange’ Movie.
Dreamworks Animation has changed its image so much that it's gotten to the point where I was dumbfounded when I saw that 'The Bad Guys' was in fact, a project of theirs. With most of their recent movies being noticeably targeted heavily towards children instead of families, the company lost a bit of that instant … Continue reading ‘The Bad Guys’ Is Actually A Blast, I Swear.