The Happytime Murders Movie Review
Director Brian Henson (son of Jim) gets to scrap the good taste and limited children friendly world and indulge in something very much restricted viewer worthy. Casting Melissa McCarthy gives the film a perfect B movie atmosphere and lowers the expectations of the work having to be fine art. Dirty puppet jokes and bad human jokes, what could be better?
Setting the story in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles and following a down on his luck private dick scenario ...
The Spy Who Dumped Me Movie Review
Inhabiting the bumbling role that morphs into the super spy, both Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon do the role justice. They have good chemistry together and Kunis’s straight role balances out nicely with McKinnon’s hyper crazy. The men this time are only there as eye candy and Sam Heughan (hot Jamie from Outlander) plays the role well and doesn’t even have to show his butt.
The story that drives the film is thin but as a platform for the girls to do their comic ...
The Darkest Minds Movie Review
Mixing storylines of the traditional road movie with science fiction themes and a teen coming of age saga makes up the parts at play here. Some of those ideas work and others don’t and the deciding factor is often the age of the viewer. The film is very much aimed at a younger audience and will score more points with the teen crowd.
There are universal moments at work here like the selfless act of sacrificing personal ambitions for the common good. Also the act ...
The Meg Movie Review
A research station located in the middle of the ocean houses a crew that find a new area that is even deeper than the Mariana Trench. During their exploration they unknowingly unleash some new horrors from the depths. When things get out of hand and they have no one to turn to, they dial up good old JS to save the day.
To say that the dialogue lets down the side of this work is to miss the film’s intension. It plays out as more of a comedy than an updated ...
BlacKkKlansman Movie Review
He uses language and profanity with savage intent and it brings the viewer to the very edge of comfort and often times over it. His message is also so heavy, that without the humour and human connection of some of the characters, it would overpower. As it is, it burns its way into your memory cells.
The story of a black police detective that is invited to join the Ku Klux Klan is based on the autobiographical book Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth and its truths are so outrageous, that it ...
Mission Impossible: Fallout Movie Review
Every action scene in the film, and these make up almost the entirety of the effort are up close and personal with Mister Cruise.The effect is almost dizzying. The action is so relentless and in your face, you marvel at the fifty-six year old’s athleticism and energy. His acting chops are little used here as there in very little storyline to hold it all together.
What exposition there is revolves around saving the world from nuclear terrorist attacks and rouge ...
The Wife Movie Review
There was a time the deception was with purpose, to overcome the conditions and gender bias of the times. Then through time the lie became one person’s reality and the other’s trap. This is a story with bold overtones and one that requires the right touch to tell.
Director Björn Runge (Daybreak & Mouth to Mouth) combines a great cast and fine screenplay by Jane Anderson (based on a novel by Meg Wolitzer) to produce a gripping work. It is a timely exposé ...
RBG Movie Review
Now in her eighties and every bit the fire brand of her younger years, she has become emblematic of how things can be if brilliant minds are put to task and party politics are left behind. It’s a stark contrast to the ever widening division now being perpetrated in America between the haves and have nots in relation to basic human rights.
It’s also a love story that shows a man can support a woman in all ways and not be thought the lesser for it. Her succes...
The Humanity Bureau Movie Review
These non-essentials are being relocated to a place called New Eden, a place with a very dark secret. The only problem with Kross is he has yet to be drained completely of his humanity, so when he takes one last relocation job, he bristles under the rules that have governed his actions for so long.
As the story progresses, you discover the reasons for the attachment he feels for this last family he has been sent out to deal with. He soon goes against his years of ...
Mama Mia: Here We Go Again Movie Review
It tries its best to deliver something new with what is in essence the same set of songs as the first film (and musical on which the movie is based). It dips into flash backs, origin stories and flushes out the characters with extended back stories. They even add Cher to the mix and bring Meryl Streep back from the grave.
It’s unfair to be too critical of all this effort as the end product is rather infectious and more than a little bit charming. The challenge ...