Rampage puts The Rock front and center with a big goofy ape and it’s a pretty stupid fun ride. He has solidified his ability to not just rake in millions and put butts in the theaters, but he’s proven he can do it with the most unexpected, unasked for properties.
The writing is clunky, the plotting nonsensical, and the entire conceit laughable. Movies (horror especially) can get by with having just style or just substance but to lack both is unforgivable. Unfortunately, Truth or Dare was absolute garbage.
Overall, A Quiet Place is not nearly as horror driven as one would expect from the trailers and the poster. But it is unnerving. As someone who rarely can sit through a horror film, this one was an enticing watch.
A lot is being made of Ready Player One as a ‘dumb popcorn flick.’ Spielberg is masterful at setting up his action, there’s no doubt there and he can imbue a movie with that sense of wonder, but he can only polish a turd so far.
For anyone who unreservedly adored the film, this pick-up is a no-brainer. There are so many small details and thoughtful elements packing into the extras that it can only deepen and expand appreciation for The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro’s love letter to monsters (literally).
The Last Jedi has some amazing scenes, unexpectedly great humor, and one of the best casts of characters to ever grace the Star Wars franchise. It is available digitally and in a blu-ray combo pack today!
Pacific Rim Uprising is fun, even if it doesn’t quite recapture the surprising delight of the original. It has its low moments, but it keeps chugging along despite them and makes up for those missteps.
‘Love, Simon’ is funny and if you’re looking for a coming of age tale (and a gay one at that!) that isn’t too trope-y or tragic you are in for a treat. It’s a fun teenage comedy, and you’ll find yourself caring for all of these kids.
Tomb Raider is a fun enough action-adventure flick with a strong female hero who goes through an actual arc from being a bit of a screwup to a motivated adventurer.
Pitch Perfect 3 is a fitting end to the a capella franchise which mixed humor and music in a way that captivated fans for years. But the movie also does something impressive – it reinvents the series for their final performance.