If you, like me, have been eagerly awaiting the follow-up adventure of The Incredibles you will almost certainly enjoy The Incredibles 2, just keep your expectations in check. It is a lot of fun, some good laughs and a warm embrace from the family we’ve been missing for 14 years.
Tag is an hour and forty minutes of laugh out loud, escapist fun. It’s exuberant, feel-good fun, and it transforms an otherwise flimsy idea and anchors it to a foundation of friendship to make a really strong film.
Hereditary is another really good entry in the genre. It is a newer take on things we have seen before but done with enough skill and talent to make it worthwhile, even if it has slight missteps. No mistake, Hereditary isn’t the scariest movie out there but it may be one of the most uncomfortable.
The spinoff no one really asked for but we have never the less been given, SOLO A Star Wars Story, jumps into our galaxy and brings us the origin of our favorite scoundrels. This is our review of Solo!
Life of the Party is enjoyable due to the standout performance of Melissa McCarthy, who lights up the screen with her humor, exuberance, and heart in every scene. It’s the perfect movie for celebrating Mother’s Day!
Infinity War is the most elaborate spinning of plates Marvel has had to execute and they do it damn near flawlessly. It is a perfectly balanced film that thrives on unexpected pairings and modern gods battling across wild set pieces.
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.