Companies saw a place for another low budget horror movie to turn a profit but they couldn’t be bothered enough to wait an extra month to secure that sweet Friday the 13th money. The Strangers: Prey At Night cost $5mil to make, is projected to take in $7mil opening weekend and that’s enough for them.
A Wrinkle In Time is enjoyable, unabashedly earnest and preaching good things, even if it isn’t complicated. It’s a solid kid flick with cool visuals and a heartwarming message. Just don’t expect anything exceptionally deep or game-changing.
Gringo is one of those movies where you can see the promise. You can see how the pieces might better fit together to create that madcap comedy. Unfortunately, it has too much superfluous padding throughout.
Thor: Ragnarok was something unlike we had ever seen before in the core Marvel Cinematic Universe films and in a lot of ways it shows the franchise’s true potential.
Death Wish isn’t a bad movie, which is surprising given Roth’s recent batch of flicks, but it is at a bad time. America is in the midst of a crisis on guns and gun violence and a movie that glorifies it is bound to sit poorly.
Red Sparrow is a fine enough flick, but certainly not needing to be seen in theaters. If you are into spy movies or JLaw then yeah, check it out as it dives headlong into an arena not frequently explored, but past that it doesn’t elevate the genre.
Lady and the Tramp is a great pick for fans of classic Disney films looking to revisit their own childhood or share a great film with their own kids. Definitely check it out. It’s out now on blu-ray combo pack!
Coco is going to be a must-have addition to any family film collection. It’s a colorful, musical adventure that everyone will enjoy and it’s emphasis on the importance of family will resonate with viewers of all ages. (A review copy was provided for the purpose of this review.)
Game Night is fantastic! The conceit, that a game night featuring a murder mystery plot goes off the rails is fine and fun and watching the cast who are unaware of the mixup react is hysterical.
Annihilation is another astounding film from Garland and I expect it to be looked on as a masterwork for years to come. If you’re in the U.S. and you enjoy sci-fi get out and see this movie in the loudest theater near you. It’s a helluva treat.