Us – The Spoiler Free Review

Release Date: March 22nd, 2019Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim HeideckerDirector: Jordan PeeleStudio: Monkeypaw ProductionsDistributor: Universal PicturesSpoilers: NadaIMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia After 2017’s hit Get Out, Jordan Peele has been keeping his foot on the gas as he builds out and expands a growing empire of entertainment. It’s clear with Us and […]

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Ends With Lackluster

Release Date: February 22nd, 2019Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, and F. Murray AbrahamDirector: Dean DeBlois Studio: DreamWorks AnimationDistributor: Universal PicturesSpoilers: MildIMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Toothless, Hiccup, and the Dragonriders of Berk are back for another adventure! This time they’re fighting off dragon trappers — wait, isn’t that the same thing from the second movie? They […]

Captain Marvel Soars Into Action

Release Date: March 8th, 2019Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude LawDirector: Anna Boden and Ryan FleckStudio: Marvel StudioDistributor: DisneySpoilers: MildIMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia In the lead up to Avengers: Endgame, we are introduced to the next powerhouse in the MCU, the person who […]

Cold Pursuit – Cold, slow, boring pursuit.

Release Date: February 8th, 2019Cast: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, William Forsythe, and Tom Bateman Director: Hans Petter Moland Studio: StudioCanal, Summit EntertainmentDistributor: Summit EntertainmentSpoilers: MildIMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Yikes. All the recent hub-bub aside, Cold Pursuit is not a good movie. That’s the short of it. Nels Coxman is a snowplow driver. His son gets caught up in some […]

What Men Want – The Same Thing Everyone Wants, a Better Movie

Release Date: February 8th, 2019Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Tracy Morgan. Director: Adam Shankman Studio: Will Packer Productions, Paramount Players, BET Films Distributor: Paramount PicturesSpoilers: MildIMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia What Men Want is the reimagined remake (spiritual sequel?) to the 2000 Mel Gibson/Helen Hunt What Women Want that follows the same formula. A high-powered workaholic gets Opposite […]

Brick by Brick: The Franchise Continues with Lego Movie 2

Release Date: February 8th, 2019Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, and Will Ferrell Director: Mike Mitchell Studio: Warner Animation Studio, LEGO System A/S, Rideback, Lord Miller Productions, Vertigo EntertainmentDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesSpoilers: MildIMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia After five years and two spin-offs we go back to Bricksburg to see what’s new with […]

Survival is Everything in “Arctic”

Release Date: February 1st, 2019 Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, María Thelma Smáradóttir Director: Joe Penna Studio: Armory Films, Union Entertainment Group, Pegasus Pictures Distributor: Bleecker Street Spoilers: Mild IMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia The Mads Mikkelsen Polar Duology is complete, with Polar on Netflix and now Arctic arriving in theaters. They are very different, of course, but it’s fun how […]

Peter Jackson Takes a Closer Look with “They Shall Not Grow Old”

Release Date: December 17th, 2018Director: Peter JacksonStudio: WingNut Films Distributor: Warner Bros. IMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia This is a strange thing to have to review. My usual beat here at Nerdophiles is the latest superhero flick, terrible horror movie, or genre defining sci-fi. It’s not often a documentary comes along in theaters, and even […]

Roma Review – See it on Netflix Now

Release Date: December 14th, 2018Cast: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Enoc Leaño and Daniel Valtierra.Director: Alfonso CuarónStudio: Participant Media, Esperanto FilmojDistributor: NetflixSpoilers: MildIMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Few movies I’ve seen have felt this deliberate, crafted with this amount of focus and intention of vision. The black-and-white color scheme. The sound mixing. The choice of […]

Aquaman Makes Landfall!

Release Date: December 21st, 2018Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole KidmanDirector: James WanStudio: Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Films, The Safran Company, Cruel and Unusual Films, Mad Ghost ProductionsDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesSpoilers: MildIMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia The next entry in the… tumultuous DCEU is splashing down. Aquaman is here, Atlantis […]