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Category Archive: Movie Reviews

Criterion Channel Movie of the Week: ‘Mikey and Nicky’

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On November 29th, 2018, FilmStruck was killed. FilmStruck was a movie streaming app that specialized in actually curating a library of must-sees. It including offerings from the Criterion Collection, Turner Classic Movies, and… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Happy Death Day 2 U’

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Director: Christopher Landon Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Suraj Sharma, Sarah Yarkin, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Steve Zissis Plot: The day after Tree escapes from a murderous time loop, Carter’s roommate… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

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Director: Robert Rodriquez Cast: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Edward Norton, Keean Johnson) Plot: In the year 2563 the Earth has been devastated by war… Continue reading

Rick’s Top 30 Movies of 2018

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The following list is based on US release dates. Sometimes those foreign flicks and festival darlings have a lot of crossover from year to year. 30. Izzy Gets the F-ck Across Town Izzy… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Cold Pursuit’

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Director: Hans Petter Moland Cast: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, Tom Bateman, William Forsythe, Julia Jones, Monenick Lombardozzi, Tom Jackson Plot: A grizzled and stoic snow plow driver sets out for revenge… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Escape Room’

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Director: Adam Robitel Cast: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Tyler Labine, Jay Ellis, Nik Dodani Plot: Six strangers are invited to participate in a high stakes Escape Room challenge, only to find… Continue reading

In Memoriam: The ‘X-Men’ Movie Franchise

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It is with a heavy heart that today we lay to rest a long standing and highly successful movie franchise, a series on the very cusp of renewed vigour suddenly struck down by… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Glass’

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Director: M. Night Shyamalan Cast: Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlayne Woodard Plot: Mr. Glass, The Horde and…Unbreakable?…find themselves in a mental institution being… Continue reading

The Dark Universe: What Could Have Been

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“The Mummy wasn’t what I wanted it to be.” That is Alex Kurtzman, who was chosen to oversee the Dark Universe for Universal Pictures, talking to The Hollywood Reporter about his movie, The Mummy. You know… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

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Director: Dean DeBlois Cast: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Kit Harington, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, F. Murray Abraham, Gerard Butler Plot: When Berk is under attack… Continue reading