Serenity (2005)

Serenity is Joss Whedon’s follow up to his criminally underrated TV series “Firefly”. Although the sci-fi western was cancelled after only 1 season, it developed a cult like following soon after. The boost in interest and DVD sales eventually led to the cast and crew returning for this brief cinematic revival. Let’s consider the prosContinue reading “Serenity (2005)”

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Hot Fuzz follows the incredibly talented Sergeant Nicholas Angel after he is transferred for making his colleagues “look bad”. Angel is initially resistant to the reassignment, but soon uncovers a dark mystery in Sandford that puts all of his policing skills to the test. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Hot Fuzz… Pros: EdgarContinue reading “Hot Fuzz (2007)”

Tenet (2020)

Tenet is Christopher Nolan’s latest attempt to bend our minds with his bold storytelling and patently unique manipulation of time. Throw away any preconceived notions you have about this movie because I promise it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Tenet… Pros: Christopher Nolan is a visual storyteller andContinue reading “Tenet (2020)”

The Fifth Element (1997)

The Fifth Element is a sci-fi epic starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich. When an ancient evil returns to destroy life as we know it, former commando Major Korben Dallas decides to help Leeloo retrieve the four elemental stones to save the universe. Let’s consider the pros and cons of The Fifth Element…Continue reading “The Fifth Element (1997)”

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

Ford v Ferrari is anything but your typical racing movie. Not only is it full of heart and adrenaline educing scenes, but it’s also an inspiring story about friendship and partnership. You don’t have to know everything about cars to enjoy this movie, but it might help. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: TheContinue reading “Ford v Ferrari (2019)”

Lord of the Rings: Trilogy Review (2001-2003)

Few trilogies can hold a candle to Lord of the Rings and even fewer hold up as well over time.  Whether you’re a die hard fan of the books and the world J.R.R. Tolkien created or just a casual movie goer (such as myself), there is plenty for everyone to enjoy in this trilogy. Let’sContinue reading “Lord of the Rings: Trilogy Review (2001-2003)”

V for Vendetta (2006)

V for Vendetta, based on the graphic novel with the same name, is set in a harrowing future wrought with disease, fear and political corruption. The story follows two protagonists: a Guy Fawkes clad freedom fighter named V and a traumatized young woman that serves as our window into this tyrannical world. Let’s consider theContinue reading “V for Vendetta (2006)”

Willow (1988)

Willow is an ambitious tale following a young farmer’s perilous journey to become a sorcerer, protect a special baby, and overthrow an evil queen. The 80’s epic struggled to wow audiences in theaters, but has since won over many people’s hearts through the power of home video, nostalgia, and I’ll say it: Magic. Pros: WarwickContinue reading “Willow (1988)”

Escape Room (2019)

Escape Room isn’t a horror movie you have to watch through the cracks in your fingers. Instead, it goes for a high concept approach that will either keep you on the edge of your seat or leave you wanting more… Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: The meticulous production design of each escape roomContinue reading “Escape Room (2019)”

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Pirates of the Caribbean was Disney’s first PG-13 rated release, so it’s only natural that this swashbuckling action flick made some waves! Although none of its successors were able to recapture the magic of this movie, Curse of the Black Pearl easily stands on it’s own and still serves as an entertaining popcorn flick. Pros:Continue reading “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)”