Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Movie Review: Bohemian Rhapsody’s Rami Malek Delivers a Stunning Performance!

Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury) and Gwilym Lee (Brian May) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Photo Credit: Alex Bailey.  Image provided by Twentieth Century Fox via EPK.tv

Is this the real life or is this just fantasy, caught in a landslide, no escape from reality. Yes I opened this review with a lyric from Queen’s most famous song, sue me. Bohemian Rhapsody is actor Rami Malek’s love letter to the late, great Freddie Mercury. It’s too bad the movie doesn’t hold up to his amazing performance.

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Movie Review: Robin Hood is Fun! Michelle’s Take

Photo provided with permission from EPK.TV. Photo by Attila Szvacse

I’m a sucker for Robin Hood films, to date I’ve loved every retelling of this yarn. There’s just something about the tell that is timeless and gets me every time. I’m not sure what people expect when they go see a Robin Hood film. I aspect a little romance and lots of swashbuckling this current incarnation delivers exactly what I want out of a Robin Hood film. The latest take on the classic tale, simply titled, once again, Robin Hood borrows heavily from the much hated 1991’s Kevin Costner’s Classic Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Personally, I loved the 1991 film.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet – Literally and Figuratively!

Ralph Breaks the Internet – Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) and Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) – Image courtesy of Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Now that Walt Disney Animation Studios equals Pixar for quality in both story and animation quality, we can be happy to see two movies from the studios in the same year.

Incredibles 2 was a lot of fun and now, Ralph Breaks the Internet comes along and is even better.

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Robin Hood: A Bit of a Mess but a Fun Ride!

Robin Hood – Robin of Locksley (Taron Egerton) – Photo by Larry Horricks/Courtesy of eOne.

Otto Bathurst’s Robin Hood aims to out-Ritchie Guy Ritchie in this weirdly familiar take on Robin Hood – weird because it emulates Ritchie’s directing style; is influenced more than a little by Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins; Irish leading lady Eve Hewson sounds very American, and, like Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger, it’s a bit of a mess but still a fun ride.

Plus, machine gun crossbows; ninja-like moves and slow-mo archery.

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Movie Review: A Star Is Born. Believe the Hype. Michelle’s Review


(L-R) BRADLEY COOPER as Jack and LADY GAGA as Ally in the drama “A STAR IS BORN,” from Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Live Nation Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Neal Preston. Image provided by Warner Bros Pictures. © 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

All year I’ve been hearing about how good the trailer for A Star Is Born was and all the early praise for just the movie trailer made me want to avoid seeing this and I’m a huge Lady GaGa fan. However, I don’t like walking into a movie with any preconceived notions, a film like this that has been praised to the high heavens before it was even officially screened. I believe nearly every version of this film has gotten award season love and the latest installment will be no exception. The story is timeless.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald – Not The Empire Strikes Back of the Wizarding World!

The cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – (L-R) Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), Credence (Ezra Miller), Maledictus (Claudia Kim), Leta Lestrange (Zoe Kravitz), Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner), Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol), Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) – Photo by Mark Seliger/Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

The second chapter in the Fantastic Beasts Quintology is fun – mostly because of the beasts and the relationships. It could have done without so much Grindelwald (one of Johnny Depp’s least distinguished efforts).

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The Witch Files: Ambitious Tween Horror-Comedy!

The Witch Files – (L-R) M.J. (Tara Robinson), Brooke (Alice Ziolkoski), Greta (Adrienne Rose White), Claire (Holly Taylor), Jules (Britt Flatmo) – Photo courtesy of Dark Sky Films.

The Americans’ Holly Taylor and genre veteran Paget Brewster are the biggest names in The Witch Files – a smarter than necessary tween horror-comedy that isn’t quite scary enough to be a scary movie, or funny enough to be a comedy.

It hits a kind of sweet spot in between that produces a few chills and a few laughs while creating a group of characters that find themselves in wish fulfillment situation that has less than desirable side effects.

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Await Further Instructions – Scary Christmas!

Await Further Instructions – (L-R) Granddad (David Bradley), Annji (Neerja Naik), Scott (Kris Saddler), Tony (Grant Masters), Kate (Holly Weston), Beth (Abigail Cruttenden) – Photo courtesy of Dark Sky Films.

A family Christmas goes from casual racism to terror when the family home is surrounded by what appears to be a mysterious black sheath covering the entire building in Await Further Instructions.

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Venom Can’t Decide What Kind of Movie It Should Be!

Venom – Dr. Dan Lewis (Reid Scott), Annie Weying  (Michelle Williams) and Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy)/Photo courtesy of. Columbia Pictures.

I have never wanted to walk out on a Marvel movie – not even the Dolph Lundgren Punisher – but Venom…

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