Mary Poppins Returns

I may be a little too young to be able to fully appreciate the greatness that is the original Mary Poppins from 1964. Though I have seen it, I admit it has been a long time and I probably should’ve refreshed my memory before watching Mary Poppins Returns. Regardless, when I heard Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda…

My Top 10 Movies of 2018 + Awards

This has been an interesting year in the movies and a very tough year to rank my top ten. It’s not because of a huge wealth of fantastic movies, but actually because of the opposite. My top few movies were head and shoulders above the rest, which made it very difficult to decide which movies…

Aquaman

The DCEU has not had much success in recent years and there is much uncertainty about which direction the studio will move in for their upcoming movies. Wonder Woman showed a lot of promise but Justice League pretty much did all that it could to take away any positive outlook on the future of the DCEU. That…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse

Could this be the first year since Rango won the award in 2011 that a non-Disney/Pixar animated wins Best Animated Feature? Of course, there weren’t any Disney/Pixar Films released that year, so you have to go even further back in time to the last time when a non-Disney film beat out Disney movies to win…

Creed II

It’s crazy that it has now been 42 years since the original Rocky movie was released and we have now had 8 movies in the series. I found it interesting that Ryan Coogler (Director of Creed, Black Panther) took a step back on Creed II and just did some of the screenwriting while Stevan Caple…

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Aaaand……exhale. I can’t begin to express to you all how thankful I am that Ralph Breaks the Internet doesn’t suck. When I saw the first trailer I immediately thought it was just going to be a pointless money grab with non-stop pop-culture references and product placement out the hundred acre wood. Turns out, only one of those things…

A Star is Born

I have been a big fan of Bradley Cooper since his duo of unrelated “American Movies” came out in 2013 and 2014 (American Hustle, American Sniper). His latest film A Star is Born is not only a soulful and emotional experience to watch, but it also represents Cooper’s directing debut. Alongside Lady Gaga and Sam Elliott, Cooper takes us…

A Simple Favor

Based on the Darcey Bell Novel, A Simple Favor brings us a Comedy/Mystery like none I have ever seen before. Anna Kendrick plays single mom and enthusiastic vlogger Stephanie Smothers, as she tries to get to the bottom of the disappearance of her best friend Emily Nelson (Blake Lively). The problem is the Emily was a secretive…

Christopher Robin

If you are like me, you probably grew up watching a lot of Winnie the Pooh movies. In fact, there were 17 Winnie the Pooh features released between 1996 and 2010. That happens to be pretty much the timeline of my childhood so naturally when I heard that Christopher Robin was coming out this year, I was…