Month: December 2017

Review: “Victoria and Abdul”

Review: “Victoria and Abdul” I’ve been anticipating this film ever since I saw the trailer. First, it’s a historical which I love. Second, it features Queen Victoria with the famed Dame Judi Dench reprising her portrayal from the film, Mrs. Brown. Last, it shines a light on a mostly forgotten relationship between the Queen and […]

Review “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”

Review “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” “Kingsman: The Secret Service” was over the top, campy humor, and tons of action with an interesting spin on secret agent movies and great character development. I enjoyed it immensely, even in its sillier moments so when I caught the trailer for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”, I was excited to […]

Review: “Lego: Ninjago”

Review: “Lego: Ninjago” Ever since the first Lego Movie, I’ve fallen in love. I adore how the stories build on family and connectedness. When the Lego:Batman movie came out, it was brilliantly funny and continued to show us how families can come together and how friends can be family. I was so excited for the […]

Review: “Patti Cake$”

Review: “Patti Cake$” True confession time, I’ve never been a huge fan of rap. This movie has completely changed that opinion. Even though I prefer rock and roll, I was drawn to this film. It looked sweet, funny and the idea of someone trying to make their life better appealed to me. To my delight, […]

Review: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”

Review: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” When I saw the trailer for this movie, I knew it was likely I was going to love it. It features Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson which is reason enough to want to see it. I knew both men had the potential to bring the funny and I was not […]

Review: “Detroit”

Review: “Detroit” When I first read the descriptions for “Detroit”, I knew this movie would be potentially intense and emotional in that it depicts rioting and police brutality. Given the director, Kathryn Bigelow, has garnered awards for Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, I had high hopes for the quality and caliber of the […]

Review: “War for the Planet of the Apes”

Review: “War for the Planet of the Apes” Like many people, I remember watching “Planet of the Apes” as a child. It was an incredible movie, exploring racial tension and what it means to be human within the context of a science fiction film. The sequels were decent but lacked the full impact of the […]

Review “Transformers: The Last Knight”

Review “Transformers: The Last Knight” True confession, I grew up on the Transformers cartoon from the eighties. I loved Bumblebee and Optimus Prime and all the Transformers. The live action movies have been hit or miss with me. Still, I jumped at the chance to see the newest movie because I do like elements of […]

Review: “Churchill”

Review: “Churchill” I find history fascinating and Churchill is one of the most famous personalities of World War II. A movie about him and about a pivotal point in the history of the War sounded like it would be riveting and entertaining, especially with Brian Cox playing Churchill. While the acting was exactly what I […]

Review: “Everything, Everything”

Review: “Everything, Everything” The concept of this movie intrigued me. How can a girl who can never leave her house manage a romance with the boy next door? I’ve seen movies before where a sick person is kept isolated and really wondered what new idea or twist the writers could bring to this story. While […]