Category: Movie Reviews

Review: “A Wrinkle in Time” Beautiful Message But Missed Opportunities

I will begin with saying there was no way I was going to miss this movie. I fell in love with the book as a twelve year old, connecting deeply with Meg, the first female character whose imperfections and beauty resonated with me, allowing me to learn who I was as a person. In addition, […]

Review: Prodigy

When I watched the trailer, I was intrigued. The premise of a battle of wits between a psychologist and a little girl seemed interesting. So I was tentatively hopeful. I’ve watched a fair number of independent films and not all of them live up to their promise. After watching the film, I can say this […]

Review Black Panther

Review Black Panther One of my husband’s and my favorite heroes of the Marvel Universe is Black Panther. While we aren’t as familiar with the comics, we’ve loved the character in animated films and some of the Avenger books. We were hoping that the film would be true to the character and have a Wakanda […]

Review: Maze Runner The Death Cure

Review “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” I absolutely wanted to see this movie. I’ve seen the first two in the series and fell in love with the characters, enjoying the post-apocalyptic world. The young actors are incredible, it has a diverse cast and the mystery has kept me on the edge of my seat. So […]

Top Ten List in Movies

Top Ten Movies The Shape of Water: Best fairytale retelling. This is my absolute favorite because of the fairytale elements combined with a gorgeous romance. The Littlest Mermaid crossed with Creature from the Black Lagoon. Lego Batman: Laughed the entire movie, new or old Batman fans will love it. Jumanji: One of the best sequels […]

Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Review “Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle” I love Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He’s an incredible actor who can do action and be funny. I also happen to love that he’s a big sci-fi geek. Because of him, I was totally expecting the new Jumanji film to be fun. I was concerned how well it would fit […]

Review: The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water A Modern Fairytale Do you love fairytales? I do, so much so that they were my only form of reading in my early years. Fairytales aren’t always pretty and sweet, like Disney. The true fairy tales are dark, forbidding, and teach us lessons about life. Guillermo Del Toro has mastered this […]

Review: “20th Century Women”

Review: “20th Century Women” “20th Century Women” is a semi-autographical film set in the 70’s sharing the story of a divorced older woman raising her son with the help of two other young women. The description of the characters were appealing and I am a fan of Annette Bening who plays the lead role in […]

Review: “Paterson”

Review: “Paterson” When I heard about this film, I watched the trailer and the characters looked compelling and interesting. The movie seemed to be slower paced but what I saw indicated good writing with solid acting. Instead, the film was so much more than simply good. The movie was poetry in motion and I can […]

Review: “Bad Santa 2”

Review: “Bad Santa 2” “Bad Santa” was raunchy, black humor at its darkest and yet managed to have heart. When I heard that a second movie was being made, I wondered if it would manage to retain that same dark comedy and that touch of sweetness. And it did manage to bring those same elements […]