Elvis (2022) Review

THIS AIN’T NO NOSTALGIA SHOW. WE’RE GONNA DO SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT!   Over the years, the dramatic efforts of biopic endeavors have been something of a cinematic fascination with Hollywood, finding filmmaking talents both in front and behind the camera flocking to be a part of these theatrical motion pictures. While the idea of creating a biographical feature film

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Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) Review

A CLASSIC THOR ADVENTURE THAT IS LESS LOVE AND MORE THUNDER   Thor, the Mighty Norse God of Thunder. A powerful godly being that has learned of the hardships of humility, independence, perseverance, and rising above it all to become a better form of his former self. Yes, the MCU’s Thor has indeed been through the ringer through his standalone

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Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022) Review

TO A NEW ERA, TO NEW BEGINNINGS, AND TO OLD FAMILIARS!   You’ve been cordially invited for a royal visit” was the film tagline for 2019’s Downton Abbey, a theatrical motion picture continuation of the popular British drama Downton Abbey. Directed by Michael Engler, the film, which is set in 1927, depicts a royal visit to the Crawley’s family stately

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) Review

OF SECRETS, MAGIC, POLITICS, AND AN IMPERFECT ADVENTURE   In 2016, five years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 concluded the “boy who lived” cinematic adventure saga of witches and wizards, J.K. Rowling returned to her magical “Wizarding World” for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a prequel / spin-off endeavor to the eight-part Potter films. The feature, which

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The Bad Guys (2022) Review

GO BAD OR GO HOME!   DreamWorks Animation Studios has had their ups and downs in their releases, finding their cartoon endeavors of a mixed variety from the highest highs to the mediocre lows. The studio has produced some of the finest (and most memorable) animated films such as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and, How to Train Your Dragon; finding

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Lightyear (2022) Review

LIGHTYEAR SOARS TO INFINITY AND BEYOND   The Toy Story movies are one of the most beloved and cherished films that have come out of the Pixar Animation Studios theatrical release, with memorable cast of various characters, spot-on comedic timing, great dramatic / heartfelt scenes, and the reminiscent feeling of childhood and the translation into adulthood. Amongst those characters from

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Jurassic World: Dominion (2022) Review

A DISAPPOINTING JURASSIC FINALE OF MEDIOCRITY   In 2015, Jurassic World, the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, was released, bringing with it all the pomp, thrills, chills, and dinosaur adventure back to the big screen since 2001. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the film, which started Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and others, saw the return to Isla Nublar

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) Review

OF DARKNESS, MADNESS, AND MULTIVERSE STRANGENESS   In 2016, Marvel Studios released Doctor Strange, the fourteenth installment in the shared cinematic universe of comic book superheroes and opened up the doorways to the mystic arts of magic and sorcery into the MCU. Directed by Scott Derrickson, the film, which starred Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda

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