Movie Review: Vice

Simple Review: Bale to the Chief, or The Vice is Right

There are some movies that are crowd pleasers that bring us all together to share a heartwarming story. Well, Vice is not that movie and writer/director Adam McKay doesn’t seem too interested in making one feel good about the subject matter. I have to admit as a frequent moviegoer it was nice to watch a movie that challenges you and makes you uncomfortable from time to time. Vice deals with periods in American history that lend themselves to controversial views as well as not painting the people in them as heroes to the country. It would be simple to show this time and these people in one ugly light but, to his credit, Adam McKay is able to bring more to the table than just bashing politicians. Does Vice win in a landslide, or does it have to give an awkward concession speech that no one will ever remember? The only way to find out is to meet me in the parking garage of this review where Deep Throat will give us the dirty details we want to hear. ( That is a historical reference and it sounds so dirty!! See I am smart and naughty as well) Continue reading “Movie Review: Vice”

Movie Review- Welcome to Marwen

Simple Review- G.I. D’oh

If you were lucky enough to grow up in the Eighties then you can’t help but be a fan of Robert Zemeckis. With a list of hits such as Romancing the Stone, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and, of course, the Back to the Future trilogy it would be difficult to not find one of his movies to love. Being one of those nerdy kids that the Eighties shaped into an emotionally stunted adult, I am always excited to see what movie the imagination of Zemeckis creates. This week Bobby delivers his latest creative vision in the form of Welcome to Marwen, a Hollywood version of a true life story so you know it must be accurate! You may be asking, ” What make you of this Marwen flick, Movie Psycho?” I am glad you asked my friend, and the answer lies in my imaginary life as a G.I. Joe or in the next paragraph, whichever is easier for you to comprehend. Continue reading “Movie Review- Welcome to Marwen”

Movie Review: Aquaman

Simple Review: Splash Ahh-AHHHH

The ocean is a terrifying place where everything swims faster than you and most can eat you in one gulp. If only there was a protector watching us as we frolic in the deep blue sea, but not in a weird stalker way. Well, we are in luck as this week Aquaman dog paddles his way into the local cinema to give us the underwater hero we didn’t know we needed or wanted. Unlike the Marvel cinematic universe, the DC universe keeps throwing movies against the wall hoping something will stick, which is the same technique James Wan uses in his superhero movie directorial debut. So, does Aquaman triumphantly leap from the water amazing us with his aquatic skills, or does he end up sleeping with the fishes? Put on your skimpiest bathing suit, lather on that sunscreen and meet me at the sandy beaches of this review, but don’t let little Alex Kintner out of your sight! Continue reading “Movie Review: Aquaman”

Movie Review- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Simple Review: My spidey-sense is tingling! ( does that excite you?)

There are a few superheroes that are recognizable to even non-nerdy audiences. Most people know Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Spider-Man even if they haven’t read a comic book in their entire life, which explains why we have seen several incarnations of these characters on the silver screen. The ” big name” superheroes are able to appeal to most audiences by being characters that are relatable to each of us even though they have these extraordinary powers. Spider-Man is easy to connect with as he started as an awkward teen dealing with high school issues, that we have all had, and gains superpowers, yet he still has the everyday issues that even superhuman abilities cant help him solve. While we can’t climb up walls we have all been awkward teens and dealt with bullies, new love and getting a job! This week we have a new spin on the Spider-Man film series as we swing into the life of the latest candidate for the Spider-Man mantle, Miles Morales with the new animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Does the movie deliver great power and great responsibility, or should we hit this arachnid with a heavy dose of bug spray? Let’s squeeze into our spandex super suits and dispense some vigilante justice on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! Continue reading “Movie Review- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Movie Review: The Possession of Hannah Grace

Simple Review: D.O.A

Among the memorable moments of the year of our Lord 1973, two events stand out in the film world: The Exorcist was released and a certain brilliant movie blogger was born. Due to the success of the former, we have seen a wide array of movies involving supernatural possessions and exorcisms, while the latter has brought joy to tens of people in this world. The Exorcist set the bar so incredibly high in this type of horror genre that very few have even come close to scaring the hell out of us like that flick! This week The Possession of Hannah Grace tries to release its inner demon on us, the unsuspecting audience, in hopes of scaring the split-pea soup out of us. Is the movie a holy terror, or will it make your head spin? The only way to find out is to grab your crucifix and exercise the demons of this review. Continue reading “Movie Review: The Possession of Hannah Grace”

Movie Review: Green Book

Simple Review: A safe drive

As we near the end of the year the studios start releasing their “awards” movies trying to get noticed by the voters for the various awards given out in the industry with the new year looming. This shameless strategy does have its advantages for us, the movie-going public, as we get to see some of the best actors and filmmakers in the business bringing their “A” game at the end of the year. This week I went to see Green Book a film that snuck up on me but with Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali as the main stars of this one, I knew I wouldn’t dare miss it. So, is Green Book a virtuoso performance, or is it off key? Well, put on your tux and meet me at the theater to behold this reviews brilliance! Continue reading “Movie Review: Green Book”

Movie Review: Robin Hood(2018)

Simple Review: Meh in tights

There must be a drought of original scripts being sent to Hollywood. It seems every other weekend there is a reboot or remake of some popular film which studios are hoping can generate a renewed franchise and the cash that comes along with it. This weekend we have Robin Hood another attempt to tell the legend of the thief with a heart of gold and the aim of a sniper. I have to say I have a soft spot in my heart for Robin of Loxley as I remember watching the Disney cartoon version as a kid, as well as watching the Errol Flynn version on TV. ( Still a great flick) So, I decided to check out Robin Hood to see if they could bring anything new to the tale. Did Robin Hood hit the bullseye, or did it cut my heart out with a spoon? ( God bless Alan Rickman) Grab your bow and arrow and let’s take aim at this review! Continue reading “Movie Review: Robin Hood(2018)”