shazam! – marvel at the other captain marvel

Shazam! is the latest from DC in their films. This one is directed by David F. Sandberg with a screenplay by Henry Gayden, stay by Gayden and Darren Lemke. The film stars Asher Angel, Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou. It’s about a boy who can transform into an adult superhero by merely speaking the name Shazam! Continue reading

us – who are we really?

Us is the latest horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele. The movie stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker. The film is about a family who’s confronted by doppelgangers of themselves and how they handle the situation. Continue reading

dumbo – you’ll believe an elephant can fly

Dumbo is the latest fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, it’s got a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, the film is inspired by the 1941 animated film of the same name, based on the novel by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl. The film stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva GreenNico Parker, Finn Hobbins and Alan Arkin. The movie is about a family that works at a traveling circus that’s seen brighter days, they get a new baby elephant with large ears who’s able to fly. Continue reading

captain marvel – marvels at the box office

Captain Marvel is the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (21st film to be precise). It’s written and directed by Anna Boded and Ryan Fleck, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet who also contributed to the screenplay. The movie stars Brie Larson in the titular role as Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel, with Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Dijon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. This film takes place in the 1990s following Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel after a galactic war makes its way to Earth. Continue reading

how to train your dragon: the hidden world – soars above the rest

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is the sequel to How to Train Your Dragon 2 from 2014, and it’s the end of the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy. This film is written and directed by Dean DeBlois, it stars Jay Baruchel, America Ferrea, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson and F. Murray Abraham voicing characters.
This time around we follow Hiccup as he searches for a place to keep all the dragons safe from humans. Continue reading

my top two movies of 2018

I’ve tried to pick two movies out of the year that were my favorites.  One tends to be the movie I’ve viewed the most, a lot of the times it’s the movie that I’ve paid to see more than once.  And the other movie is one that I just want to be recognized or pointed out. This year was tough, there was one worth mentioning and then the other(s) came down to the numbers.

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the mule – takes its time to a satisfying conclusion

The Mule is the latest from Clint Eastwood, here he produces, directs and plays the lead role. The screenplay is by Nick Schenk based on the New York Times article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule” by Same Dolnick. This film stars Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Pena, Dianne Wiest and Andy Garcia. The Mule is about an elderly veteran who becomes a drug courier for the Cartel. Continue reading

bumblebee – rollout to the movies!

Bumblebee is a prequel to those so called Transformers live action “movies.” Bumblebee is the first live action film directed by Travis Knight (you may know him from the Laika movies… Kubo and the Two Strings and Coraline). It’s written by Christina Hodson, the film stars; Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, Dylan O’Brien, Angela Basset, Justin Theroux, and Peter Cullen. It’s about Charlie, a girl in 1987, that’s dealing with a family issue and finds solace in a yellow Volkswagen Beetle that is more than meets the eye. Continue reading

mary poppins returns – return to a simpler time

Mary Poppins Returns is a musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall, with a screenplay by David Magee and a story by Magee, Marshall, and John DeLuca. It’s based on the book series of the same name by P.L. Travers. This is a direct sequel to the 1964 Mary Poppins film. It stars; Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whinshaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, and Colin Firth.  Music and Score are done by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
The film is set in 1930s London, thirty years after the events of the original film, Mary Poppins returns to the Banks’ home to assist during a time of trouble. Continue reading

spider-man: into the spider-verse – spectacularly amazing

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the latest Spider-Man movie. This time around is a CG animated film and has Miles Morales in the titular role. The film is directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, it’s got a screenplay by Phil Lord and Rothman. It stars; Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, John Mulaney, Nicolas Cage and Liev Schreiber. This film opens up the multiverse called the Spider-Verse to Miles Morales as he comes into his own, in his own New York. Continue reading