99 Homes (Movie Review)

These low-budget small-scale films are always so fun to watch. They truly showcases how much a film can do with a good screenplay, good acting and a great director. And this film also has a few of those elements. The acting– especially that of Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield– is great, the direction is pretty neat, and the screenplay…

Sunday in Depth #9: Hairspray Live!

It was recently announced that Ariana Grande will join the cast of the upcoming Hairspray Live! After the success that was Grease Live!, Kenny Leon now has his chance at making a televised musical. And personally I think this one is going to be the best entry into the genre yet. I think Leon will learn…

Into the Woods (Movie Review)

When the film came out in the cinemas and the critics started giving the film decent-at-best reviews I was pissed. As a big fan of Sondheim and Lapine’s stage musical I just thought that the critics didn’t understand the satirical show. But when I then saw the film, I immediately realized that the critics had…

Pitch Perfect 2 (Movie Review)

Wait… By the end of the film, the accapella group is all seniors and one freshman, that’s not gonna work going into the next year… This sequel is not quite as great as its predecessor, but it’s very entertaining and features some great accapella music. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, and Brittany Snow all…

Neighbors (Movie Review)

With the second installment coming out on DVD soon, I thought I’d give the original film a viewing. The film is by no means a perfect film– or even a great one– but it does what few contemporary comedies does: offer up laughs as well as emotional moments that actually work. Seth Rogen, Zac Efron…

Bridesmaids (Movie Review)

I find it hilarious that this film was nominated for two Academy Awards… I mean it’s not a bad film, but it’s not their usual cup of tea. This comedy starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne and Melissa McCarthy star in this rowdy comedy. The film features a hit-miss screenplay that has a few…

Room (Movie Review)

After publishing this review I will have posted a review on every single best picture nominee of 2016. I have previously stated that I think this film was the third most deserving of the Oscar (post available here) and I really do stand by that. This low budget movie features great acting by its two…

The Good Dinosaur (Movie Review)

This is one of the weakest Pixar films for quite some time (maybe even the second weakest of all time) came out last year in the form of The Good Dinosaur. This film, directed by Peter Sohn, suffers from an over-simplified story, a bundle of unexciting characters, and lazy voice acting. But its quickly pulled…

Sunday in Depth #8: Will Moana Sink or Float?

On the November 23rd the new Disney film, Moana, will reach theatres across the world. So far the film can only boast with a handful of things as a whole lot of information is still not available. It has a voice cast featuring Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk, Hamilton’s Philippa Soo, and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho. The…

High Anxiety (Movie Review)

I’m a major Mel Brooks fan, so when I realized I’d never watched this film I hurried to do so. And it was by no means his best work (also not his worst), but it had some truly funny moments despite its flaws. This Alfred Hitchcock parody is very much a hit-and-miss movie with a…

Mr. Holmes (Movie Review)

Here’s how I would have done the movie: call it The Detective or The Police Inspector or something like that and have the story center around a retired detective or police inspector instead of Sherlock Holmes. There’s already so many Sherlock Holmes movies and this one doesn’t even use the whole Sherlock Holmes thing. But…