Reviews of movies and television programs
Dominion is a solid closing chapter to the Jurassic World trilogy. Chris Pratt and the dinosaurs are on hand again, and neither disappoint. Director/writer Colin Trevorrow takes the story in some exciting new directions, and introduces several interesting new characters. Much better than expected. Recommended. Continue reading Jurassic World: Dominion
Doctor Strange 2 is a superhero-horror movie mashup that takes chances and mostly succeeds. Director Sam Raimi brings some a sense of anarchy and fun to the proceeding. As Strange Benedict Cumberbatch gets to flex his acting muscles for the first time as the character, bringing subtle shadings and tinges of vulnerability to the character. Recommended. Continue reading Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness
A light but enjoyable episode focusing on the lives of our favorite nobles, the Crowley’s. At home, Lady Mary supervises a film production taking place on the estate, while chauffeur Tom experiences more uncommon good fortune. Recommended. Continue reading Downton Abbey: A New Era
Tom Cruise returns as Maverick in this sequel to Top Gun. The movie is like all late-career Cruise movies: well-made, entertaining and surprisingly chaste. If you liked the original, or Cruise in general, you’ll like this movie. Recommended. Continue reading Top Gun: Maverick
The legend of Amleth was the basis for Hamlet, but Nothman is no Hamlet. For a movie that features sword fights, several witches, Nicole Kidman and Anya Taylor-Joy, it should be much more fun than it is. The movie has its moments but is basically an endurance test. Not recommended. Continue reading The Northman
A very modest satire of Cage the person and actor. The features a game Cage and a funny Pedro Pascal, but doesn’t take off until the third act. Mildly entertaining, but not a must see. Continue reading The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (quick take)
A very modest satire of Cage the person and actor. The features a game Cage and a funny Pedro Pascal, but doesn’t take off until the third act. Mildly entertaining, but not a must see. Continue reading The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Long Take)
A crazy genre mashup about a laundromat proprietor dealing with a family in crisis who learns she has powers throughout the multiverse. A bit overwhelming at times but overall an incredibly unique and fun movie. Recommended. Continue reading Everything Everywhere All at Once
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