Comedy

Coco: Battle of the Reviews Part 2

Sometimes a movie comes out and it seems to speak directly to you. It might be because you relate to the characters or it has a message that you need to hear. Watching Coco, Pixar’s first story revolving around Mexican culture, I felt like I was watching something that was made specifically for me. Much […]
Battle of the Sexes
4.5

Battle of the Sexes: Movie Review

In 1973, the world’s #1 women’s tennis player Billie Jean King and former champion Bobby Riggs engaged in a historic tennis match that would be dubbed The Battle of the Sexes. In the lead-up to this match, and having just beat Margaret Court, Riggs ridiculed women and constantly claimed that men were superior to women. […]
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4.0

Girls Trip Movie Review

Having recently just seen the female led comedy Rough Night, I came in expecting something similar from Malcolm D. Lee’s Girls Trip. What I got was not only very different, but extremely enjoyable.  A departure from Lee’s typically male dominated ensembles, this comedy gold written and starring black women, plays an important role in representation by allowing the […]

Despicable Me 3: Movie Review

Upon my viewing of Despicable Me 3, one other movie came to my mind: The 6th Day.  If you don’t know this movie, essentially the main thing I remember about it is that the main character, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, keeps getting cloned and every time he does the clones get more and more stupid.  And […]
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4.5

The Big Sick: Movie Review

It’s hard to look at The Big Sick and not praise it as the best romantic comedy of the last couple of years. The film, which stars Kumail Nanjiani, is based on Nanjiani’s real-life experience with his wife and the struggles they went through to be together. This movie is heartfelt, hilarious and everything one […]
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4.5

Rough Night Movie Review

The summer movie season has begun, and so far it’s delivered two amazing films featuring badass women and no, I wouldn’t use the designation of chick-flicks. In a movie age where we are finally realizing how much representation matters, Wonder Woman and Rought Night arrive at the perfect time though they each deliver completely different […]

Cars 3: Movie Review

Coming into Cars 3 I was a bit hesitant on what I was about to see due to how disappointed I was with the second Cars film. Yet I came out of the theater pleasantly surprised on how well this film came out. Pixar has truly redeemed the Cars franchise with this new addition seeing how […]
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3.5

The Hero: Movie Review

Jet Li starred in 2002’s Hero, a high-flying martial arts movie. 2017’s The Hero, starring Sam Elliott, is a very different kind of movie. No reboot here. In this decidedly non-martial arts movie (I counted exactly zero karate chops), Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging actor who earned his fame in Westerns, but whose […]
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3.0

Baywatch Movie Review

If Citizen Kane, widely regarded as one of the finest films ever made, is the cinematic equivalent of dinner at a four-star restaurant, Baywatch is a Hot Pocket and a cold Mountain Dew. Both are satisfying in their way, but only one reflects enduring and lofty creative effort. Not every movie aspires to be high […]
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5.0

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Movie Review

The Guardians of the Galaxy have returned to handle the extraterrestrial threats which the Avengers are too busy beating each other up to deal with. This sequel picks up where the 2014 entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe left off. This time around, director James Gunn is unencumbered by establishing origin stories. The relationships are […]
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4.0

The Lego Batman Movie: Review

Nananananananananananana Batman! Lego Batman that is. Following the success of the Lego Movie comes the highly anticipated Lego Batman Movie, and boy it did not disappoint. Much like the Lego Movie this one had similar beats and pacing with a Batman theme added to it. Reprising his role, as Batman is Will Arnett who delivers […]