Happy Death Day 2 U – Review

I didn’t dislike Happy Death Day 2 U, though like the movie that begat it–the original Happy Death Day (2017)–it’s pretty inconsequential and fluffy. Though it’s fascinating not for what it does right, but more what it doesn’t: namely the introduction of parallel universes, an idea not present in the first (which dealt with a […]

The Passage: Pilot – Review

The Passage, a new series on Fox based on the novel of the same name by Justin Cronin, is well-done though problematic, if the first episode is any indicator. Saniyya Sidney, Mark Paul Gosselaar (barely recognizable from his Saved By The Bell days) and Henry Ian Cusick (who could literally play the ‘concerned scientist’ role […]

John Wick: Parabellum – Trailer Into Reaction

I honestly don’t understand Keanu Reeves’ appeal. Sure, he appears to be appealing as a person and affable on screen, but–for the most part–he doesn’t act more so than just appear. And the ‘for the most part’ is the Bill & Ted movies, The Matrix and Speed. That’s it. There can be all sorts of […]

Replicas – Final Trailer

Keanu Reeves seems like a genuinely decent guy though something about him bothers me (and truth be told has bothered me for quite awhile). He can’t act. Most everytime you read about him there are references to things like “in that ineffably stilted but enthusiastic Keanu-ish way,” or something else equally verbose when words like […]

Io – Trailer

Netflix, as everyone knows by now, is very hit or miss when it comes to the movies they develop. For every Bird Box or Roma (review coming) there’s likely two or three of The Open House or Game Over, Man!. Though Altered Carbon was one of the better offerings by the network, and both Io and […]

The Upside – Trailer

I actually want to see this movie. That’s interesting because there’re no space battles, aliens, or undead anything (as far as I’m aware). Though what there is are apparently engaging performances by Kevin Hart, Bryan ‘Heisenberg’ Cranston and Nicole Kidman. And sure, the movie looks like a cliché (Cranston rediscovers his joie de vivre while Hart discovers a sense of self-worth and value) but […]