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 […]

Shaw & Hobbs – Official Trailer – Trailer Into Reaction

Universal Pictures dropped a trailer for their Fast and Furious spin-off, Shaw & Hobbs and…it’s interesting because while it continues the car fetishization typical for the series it’s a spin-off from–if the trailer is at all accurate it’s become a superhero film. For instance, Idris Elba’s Brixton IS Power Man (essentially)–which is interesting because Netflix […]

Glass – Review

N. Night Shyamalan’s Glass isn’t a terrible movie, though it’s by no means what you’d call a ‘good’ one either. For a start, it’s boring, and I don’t mean in a 2001: A Space Odyssey or a Blade Runner kind of way–they at least rewards viewers for their patience–I mean in a slow, seemingly unending […]

Postmortem: The Chronicles of Riddick

2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick was a movie that betting person would have assumed was a sure thing. David Twohy was not only returning to direct–he helmed Pitch Black, the movie that propelled Vin Diesel to stardom–but the sequel would expand upon the ideas introduced in the first movie in new and interesting ways. And…it […]

Pacific Rim: Uprising – Review

This review is a long time coming because while I’m a huge fan of the original Pacific Rim I didn’t know how to approach the sequel, especially since the director of the first, Guillermo Del Toro, wouldn’t be returning to the franchise. Steven DeKnight (Spartacus, Marvel’s Daredevil) directed the sequel, and his approach–to be expected–is […]

Halloween (2018) – Review

Last weekend I caught the reboot of Halloween, and it was an enjoyable–though by no means perfect–horror movie. What makes it work so well is a trait I last mentioned in reference to Shane Black’s The Predator (which that movie lacked) namely it’s relatively simple (in terms of it’s plot). Michael Myers escapes from where […]

Happy Death Day 2U – Poster

I didn’t catch the original Happy Death Day though I thought that the idea–essentially Friday The 13th meets Groundhog Day–was pretty clever and a twist on the traditional slasher film formula. I didn’t surprise me that there would be a sequel, after all Blumhouse released the original movie and their whole modus operandi is making […]