Yes, it was good to open up the toy box one more time. Yes, it was good to know that the toys still work after all these years. Yes, it’s great that we got to see them cut loose and that it’s largely just as fun as we remember. With all that said, it’s [...]
Seriously, what WAS that? If your plot is too thin, do you take several equally thin plots and fold them over each other hoping to have something that justifies a feature length production? Okay, in concept that’s not the worst idea.
Horror stories about the ocean are something of a cultural universal in actuality. Every civilization throughout history has tales of terrifying monstrosities lurking in the great unknown of the earth’s seas, and such dread spawned from its being such a [...]
Alien works ultimately because it can’t help but call out to that hope even in the pitch black of space and in the horrific face of death. It is that hope that wins out, because Alien not only calls, but screams for it.
Thematically, it’s pretty clear as to what Wonderland represents. The theme park is the incarnation of June’s creative psyche: weathered and unkempt due to neglect, overrun by malicious entities due to the worry and grief June has bottled up since her [...]
Distributor: 20th Century Fox Director: Robert Rodriguez Writer: James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson Genre: Science Fiction Rating: PG-13 [...]
Distributor: Universal Pictures Director: Dean DeBlois Writer: Dean DeBlois Starring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Kit Harington, F. Murray Abraham Genre: Fantasy Rating: PG As an animation studio, DreamWorks’ [...]
Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman Writer: Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, John [...]
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Director: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston Writer: Phil Johnston, Pamela Ribon Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill, Taraji [...]