Professor Marston & the Wonder Women Review

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women deftly blends a beautiful tale of romance with the story of Wonder Woman’s origin and her feminist ideals. In 1928, Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) is a professor at Radcliffe College teaching psychology and further researching his theory of DISC assessment, which centers on the four behavioural traits of dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance. Along with his wife, Elizabeth Marston … [Read more...]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

Kingsman: The Golden Circle doubles down on slick action and spy genre riffs, but adds enough fresh and fun elements to provide an exciting sequel. After losing Harry Hart (Colin Firth) and saving the world, Eggsy Unwin (Taron Egerton) has settled into life as a full blown Kingsman agent, taking up the title of Agent Galahad from his fallen mentor. Now, Eggsy is living in Harry’s old home with his girlfriend, the Swedish Princesse Tilde … [Read more...]

Tragedy Girls Trailer: Heathers Meets the Social Media Generation

The first trailer for Tragedy Girls teases a teen horror-comedy about social media and murder. For each generation, Hollywood seems to produce a new crop of teen comedies that take a look at the hierarchy of popularity in U.S. high schools. From more realistic films like Clueless and Mean Girls, to those verging on satire and horror – like Heathers – the subject of teen girls vying for popularity is pervasive in the movie industry … [Read more...]

Pixar’s Coco Trailer #3 Travels Into the Land of the Dead

Disney and Pixar release a new trailer for Coco ahead of the film’s fall release date. Since the animation studio’s rise to popularity, Pixar has made sure its slate of films features a mix of original ideas and sequels, though recent years have leaned a little more heavily on followups to their previously successful endeavours. After releasing two original projects in 2015 – the wildly successful Inside Out, and the somewhat … [Read more...]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard Review

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is a mediocre action flick elevated by the talent and comedic chemistry of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds. Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) is a triple A rated executive protection agent with a loving girlfriend, luxurious house, and Jaguar all his own – until one of his clients is killed while under his protection. Two years later, Michael has lost the girlfriend, the house, and the car, as well as that … [Read more...]

The Dark Tower Review

The Dark Tower is a mixed bag of abridged mythology from King’s book series, fun performances from Elba and McConaughey, and uninspired action. The Dark Tower introduces Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor), a troubled 11-year-old who dreams of a villainous Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), a heroic Gunslinger (Idris Elba) and a tower that protects his world from darkness and fire. However, in his waking life Jake spends most of his time drawing … [Read more...]

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Review

Luc Besson’s Valerian is a visually stunning, if overlong, sci-fi romp that’s weighed down by an uncharming dynamic between its two leads. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets takes place in a distant future when human civilization has not only mastered space travel, but helped construct a massive space station, called Alpha, where they live alongside all manner of alien beings. Agents Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara … [Read more...]

Proud Mary Trailer: Taraji P. Henson is a Deadly Killer-For-Hire

Screen Gems debuts the first trailer for action thriller Proud Mary, starring Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) as a hit woman. Action films focused on assassins have been popular fare in Hollywood for decades, and studios always seem to be looking for a new spin on the concept for a fresh take. Such movies have seen somewhat of a resurgence in recent years thanks to the stylings of John Wick, its sequel, John Wick: Chapter 2, and the still … [Read more...]

The Beguiled Review

Though an only decent adaptation, The Beguiled is deftly directed by Sofia Coppola, giving room for the cast to shine in their performances. The Beguiled takes place three years into the American Civil War in the South, when a young student from Ms. Farnsworth’s Seminary, Amy (Oona Laurence), stumbles upon a wounded Yankee soldier, Corporal John McBurney (Colin Farrell), who she helps back to the house. Due to the war, Ms. … [Read more...]

Rough Night Review

Rough Night offers an entertaining genderswap on the bromantic comedy, which especially works thanks to its Broad City brand of humor. Rough Night starts off in 2006, when Jess (Scarlett Johansson), Alice (Jillian Bell), Blair (Zoë Kravitz), and Frankie (Ilana Glazer) were best friends in college, attending fraternity parties together and winning beer pong championships. And, with their lives poised to change with Jess soon heading out on a study … [Read more...]

The Mummy Review

The Mummy tries a fresh spin on the classic monster with a gender-swapped villain and Dark Universe connections but winds up a stale action reboot. Universal Pictures’ The Mummy is a reboot of the titular movie monster, this time around introducing the Egyptian princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella). As the only child of the Egyptian pharaoh, Ahmanet was destined to rule – until her father’s wife gave birth to a son, and … [Read more...]

Wonder Woman Review

Wonder Woman is a beautifully directed superhero movie origin that digs into Diana’s transformation from naive warrior to inspiring hero. Set in the DC Extended Universe established by the likes of Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman is an origin story in the most literal sense. Framed by present day sequences, Wonder Woman follows Diana (Gal Gadot) from her childhood on Themyscira through her … [Read more...]

Baywatch Review

Despite the charm of Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, Baywatch is an overlong buddy cop (or, lifeguard) comedy with more notable action than humor. Baywatch introduces an elite team of Emerald Bay lifeguards led by Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson), the team’s lieutenant who is beloved by his inferiors and the entire community that he serves. Along with his second in command, Stephanie (Ilfenesh Hadera), and fellow Baywatch veteran C.J. (Kelly … [Read more...]