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What to Expect From “Pacific Rim: Uprising”

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It has been nearly four years since Guillermo del Toro’s amazing “Pacific Rim” movie, and now it looks like we’ll finally get the sequel that we deserve in just a few months. After a number of setbacks and cancellations, “Pacific Rim: Uprising” is finally coming to movie cinemas everywhere in March 2018. The movie has […]

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What To Expect From “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

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Right in time for the big winter holiday movie season, get ready for the arrival of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” the sequel to the much beloved 1995 film “Jumanji.” There’s a lot to unpack here about this new film, especially since there was initially quite a bit of confusion over whether this film was […]

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Why Audiences Love “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween”

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Tyler Perry’s manic “Madea” franchise shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Perry’s new Halloween-themed film, “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” – itself a follow-up to last year’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween” – is already winning over movie audiences this Halloween. There are several important reasons why audience love “Boo 2! A Madea […]

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Amazon’s Reboot of “The Tick” is Phenomenal

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Amazon Prime’s “The Tick” is one of the best new superhero TV shows in quite some time. We’ve gotten so used to the Netflix-Marvel collaborations on superhero shows that we’ve forgotten what they’ve been missing: some genuine humor and a sense of self-awareness. Amazon’s reboot of “The Tick” will make you laugh, and it will […]

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“Happy Death Day” Is Surprisingly Great

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Usually, a horror film with a total production budget of $5 million and a relatively unknown cast would be a recipe for disaster. And that’s especially true if that film is being rushed out to cinemas, just in time for a release date on Friday the 13th before Halloween. And yet “Happy Death Day” is […]

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Don’t Be Surprised If “Young Sheldon” Becomes More Popular Than “Big Bang Theory”

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There’s a funny thing about prequels – they often go on to become more popular than the shows that preceded them. And that’s exactly what’s going to happen with “Young Sheldon,” the new CBS sitcom that’s a prequel to “The Big Bang Theory.” There are several key reasons why you shouldn’t be surprised if “Young […]

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Mixed Reviews on “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”

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The problem with sequels is that they can rarely duplicate the freshness and dynamism of the original. That’s the problem facing “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” the much-anticipated sequel to the earlier 2014 “Kingsman” film, which has received mostly mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, for example, the film has a completely down-the-middle 50% freshness […]

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5 Times “Game of Thrones” Went Dangerously Off the Rails

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It seems like every season of “Game of Thrones” has had at least one episode that has gone beyond the normal mix of brutal violence, gratuitous sex and medieval cruelty that has become part of the show’s brand. It’s those episodes that challenge fans to ask whether this might finally be the time that “Game […]

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Why Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” Remake Will Be Amazing

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Disney may have finally out-done itself with its upcoming original live-action version of the beloved young adult book “A Wrinkle in Time.” The film boasts impressive star power – including the incomparable Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which – and from everything we’ve seen so far (including a hugely viral teaser trailer for the film that […]

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What To Expect From “The Mountain Between Us”

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The new film “The Mountain Between Us” is both an epic survival story of two strangers trapped in Utah’s unforgiving High Uintas Wilderness and a dramatic love story featuring Kate Winslet (as the photojournalist Alex Martin) and Idris Elba (as the surgeon Ben Bass). Here’s what to expect from “The Mountain Between Us” when it […]

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