Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Review: ‘Valerian’ Is Sci-Fi Space Opera At Its Finest

 

I checked out Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets a couple of weeks ago and, if you’re into visually immersive cinema, it’s worth checking out a second time. Though many summer films end up being an uninspired cash grab, Valerian lives on a much higher creative plane thanks to a myriad of factors. Of course, we must start with director Luc Besson . . .

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CinemAddicts Ep. 71: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ ‘Valerian’ ‘Okja’ & ‘Person to Person’

Episode 71 has Anderson Cowan and I discussing July films we’re itching to see. Cowan chimes in on Okja (currently streaming on Netflix) and I offer up my reviews of ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Person to Person,’ and ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ (this review is mini-embargoed – details below!).

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Review: ‘It Comes At Night’ Is A Killer Of A Thriller

 

It Comes At Night will be the talk of the town, at least for movie buffs, for quite a spell. Its immersive storytelling heralds the distinct cinematic voice of writer/director Trey Edward Shults, and the film’s overall effectiveness should divide many a viewer. Two weeks after watching It Comes At Night, my reaction to the film has wavered back and forth, but I’ve come to a final decision.

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Review: Gal Gadot Shines In Flawed But Engaging ‘Wonder Woman’

I briefly mentioned on this week’s CinemAddicts (Ep. 71) that I was looking forward to seeing Wonder Woman (Anderson, who’s not exactly a comic book enthusiasts, doesn’t plan on seeing it unless he loses a bet on The Film Vault). I checked out the movie this week and my review is below!

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CinemAddicts Ep. 71: ‘It Comes At Night’ & ‘Wonder Woman’

Anderson Cowan, aka the director of  Groupers, and myself are back with our monthly show and as Cowan promised, it’s a longer one than usual. I know this doesn’t make up for our weekly input, but check out this week’s show and a brief overview below!!

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5 Reasons To Love Alien: Covenant (Spoiler-Free!)

One of the sad situations re: not having CinemAddicts every week is not getting the chance to praise movies like Alien: Covenant while Anderson amiably scoffs at my viewpoint. The movie was #1 at the box office but made just $36 million. Here’s my spoiler-free take on why Alien: Covenant is worth the price of admission (CinemAddicts listeners – I’m giving this movie four and a half stars!).

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Review: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’

Running at 126 minutes, director Guy Richie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is suffering the slings and arrows from critics and, more importantly, is absolutely bombing at the box office. I checked out the film this morning at a bargain matinee (shelled out $7.75!!) and I wasn’t disappointed. Before you throw me a Jessica Chastain eye roll, let me explain below!!!

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CinemAddicts Ep. 69: ‘Black Rose’ & ‘How To Be A Latin Lover’

“Black Rose” and “How To Be A Latin Lover” are the movies covered on this week’s CinemAddicts. Details on the program, as well as how we’ll be changing up the program is below!

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CinemAddicts Ep. 65: ‘Donnie Darko’ Anniversary, ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter,’ ‘Live Cargo’

On this week’s show, Anderson and I talk about Donnie Darko’s 15th Anniversary, the horror film The Blackcoat’s Daughter, and Live Cargo. Details available after the jump!!

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CinemAddicts Ep. 64: ‘Wilson’ ‘Bokeh’ And ‘Dig Two Graves’

Apologies for posting the Episode 64 recap way too late than usual. One reason is a good one, as Anderson Cowan is currently shooting his feature debut Groupers. The other reason is I’ve been slammed to the gills as well being a Manny and figuring things out w/ my respective blogs. Alas, here’s the recap from 64 – and if there’s one thing I can leave you with regarding this post – please hunt down Dig Two Graves!!!

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