• Silent Night

    Silent Night


    A decent action film, but the gimmick holds it back.

    The film follows a man named Brian who goes out for revenge against the people who took his son and his ability to talk on Christmas Eve.

    Well, this was something I was cautiously optimistic about if I'm being honest. I'm not the most knowledgeable John Woo guy (likely because I've only ever seen Mission: Impossible 2 and Red Cliff parts 1 and 2), but I've heard that his filmmaking…

  • Saltburn



    Beautifully crafted, if a bit overlong and shallow.

    The film follows a guy named Oliver who befriends and falls in love with a rich guy named Felix and is offered to spends the summer Saltburn, Felix's family manor, following the death of Oliver's father.

    Well, this was something I had high expectations for. I know the only work Emerald Fennell has to her name prior to this is a short and Promising Young Woman, but the latter was one of…

  • Wolf



    A solid werewolf drama with some solid dark comedy that gets a bit too cliche for its own good.

    The film follows an aging book editor who, after being bitten by a wolf in a region they aren't native to, begins to believe that he is turning into a wolf while at the same time attempting to keep his job after the publishing house he works at gets taken over by a billionaire.

    Well, after damn near 4 years of…

  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian


    Monthly franchise December 2023: Night at the Museum

    Losing the magic.

    The film follows Larry Daley, now a successful business man, as he heads off to the Smithsonian in order to rescue his museum friends after they get sent off to the national archives only for him to realize they took the Tablet of Ahkmenrah with them, bringing the entire Smithsonian to life in the process.

    Well, this movie certainly aimed for bigger and better, but it definitely didn't hit…

  • Night at the Museum

    Night at the Museum


    Monthly franchise December 2023: Night at the Museum

    A fun enough family adventure.

    The film follows a down on his luck man named Larry who takes a job working the night shift at the Natural History Museum only to discover that the exhibits come to life at night.

    Well it seems I'm back on childhood classics with my monthly franchise this month, but this was one I was more skeptical to go back to than Kung Fu Panda since it…

  • Something in the Dirt

    Something in the Dirt


    I don't really get this one.

    The film follows two neighbors who find themselves documenting their lives after they uncover supernatural activities occurring in their apartment building.

    Well, this was something that I've actually been meaning to check out for a while now. While I haven't seen everything from Moorhead and Benson's filmography, but what I have seen (Resolution, The Endless, their work on Moon Knight and Loki S2) has mostly impressed me, especially when it comes to their visuals…

  • Godzilla Minus One

    Godzilla Minus One


    Quite possibly the best Godzilla movie out there.

    The film follows a man named Shikishima, in the aftermath of WWII, who had a run in with Godzilla at the tail end of the war as he attempts to band together with other concerned citizens to stop the creature from destroying Tokyo.

    Well, this was something that I've actually been pretty excited about. I'm not huge on the American Godzilla adaptations, but the only Japanese Godzilla I've seen (Shin Godzilla) I…

  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing


    A solid slice of life drama with a hard hitting message.

    The film follows various members of a predominantly Black New York community as they go through their day to day lives as tensions surrounding the white owned pizza shop begin to boil under the surface.

    Well, this is something that I've shockingly never actually seen before. I'm a fan of Spike Lee's work (Blackkklansman, Inside Man, Da 5 Bloods), and with this being arguably his best and/or most noteworthy…

  • Better Living Through Chemistry

    Better Living Through Chemistry

    A dull, unfunny dramedy with a huge tonal problem.

    The film follows a pharmacist named Doug who finds himself falling for a woman who is new to town and often ignored by her husband, as the two grow closer, they begin to experiment with Doug's drugs to see if they can make their lives better to dramatic results.

    Well, I had no real expectations going into this, and I'm not really sure why I own it in the first place.…

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World


    Style over substance in the best possible way.

    The film follows Scott Pilgrim, a band member who is dating a highschooler when his life gets turned upside down by meeting the beautiful Ramona Flowers, now he must fight off her seven evil exes in order to date her.

    Well, despite the lack of reviews for his films, I'm a huge fan of Edgar Wright (for some reason the only film of his that I've reviewed up to now was Last…

  • Wish




    The film follows a young girl from a land where magic is real and the king grants wishes on a monthly basis who must save the wishes of her people when she learns that their king hordes them with no intention of granting many wishes.

    Well this is something I was at least somewhat hopeful for. I'm not a Disney die hard or anything, but I tend to mostly enjoy their animated output, and I hoped that would continue…

  • Napoleon



    Rushed and underwritten, but held afloat by sturdy direction and excellent performances.

    The film tells the life story of Napoleon Bonaparte from the end of the French Revolution through to his death while focusing on his relationship with his wife, Josephine.

    Well this was a bit of a let down. As someone who tends to like Scott and his historical epics, I was really excited to see his take on Napoleon, and while this is far from a bad end…