Joseph has written 12 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • Candy Cane Lane

    Candy Cane Lane


    Honestly for a straight to streaming Christmas movie…:this was pretty entertaining and original.

    Idk if it’s something that I’d watch every year for Christmas but I was entertained throughout the runtime.

  • Notorious



    A perfectly acceptable biopic for one of the greatest rappers out.  Jamal Woodard gives a great performance as the Notorious B.I.G. Even if the movie moves at a breakneck pace moving through a highlight reel of Biggie’s life.

    Two complaints though:

    1.) Anthony Mackie as Tupac….whoever thought of that casting must have been smoking something good.

    2.)  The recreations of Biggie’s songs (“Juicy” and “Sky’s The Limit”, both iconic tracks, are highlighted) are cringy af and don’t match the level…

  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby


    You get Jazz Age America aesthetics, Jay Z music, and Leonardo DiCaprio saying old sport like it’s running out of fashion.

    What’s not to love

  • DC League of Super-Pets

    DC League of Super-Pets


    This was pleasantly surprising. A few genuine laugh out loud moments and I really liked krypto.

    It would be a fun way to introduce a child into the DC universe. One day when I have kids I could definitely see myself showing them this film.

  • Batman Forever

    Batman Forever


    Is it as good as the Burton films? No

    Val Kilmer takes over for Michael Keaton and gives us a very underrated Bruce Wayne/Batman. Chris O’Donnell plays Robin who for some reason looks about 30 years old even though Robin should be a teenager. Jim Carey’s Riddler is way over the top, and I’m thankful the character got a better rendition in “The Batman”. 

    Also, every time I think of this movie I think of Seal’s “Kiss From a Rose” (and vice versa) and that song is a banger so….

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park


    Honestly: it’s okay. Overrated as fuck but okay.

    There are some genuinely great moments like the T-Rex scene. That scene was INTENSE. The scene in the kitchen with the raptors was pretty intense as well….even if I rooted for the kids to get eaten (to be fair they were annoying). Also, the dinosaur effects in this movie seemed to have aged like milk in some parts of this movie.

    I feel like I would have LOVED this movie if:


  • The Boogeyman

    The Boogeyman


    Despite its generic title, generic looking monster and pretty formulaic structure this movie gives some genuine creepy moments and I did like the main family of characters.

    Is it anything groundbreaking? No.
    But did I enjoy myself watching it? Yes.

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


    This movie was done by people that truly love Spider-Man and it shows. The animation is beautiful. The cameos were great. The Easter eggs were plentiful. The ending was a cliffhanger essentially guaranteeing that you’re going to see Beyond the Spider-verse next year.

    One flaw is the movie is long. And you definitely feel the length in it. Some fat could have been trimmed.

  • John Wick: Chapter 4

    John Wick: Chapter 4


    Similar to the rest of the films in this franchise, it is a fun action film to go to into the theater, eat popcorn, and turn your brain off for a while. A+ cinematography. Action that is unmatched in movies. The plot of the movie at times leaves much to be desired if you truly think about it.

    However, the top down action scene alone is a work of art and deserves to be acknowledged as such. Truly the coolest…

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


    A fitting tribute for the late Chadwick Boseman. In my opinion, the movie’s major flaw was the antagonist. The “villain” of this film is Namor who seems like a less interesting version of Aquaman.

    However, touching emotional moments in this film make me forget about how Namor bores me to tears when he is on screen.

  • Black Adam

    Black Adam


    I went into this with very low expectations and was throughly impressed. Exciting action scenes, humor that works, and a mid-credit scene that has got me more hyped than a credit scene has in a very long time. 

    I can’t wait to see where this takes the DCEU.

    UPDATE FROM THE FUTURE: it led nowhere, the DCEU died.

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder


    I enjoyed the story revolving around Jane’s cancer but I don’t know man, I’m starting to think Thor movies just aren’t for me.