Category Archives: Movie Reviews

I’ve Seen ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

*sigh* I was really excited to see this movie. I mean, really excited. Ever since it came out I had heard so many rave reviews about this film that I’ve been waiting for the chance to see what all the hype was about. Well, I just watched it and I have thoughts…`

I have the perfect way to describe this film. Imagine the wacky plots of Regular Show mixed with the multiverse/crude humor of Rick and Morty paired with the heartwarming message of a Disney film. That is Everything Everywhere All at Once.

It’s a story about a woman who must save the multiverse from a great evil. To explain more would be to start delving into spoilers so I will not do that. What I will say is that the film is weird and its humor, while at times legitimately funny, wasn’t my style. I’m one of those people who isn’t a fan of Rick and Morty so you may understand why I wasn’t a fan of this movie.

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‘Avatar’ Is Literally Mindblowing in IMAX 3D

13 years ago when Avatar entered the theaters and shocked the world with its jaw-dropping CGI-created world and characters I was 12 years old. I remember watching the film at home and being dazzled by how pretty the movie was but overall, I wasn’t impressed. I didn’t see the film again until about a decade later when it was playing on television and I decided to revisit it.

As a movie buff, I saw the movie with different eyes. I realized how impeccable the screenplay was, I absorbed the beauty of the film and its characters in a way I never had, and I was impressed by the movie. But I still wasn’t certain if people would get hyped for its sequel after such a long wait.

I’ve recently revisited the film a couple of times and with every viewing the movie seems to get a little better…and then I watched it in IMAX 3D yesterday.

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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ at Home

When I watched Top Gun: Maverick in IMAX on Memorial Day a few months ago, I knew I had just seen an instant classic. The film was not only exhilarating with its incredibly made action scenes featuring the actors in real cockpits of real planes having to perform all of these mindblowing stunts but it was a very well-written sequel to the 80s’ classic Top Gun.

It was one of the most memorable movie theater experiences I’ve ever had, with the entire audience not only engaged but equally enthralled in a movie I don’t think anyone was expecting to be that good. When I walked out of that theater beaming with joy I knew that I didn’t want to see it again in theaters (even though I could’ve several times) but I was sure I would watch it again as soon as it was available digitally. Sure enough, now that its digital release is out, I watched it with all of the 4K capabilities that were available to me, and boy did I have a great time.

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‘Samaritan’ Actually Was Much Better Than I Expected

Last night I watched Sylvester Stallone’s newest film, Samaritan, with my family and I have to admit, I enjoyed it. I was ready to not like this movie but as the story continued I found myself invested in the characters and the drama that was unfolding.

The worst thing about this movie was the film’s villain who looked like a near carbon copy of the vampire David from The Lost Boys. His presence in the film was really distracting because of how bad the script was surrounding the antagonist and the actor who portrayed him so terribly.

All in all, Samaritan isn’t a brilliant film but it is an enjoyable matinee movie that I think is worth watching for roughly two hours. And the plot twist in this film was legitimately gasp-inducing.

I’m giving it 87 out of 100 and 3.5 out of 5 stars.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a tremendous day.

‘Prey’ Has Revitalized the ‘Predator’ Franchise In One Fell Swoop

Something has happened this year that I don’t think anyone had on their 2022 bingo card. Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to the 80s’ classic Top Gun, blew audiences’ and critics’ minds, shattering box-office records and now, today, surpassing Titanic with its domestic box-office numbers. It’s now the seventh-highest grossing film domestically, and it’s considered one of the best action movies of all time (deservedly so.) And many people think it should be nominated for Best Picture.

And now we’ve got Prey, a prequel in a franchise that seemed like it had been saturated to death until it was a bit of a joke. But the prequel had other plans. Instead, with its debut on Hulu this weekend, the film has gone on to garner a better Rotten Tomatoes score than the movie that began this sci-fi franchise. And in a way, it deserves it.

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My Review of ‘Nope’

Last Friday I went to see Nope with my family. It was a personal milestone for me because it was the first horror film I’ve seen in theaters and as someone who’s deathly afraid of scary movies this was a huge achievement. But I was determined to see this film because Jordan Peele is forging a path in the horror industry that is always fresh, new, and exciting. And this movie, a horror sci-fi flick, seemed like the type of story I had to see in IMAX.

Nope, thankfully, wasn’t one of the scariest horror movies I’ve seen and yet it just might be one of the most disturbing movies I’ve watched in a while as well.

From the literal first scene, Nope is not the movie that you think it’s going to be. The story then plays out in chapters broken up by the reveal of animals’ names important to the narrative of the film.

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