Review: “Power Rangers” (2017)

3.5 out of 5 stars. They’re not your typical superheroes, but the Power Rangers were an indispensable aspect of almost every 90s kid’s life, beginning with the original 1993 television series.  It’s rather astounding that, given the franchise’s ongoing popularity and the onslaught of nostalgia-based adaptations and reboots over the last few years, the Power … Continue reading Review: “Power Rangers” (2017)

Review: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017)

4 out of 5 stars. There’s a point in director Bill Condon’s live-action version of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” where I knew right off that I was going to love the movie, and that point comes no more than two or three minutes into the film.  The opening sequence that details the … Continue reading Review: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017)

Review: “Kong: Skull Island”

2.5 out of 5 stars. Warner Brothers has been trying to reboot its classic monster movie franchises over the past several years, with 2014’s “Godzilla” supposedly kicking off a series of new films.  That film had mixed results, but “Kong: Skull Island,” the second film in this new “Monsterverse,” does even more so. Directed by … Continue reading Review: “Kong: Skull Island”

Review: “Logan”

4.5 out of 5 stars. Eight years ago, leaving the theater after watching the terrible, clichéd, first stand-alone Wolverine movie, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” I never would have thought the franchise would be here now.  And yet, here we are.  “Logan” is the third Wolverine standalone (following a middling 2013 effort simply titled “The Wolverine”) and … Continue reading Review: “Logan”

Review: “Get Out”

**Minor spoilers for "Get Out" are in this review, so please go see the film before reading!** 4.5 out of 5 stars. “Get Out” is a master class in horror filmmaking, made all the more impressive by the fact that it is the feature film directing and screenwriting debut of Jordan Peele, formerly one half … Continue reading Review: “Get Out”