Nick’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

2019 is shaping up to be another huge year for movies. From huge blockbuster sequels and spin-offs, original sci-fi flicks, dramas, and horror, there’s something for everyone to be found at your local movie theater this year. Here’s a list of the movies that I’m most excited about. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part…

The Best Films of 2018

I was lucky enough to be able to see more movies than ever before in 2018, and write about almost every single one of them. It’s been a fantastic experience, and I (thankfully) enjoyed far more movies that I saw than I disliked. Unfortunately, there were still plenty that I never got the opportunity to…

The Most Overlooked Movies of 2018

Tons of movies come out every year, and 2018 was no exception. Thanks to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, the amount of films released every year just continues to pile up, and it can be easy to not have the time for a good chunk of them. This list is a collection of great…

The Best Movie Scenes of 2018

2018 was a hell of a year for movies. There were moments of triumph, hilarity, despair, or just unadulterated fun. There were moments of joy, of sorrow, or moments that simply kicked serious ass. 2018 was a year of extreme upheaval, and the movies of the year showed how easily life can zig and zag…

Mary Poppins Returns – A Delightful Return to Cherry Tree Lane

This holiday season, Disney is continuing their rampage of exploiting audiences’ nostalgia by cranking out sequels and remakes of their beloved classics, and it’s 1964’s timeless Mary Poppins that’s currently up to bat. I’m a harsh judge of Disney’s current film slate, but for all its manipulative wickedness, they’ve somehow managed to release a genuinely…

Roma – The Power of Memory

Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón is one of the greatest visionaries of our time. That’s not opinion at this point, it’s simply a fact. So when he comes out with his first film since 2013’s awards-sweeping Gravity, which was his first film since 2006’s awards-sweeping Children of Men, and he calls it “the most essential movie”…

Mowgli – A Dark Imagining of the Classic Tale

Years ago, motion-capture performance legend Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes) had the idea to create a live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. With his expertise in mo-cap, Serkis gathered an all-star cast to play the animals in the story, and the stage was set for a groundbreaking technical…

Green Book – A Guilt-Free Guide to Racism for White People, By White People

Green Book is being sold as a feel-good road trip movie through the 1960s American south. It seems like the perfect holiday movie for all families; a drama about connecting with others, no matter how different you are, sprinkled with moments of good-natured humor and a lot of heart. Unfortunately, Green Book is a story about American…

The Grinch – “Max! Fetch Me My Sedative!”

Illumination’s The Grinch feels like a movie we’ve seen before. Not in the kind of movie it is or how it goes about its business, it just feels like we got this movie years ago already. How has it not happened until now? Maybe the feeling comes from the whole thing being instantly forgettable. The Grinch isn’t…