Crawl – A Tight, Tense Creature Feature in Dirty Florida Flood Water

A horror movie set in Florida seems like a no-brainer. There are countless terrifying stories that you can set in the land of smelly swamps, suffocating humidity, crowded theme parks, and insane residents. Crawl goes for a combination of a creature feature (starring some Florida gators) and a natural disaster flick (starring a Florida hurricane). It’s … Continue reading Crawl – A Tight, Tense Creature Feature in Dirty Florida Flood Water

The Wandering Earth – The Biggest Movie You’ve Never Heard Of

At the same time that Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame have been dominating the box office, China came out with a mega-blockbuster of their own. Now the third-grossing movie of the year as well as China’s second biggest movie of all time, The Wandering Earth is the country’s first full-scale science fiction epic. Part interstellar spectacular, part disaster … Continue reading The Wandering Earth – The Biggest Movie You’ve Never Heard Of

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 … Continue reading Nick’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

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 … Continue reading The Best Films of 2018

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 … Continue reading The Best Movie Scenes of 2018

“The Predator” – A Wild, Flawed, Problematic Ride

The very first film in the Predator franchise, 1987's Predator was more of a thriller than a full on action flick. A team of commandos stuck in the jungle are hunted by an alien warrior that kills for sport, and that alien stays out of sight for the majority of the film, building up suspense … Continue reading “The Predator” – A Wild, Flawed, Problematic Ride

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” Delivers the Most Insane Stunts You’ve Ever Seen, Making It the Perfect Summer Action Movie

I have something to confess. I have never seen a single Mission: Impossible movie in my life. I had no idea what I was in for when I entered the theater to see the newest installment of the spy franchise. Apparently I’ve been missing out on a lot. What begins as a standard action flick … Continue reading “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” Delivers the Most Insane Stunts You’ve Ever Seen, Making It the Perfect Summer Action Movie

Ant-Man and the Wasp – Sometimes Smaller is Better

After the universe-ending spectacle that was Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp serves as a great palette cleanser for audiences of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s no giant battle (the climax of the film is a car chase), the villain has no plans for world domination, and the stakes are smaller and more personal. Hope … Continue reading Ant-Man and the Wasp – Sometimes Smaller is Better

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Plot and Character Take a Backseat to Cheap Thrills

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, AKA Jurassic World 2, AKA Jurassic Park 5, is a frustrating film. At times, it’s more or less a personification of everything that’s wrong with the bad blockbusters of today. It has paper thin characters, especially in the case of the villains, who’s “I only care about money” attitudes seem plucked … Continue reading Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Plot and Character Take a Backseat to Cheap Thrills

Incredibles 2 – Still Super After All These Years

Look up any list of the top Pixar movies and you’ll often find The Incredibles at the very top. Its spot as Pixar’s best was rightfully earned; when the film was released in 2004, it was met with tremendous critical and box office acclaim. The story of a regular suburban family who just happen to … Continue reading Incredibles 2 – Still Super After All These Years