The Prodigy – Creepy Kids Are Back in Style

The Prodigy is the first true horror release of 2019 (Escape Room was more of a thriller than straight horror), and fans of the genre will be pleased to know that it delivers some solid scares. There have been plenty of movies about creepy children, the one that’s always first to come to mind is The Omen,…

Serenity – The First Bonkers Film of the Year

It’s difficult to really know what to say about Serenity, but for the record, it’s certainly one of the boldest movies I’ve seen in awhile. It pulls an insane kind of bait-and-switch halfway through, and it’s a move that will excite some and completely repel others. What exactly does that mean? What exactly is it?…

The Kid Who Would Be King – A New Family Classic

We’re in a sort of renaissance of children / family movies lately. Animation has been reigning in that department for several years now, but recently, with the exception of last December’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it seems to be taking a backseat to genuinely engaging live-action, kid-friendly films. 2019 looks to be continuing this trend,…

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”…