Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Movie Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Well, here it is: the end* of the Star Wars saga. Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is the completion of the nine-film series George Lucas originally promised us in 1978. It took 41 years, selling the series to Disney, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Frozen II

Okay, I would have posted this review a week ago, but my computer actually died while I was at the movie, and I had to get a new one. But for those of you who haven’t gotten around to seeing … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ad Astra

You don’t see many movies like Ad Astra these days—movies that depict space exploration in the future, but in the forseeable future. Ad Astra falls in that narrow, but vital window in storytelling with Gravity, Interstellar, and The Martian in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Spider-Man: Far From Home

Well, just a few months after Avengers: Endgame, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is back for his European tour. When Marvel’s schedule of movies was revealed, Spider-Man: Far From Home felt like kind of an afterthought to Avengers: Endgame (not to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is this year’s big giant monster movie (obviously). A sequel to the 2014 reboot of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island, this movie features bigger villains, bigger monsters, and a pretty epic giant monster fight. Honestly, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Pokémon Detective Pikachu

So, what do you get if you mash together Pokémon, Dr. Dolittle, and a buddy cop film? You get what is probably one of the most ridiculous premises for a movie I’ve ever seen. (For a theatrical release, anyway; Syfy … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Avengers: Endgame

Eleven years. Twenty-two movies. Forty-eight hours of films alone, plus TV and online series. And it all ends with the three-hour epic conclusion of the Avengers Saga, Avengers: Endgame. (At least until Phase Four starts.) You know what, I’m going … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is one of Marvel Comics’s lesser known superheroes. She (and he in earlier decades; Carol Danvers wasn’t the only one to wear the name*) was a minor character up until fairly recent times. Carol Danvers herself (under various … Continue reading

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Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

It’s the end of a great movie series. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is the final installment in a beloved trilogy and one of the many highly-anticipated movies coming this year, giving us the final adventure of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Mary Poppins Returns

In the endless string off remakes and sequels that plagues Hollywood, Mary Poppins was not one I expected to see on the list. The 1964 classic has stood the test of time for more than half a century; it told … Continue reading

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