Review – Deadpool Wrecks The Internet (“Free Guy”)

After I saw the Free Guy trailer, I imagined Disney thought, “Hey, why don’t WE mix Ready Player One with our Tron movie, add comedy, brighter colors, and more explosions!” And the Mouse did smile and said, “Make it so”, but then it was delayed for over a year because of you-know-what. Welcome to Free…

Review – A Sequel To Die For (“The Suicide Squad”)

This is a rarity: a reboot/sequel released just five years after its original, that not only bears practically the same title, but wants to you ignore how bad the original was. Who does that? Writer and director James Gunn of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, that’s who! If you saw the flawed 2016 Suicide…

Review – Color Me Confused (“The Green Knight”)

The epic tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight has been around since the 14th Century, told and retold in film and TV. This version is by visionary writer/director David Lowery, who brought us 2016’s Pete’s Dragon, A Ghost Story, and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Imagine an ancient tale told with the cinematic brilliance…

Review – It’s A Hard Knox Life (“Stillwater”)

Co-writer & director Tom McCarthy read about Amanda Knox, her 2007 murder arrest and trial in Italy (see 2nd movie review below), and that gave him the inspiration to write this fictional movie. So, you might say this movie is “ripped from the headlines”, right? Without so much as a backstory, flashback, or newspaper clipping,…

Review – A Rock Falls For Mary Poppins (“Jungle Cruise”)

A film based on a Disney park ride? There’s already Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, Tomorrowland, and The Country Bears (Jamboree). Hell, I’m waiting for a Big Thunder Railroad, Matterhorn, and It’s A Small World movies since nothing is sacred anymore.   Combining elements of The African Queen, 1999’s The Mummy, and The Pirates…