Review – Magical Miraculous Madrigals (“Encanto”)

After the monstrous success of Moana, Coco, Luca, and Raya & the Last Dragon, you can see a pattern emerging of story structure, toe-tapping music, vibrant bright colors, and similar-looking characters. Hey, once you have a good thing going, ya stick with it! Right?! Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigal’s, who…

Review – Cliché: The Movie (“Red Notice”)

What do you get when you have Deadpool, Wonder Woman, and the future Black Adam all in one movie that is a generic cop-buddy film? Yup, you get a trope-filled, cliché-riddled, action-adventure comedy starring three top-billed superheroes from other franchises. Oy!! In this lightning-paced cop-buddy film that steals from every film from Oceans 11 to…

Review – These Avengers Take An Eternity (“Eternals”)

What? Never heard of these guys? Not surprised. Based on Jack Kirby’s long-forgotten comic book series, these ten superheroes from the planet Olympia have hidden in the shadows for over 7,000 years, but they’ve got to come out and play sometime, right? Originally sent to Earth by the cosmic Celestials to get rid of some mindless…

Review – A Heist Movie That Needed Zombies (“Army of Thieves”)

Remember Netflix’s original movie, Army of the Dead, back in May? This is a prequel to that film. Set six years before the horrifying zombie apocalypse destroyed Vegas, this film centers on the first movie’s quirky, wisecracking German safecracker, Ludwig Deter. In Germany, Matthias Schweighöfer plays a timid, master safecracker & historian named Sebastian (who…