“Beauty and the Beast” (C+)

Directed by: Bill Condon Written by: Stephen Chbosky & Evan Spiliotopoulos Starring: Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, & Dan Stevens Grade: C+ Disney set a monumental task for themselves when they decided to produce a live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, one of the greatest animated films of all-time and arguably Disney’s own […]

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“The Belko Experiment” (B-)

Directed by: Greg Mclean Written by: James Gunn Starring: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, & Adria Arjona Grade: B- A group of employees at the Colombian headquarters of an American multinational company are trapped inside their building and forced to murder each other in The Belko Experiment, a dark thriller/satire written by James Gunn, director […]

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“Kong: Skull Island” (B-)

Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Written by: Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, & John Gatins (story) Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, & John Goodman Grade: B- The giant ape from a mysterious island in the Pacific gets yet another cinematic reboot in Kong: Skull Island, Warner Bros’ and Legendary […]

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“Zootopia” (B)

Directed by: Byron Howard & Rich Moore Written by: Jared Bush & Phil Johnston Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba Grade: B It shouldn’t be too controversial of a statement (I hope) that Disney have been off their game for the last 20-odd years. The once groundbreaking studio arguably hasn’t produced a truly great […]

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“The Witch” (B+)

Directed by: Robert Eggers Written by: Robert Eggers Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw Grade: B+ With the slasher and torture-porn subgenres having mostly withered away while indie directors are afforded more and more creative licence to explore new ideas, I feel as though horror is entering a new renaissance. Sure, there […]

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“Deadpool” (B+)

Directed by: Tim Miller Written by: Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (based on the character by Rob Liefeld & Fabian Nicieza) Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, and Ed Skrein Grade: B+ I’ll probably alienate half of the people that read this blog with the following paragraph, but here it goes anyway. I don’t really care […]

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“The Revenant” (B+)

Directed by: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu Written by: Mark L. Smith & Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu (based in part on the novel by Michael Punke) Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson Grade: B+ I had a lot of mixed feelings about The Revenant in its immediate aftermath, and I still have them nearly 48 hours removed. […]

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