Artemis Fowl—A Foul Disgrace to Moviemaking and the Fantasy Genre

The popular YA book series from Eoin Colfer was one of my favorites growing up as it was a very different take on the fantasy genre than what the Harry Potter , The Lord of the Rings, and Inheritance Cycle series gave us. Artemis Fowl was inventive, funny, and an overall enjoyable book series that …

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Guns Akimbo—A Movie About Twitch Chat on Steroids

Most people, at some point or another, have come across some sort of internet troll. If you are anything like me, I often find myself wondering what spineless lowlifes are behind the malicious keyboard attacks and what would happen if they were found out. Well, Guns Akimbo is a movie from New Zealand that does …

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Da 5 Bloods—Spike Lee’s Newest Joint Just Misses the Mark of Greatness

My third favorite film from 2018 was Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, just falling behind Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse and A Quiet Place. Between the acting, directing, writing, timeliness, and every other aspect the film delivered on, it is safe to say that BlacKkKlansman was a masterpiece of film making. Over his long career, Spike Lee has …

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Bad Education—HBO’s Incredible New Original

Today is my brother's and cousin's graduation day, so in honor of that I will be reviewing Bad Education, HBO's new film that looks at the largest embezzlement from a school scandal in the US. HBO has a reputation of putting out incredible original programming so it shouldn't be a shocker that they have put …

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The Way Back: A Story of Redemption Elevated by Affleck’s Past and Raw Performance

It has been quite some time since the industry has put out a really good sports film as many in recent years have been mediocre at best (the Creed films, Ford v Ferrari, Logan Lucky, and I, Tonya are exceptions to this). So, when I saw the trailers for The Way Back, I was cautiously …

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Onward: Yet Another Fantastical Win for Pixar

Pixar has proven themselves time and time again as being one of the greatest film studios of all time (the Cars sequels notwithstanding). Their newest outing, Onward, continues the tradition of excellence. When people think of animated films, they normally think they are kid films, however, Pixar consistently delivers great animated adventures meant for adults …

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Emma.: An Auspicious Rendition of a Dainty Comedy of Manners

Jane Austen has a vast catalogue of literature that is ripe for retelling in various medium, and one that we seem to keep gravitating towards is Emma (first published in 1815), her final novel to be published during her life. Back in the ‘90s, Hollywood seemed determined to throw the story of Emma at us …

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The Invisible Man: A Modern Rework of a Classic Monster That Needs to Be Seen

Back in 2016, Universal was hard at work creating their own Marvel-esque universe with their classic monsters which was set to debut with Tom Cruise’s The Mummy (2017). However, with The Mummy’s release came great critical and financial failure, and with that the scrapping of future films in that universe. One of those films was …

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