Even knowing there was going to be an exhausting amount of discourse when it was announced that Illumination had been chosen for the job of making Nintendo‘s first foray into features in 25 years with an animated Mario movie the amount of baffling discussion around the final product has surprised even this watcher. It startedContinue reading “The Super Mario Bros Movie Is What It Set Out To Be. For Better And Worse.”
Category Archives: Comedy
Shazam. Fury of the Gods. Review.
To the extent, a DC theatrical superhero offering can be this viewer has always considered the first Shazam rather underrated. It’s a very effective superhero origin movie that both plays up the silliness of the character’s powerset but gives itself a level of grounding within the execution of the found family trope to be solidlyContinue reading “Shazam. Fury of the Gods. Review.”
Rye Lane. Review.
This reviewer is always the first to point out how out of touch the #filmTwitter and festival covering scene is with the trends of what a mainstream audience would want. Occasionally though there are films that cut through and for whatever reason should be enormous but are not For whatever reason. Disney/Fox UK seemed toContinue reading “Rye Lane. Review.”
This viewer saw the trailer for Champions and after doing some additional research his heart sank even further. The Farrelly brother that didn’t direct Green Book was making a special-needs sports comedy with Woody Harrelson as a disgraced basketball coach forced to train a team for the Special Olympics as part of a community serviceContinue reading “Champions. Review.”
Extraordinary Disney +/Hulu) Review.
What does it take to bring something intriguing to a genre as over-saturated in 2023 as anything with superpowers? The answer according to this genuinely great new sitcom made for the Star arm of international Disney +. Offering the most ground-level take on conceptual powers humanly possible in That said with the greatest of respectContinue reading “Extraordinary Disney +/Hulu) Review.”
Shotgun Wedding. Review.
The fact that director Jason Moore hasn’t gone on to bigger and better things since helming the first Pitch Perfect is one of the great questions in this author’s mind over the last 10 years. Moore went off to make the Tina Fey/ Amy Poehler vehicle Sisters with a really funny John Cena cameo andContinue reading “Shotgun Wedding. Review.”
A Man Called Otto. Review.
Everyone has those trailers that get out under their skin if they see them enough times. Throughout the winter of 2022, the prime contender for this dubious award in this writer’s view was A Man Called Otto. The Tom Hanks remake of the successful Swedish film A Man Called Ove. Having not seen the originalContinue reading “A Man Called Otto. Review.”
The trailer for this James Wan-produced killer AI doll horror was something of a viral sensation out of the gate. This writer did not catch wind of it until he saw some of the stunts pulled by Universal’s marketing team putting Meg3an.s in places building for social media showcases doing robotic dances. One look atContinue reading “Megan. Review.”
Babylon. Review. (Mild Spoilers)
If this author had to pick a favourite working filmmaker as of writing this Damien Chazelle would be his answer. The director’s first three films are among this watcher’s favourites in recent memory. He has this fan’s support in terms of checking out new projects for the length of his career. For that reason aloneContinue reading “Babylon. Review. (Mild Spoilers)”
The Odd Case of Disney’s Strange World.
Do you know that there was a theatrical Walt Disney Animation Studios production pushed out into the world on November 22nd 2022? Better question. Did the mouse house want the general public to know that this release even existed? That is the question currently surrounding the discourse one of the most memorably notable flops thisContinue reading “The Odd Case of Disney’s Strange World.”