Movie Review

Movie review: Disney brings ‘The Little Mermaid’ to live action

I love Disney. The very first movie I saw in theaters was the animated Aladdin. My daughter and I regularly listen to (and dance along with) a Disney playlist on Spotify. I carry a Moana backpack/purse with me everywhere I go. And yes, I’m the type of person who gets

Movie review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was not the movie I expected it to be.  For one, it is much darker and somber in tone than the other two volumes in James Gunn’s trilogy. Sure, there are some laughs and humorous moments sprinkled throughout, but this film also has elements

What I love about Star Wars (that not everyone talks about)

Ask Star Wars fans what we love most about the franchise, and you’ll hear common topics like the Jedi, lightsabers, the Force, bounty hunters, spaceships, the epic John Williams scores, and so on. And if you ask about our favorite characters, names like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and

Movie review: Shazam! Fury of the Gods

I didn’t get a chance to watch Shazam! Fury of the Gods on opening weekend. And I was so caught up in con excitement (attending my favorite regional con, Planet Comicon in Kansas City), that I really didn’t have time to read any reviews or check out how the box

What do we do about negative reviews?

By now you’ve probably read a summary of actor Seth Rogen’s much-discussed thoughts on negative film reviews, or at least heard about the heated debate those comments have sparked.  Rogen’s comments were shared with entrepreneur Steven Bartlett on the “Diary of a CEO” podcast, and I’ve been thinking over them

Movie review:  Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre

Picture this:  You’re sitting at home at 8 o’clock on a Friday night. You’re too tired from the week to leave the house but you’re not ready to go to bed. Turning on the TV, you begin to scroll through Netflix, and a movie you’ve never seen before pops up.

How I learned to love going to the movies by myself

The first time I ever went to see a movie all by myself was, I’m pretty sure, the film adaptation of the fantasy novel Eragon back in 2006 during my first year of college. I don’t really remember what I thought of the film (though its current Rotten Tomatoes score

I’m finally catching up on Stranger Things: Season 4

This is definitely a case of “better late than never,” but nine months after it dropped on Netflix, I’m finally getting around to watching the fourth season of Stranger Things. Miraculously, I’ve managed to avoid most spoilers, although I know everyone was obsessed with Kate Bush’s “Running Up that Hill”

It’s still worth our time to watch older movies

When I was growing up, I had a number of opportunities to watch older movies. And I have to confess (with no small amount of embarrassment) that at the time I really didn’t enjoy many of these films. I lumped together “all movies made before the 1970s” as if they

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