The Suicide Squad – The latest member to join the confusing and crowded DCEU roster of movies. James Gunn took the ashes of the 2016 “Suicide Squad” and retooled the entire idea in his style and has managed to create one of the most enjoyable DC movies of the last decade (without releasing a director’s cut)
Snake Eyes – A fresh coat of paint does wonders for this reboot entry into the G.I. Joe universe. Snake Eyes is entertaining and presents an interesting opportunity to the classic franchise.
Space Jam : A New Legacy – Or Product Placement : The Movie, you decide. This is one of those all too frequent sequels that didn’t need to be made. It is an absolute chore to watch.
The Tomorrow War – On the surface, The Tomorrow War seemed to me that it would be another “Groundhog Day” type sci-fi movie, a la Live, Die, Repeat (Edge of Tomorrow). However, there’s enough of a difference here that it isn’t completely overshadowed by similar movies and I think that there are a few key elements that really make this movie stand on its own two legs. This time bending adventure (that’s got some sneaky good humor) from Chris McKay and Amazon Studios is a fun option for a weekend night in.
Black Widow – The latest Marvel movie after a small, teensy pandemic flavored break nearly destroyed the theatrical release system and the whole world along with it. But now, after many long months, Marvel is back like it never left. Huge set pieces, mediocre music, impressive visuals and enough Easter eggs to create hundreds of click bait videos and BuzzFeed articles.
The Karate Kid – a fun flashback to the 80s with a semi unique and compelling story brought to life by veteran and rookie actors of the day. The Karate Kid has stood the test of time and remains part of the social lexicon.
Wizards – a bizarre and over the top lost to the ages animated movie from 1977. Wizards is sure to disappoint and confuse all those who watch.
Fantastic Four (2005) – An absolute chore to get through, this early Marvel dud is a time capsule back to the early 2000s. The bones of what Marvel would become are here, but not much else.
The Conjuring : The Devil Made Me Do It – Yet another sequel from the Hollywood machine. This movie is so far removed from James Wan’s original entry into the franchise that the polish and shine seems to have worn off to reveal the cash grab beneath
A Quiet Place PT II – An astonishing sequel that packs all the punch of the original movie and then some. A dramatic movie going experience that you have to see the believe.