Tag: Fantasy

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel THE SHAPE OF WATER review

The Shape of Water review

Guillermo del Toro has always kept viewers guessing. From one movie to the next, you never know what you’re going to get with him. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) is widely seen as his best work so far. Not everyone can get behind his unique visions but 2017 might prove to be different. Could The Shape of …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel THE DARK TOWER review

The Dark Tower review

Full disclosure here right off of the bat. I am a HUGE fan of the Dark Tower series of books written by Stephen King. All it took was a seemingly normal high school homework assignment where I was tasked to write a book report on the novel of my choice. I made my way into …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel A GHOST STORY review

A Ghost Story review

In the name of full disclosure, I need to fess up to the fact that I did not know exactly what A Ghost Story was supposed to be all about. The title seems pretty straight forward. Okay, cool. Two talented actors are attached to co-lead this project, Oscar nominatee Rooney Mara and Oscar winner Casey …

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Time for a Reel WISH UPON review

Wish Upon review

School’s out for summer…but not in theaters apparently. For the second time in as many weeks, high school is the setting for another hopeful Summer success. This time, however, we’re not dealing with a nine figure super filled with franchise fanfare. A quality horror thriller is hard to come by these days but it isn’t …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel THE MUMMY review

The Mummy review

Universal first unwrapped The Mummy franchise back in 1932 with Boris Karloff playing the title role. There have been a couple of series reboots since then with the Brendan Fraser-led version being the most recent starting in 1999. Now Universal is ready to move forward again with another reboot but they’ve also decided to go …

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Time for a Reel WONDER WOMAN review

Wonder Woman review

It’s 2017 and DC Comics is STILL struggling to find its cinematic universe identity. The “guys across the street” operate like a well-oiled machine while Warner Bros. has been playing a futile game of catch-up. Director Patty Jenkins has been given the keys to the castle and an opportunity to a superhero cinematic splash. Wonder …

Review, Theatrical

Time for a Reel PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales review

Rough seas ahead matey. You’ve been warned early on. Johnny Depp is back for a fifth time as the swashbuckling, rum guzzling Jack Sparrow. Just how much more of this story will audiences pay top dollar to explore? Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) has been the one constant for each of the Pirates of the …