Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

If I’m being completely honest, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was one of the Marvel films that I was least excited to see. I had accepted the fact that I was going to have to watch it, so that I don’t miss out on anything that connects the film to the larger picture, but that was about it. After viewing the film on … Continue reading Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

One Night in Miami (2020)

Regina King came out guns blazing with her directorial debut, One Night in Miami, based on the play by the same name. Written by Kemp Powers (who also wrote the stage play), One Night in Miami follows a fictitious meeting between Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Muhammed Ali (Eli Goree), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) on the night of February 25, 1964, … Continue reading One Night in Miami (2020)

90s Flashback: Armageddon (1998)

I never want to live in a world where, in order to destroy an asteroid headed right for Earth, NASA sends oil drillers with no astronaut experience to, first, land on the asteroid, second, drill 800 feet into the asteroid, and third, shoot a nuclear missile into said asteroid to split it in two. Like, if the scenario of a large asteroid coming towards Earth … Continue reading 90s Flashback: Armageddon (1998)

50. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. The truth? I’ve never seen this film all the way through. I’ve caught parts here and there. I even went to see this film in the theater when it came out in 2001. My grandparents thought it … Continue reading 50. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Movie Musical Monday: Hairspray (2007)

Movie Musical Monday: Hairspray (2007) I wish that Disney, with all its recent musical live action versions of their animated films, would take a hint from 2007’s Hairspray, and cast properly with actors who can actually sing. The casting for this film is near perfect. Nearly every person, save for Christopher Walken, has a legitimate singing voice. And even then with Walken, the one song … Continue reading Movie Musical Monday: Hairspray (2007)

Booksmart (2019)

The first thing I did upon returning home from seeing Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart was add nearly every single song on the soundtrack to my Spotify. I can’t recall a movie in recent years that put as much thought into its song choices as this one did. I’m thoroughly impressed with Olivia Wilde. Booksmart was beautifully shot, and it’s very clear that thought went … Continue reading Booksmart (2019)

51. West Side Story (1961)

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. Ok, I’m going to be completely honest: I do not like West Side Story. It is my least favorite movie musical, possibly of all time (right up there with Annie). But, seeing as the film comes in at number 51 on this list, I had … Continue reading 51. West Side Story (1961)

Movie Musical Monday: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

If you know me at all, you know that one of my favorite films is 1964’s Mary Poppins. I put off watching Mary Poppins Returns for ages because I just had a feeling that I would be disappointed. Then, one day, the movie arrived at my door because I, stupidly, forgot to decline it from the Disney Movie Club. I realized, realistically, I was never … Continue reading Movie Musical Monday: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Movie Musical Monday: The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman is a movie musical based (read loosely) on the life of PT Barnum and the creation of Barnum Circus. The liberties that are taken in the telling of this story are disgusting, honestly. But, hey, at least the music is good. Look, if you’re going to make a musical out of the story of PT Barnum and his circus, you have to … Continue reading Movie Musical Monday: The Greatest Showman