Nope (2022)

This article contains spoilers for Jordan Peele’s Nope. Nope, written, directed, and produced by Jordan Peele, sees Daniel Kaluuya team up with the filmmaker once again, this time, playing Otis “OJ” Haywood Jr., the son of a ranch owner and Hollywood horse trainer, played by Keith David. KeKe Palmer plays OJ’s sister Emerald Haywood, Steven Yeun plays former child star/current amusement park owner Ricky “Jupe” … Continue reading Nope (2022)

13. Star Wars (1977)

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire’s world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader. I don’t think I’ve ever watched this film from the angle of evaluating it, cinematically.  Now, I’ve watched it a number of times, of course, because I … Continue reading 13. Star Wars (1977)

15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

The Monoliths push humanity to reach for the stars; after their discovery in Africa generations ago, the mysterious objects lead mankind on an awesome journey to Jupiter, with the help of H.A.L. 9000: the world’s greatest supercomputer. Alright. I’m going to be honest with you: it had been a hot minute since I last watched this film. Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, although undeniably … Continue reading 15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

90s Flashback: Total Recall (1990)

Honestly, I forgot how fun this stupid movie is. For those that don’t know, Total Recall is a 1990 science fiction film, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Quaid, a construction worker who soon finds out that his life is not what it seems. The film also stars Sharon Stone as Quaid’s’ supposed wife, Lori,  Rachel Ticotin as Quaid’s real love Melina, and Ronny Cox as the evil … Continue reading 90s Flashback: Total Recall (1990)

Timeless Films: Jurassic Park (1993)

I recently realized that I needed something to balance out the negativity of my “Films That Have Not Aged Well”. As much as I love writing those posts, they can bum me out, especially when there’s a realization that a film I enjoy is definitely problematic. So, to counteract that feeling, I’ve decided to also look at films that have endured the test of time. … Continue reading Timeless Films: Jurassic Park (1993)

90s Flashback: The Matrix (1999)

The Wachowski’s had a very specific vision for their science fiction action film The Matrix. It’s a look that has inspired the look of sci-fi action films that followed. It’s also a look that has been parodied countless times. Which does, at times, make it hard to take the film completely seriously when watching it now. But, once you get past that, you are left … Continue reading 90s Flashback: The Matrix (1999)

The Invisible Man (2020): A Classic Movie Monster Preying on Modern Fears

Universal deciding to scrap their “Dark Universe” idea and stick to individual storytelling may be one of the smartest moves they have made in a long time. To kick this plan off with an updated version of one of their classic, but not necessarily big-named, movie monsters was clever.  The film overall was good. It was suspenseful and tense right from the first scene, and … Continue reading The Invisible Man (2020): A Classic Movie Monster Preying on Modern Fears