Category: Movie Reviews

REVIEW: Peppermint (2018)

After watching Peppermint, I made a new rule for myself: before getting excited for an upcoming action movie, I must close my eyes and remind myself it’s the current year (later years than this one won’t matter; let’s not pretend this problem will be getting better anytime soon). I...

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REVIEW: Zootopia (2016)

“Life isn’t some cartoon musical where you sing a little song and all your insipid dreams magically come true. So let it go.” Disney’s Zootopia went through a lot of versions and changes before making it to the big screen. Director Byron Howard (Bolt, Tangled) originally pitched six ...

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REVIEW: Searching (2018)

I wasn’t too sure what to think of Searching when I first heard about it. The premise sounded like something I would love, but the way it was presented gave me reason to doubt it. I love trying new things, but telling an entire story from inside a computer screen seemed like a bad gimmick. L...

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REVIEW: Big Hero 6 (2014)

“No, don’t push us away, Hiro. We’re here for you.” Based on an obscure Marvel comic, Disney Animation’s Big Hero 6 was the mother studio’s first superhero movie. Of course, the acquired Marvel Studios had already proven how lucrative the genre could be, and Pixar’s...

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REVIEW: The After Party (2018)

I get excited whenever a movie uses rap music as part of its story. It’s a great opportunity for two of my favorite art forms to come together and possibly create something amazing. This doesn’t always happen, though; depending on how they mesh, it can be a total disaster. The new Netfli...

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REVIEW: Frozen (2013)

“What power do you have to stop this winter? To stop me?” Frozen has an interesting history. A loose adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, it was originally intended to stay closer to the original story. It was in and out of production from Walt’s time until it was ...

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