Movie Reviews Archive

Movie Review: ‘John Henry’

Review by Bradley Smith Terry Crews loosely brings a folk hero to life as the titular character in John Henry. In this version, John Henry is a former gang member trying to live a peaceful life with his aging father. But John may have ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Gentlemen’

Greetings again from the darkness. Let’s get this out of the way upfront. Filmmaker Guy Ritchie’s return to London crime-comedy is most assuredly a bit too far removed from today’s acceptable Politically Correct line. It features mostly male characters and far too many stereotypes ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Elsewhere’

Greetings again from the darkness. One of the best things about movies is that there are no rules. Most any story can be told by most any filmmaker in any way they see fit. Some people watch movies for escapism and purely for entertainment ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Quezon’s Game’

Greetings again from the darkness. I’ve stated it many times before, and it’s proven true again here … WWII continues to be a source for stories big and small. Stories of heroes, and stories of victims. Some of these stories are very personal, and ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Harriet’ Blu-ray

Greetings again from the darkness. As far as I can tell, there has never before been a feature film profiling Harriet Tubman. Given her remarkable accomplishments and historic standing as an iconic American hero, we should all agree that it’s high time. The film ...Read More

Blu-ray Review: ‘Black And Blue’

Review by Joseph Tucker A rookie police officer in New Orleans has to balance her identity as a black woman with her role as a police officer when she witnesses other police officers committing murder. The short synopsis offered by IMDB of “Black and ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Playing With Fire’ Blu-ray

Review by Monique Thompson STARRING: John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Brianna Hildebrand, Judy Greer, Dennis Haysbert, Tyler Mane, Christian Convery, Finley Rose Slater When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson and his elite team of firefighters come to the rescue of three siblings, they ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Addams Family’ Blu-ray

Review by Monique Thompson Members of the mysterious and spooky Addams family — Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma — are readily preparing for a visit from their even creepier relatives. But trouble soon arises when shady TV personality Margaux Needler realizes ...Read More