The OA (2016) Review

Hello! Here we are again with another review. The name of this Netflix original is The OA. It is pronounced like an acronym not as a word. I saw a short trailer for this show and that was it. From that moment on I was sold. A blind girl disappears for seven years and shows back…

Hidden Figures (2016) Review

What an awesome film! This is the story America needs right now. Hidden Figures was a phenomenal movie that I really enjoyed watching. It features a star-studded cast of Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, Mahershala Ali, Kevin Costner, and Kirsten Dunst. Need I say more? So much talent here and they all play off each other…

Deepwater Horizon (2016) Review

From the opening scene, I could tell this wasn't gonna be a feel good movie. We get some foreshadowing of what's to come from a little girl puncturing a soda can. Deepwater Horizon is a film based on true events. A man-made disaster that occurred April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. An oil rig in…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Review

I've seen war films before but none like this. My perception of the Star Wars cinematic universe has changed on so many levels. After watching this, I've come to appreciate the classics even more. It was very gritty, grounded, dramatic, and methodical. I would really like to see more spin-off stories like this one. Fortunately,…

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Review

This is my first horror film review. I'm excited to write about The Autopsy of Jane Doe written by Ian B. Goldberg and Richard Naing. It is directed by André Øvredal, who brought me one of my favorite indie films, Troll Hunter. So going into this I had high expectations and let me tell you it did not…

Fences (2016) Review

Shut the front door! I was completely blown away. Fences is a phenomenal film directed by Denzel Washington and written by August Wilson. Prior to seeing this, I had no knowledge of what this was about. All I had to go off was the awesome trailer. Denzel Washington gave a historic performance as Troy Maxson, a hard-working father…

X-MEN Apocalypse (2016) Review

If you didn't know, I'm a big fan of comic books. X-MEN played a major role in my upbringing. It was one of my favorite cartoons to watch in the 90's. When I heard this film was coming out I lost my mind. Everyday I'd search the Internet for information about how the big baddie,…

The Accountant (2016) Review

Ben Affleck is taking over Hollywood yo!!! This guy is an actor, producer, and writer. Not only did he kill it in The Accountant (no pun intended) but also in Batman vs Superman. Warner Bros. is so high off this guy he will be writing and starring in the stand-alone film titled The Batman. I'm looking forward to his…

Train to Busan (2016) Review

This film hits the ground running with an original opening scene. One that I've never seen in a zombie flick. It was my first viewing of a Korean thriller. The main character, Gong Yoo struggles to connect with his daughter whose birthday is in 24 hours. All she wants as a gift is to be…

Inside Out (2015) Review

Finally got around to seeing this. I wasn't too enthusiastic about rushing to the theater during the release. The concept was just too complex to grasp in the trailer. However, Pixar never disappoints. Inside Out is a coming of age story about a little girl named Riley. The film follows her from birth to age…