Month: March 2017

Total 8 Posts

Review: Tom McGrath’s “Boss Baby” is a clever, familiar mess

When I was a kid, I had grand adventures on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, battling the Klingons.  Sometimes, I would become general manager Ben, setting up a ‘front desk’ in my parent’s basement pretending to check people in

The Girl With All The Gifts Official Review by Brian Wallinger

Offering a unique story with a well-written promise, Colm McCarthy’s The Girl With all The Gifts is a very grounded post-apocalyptic zombie thriller. Following a cataclysmic event where humans are a hoard of infested zombies, a group of uninfected children

Review: McLean’s ‘Belko Experiment’ is wickedly, indulgently familiar

Imagine being locked in a building with 79 of your other co-workers, ordered by a voice on a PA system to kill your co-workers.  Much like deer hunting season, the employee with the most kills, wins.  “Survival of the fittest”

Review: Live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is glorified eye candy

Before I delve into Bill Condon’s effervescent and joyous Beauty and the Beast, there’s a minor confession that needs to be laid bare:  I hadn’t watched the 1991 animated classic prior to seeing the live-action version.  As it turns out,

LOGAN Official Review by Brian Wallinger

After seventeen years and nine film appearances, the mythology of Logan/Wolverine comes to an emotional and gratifying conclusion.  The year is 2029 and all that’s left of the X-Men are Logan (Hugh Jackman), who has distanced himself from the X-Men

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore Official Review

Another Netflix Original, Macon Blair’s “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” is a wild and fun dark comedy odyssey that transcends the standards of social normalcy.  The film begins with a quirky nurse (Melanie Lynskey) as she

A Cure For Wellness Official Review by Brian Wallinger

In Gore Verbinski’s “A Cure For Wellness,” Dane DeHaan plays Lockhart, the representative of a multi-million dollar corporation who is sent to Switzerland to find and retrieve a business shareholder who has been held up in a mysterious, yet sinister

Logan

To say that the Logan/Wolverine and Professor X characters have been as important a part of my comic book superhero upbringing as Christopher Reeve’s Superman was an understatement.  The beauty of the ‘X-Men’ film franchise is that their stories have