• Pearl

    Pearl

    ★★★★½

    So Pearl is not my kind of film. I honestly had no plans on seeing it. The only reason was cause I treated a friend to a viewing at Alamo and they chose this film.

    Honestly, it's great. As someone who knows of X but hasn't seen X, this film is a strong stand alone and seems to be a really fun prequel. Mia Goth is the first actor I've seen who is not just chewing the scenery in their…

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★½

    Honestly, I find this modern remake of Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla '74 to be quite charming.

    Kong's story is compelling and while the Maddison B plot is only there for really the laugh track, the movie is aware that it is a tentpole production that you are there to watch a giant dinosaur get punched by a giant gorilla on a battleship.

    I still can't believe that my April Fool's tweet about "Doug" though has stuck still there to this day. Where is my shirt Legendary?

  • Creature from the Black Lagoon

    Creature from the Black Lagoon

    ★★★★½

    I got a really interesting chance to see this classic Universal monster movie in 3D and honestly, it was like seeing it for the first time all over again. There were honestly some amazing 3D sequences that showcase how this movie was a marvel for being "made for 3D" in the time of the mid-50s. My favorite 3D effect came early, with the "fossilized hand" reaching out of not just the rock, but the screen it self to showcase its…

  • Three Thousand Years of Longing

    Three Thousand Years of Longing

    ★★★½

    Quick Review: This is a fantasy film that you'd watch on a Sunday afternoon with your mom.

    I got to see this movie recently and honestly after a week of processing. I liked it alot. I feel like visually, this is an astounding film. It's gorgeous and crisp as its continues through the plot flipping from the modern world and the fantastical world of antiquity.

    Tilda and Idris' performances are top notch.

    The romantic plot between is oddly but probably…

  • Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

    Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I got to get a screening of Dragon Ball Super at my workplace at Alamo in Yonkers, NY and I gotta say, this was a fun cinematic experience. The movie is the right kind of tone for itself and it's very aware, practically sentient, in its direction that it is a Dragonball Z movie. I love that movie literally ages you the moment you start it cause the narrator tells the audience "Some of you might remember that this story…

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★★

    Prey is simply one of the best Predator films of the franchise.

    It is also one of the greatest creature features of the past decade.

    If you haven't watched it yet, do so now.

    I would get more into this review but I don't want to reveal all my thoughts before I record my commentary track.

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★½

    After all this time working at Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers NY, I finally got some time set aside to watch Jordan Peele's NOPE! While audience reactions that I have seen seemed to see folks either liking or disliking this film, Peele does achieve to manage to prove his thesis that this film would get people in the seats for cinemas and get people talking about this film.

    A part of me wants to really get into it, but Nope is…

  • Luck

    Luck

    ★★★

    I saw a review of this that compared itself to an "Animated Babysitter" and it honestly is. While it has great voice acting and a very simple and solid story, it takes no real risks.

    Probably one of the best Dragon's though in an animated film and who would have thought that Jane Fonda would rock it. It's clear that everyone involved was having fun (but happy to be getting paid for it).

  • Pompo the Cinephile

    Pompo the Cinephile

    ★★★★★

    As I write this, the credits are playing for this landmark animated film that hits the sweet mark of 90minutes long. Pompo the Cinephile is top notch animated film that explores the world of cinema and I complete resonate with the creative process it presents into creating film, art, and yourself. I don't want to give it all away cause I could go on about all that it is. This is a pleasant film and has to be for sure one of my top animated films.

    If you are someone who is a creator. This is a must watch.

  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

    Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I can't sleep. Might be sick. But do you know what made my miserable morning amazing.

    Watching this movie.

    Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is one of those rare reboots where not only does it bring back classic characters in a new light, this refreshing series also showcase groundbreaking animation that sets a new standard of what American animation can bring. This Netflix exclusive film puts a capstone of the franchise that, while could have maybe a little…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I finally got to see this film after a whole summer of not seeing it. I went with my mom and I got to see it as part of a work perk with my new job at Alamo Drafthouse. I was throughly excited for this film and after a few days of processing the event, I still will positively recommend the experience.

    But personally, not all of it.

    First off, yes: This is a near flawless film experience to explore…

  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    ★★★½

    I've been battling some sort of illness (luckily it turned out not to be Covid) but I put on the ol' Hulu and saw this and went "What the Hell" I need a monster movie on while I work on my own monstrous creations for APEX: A GIANT MONSTER STORY.

    Kenneth Branagh's acting and directing skills are a double edge sword of ego and talent. The irony of of a creator to attempt to not just tell the classic story…