• 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…

  • The Sea Beast

    The Sea Beast

    ★★★★★

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

    The animated film has been a long contested type of film that for some reason or another, some feel that there is an "age limit" to animation. Especially for those in the US, for one reason or another is considered akin to child-like.

    Animated stories are at the end of the day, works of art that are just as any other form of cinema. And while Netflix is right now under fire for how they are treating their animated programing,…

  • Mothra

    Mothra

    ★★★★★

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

    July 8th, 2022 I made the trek from my home in the White Plains area to the Japanese Society viewing of a 35mm print release of Ishiro Honda's giant monster classic, MOTHRA.

    It would actually be my second time seeing this movie and it was radical to see it in a cinematic setting in the way it was shown all those years ago when it first graced theatre houses in Japan and drive in theatres in the States.

    Kevin Derendorf…

  • Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World Dominion

    ★★★★½

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

    The final entry to the rollercoaster that is the Jurassic World franchise, an expansion trilogy set after the original Jurassic Park trilogy that oddly enough is more akin to the source material than the original films were, is oddly one of the strongest Jurassic films.

    In all honestly, this film is more akin to the original film than any of the sequels spawned from the '93 classic.

    *Spoilers*
    Plot wise we continue four years after the events of Fallen Kingdom…

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    "Episode gets high jacked by guests, but at least the movie was pretty solid."

    Detective Pikachu was worth the weight and was a fun experience. I like to think of it as the "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" of the modern age, this film is a delightful way to bring the wonderful world of Pokemon to the big screen. Obviously Ryan Reynold's portrayal as the titular character def helps this kids' film to be an enjoyable romp for almost anyone new…

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    "It deserved a better conclusion. But hey..Toothless got a girlfriend?"

    So this was the first ever "IT CAME FROM A PARKING LOT" movie we did for the podcast where we sat in my Prius for the first half of the recording while we waited in the movie theatre parking lot to talk about what was to come. While the premise was a little lackluster for myself, I myself was a faithful an of the series and was curious to see…

  • The Meg

    The Meg

    "Haven't you seen Shark Week?"

    So after many years of development hell, THE MEG finally made it to the surface of cinema like I had always hoped it would. As a fan of this classic sea creature thriller penned by Steve Alten, seeing the movie was super excited. Doubly so cause this was the film I saw when I first met my long lost niece so it has even a closer place in my heart.

    Hence why I honestly felt…

  • Reigo, the Deep-Sea Monster vs. the Battleship Yamato

    Reigo, the Deep-Sea Monster vs. the Battleship Yamato

    ★★★

    Last month we at the podcast reviewed a monster movie that I personally have been wanting to see since I was as wee early high schooler learning the internet and of a site called TOKYO MONSTERS. Reigo was this creature feature that enchanted me due to my love of the historical record of the Pacific Conflict but also cause a truly ocean going monster was an enchanting concept.

    Over a decade later, I finally was able to sit down and…