Don’t Worry Darling

The drama and controversy surrounding Don’t Worry Darling’s cast and director probably didn’t do this movie any favors. Rumors swirled around a train wreck of a shoot with shouting arguments on set, favoritism, and rifts between cast members. TikTok users fueled the off-the-rails press tour with scandalous commentary about who spit on who, and whoContinue reading “Don’t Worry Darling”

God’s Country

When I hear the phrase God’s Country, I lean into an image of an expansive and lush prairie with streams and wildlife and maybe a pretty mountain range in the distance. Instead, this film takes us to a cold, snow-covered small town in Montana. The kind of place you might escape to if you wantedContinue reading “God’s Country”

Gigi and Nate

Gigi and Nate is the story of a young man’s recovery journey as a quadriplegic with the help of Gigi, an adorable capuchin monkey. It’s based on true events and shares how service animals can make a huge impact on healing from life-changing events. Full disclosure, I did work background on this movie, and it’sContinue reading “Gigi and Nate”

Bodies Bodies Bodies

The game Bodies Bodies Bodies has certainly evolved since I played it when I was younger. The movie is about a group of obviously rich twentysomethings that gather together for a hurricane party at a lavish estate. The two characters we first meet are Sophie (Amandla Stenberg) and Bee (Maria Bakalova), who are evidently aContinue reading “Bodies Bodies Bodies”

Bullet Train

Bullet Train has been busy flooding my feeds with trailers for this highly anticipated action film starring Brad Pitt. So much so, that I think I saw most of the movie before I sat down in the theater. Turns out that’s true. An unlucky assassin named Ladybug (Brad Pitt) is trying to pull back fromContinue reading “Bullet Train”

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Marcel the Shell is pretty much something you’d find in your junk drawer. But oh this mollusk is so much more. From the creative genius of Dean Fleischer-Camp and the adorable voice from Jenny Slate, Marcel delivers heartwarming magic with creative innovations and a positive outlook. Marcel the Shell originally started as a YouTube stopContinue reading “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”

RRR

RRR is an epic (and long) adventure film with incredible action, glorious visual effects, miraculous stunts, humor, and dancing! Reflecting on this movie brings back the lyrics from Moulin Rouge: “Spectacular Spectacular, no words in our vernacular can describe this great event; you’ll be dumb with wonderment.“ I have never seen anything like RRR (Rise,Continue reading “RRR”

Nope

I’ve been hyped to see Nope since I saw the early trailers months ago. I’m a big fan of Jordan Peele’s previous work, including Get Out (also staring Daniel Kaluuya). Knowing it was shot on IMAX, I splurged to grab the upgraded viewing experience, mostly out of respect to the director. I can’t compare itContinue reading “Nope”

Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing is based on the best-selling novel by Delia Owens, which I didn’t read, so I’m not offering a movie/book comparison. The film takes place in the salt marsh coastal area of North Carolina. With sweeping views and sounds of nature, a discovery of a dead body sets a darker tone. DaisyContinue reading “Where the Crawdads Sing”

Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is back and this time with the quick and whimsical genius of director Taika Waititi, who is also the voice of Thor’s Kronan companion Korg. Korg you might remember from the Grandmaster’s Contest of Champions in Ragnarok. We’re lucky to have him narrating Thor’s superhero story – he’s quite witty, and saysContinue reading “Thor: Love and Thunder”