"Fist Fight" Review
"Fist Fight" is easily one of the most tasteless and worthless movies ever made. For starters, the concept is absolutely ridiculous: raged high school teacher Mr. Strickland (played by Ice Cube) loses his job (after he snaps in class) and he decides to challenge fellow teacher Mr. Campbell (Charlie Day) to fight him in the parking lot at the end of the day. The whys and hows don't matter.
"The Great Wall" Review
Hollywood’s trend of making movies specifically for overseas audiences and box office continues with "The Great Wall" - a film made in China for a reported $150 million. It’s grossed $170M in that country since its December release. And while overseas moviegoers may be game for a goofy, outlandish “historical” monster movie, here in the States, this will go down as one of the biggest missteps of star Matt Damon’s career.
'2017 Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films' Review
Each of this year’s five Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films stands-out in its own way, though not necessarily for good reasons. — “Blind Vaysha” (Canada, 8 min.) - This is a fable, based on a short story, about a girl who sees the past out of one eye, and the future out of the other - so she’s blind to the present. While the narrative gets repetitive, this is a thought provoking and visually interesting effort, with a satisfying conclusion. B-
"The LEGO Batman Movie" Review
Move over Christopher Nolan (and yeah, I know I’m gonna get blasted for that) - the saga of the Caped Crusader has soared to new heights with this relentlessly faced-paced and intentionally “Dark” spinoff to 2014’s fantastical, and fantastic, “The LEGO Movie”.
16 Top Animated Movies of 2017
This week's "The LEGO Batman Movie" is the first of an anticipated 16 mainstream animated movies set to be released this year. Here's a look at the lineup: