Booksmart: Raunchy Comedy has Heart and Brains

3.6 out of 5 stars (Slightly Above Average) Booksmart is one of the most refreshing, funny, and intelligent movies I’ve seen this year.  The directorial debut of Olivia Wilde, the film has been compared to and marketed as a female version of Superbad, a “classic” comedy I did not enjoy.  However, Kaitlyn Dever (TV’s Last… Continue Reading

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu: Surprisingly Edgy Detective Film Should Please Fans, Amuse Others

2.8 out of 5 stars (decent) Pokemon: Detective Pikachu shouldn’t work.  Based on the titular video game and expanded Pokemon media, it’s a surprisingly dark detective noir with Ryan Reynolds humor aimed more at older fans than young kids.  Despite my limited Poke-knowledge, I found Pokemon: Detective Pikachu a flawed but surprisingly enjoyable offering with great… Continue Reading

Avengers: Endgame: Superhero Epic A Marvelous Conclusion

5 out of 5 stars (One of the best in its genre) This review is as spoiler-free as possible.  A spoiler-filled review is coming soon. After months of speculation, cryptic trailers, and even a few online leaks, Avengers: EndGame has arrived.  The swan song of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: EndGame will undoubtedly dry the eyes… Continue Reading