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

Millennials: Skip this Book Club

Book Club Poster

2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) I know I am not the target audience for Book Club.  In fact, the only reason I saw it was because I got the times wrong for another movie, and Book Club was the only other option at that time.  However, I… Continue Reading