Save Yourselves! (2020) is a film that walks the line between absurdist humor and horror in such a way that it can be both about surviving an alien invasion and escaping from the technological trap that is 21st century life. With relatable characters and the perfect amount of tension, this is a must-watch film in a year where so many of us exist at the intersection of physical isolation and digital dependence.
Murder in the Woods is out on Video on Demand (VOD) today! With vintage 90s slasher vibes and a spooky setting in a lonely cabin, this film is a fun throwback to classic teen horror.
Onward (2020), the latest original offering from Disney Pixar Studios, is a charming tale of brotherly love set in a classic roadtrip film style and is laden with dungeons and dragons references (in the best possible way). It's got adventure, magic, humor, and is an all-around fun and heart-warming film.
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020) is one of the most fun flicks I've seen in a theater in a long time. This is a kick-ass, violent technicolor stream of strong women overcoming their abuse cycles to come together and win the day. It's well-conceived, well-written, and executed far better than many comic-book team-ups before it.
Disney's remake of The Lion King hit theaters this week to mixed reviews. As someone who grew up loving the original film, I wanted to see for myself whether the remake would reach the level of the original. I'm here to tell you the good, the bad, and whether (in my opinion) this film even needed to be made.
It's finally here: Captain Marvel (2019) has burst into theaters and the excitement is real! This is the long overdue first Marvel Cinematic Universe film with a female solo lead, and it steps up to the plate to introduce a hero who will change the game. (Mild spoilers ahead!)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) opens today and brings a close to the saga of Hiccup, the viking who couldn't hunt dragons, and Toothless, the Nightfury he befriends.
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), the sequel to Disney's popular Wreck it Ralph about an unlikely friendship between racing game protagonist Vanellope von Schweetz and "bad guy" who isn't really a bad guy, Ralph. The sequel released in November of 2018, and is coming this month to Movies Anywhere and Blu-ray/DVD-- and you can win a copy thanks to Walt Disney Studios! Read the review and then enter to win.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the most creative takes on a comic-book film that I've seen in a long time, and not only that-- it's also just a downright fantastic Spider-Man movie. I am so, so late to this party, but party it is, and I don't want you to miss it, too.
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) is fun and entertaining but largely stays away from the intensity of the main Avengers sequence without forgetting that larger world's context. It's the first Marvel movie since Infinity War and thankfully we are handed some lighter fare. If you're looking for a summer comic book movie flick with an ass-kicking female hero, this is the movie for you.
We've waited 14 years for this film: The Incredibles 2 opens this weekend to about as much anticipation as any Disney/Pixar sequel can have. And while audiences have been waiting over a decade for this one, it seems like Disney has finally decided to go all-in with the Incredible-Family: Disneyland's new "Pixar Pier" opens later this month with the signature featured ride, the "Incredicoaster", occupying a massive footprint on the retooled boardwalk. But enough about that-- let's talk about the movie! And don't worry: this is a spoiler-free zone.
It feels fitting to be writing a review of Pitch Perfect 3 right after celebrating the 5th Geek Girl Pen Pals birthday celebration. Why? Because of community! Pitch Perfect is about a group of young women who over time discover the importance of their relationships with each other. This third and final installment of the movies takes to heart that message of chosen family and the support and trust we give to our chosen family as we continue to move forward in life.