Category: Movie Review

June 22, 2018

In Review: Incredibles 2

Solid sequel raises up-to-date questions by Ted Giese Picking up where The Incredibles (2004) left off, the Parrs—a family of super heroes—save the city from the villainous Underminer (John Ratzenberger) a mole man with a giant drill damaging buildings and robbing banks. While Underminer gets…

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June 1, 2018

In Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Formula inter-galactic fare by Ted Giese Plagued by constant reports of trouble on set under the film’s original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, rumours of actor Alden Ehrenreich’s struggle to nail a convincing Han Solo, and a mounting backlash within the Star Wars fan…

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May 7, 2018

In Review: Avengers: Infinity War

WARNING! SPOILERS! Fasten your seatbelts, there’s a lot going on! by Ted Giese As Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) assembled the Avengers to protect the world from dangers an average person couldn’t defeat; as orphaned Peter Quill / Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) inadvertently formed his unpredictably…

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April 28, 2018

In Review: A Quiet Place

Thoughtful and emotionally rich by Ted Giese Shhhh … be very quiet. John Krasinski’s horror thriller A Quiet Place (2018) revolves around a family surviving in a world stalked by danger. Any loud noise, day or night, draws a lethal attack from powerful alien monsters…

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April 17, 2018

In Review: God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness

Improved but could be better by Ted Giese In this installment of the God’s Not Dead franchise, first-time director Michael Mason takes over from Harold Cronk who directed the first two films and inevitably the new outing is different. God’s Not Dead: A Light in…

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March 27, 2018

In Review: Paul, Apostle of Christ

Thoughtful exploration of mercy, forgiveness, and love by Ted Giese When watching Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) viewers will be well served to remember St. Paul’s words to the early Corinthian Christians: “But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise;…

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March 22, 2018

Badly wrinkled adaptation

by Ted Giese A Wrinkle in Time (2018), directed by Ava DuVernay and adapted for the screen by Jennifer Lee (writer of Disney’s giant 2013 hit Frozen) and Jeff Stockwell (writer of the screenplay for Bridge to Terabithia) is loosely based on the 1962 young…

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February 21, 2018

Thoughtful and kinder super-hero movie

by Ted Giese MARVEL first introduced T’Challa as Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) to film fans back in Captain America: Civil War (2016). In that film terrorists killed his father T’Chaka (John Kani), the King of the secluded and secretive fictional African nation of Wakanda, while…

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January 5, 2018

In Review: Star Wars — The Last Jedi

In a galaxy too close to home… by Ted Giese In Star Wars: Episode VIII–The Last Jedi (2017), Resistance warrior Rey (Daisy Ridley) continues her mission to convince the Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to return from his self-imposed exile to assist the Resistance…

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December 8, 2017

The Star: Surprising family fare from Hollywood

by Ted Giese The Star (2017) is a lighthearted kind animated family film from Affirm Films, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures. Set during the nine months leading up to the birth of Christ, The Star tells the story of a young donkey and a little…

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