Author: Ryan Sheehan

Terminator: Dark Fate – Better than expected

Imagine you’re in a class you don’t like, taught by a professor you also don’t like. One day, this professor gives you a dumb assignment worth a lot of points. You give it all you have, turn it in and get a low B. You’re happy because it’s better than you were expecting. You can… Read more »

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood–a review

Like all of Quentin Tarantino’s work,“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is a movie about nostalgia. This time it’s nostalgia for an era of Hollywood that, in memory at least, was much more innocent. It’s set in 1969, with the Charles Manson Family Murders looming in the background. This series of killings, including actress Sharon… Read more »

‘Triple Frontier’ gives new life to heist genre

After being in a long period of development hell, going through the hands of many backers, filmmakers and actors, the now Netflix Original “Triple Frontier” released to the streaming platform in March. The movie is set up as an action adventure, following a group of former special operations forces soldiers, who, for different reasons, decide… Read more »

Top MCU movies as the franchise moves into Phase IV

Over the past two years, I’ve written a lot about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the franchise. So in honor of “Endgame’s” release, here is an updated list of Top 10 MCU films. Click the links to see full reviews of some of these movies, along with… Read more »

‘Captain Marvel’: Good but not great

“Captain Marvel” has a very interesting plot. However, to avoid spoilers, this opening synopsis will be kept vague. Set as a prequel to the rest of the MCU movies, the film is based off a Marvel Comics character who was never very popular. Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson, is a Kree warrior, a powerful… Read more »

‘Aquaman’: A good movie from the DCEU film franchise

“Aquaman” marks one of the most recent entries into the DC Extended Universe film series, which seems to have improved in recent years with “Wonder Woman.” Its early films were very flawed and only divided audience members on their quality, such as “Man of Steel” and “Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.” This film follows… Read more »

“Widows:” More than a crime movie

Sometimes filmmakers try to use a safe, or at least commercial, film genre to tell a story with a deeper meaning. Take for instance the Netflix film “Triple Frontier.” It’s about a group of ex-special forces operatives who, motivated by their personal debts, to steal a cash fortune from a drug lord. On one hand,… Read more »

The DC Extended Universe: Marvel’s less successful cousin

With the release of “Aquaman” at the end of 2018 and “Shazam” scheduled to release April 5, the DC Extended Universe is still moving forward despite heavy competition from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.   The franchise began as a response to the success of the Marvel film franchise under Disney. So DC, owned by Disney’s… Read more »