Author: Ryan Sheehan

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a review

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – For better or worse, remakes are everywhere. Rather than make original material, Hollywood now prefers to remake popular films, along with reboots and sequels. And if you hate that the studio system is doing this to classic films then maybe you shouldn’t buy tickets to see them. However, it’s been proven many… Read more »

A review: ‘Marshall’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Released last fall, “Marshall” is set around the real life court case of The State of Connecticut v. Joseph Spell. The story mainly follows Chadwick Boseman as the titled role of legendary civil rights advocate and lawyer Thurgood Marshall. If his name doesn’t sound familiar, don’t worry the film fully explains who he… Read more »

A review: ‘The Mummy (2017): The Curse of the Remake’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Every year, without exception, bad movies are made. While there will always be good movies, there will always be bad movies to counter. In 2017, audiences were forced to endure one of the worst films of the year, “The Mummy.” ­– other possible candidates would be “The Emoji Movie,” “The Dark Tower,” “Geostorm”… Read more »

A review: ‘X-Men: The Former Heroes of Fox’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Over Christmas break, Disney bought 20th Century Fox along with every property of the corporation. This not only means that Mickey Mouse controls The Simpsons, but also The Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and of course, the X-Men. These superheroes are now owned by Disney, who own Marvel Studios. Basically, every Marvel character can now… Read more »

A Review: ‘Free Fire’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Countless movies are made every year. Some go straight to theaters and others appear in select theaters, Netflix, YouTube or film festivals. With all of these movies being made constantly, it becomes very easy to lose track of them all. Because of this, some good movies can get overlooked. In 2017, that was… Read more »

A review: ‘Baby Driver’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The action/adventure movie “Baby Driver” was released last summer. The film follows a getaway driver named Baby, played by Ansel Elgort, that listens to classic music as he drives from heist to heist with extreme skill. “Baby Driver” is the latest film by famous writer/director Edgar Wright. The filmmaker is best known… Read more »

A review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – “Star Wars: Episode VII ­– The Last Jedi” was released to theaters Dec. 14, 2017. Not including “Rogue One,” “The Last Jedi” marks as the eighth film entry in the Star Wars franchise and the second entry in the new trilogy. “The Force Awakens” divided moviegoers when it premiered, and it was even… Read more »

An overview: ‘Star Wars’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – About 40 years ago, an odd film called “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” was released to theaters. Almost overnight, this space opera became a massive hit. It featured ground- breaking special effects, an intriguing story and great characters – Obi-Wan Kenobi is my favorite. The series is now global phenomenon, loved… Read more »

A review: ‘Justice League’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – “Justice League” marks the fifth film in the DC Cinematic Universe. This movie acts as “The Avengers” did for Marvel, giving a chance for several different superheroes to team up on screen. Here, the newly formed group of heroes must battle a new threat to the world. They must also battle their greatest… Read more »

Christopher Nolan: Beyond ‘Batman’

Dunkirk marks the 10th movie from Oscar-winning filmmaker Christopher Nolan. He is considered to be one of the greatest directors’ still working in Hollywood. With the expectation of “Insomnia,” he has also produced, wrote or co-wrote all of his films. His movies are always different, and yet the same. The psychological intensity can be seen… Read more »