Category: Reviews

Death of Stalin: A review

Would you like to see a tongue-in-cheek comedy about the tyranny of a brutal dictatorship? If so, you’re in luck because “The Death of Stalin” is the film for you. Scottish filmmaker and television creator Armando Iannucci is well known for his satirical comedies targeting the absurdity of politics in both the United Kingdom and… Read more »

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’: Another good Marvel sequel

A sequel to “Ant-Man” from 2015, “Ant-Man and The Wasp” is the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – what is it, like 20 movies now? With the vast majority of the original cast returning along with Peyton Reed as director and unfortunately not Edgar Wright – he almost was the director for the… Read more »

Incredibles 2

A new superhero movie seems to hit theaters every month, but one of the latest is neither by Marvel or DC. “Incredibles 2” is a sequel to “The Incredibles” from 2004 – 14 years ago, which is a while, as sequels go. Brad Bird returns to write and direct the sequel, along with many crew… Read more »

Avengers: Infinity War (Holy Crap)

If I could summarize what I felt when leaving the theater in two words it would be: Holy crap. This movies is amazing. Go see it now. Don’t read this, just go see it. Forget about your finals and your college grades, it doesn’t matter if you fail. Go see “Avengers: Infinity War” now. After… Read more »

‘Ready Player One’: pop culture on overdrive

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – In 2011, Ernest Cline wrote his debut novel “Ready Player One.”  After spending years in development – it takes a while in Hollywood sometimes – the film adaptation was finally released to theaters on March 29, with Cline as a co-writer for the screenplay and film icon Steven Spielberg as director/producer. The movie… Read more »

Steven Spielberg: A Great Filmmaker

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Steven Spielberg is one of the greatest filmmakers of his generation and possibly even of all time. Even those not familiar with the film industry have heard his name, or at least the names of the movies he’s worked on. Whether he’s worked as director or producer, he has been a part of… Read more »

A review: ‘Morning Star: Gold Has Fallen’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – I read “Morningstar,” the third book of the “Red Rising” series by Peirce Brown.  At the end of book two, “Golden Son,” Darrow kills the Archgoverner of Mars, Augustus Bellona, and plunges the Golds into war with the Reds.  Darrow and the Red army are trying to build an alliance with the other… Read more »