Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) ★★★½ by J. DeLong

Avengers: Infinity Wars Sets New Bar for Superhero Spectacles

To call the film, Avengers: Infinity War a blockbuster movie is frankly an understatement at this point. The movie reportedly cost $300 million to make, which … Read more

Blockers (R) ★★★½

Hysterical “Blockers” Boasts Great Cast

The film Blockers main premise is most parents’ worst nightmare−the discovery your teen has made a haphazard life-altering decision. A parent’s glimmer of hope−they just may be able to “block” … Read more

A Quiet Place (PG-13) ★★★½

Shh…Don’t Say a Word

Sci-fi giant spider-like creatures can’t see you—so no need to hide—except, if they hear you—they’ll kill you instantly. That’s the premise of this tightly edited, spine-tingling sci-fi horror film. Be prepared … Read more

Ready Player One (PG-13) ★★★½

Popcorn Movie is Worth the Price of Admission

Plot revolves around losing yourself in fantasy worlds, it zip-lines at hyper speed and changes environments just as quickly, jam-packed action with numerous pop-culture nostalgia. Yep, it’s … Read more

Isle of Dogs (PG-13) ★★★

Isle of Dogs is a Treat for Audiences 

When people go to see a Wes Anderson film there are a few things they come to expect – clever dialogue, ornate sets, and scenes, and…at some … Read more

All I Wish (R) ★★★

Sharon Stone Still Rocks

Should a 60-yr-old actress permanently be typecast as a mom or a grandma? Sharon Stone can answer that question—the answer—an emphatic no way! When first-time director Susan Walter took a chance on … Read more

Pacific Rim: Uprising (PG-13) ★★

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Action Sequences Mirror Transformer Films

The sequel to Pacific Rim continues the ten years after the setting of the original film, the year is now 2035 in a science fiction world where … Read more

I Kill Giants (PG-13) ★★½

I Kill Giants

Pre-teen Struggles with Family Trauma

I Kill Giants is based on the graphic comic book series of the same name written in 2008 by the famous comic book writer Joe Kelly, of … Read more

The Fencer ★★★ ½ Foreign Language Film

The Fencer

Estonia Gains a Hero

This inspiring universally themed fictionalized story of Endel Nelis (Märt Avandi) an Estonian fencing champion who becomes a role model and mentor to students in his homeland is my … Read more

Journey’s End (R) ★★★½

WWI Drama Shows Courage and Heart

When one reflects back to WWI, images of soldiers fighting in trenches come to mind. Journey’s End, is a riveting account of those claustrophobic tight quarters along with … Read more

Tomb Raider (PG-13) ★★½

Yes, it’s a Non-stop Video-game with Little Pizazz

Tomb Raider (PG-13) stars Swedish actress Alicia Vikander it’s the remake of Laura Croft -Tomb Raider that starred Angelia Jolie in 2001. Both are based on a … Read more

Thoroughbreds (R) ★★★

Thoroughbreds R

We all know teens do get into trouble, but how about murder? The awful step-dad, Mark (Paul Sparks) just ‘has’ to vanish from existence, and upper-class Lily’s (Anya Taylor-Joy) reconnection with her childhood … Read more

A Wrinkle in Time (PG) ★★★

Family Centered, Features a Rising Star-Storm Reid

Madeleine L’Engel’s novel A Wrinkle in Time, 1962 was first introduced to me in the late 80s when I began teaching fourth and fifth-grade gifted literature. We … Read more

Red Sparrow (R) ★★

Red Sparrow rated R is based on a novel of the same name by Jason Matthews. Jennifer Lawrence stars as Dominika Egorova Russian Operative − a dangerous, abusive life and profession she did not choose.… Read more

Black Panther (PG-13) ★★★★

Best film of 2018 so Far

Black Panther is based on the Marvel comic book character, and raises the bar for all comic book films going forward. The film’s genre is Drama, Science Fiction, and … Read more

Hostiles (R) ★★½

Western Film Goes South

During the settling of this country, American Indians were often described as “savages” based on their fearsome reputation. While this connotation certainly struck fear in many, in reality, atrocities were committed … Read more

“A Fantastic Woman” Foreign Film Documentary ★★★½

A ‘Fantastic’ Film

A Fantastic Woman is a foreign film from Chile that is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language. (Update, March 4, 2018 A Fantastic Woman Won the Oscar and Daniela Vega … Read more

“In the Fade” Foreign Film Documentary ★★★

Diane Kruger gives a Riveting Performance

The reason to see In the Fade is due to German-born Diane Kruger’s outstanding  performance as a grieving wife and mother. She’s previously acted exclusively in English and … Read more

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (PG-13) ★★½ Radio Audio 🎙

Fearless Teens Give Us Running, Running, and More Running 

After 11 months of delayed production, due to lead actor Dylan O’Brien’s (Thomas) serious onset head injury, the finale brings the dystopian saga cast together again. … Read more

12 Strong (R) ★★★ Radio Transcript

12 Strong Tagline: “19 men attacked our country. The 12 of you will be the first ones to fight back.”

Here’s a true American war drama by Warner Bros. that’s based on the book Horse Read more

Jane ★★★★ Radio Transcript

Inspirational, Touching and Beautiful

The film is a biographical documentary about the life of primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall starting from 1960 until present day. You’ll view never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in … Read more

The Commuter ★★ (PG-13) Radio Transcript

Action Packed Start to Finish

Liam Neeson stars in yet again; another action film where his family is threatened with death−and, yet again he’s in a race against the clock as time is never on … Read more

Paddington 2 (PG) ★★★½

 

Paddington 2 Teaches Life Lessons: Be Kind, Polite and Look for the Good in Others

Oh, that sweet-natured, adorable Paddington bear is back−here’s the good news−the sequel is better than the original. It’s been … Read more

The Shape of Water (R) ★★★

With 13 Nominations “The Shape of Water” Makes An Oscar Splash

Conventional wisdom tells us monsters are bad. They are strange, terrifying and are typically the villains of stories. This is not how Guillermo Del … Read more