Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel in Fate of the Furious (2017)

Fate of the Furious: I’m Still Down for the Ride

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. The moment The Fast & The Furious franchise steered into the skid, fully embracing how ridiculous it is, that’s when the movies started getting good. Continue reading “Fate of the Furious: I’m Still Down for the Ride”

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast Makes Me Feel Like a Kid Again

Goddamnit, Beauty and the Beast is absolutely magical. Even though the live-action remake of the 1991 Disney animated classic is almost entirely a shot-for-shot retelling, it manages to give new life to an old tale. In the same vein as Kenneth Branagh’s 2015 film Cinderella—also part of Disney’s current live-action fairytale remake trend—this film makes tiny tweaks to the original fairytale to give it a slightly different, more mature feel. Ha! I say “mature feel” as if I wasn’t sitting there feeling like a little girl again and dreaming of princess gowns. Continue reading “Beauty and the Beast Makes Me Feel Like a Kid Again”

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Kong: Skull Island Lays the Foundation for a Monster Franchise

Kong: Skull Island is a prequel of sorts, though probably not in the way you’re expecting. Then again, if you’ve kept up with, well, the internet, the secret’s been out for some time. Kong will face Godzilla in 2020, so Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island is the prequel to Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla. We’re about to get a franchise of monster fights that will hopefully provide more knock-down-drag-out awesomeness than other “versus” movies we’ve seen of late. Continue reading “Kong: Skull Island Lays the Foundation for a Monster Franchise”

Hugh Jackman in Logan

Logan Is the Best X-Men Movie (So Far)

As you probably know, Hugh Jackman said this is the last time he’s ever playing Wolverine. He’s played the character for 17 years and has been in all nine X-Men movies (Some were only cameos). For his final performance, he gives us Logan. Talk about going out with a bang. Continue reading “Logan Is the Best X-Men Movie (So Far)”

Get Out (2017)

Get Out: The Best Horror Movie of 2017?

Picture Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner with a dash of Deliverance and a Stepford Wives twist. That’s Get Out in a brilliant nutshell. Written and directed by Jordan Peele (MadTVKey & PeeleKeanu), the film is about racism and black fear. That doesn’t mean white audiences won’t like it or that it’s “reverse racism” (not a thing), but it does mean this film is crafted around the black experience. So calm down, white people. Not everything is about us. Continue reading “Get Out: The Best Horror Movie of 2017?”

Moonlight wins Best Picture

Recap of 2017 Academy Awards with GIFs!

Oh, don’t you worry. We’ll be talking about what’s probably the most awkward (and amazing) moment in Oscar history coming up here. But first…I swear these ceremonies get longer every year. And it’s not the speeches! It’s the bits! Like it’s one thing for a host to have a few bits (though Jimmy Kimmel did have A LOT of bits that could’ve and should’ve been cut), but does every presenter need to make sassy small talk? No. And come on, Hollywood. You do this on Sunday night before everyone has to wake up early? Ugh. Continue reading “Recap of 2017 Academy Awards with GIFs!”

Moonlight (2016)

2017 Academy Awards Predictions

Well, the 89th Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, so we talked predictions on Pat & JT this morning (You can listen to the podcast here). I’m confident in my “Big Six” picks—that is, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. However, I’m a little iffy on awards like Sound Editing and Sound Mixing, which always throw me for a loop. Check out the full list of nominees here, and we’ll talk predictions below! Continue reading “2017 Academy Awards Predictions”