Special to RyanJayReviews.com, by associate film critic Matt McCoy: Avengers: Endgame is more about trust than anything else. Not only is the storyline built on the characters’ conviction for a better world, but as a viewer, you need to have confidence in the storytellers’ end goal. The Russo brothers (co-directors Anthony & Joe) have proven ..
Is Star Wars Episode 8 the best in the franchise because it’s the best story or is it just a circumstance of timing? Taking full advantage of great minds in writing, directing, acting, score, effects; delivering to fans and an audience built by Disney-sister-company Marvel, one can’t deny the influence the times have had on this ..
RYAN: This is a momentous occasion! I remember the crowding sadness after the last Harry Potter film hit theaters; the end of an era – the finite close to the Potter universe. JK Rowling made clear Harry’s story was over… so when Warner Bros. announced Rowling was scripting a new film based on the Wizarding World – ..
RYAN: I think I have a new favorite superhero! It’s the latest Marvel superhero movie but seems a lot more like a fantasy action film. It somehow folds into the Marvel universe, which we glimpse into in the first of two after credits extra scenes. It’s not funny racy like Deadpool, but has comedic lines. Benedict Cumberbatch ..
RYAN: It’s not as good as the first, but it’s still a Tom Cruise action movie. Four years after the first Jack Reacher, comes the sequel and while I don’t wanna call it a sequel slump, it’s not as fresh as the first. But there are some real areas that are weaker than others in this ..
RYAN: Ben Affleck’s latest is a crime drama/thriller and I found it interesting because it’s a thinly veiled superhero film. He is Batman, He’s been Daredevil. He’s now playing an accountant with special skills based on the fact he’s autistic. This film makes autism a superpower – in a way. Well that and the fact ..
RYAN: This is a remake of the 1959 Charlton Heston classic that immediately felt so redundant it begs the question, “Why?” But it’s has its pros and cons. CAROLINE: Do, please, explain. RYAN: Well it opens feeling a lot like a Soap Opera version of a Biblical epic. It’s melodramatic and riddled with amateur production ..
RYAN: This is a modern western movie. There are cops and robbers, cowboys and indians but in present day. It’s a bank heist action film without much action. It’s slow moving, boring… there’s a lot of space between good moments. I felt impatient watching this. It’s a good case of mismanaging expectations because I went ..
RYAN: It’s DC’s big hope for their superhero franchise. Marvel has universally won praise from audiences and critics and even though the DC movies do well, they’re still not considered a success in comparison. And audiences have been pretty vocal about feeling disappointment in them. I didn’t like Suicide Squad as much as Batman v Superman, which I ..
RYAN: I loved this movie so much! It’s so great having Matt Damon back and the screenplay is so great because it ties back to the very beginning of the franchise. It’s so smart. The action is incredible, I literally stopped breathing at one point. BECKY: I don’t think you breathed the whole movie. I ..
RYAN: This is a new action thriller, featuring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco in leading roles – and they pull it off and they’re both so hot. I enjoy them both and their chemistry in this really makes it that much more enjoyable. Plus, Nerve is so now – it’s all to do with today’s social media, voyeuristic ..
RYAN: It’t number three in what is now going to be at least a four movie franchise. Paramount has already announced a fourth Star Trek film in which Chris Hemsworth will return as Kirk’s father. I didn’t even remember him in it. MIKE: It’s easy to forget because he had very short screen time in the ..