The Significance of Serenity

Serenity is a 2019 psychological thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. At first glance, the movie is exactly as advertised: Karen Zakarias (Anne Hathaway) tries to solicit her ex-husband, Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) to kill her current husband so she and her son can get away from his abuse. Like any thriller, things get […]

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Grown up and disenchanted by the world of Pokémon, Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) reluctantly helps a talking Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) solve the mystery of his past. In a word, this movie is nostalgic. Anyone who grew up with Pokémon is going to love it; the world everyone wished existed is finally real. Pokémon GO! doesn’t […]

Avengers: Endgame

After the Infinity War left the world in ruins, the surviving Avengers have to undo the actions of Thanos to restore order to the universe. Despite this movie picking up where the last one left off, it’s not necessary to have seen Avengers: Infinity War before seeing this one, which is nice. What happened is […]

It’s not nonsense

John, you’re right It’s good to know you’re bright For intellect can wash away confusion Georgie sees And Annabel agrees Most folderol’s an optical illusion Can You Imagine That?, Mary Poppins Returns If you thought my Mary Poppins Returns posts were done, well, honestly, so did I. Unfortunately – or fortunately, depending on how you […]

Neville v. Nagini

Who doesn’t remember when Neville killed Nagini at the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? It was cinematically awesome. Neville sliced her head off nice and clean. Another horcrux had been destroyed. However, something struck me as I was watching Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald awhile back: Neville Longbottom didn’t just kill […]

The Best of Enemies (2019)

Based on Osha Gray Davidson’s book, The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South, The Best of Enemies stars Taraji P. Henson as civil rights activist Ann Atwater and Sam Rockwell as Exalted Cyclops of North Carolina’s Klu Klux Klan, C.P. Ellis. The movie tells the unlikely story of how the two […]

More Mary Poppins?

When Mary Poppins Returns ended, I left the theater hoping there would be a sequel. However, I made peace with the fact that there probably wouldn’t be another movie. The original is iconic, and the arc of the franchise felt complete. I didn’t see any storylines in Mary Poppins Returns that could be expanded into […]

Thoughts on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Over the weekend, I finally got to watch Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. All in all, I thought it was a good movie; much better than Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. It had a more exciting plot. However, this isn’t a review. I couldn’t help but notice something in a particular scene. […]