People have been waiting for a long time for the newest Christopher Nolan film, and that was before the pandemic. Since the pandemic, "Tenet" hype and momentum has taken on a life of its own, as it represented not only Nolan's latest feature, but as the first big-budget movie that was supposed to relaunch the movie theater industry when it opened in mid-July.
That release never happened. Neither did subsequent release announcements. With word that Nolan himself refused to let his film debut on streaming, it was finally announced that Warner Bros. was going to do something unprecedented with "Tenet"'s roll-out: It was going to bypass theaters altogether in the States and would be distributed first overseas, trickling back to the U.S. only in markets where the film could be shown properly on the big-screen.
Still not seeing the wide opening it once envisioned coming, "Tenet" is finally hitting theaters here in Michigan, and will be one of the first movies that movie-goers can see when theaters re-open - at limited capacity and with social distancing measures in place - on Friday, October 9th.
And while for many, the simple joy of just going to the movies again at all will outshine the substance of any film that might actually grace the screen. In the case of "Tenet," that might be a good thing, because this convoluted mess of a film is a bit of a disappointment. In normal times pre-pandemic, it might have been called a major one.
Indy, eery sci-fi flick, "The Vast of Night" wants to pull you in to its very own Twilight Zone, and yet it never fully grabs a hold.
A horror-film re-make hitting theaters in late February? Nothing about this movie demands that you should go in with elevated expectations, but "The Invisible Man" surprisingly has more meat on its bones than you'd ever imagine. In fact, it's 2020's first, dare I say, great film.
This good but not great sequel acts as a direct follow-up to 1991's "T2: Judgment Day," brushing off the other three Terminator films that came in-between...and it's a welcome blend of new and old faces designed not so much as to set this franchise up for the future, but to have it come to terms with its past.
More of Will Smith ends up equating to more of the same in "Gemini Man," a lame sci-fi thriller that doubles down on dull.
NETFLIX has surprisingly been putting out some of this year's best films, from "Triple Frontier" to "The Dirt," to "See You Yesterday." With the trippy, mind-screwing sci-fi/mystery/crime/thriller "In the Shadow of the Moon," it adds another entry into the fold that deserves serious consideration.
Tom Holland is the big-screen's best-ever Peter Parker, and "Far From Home" is maybe the best Spider-Man film of all-time as well. There, I said it.
The final chapter of the existing X-Men franchise finds itself too far removed from what makes the X-Men great in the first place.
Reviews: 'Alita: Battle Angel,' 'Isn't It Romantic' arrive early in theaters this Valentine's Day week
It seems like everything that James Cameron touches, turns to gold. But can "Alita: Battle Angel" - a film co-wrote and produced by Cameron - overcome what looks to be an underwhelming box office and middling reviews thus far? I sure hope so, because "Alita: Battle Angel" is a ground-breaking, breath-taking achievement in filmmaking...a game-changing epic in the vein of "Lord of the Rings," "Avatar," or dare it be said, "Star Wars." Yes, "Alita: Battle Angel" is frickin' awesome, and despite its early-year release, it's guaranteed a spot as one of the best films of 2019.
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hen a character in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" utters the sentence, "This is not going to go the way you think," they might as well have been speaking directly to the audience. The highly-anticipated "Episode VIII" is an emotional, powerful and exciting follow-up to 2015's "The Force Awakens," but for as much momentum as that film created, this newest chapter isn't looking to merely move the saga forward...it's aiming to re-invent it completely for the next generation. Don't worry, this review only contains mild plot spoilers and will not go near the several major twists and surprises that you're in store for...but if you don't want to know anything at all about the movie, please bookmark this review or come back later. Here's your last warning!
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