JUMANJI: The Next Level Review

By Steven Redgrave

* Warning: Potential Spoilers*

Feeling that something is missing in his life, Spencer (Alex Wolff) restarts in Jumanji. When his friends Bethany (Madison Iseman), Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain), and Martha (Morgan Turner) discover the game console has been rebuilt, they go after him, starting another new adventure in Jumanji, but this time around they unknowingly bring some additional help from Eddie (Danny Devito) and Milo (Danny Glover).

Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jake Black, and Nick Jonas all return to reprise their roles of the playable avatars within Jumanji, along with the addition of Awkwafina as an avatar named Ming Fleetfoot, a thief with her own set of skills and Rory McCann as the new villain of the film, Jurgen The Brutal.… Keep reading

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Doom Annihilation Review

When a research facility on Phobos, a moon orbiting Mars, sends a distress call and a marine squad is sent in with orders to investigate the situation, what appears to be a routine mission, turns into a much larger task as they unravel more than expected or prepared for.

Unrelated to Doom (2005), Doom: Annihilation (2019) follows similar premise, but unfortunately does not live up to the original. However, given the lower budget and scope for this film, it does succeed at delivering an enjoyable small story for what it ends up being, despite being filled with overly predictable plot points, stereotypical characters, and mediocre CGI.… Keep reading

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Joker 2019 Review

Living in a chaotic Gotham City, Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) struggles to make ends meet, while caring for his mother (Frances Conroy) and attempting to make a career as a stand-up comedian. After having one bad day, Arthur finds himself and begins a path to self acceptance.

Writer and Director Todd Phillips, uses this popular DC villain to tackle a variety of social topics, which are seemingly quite relevant in our current times. Using this commentary, Joker helps audiences raise important questions, while giving a strong and impactful origin to such a beloved and mysterious character.… Keep reading

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47 Meters Down: Uncaged Review

By Steven Redgrave

This review was written for Pop Culture Leftovers (PCL) and is featured as a Critic Review for PCL on Rotten Tomatoes. PCL was kind enough to allow me to showcase this review on my own website, but I encourage everyone to visit their site for reviews by other writers, and the Pop Culture Leftovers Podcast for which they are primarily known.

After moving to a coastal city in Mexico, Mia (Sophie Nélisse) tags along with her sister, Sasha (Corinne Foxx), and her two new friends, Alexa (Brianne Tju) and Nicole (Sistine Rose Stallone) as they sneak into a recently discovered Mayan city beneath the water.… Keep reading

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Movie Review: Hobbs & Shaw

This review was written for Pop Culture Leftovers (PCL) and is featured as a Critic Review for PCL on Rotten Tomatoes. PCL was kind enough to allow me to showcase this review on my own website, but I encourage everyone to visit their site for reviews by other writers, and the Pop Culture Leftovers Podcast for which they are primarily known.

Taking a detour from the main franchise, Hobbs and Shaw manages to inject new life into an already lively universe.

After settling down with an undisclosed period of time since the events of Fate of the Furious, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) are pulled into a new mission of super powered proportions.… Keep reading

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