Bad Boys for Life

Bad Boys for Life is another great installment to the franchise. It does well with keeping the same tone as its predecessors, as well as providing some new life into the film. The film relies heavily on the chemistry of Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. If you are a fan of the franchise this is…

Just Mercy

This film was filled with so much heart and soul. Going into the theater, I was wondering how it was going to go as none of the marketing made me feel like I absolutely had to see the film. Well, it turns out that Just Mercy is a great film inspired by a true story. …

Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

I had low expectations of this film after the experience I had with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I felt that there were plot points that were set up in The Force Awakens that were completely ignored and some that were actually negated. It was a big task for J.J. Abrams to come back in…

Cinema Wise Holiday List 2019

Happy Holidays Everyone! We here at Cinema Wise have complied a list of the best holiday movies to get you through the season. In addition we will include the video of our time compiling the list for your viewing entertainment. All of us here at Cinema Wise wish you a Happy Holiday. We hope you…

Knives Out

Judging by the trailer, Knives Out seems to have a Clue feeling to it. However, instead of being upfront and over the top with comedy, it just peppers it in as needed. It is a classic plot of a who done it. The tone is very different than what is portrayed in the trailers and…

The Good Liar

The Good Liar is a film that is paced very slowly and is dialog driven, but will keep you interested from the opening to the close. The story lies heavily on the performances of its 2 leads in Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren. The film follows a con man as he works his next job….

Terminator: Dark Fate

The general movie-going audience is probably done with this franchise after being burnt by the last couple outings. The franchise as a whole has had a hard time finding what direction they want to take their property. I believe that Terminator: Dark Fate is a step in the right direction. The film takes it back…

Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep picks up where The Shining left off and we see what happens to Danny Torrance after the events of The Shining and into his adult life. Danny comes across a young girl and a haunting tale begins. While the story mostly revolves around his run in with a Cult known as The True…

Zombieland: Double Tap

Zombieland: Double Tap is 10 years after the first film and you jump right back into the world without missing a beat. The mix of comedy in the genre is pitch perfect while expanding the story in a way that feels natural and progressive to an overall story. The film is funny and has a…

Gemini Man

Gemini Man is a call back to the classic 90’s action film. The story is pretty straight forward but still interesting and keeps your attention throughout the whole film. The movie plays to its strength in relying on the charm and wit of its leading man Will Smith. The film uses de-aging technology and throughout…

Joker

Joker is worth its weight in gold. It is a wonderful take on a villain that most people in the world are familiar with. From a character that has no real origin story in the comics, comes a very well written and grounded showing of a tale that might have been. With no Batman in…

It Chapter Two

It Chapter 2 was probably the most anticipated movie of the year for Cinema Wise. This conclusion was a must see after the first film. After the release of the first trailer this film looked like it was going to expand and exceed its predecessor.  However, this is not the case and lives up to…

Angel Has Fallen

This film is exactly what you expect. It’s an action movie that is just right down the middle.  The movie has some great action and the plot is something we have seen multiple times before. However, it is done well and worth the viewing whether or not you are a fan of the series. There…

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Lately I have been disappointed in most of the films I have been seeing. That is not the case with Peanut Butter Falcon. This is a great film. It is such a simple story that drives the film along at a great pace and keeps your interest the entire time. In addition, it makes you…

Ready Or Not

Ready or Not was a movie that I had seen the trailer for and thought – this will either be really good or really bad. As a result, I let some time pass by to see if I heard any positive or negative chatter. I went in to the film with an open mind and…

Good Boys

I really thought this film was going to be great and have a little more than dick and ass jokes. I was wrong. The film relies on these jokes heavily. Despite the elementary humor, there are also some really sweet moments that could have made the movie better if they were presented just a little…

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

I remember reading these books when I was in elementary school. The library was always out of these books so you would have to put your name on a waiting list and wait for your turn. This film has a lot of nostalgia for me. Going into this film, I was excited to see what…

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

The best part of the Fast and the Furious gets an outing of their own. This is new breath blown yet again into a dying franchise. With all of the drama and bickering that has plagued the cast these past couple years, it’s nice to see something positive come out. Hobbs and Shaw is the…

Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood

Well, I’m not the biggest Quentin Tarantino fan. His films seem to be big hits or big misses for me. This film was one I was interested in for the simple fact of an amazing cast and it has the mansion murders involved. Well, the film just seemed to have no idea what the story…

The Lion King

Disney brings us yet another animated classic with an updated version of the same story. Luckily, this time around it’s with a story that is as close to perfect as we can get. The film is a shot for shot remake with wonderful new life brought to the screen. Jon Favreau puts another impressive film…

Spider-Man: Far from Home

The first film to follow up the events of Endgame starts off with a bang. With the future of the universe in question, this film is a great start to the continued story with great twists and turns ahead. The story is a great adventure while keeping the heart and awkwardness of being a young…

Child’s Play

This was a movie that I was taking a big shot on. My gut told me what I was in for and I should have listened. Be prepared, this is a tough one to sit through. This Child’s Play reboot took everything that was great about the series and chucked it out the window.  The…

Toy Story 4

Toy Story is the most solid franchise I think I have ever seen. They have had no misses. All four films have been really enjoyable and heartfelt. The fourth film is probably in contention for the number two slot on my list.   Toy Story 4 picks up right after the end scene of Toy Story…

Godzilla King of the Monsters

Godzilla King of the Monsters is the sequel to the reboot of the Godzilla series. There isn’t much to these giant monster movies besides cool looking monsters and reason for beautiful CGI. Well it whiffs big time on both of these throughout. The rush you into the story picking up 5 years after and expect…