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…

Rocketman

This film is not what I expected going into the theater. I went in looking for a biopic and ended up sitting through a rock musical. After readjusting my expectations, this film was interesting to sit through. However, I was taken out at times by the placement of the song as it seemed to cut…

Men in Black: International

Going in I was not expecting too much from this film. Just colorful characters, gadgets and cool aliens. That is exactly what you are getting from Men in Black: International. The film brings you right back into the world that we have come to know from the previous films. The film does a great job…

Brightburn

Brightburn is a play on one of our oldest and best stories around. Alien from another planet crash lands, is raised by humans and grows to become our great savior. Ringing any bells? Well this is that story flipped on its head. What if the Alien wasn’t here to save us but is something darker?…

Aladdin

A solid outing yet again for Disney films. Aladdin was one of the remakes I was very skeptical of as soon as I saw the casting. For me this was one of Robin Williams best performances and it was very hard for me to imagine anyone else taking on this role,even with the caliber of…

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

This series came out of nowhere and gave new birth to Keanu Reeves as an action star. With this new chapter in the John Wick story, we get more action and great stunt choreography.  John Wick: Chapter 3 picks up right where we left off in John Wick: Chapter 2 and just runs with it….

Detective Pikachu

Do we really need a Pokémon movie? Most of the movie-going audience let this one slip by without a second glance. However, the adults who lived through the rise of the Pokémon craze and the die-hard fans will give the movie a shot. Detective Pikachu is shot very well and has some great special effects….

Avengers Endgame

This is the end of an era. It took 22 films and 10 years to finish this story. Avengers Endgame has a lot of ground to cover. The film has a refreshing and new perspective on an old movie plot device. It is shot beautifully and has a stellar cast that truly drives the film….

Pet Sematary

After watching It, I was really looking forward to the remake of Pet Sematary. The original 1989 version was probably one of the scariest movies I had seen growing up, but this film just butchers the story. It feels rushed throughout the whole story and I feel that it glosses over some of the more…

Us

Jordan Peele does it again, quickly becoming a new master of the Horror/ Thriller genre. Us is a must see in theaters. See it before everyone spoils the multiple twists and turns that this film holds. The film is told through a series of flashbacks and present-day events. We follow a family through their summer…

Shazam!

This was an unexpected and well needed win for DC Comics and Warner Brothers Studios.  Shazam is full of life and laughs from beginning to end. The film delivers on a character that in the past has been used as a secondary character in the animated films. Shazam has something in store for the whole…

Captain Marvel

With another outing for Marvel studios comes Captain Marvel. This is the studio’s first outing with a female lead superhero and they deliver yet again a solid motion picture. This film is world building for the future and as well as the past in the way that the film is told. The story is a…