Cinema Wise’s Best of 2017

We have put together our list of the best movies of the 2017 movie season. Below are the top ten must see movies for 2017. It Wonder Woman Beauty and the Beast Thor Ragnorok Logan Split Baby Driver Spider-Man Homecoming War of the Planet of the Apes . Get Out

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

This film is one that I wasn’t sure we needed as the original was such a big part of my childhood. But, as more information was released about the film it gauged my interest. For example, the fact that this isn’t a direct sequel or a reboot of the original peaked my interest more and…

Pitch Perfect 3

Here we are for a third time around Pitches. I don’t know about you but there has been something special about these films for me. They are always a good time in the theater and they seem to grow every time I see them. This is something that could have easily gone stale with the…

Daddy’s Home 2

I was surprised that this film was coming out. I thought that the first one ended on a good note and we had explored all we needed to with these characters. However, it seems that there was a need to extend the story. Usually, I like the combo of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, but…

Thor Ragnarok

It’s time for the third installment for the Thor series. The Thor series has been underwhelming up to this point but after all of the marketing I have seen, it seems they have brought new life into this franchise. They brought it all together in this film! Think of them having a melting pot and…

IT

When I heard that they were remaking It, I wasn’t really all that thrilled. I never thought that this was a movie that I would be rushing out to see in the theater. However, my tone changed the more I saw from the film. The first thing to interest me was that it is relatively…

Dunkirk

Dunkirk is a great historical moment. It was nice to see this story brought to the big screen. But, to be completely honest, I wanted more from this film. There was no sense of attachment to the characters in this film and we only got a glimpse at the actual event. The film was flat…

War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes is the third and what seems to be the final movie in the series as we finish of the story of Caesar. While this is the final chapter it is not the most action packed of the films. The film turns out to be more of a character…

Spider-man Homecoming

Spider-Man Homecoming had a big hill to climb with this being the third reboot in fifteen years. I was one who was feeling a little bit of spidery fatigue. However, I believe that Tom Holland will have people coming out to see what he can do. I believe he has breathed new life into this…

Baby Driver

Baby Driver is a spectacle from the opening credits to the end credits. The film is a wonderful example of the narrative and characters coming together in just the perfect mix. There is really no fat on this film. Every scene drives the story forward. This is the way a heist film should be and…

Wonder Woman

She has finally made it to the big screen! A film that generations of fans have been waiting for is finally here. The were a lot of eyes on this film, as the track record with the new D.C. universe has not had the best start. Films such as Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates of the Caribbean has been a franchise that I have loved for a long time. The reviews on the series have been mixed and I myself cannot say that the series is great as a whole. What I can say is that this franchise has some of the best characters out there with depth…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

  Well, James Gunn has done it again. We have gotten more of what we loved in the first film. The characters that we have learned to love were more flushed out in this sequel. There was a little more comedy peppered in to this one, but it was wonderfully used. They pick up answering…

Power Rangers

Power Rangers brings back a ton of nostalgia for my generation. As a 90’s kid, Power Rangers was always a big part of after school and Saturday mornings for me. There have been a lot of rumblings concerning this film as to how it would be received by a mass audience. However, I believe that…

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast was a film that changed the outlook of animation in its time. The music from the film is unforgettable and the characters are timeless. When Disney decided to make a live action remake, I was very interested to see where they took it and how they planned to tackle a classic…

Cinema Wise’s Holiday Movie List 2016

 Here we go again! our picks for the 2016 holiday season! Please enjoy and make sure to spread the holiday cheer! Happy Holidays from everyone at Cinema Wise! (Note: on some lines you will find that there are 2 movies on each day this is due to release dates of a new holiday movie or…

Central Intelligence

Looks like The Rock will be in every movie on the planet going forward until the end of time. In the latest installment of his filmography we have Central Intelligence. This is essentially a buddy cop movie with The Rock and Kevin Hart. I was immediately on board for this film when it was announced….

Warcraft

Warcraft has been a movie that could be the turning point in making video game properties into great franchises in Hollywood. So, needless to say, this film had a lot riding on its shoulders. When it came down to opening night and the stage lights are bright, Warcraft seemed to stumble under the pressure. Looks…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Well, we are back again turtle fans, so let’s go ninja, go ninja, go! The second time around is an improvement on the first and builds on the story. Now, these Turtles are nothing like the ones I grew up with in the 90’s. These turtles are a little sillier, but it works in the…

X-Men : Apocalypse

  This franchise is back on its feet and these films just keep getting better and better. Even with them still phasing out the old cast and bringing in the younger cast they have found a wonderful way that works, services the overall story and develops the characters. The film is part of a series…

Neighbors 2

Here we go with another comedy sequel that will leave you with no expression and no feeling but that you wished you had done something better with your time. I’m disappointed in this film because I usually enjoy these actors and actresses. But, I probably should have expected this. Neighbors 2 is a duplication of…

Captain America: Civil War

Is Marvel hitting another one out of the park? It would seem so but let us dive into this film and see how it comes out on the other side. This film is without a doubt visually stunning and the story is beautiful. If you are reading other reviews, you might have seen some Marvel…

Keanu

This film is definitely not for everyone. My only suggestion for this film is: know what you are getting yourself into. If you are not a Key and Peele fan, or if you get easily offended, you might want to skip this one. However, if you are on the other side of that coin, this…

The Jungle Book

This is what I call a live action remake! This is the 1967 classic story made for a new generation of children. This film is firing on all cylinders and a replica of what every one of these remakes should be like. It’s the perfect blend of the classic story and a new twist to…