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…

Aquaman

This is a movie that I have been waiting on since first seeing Jason Momoa in Batman Vs Superman and Justice League. This is an example of taking a character that was a laughing joke in most comics and on TV, and making him a force to be reckoned with. Since I saw the first…

Spider-Man into the Spider- Verse

This is a Spider-Man story that I was fairly familiar with and I loved the new twist. With multiple universes and multiple Spider-Men, it could be a daunting tale to tell and keep a general audience following the story. This is also the first Spider-Man story where we are not following Peter Parker. So, we…

Creed II

This film is the a great way to continue this film franchise. From the first trailer drop it had fans hooked. It was the return of a villian from the franchise but a great way to bring him back. Drago, a son on a mission to reclaim glory for his family and Creed, a son…

Fantastic Beast: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Welcome back to the magical wizarding world! This film must extend the world some and get more in depth into the characters that were first introduced. The additions in cast are one that should propel this film in a positive way. As someone who grew up with the Harry Potter story, I was more than…

Halloween

Halloween is a soft reboot of the series.  It is picking up 40 years after the events on Halloween night in 1978. I cannot think of a better way to reboot this series. The film is great. It picks up with Laurie Strode dealing with Post Traumatic Stress for over 40 years. We see the…

Venom

It was nice to see one of my favorite comic book characters get a second chance. I was on board with this film from the announcement of Tom Hardy in the lead as Eddie Brock. He is one of my favorite actors working today and I really can not think of a performance I did…

The Predator

This movie was a giant slap in the face to this property. The worst in the franchise thus far! I wonder what has made this property so hard to nail down with such a solid idea and a great premise for future films. This film started off in a good direction but at every turn…

A Simple Favor

This film was a wonderful surprise. From the first trailer I was all in so I ended up not following anything more after that because I was going to see the film regardless and to be honest I did not want to spoil anything. The film ended up being different than what was advertised. Thrill…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was a movie that all kids (now adults) from the 90’s should have been looking forward to. It was the follow up to a movie that brought life back into the Jurassic Park franchise. Following the first Jurassic World, I was excited to see where they could take these new characters….

Deadpool 2

The Merc with the mouth is back for his second stand alone movie and I could not be more excited to dive into the fun. The first film was so refreshing and new and showed how much fun you can have with a character like this. Well, Deadpool 2 continues with the same feel of…

Avengers Infinity War

Marvel continues to prove to you that they are a powerhouse in the film industry. They know their properties so well and continue taking risks with every film. They took a risk with taking all of their characters and making them work together in one cohesive film. I was looking forward to seeing how they…

Blockers

This Film was one that had a very funny premise and with a cast that looked like we could get something special. However, when it came down to the end credits in the theater, it felt a little short and was just another middle of the road comedy that missed on many levels. I wanted…

Ready Player One

Ready Player one was a film that I was trying to avoid seeing very much advertisement for as I wanted to go in with a no expectation or knowledge of the story. It was the first film in a long time that was a pure movie experience. I have not been able to do this…

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider was in need of a reboot in both the gaming world as well as on the big screen. We got an amazing reboot of the game that landed with its audience and I believed could easily be transferred to the big screen if all the pieces started to align. The first bit of…

Black Panther

Black Panther is a film that I was really looking forward to because one of my favorite actors was finally stepping out of a heroic role and into a role as a villain. In addition, I did enjoy our first look at the Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War so I wanted to see…

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…

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….