Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Director: Rob Marshall Actors: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer Award Corner: ☆☆☆☆ – B Out on Blu-Ray and DVD this week is the much acclaimed Mary Poppins Returns. As one of the few people I know who’ve actually read the original books by P.L. Travers, I was excited to see what new…

Captain Marvel (2019)

Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck Actors: Brie Larson, Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Annette Benning Award Corner: ☆☆☆☆☆ – A I literally just came from the theater. Usually I wait a bit to let all the implications of the movie sink in. Sometimes I see it more than once to make sure I understand what’s…

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2019)

Director: David Yates Actors: Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Jude Law, Johnny Depp Award Corner: ☆☆☆☆ – B In honor of the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on DVD and Blu-Ray, I thought I’d finally get around to actually getting my review up on it. Suffice it to say, it’s been a while….

How to Train Your Dragon (2019)

~-~-~-~-~-~ We interrupt this blog for an irregularly scheduled broadcast: I went back and looked at my original intention for this blog from several years ago and spied the line about not having a “convoluted rating system.” While I’m not abandoning the idea of having a rating system, I’m paring it down. Therefore, from now…

Thor: Ragnarok

Plot:       ☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆ Overall: 14/20  – B Director: Taika Waititi Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Goldblum There were few movies I was looking forward to more than Thor: Ragnarok. I became slightly disenchanted with Marvel when Captain America: Civil War came out so I’ve been…

Black Panther (2017)

Plot:       ☆☆☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆ Overall: 18/20  – A Director: Ryan Coogler Actors: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira This is one of, if not my absolute favorite origin story to date that MCU has created. It is vibrant, exciting, and amazing in just about every aspect. While unfortunately,…

Justice League

Plot:       ☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆☆ Overall: 16/20  –  A Director: Zack Snyder Actors: Gal Gadot, Ben Afleck, Jason Mamoa, Ezra Miller   Yes, yes. I know. This was released AGES ago.  Between real life and the holidays, I don’t know where the time has gone. But the important thing now, is to…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Plot:       ☆☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆ Overall: 16/20  –  A Director: Rian Johnson Cast: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher   **Millenium Falcon sized spoilers ahead** Okay, I’m going to admit it. I got lazy. That and the holidays are always an insane time with people coming and going and eating….

IT (2017)

Introducing guest blogger Movie Buddy (MB)! He was kind enough to write up a review for a movie I refused to see for reasons expressed here. (So yes, apparently, I am a chicken.) Enjoy! -Miss Movies _________________________________________________________________________________________ Hello there, everybody! This is Movie Buddy (MB) stepping in to help Miss Movies this week. It seems…

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Plot:       ☆☆☆ Acting:   ☆☆☆☆☆ Visuals:  ☆☆☆☆ Music:    ☆☆☆☆ Overall: 16/20  –  A   Director: Patrick Hughes Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Elodie Yung, Gary Oldman   Since this has been a year largely of remakes and sequels it’s refreshing to find movies that can still surprise you. Baby Driver was a movie that I…