Posts

Isle of Dogs SPOILER-FREE Review

Image
Run Time: 1 hour, 41 minutes Rating: PG-13Directed by: Wes AndersonStarring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton
To be completely honest with you, I hadn't seen any Wes Anderson movies leading up to Isle of Dogs. So, in preparation, I watched The Grand Budapest Hotel and Fantastic Mr. Fox in order to get acclimated with his style. And I'm glad I did, because it certainly helped me appreciate Isle of Dogs more. The film looks at a futuristic Japan where, after a dog virus breaks out, Mayor Kobayashi (Kunichi Nomura) signs a law forcing infected dogs to be sent to a distant island to fend for themselves. There, we follow a pack of dogs led by Chief (Bryan Cranston) as they try to help a young boy named Atari (Koyu Rankin), who crash lands on the island, find his pet dog. Seeing Fantastic Mr. Fox beforehand (literally the night before) definitely helped, as it prepared me for Anderson's stop motion animation style. And I actually found myself liking Isle of Dogs even m…

Rampage SPOILER-FREE Review

Image
Run Time: 1 hour, 47 minutes Rating: PG-13Directed by: Brad PeytonStarring: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
When three animals become supersized beasts, what do you do? You call Dwayne Johnson, the only other supersized beast who can stop them. Rampage is based off of an old-school arcade game, and it seems like a strange choice for a movie. What kind of story can you tell around a game that really only involves giant monsters fighting each other? But leave it to the powers at Hollywood to find a way to make it a big blockbuster motion picture in order to suck the money out of the audience's wallets. At least, that's how I saw Rampage going in. Nobody was asking for a Rampage movie. When you talk about the most desired video game movie adaptations, you hear names like The Last of Us or Uncharted, not necessarily Rampage. My hopes were never too high for this movie. I love the Rock, but he doesn't always make the best movies. For every surprise hit he has…

CinemaCon 2018: Venom- Trailer 2

Image
Venom has been a roller coaster of expectations for me. When Sony first announced they were doing a Venom movie, I wasn't that interested. However, then they brought on a stellar cast including Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Woody Harrelson, and Jenny Slate. With that, my anticipation for Venom began to grow rapidly. It ended up becoming my fourth most anticipated movie of 2018, and I was expecting that the film would ultimately take everyone by surprise and be fantastic. But then the first trailer dropped, and I hated it. The entire trailer was building up to Venom, and there wasn't any Venom in it! I don't know how a Venom trailer without any Venom got past Sony and was put online, but that's what happened. After that trailer, my faith in the movie was majorly shaken. It's to the point where I think whether or not Venom will be any good is a coin toss. I've been looking forward to seeing a new trailer. Hopefully, Sony can get me back on board, and a…

Deadpool 2- Trailer 3

Image
With all the attention on Avengers: Infinity War right now, it's strange to think that Deadpool 2 comes just a couple weeks after it. In fact, the film comes out just a month from yesterday. This is one I've been waiting for since the end credits rolled for the first Deadpool. That film was such a breath of fresh air for the comic book genre. It spoofed the genre in so many ways, while also being raunchy, funny, and action-packed. It took everyone by surprise, not just with how good it was, but also by how well it did at the box office. It made $783 million dollars at the worldwide box office, which is insane for a low budget, R-rated movie about a (then) obscure comic book character. So, needless to say, it was a win across the board. And I think the sequel will be even better. I may sound crazy for saying that, but everything is pointing to Deadpool 2 being better than the first one. I could be completely dead wrong on that, but right now that's what I'm thinking go…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom- Trailer 3

Image
While I loved the first Jurassic World, I haven't been super enthusiastic for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. I've definitely been looking forward to it; it was on my top ten list for my most anticipated films of the year. But I haven't been counting down the days to it in the same way I have been for other summer releases, like Avengers: Infinity War or Deadpool 2. I thought the first trailer for Fallen Kingdom was okay at best, as I didn't think it was the best way to introduce us to the movie. I liked the Super Bowl trailer they put out far better. And now, with just a couple months left until the movie hits theaters, we are getting our third and final trailer for Fallen Kingdom. With this trailer, I'm looking to get a better sense of the story. We have gotten pieces of it with the previous trailers, but not enough to see how it all comes together. I also want to see the movie will fuse the action and horror together. The first trailer emphasized the action, wh…

WATCH: Ready Player One SPOILER Discussion

Image
Panelists Connor Murphy and Matt Smith, and host Nathanael Molnár, go in depth talking about Ready Player One. There will be spoilers. If you have not seen the film yet, you can check out our spoiler-free review here instead.


What do you think? What did you like about Ready Player One? What didn't you like about the film? What were your overall thoughts on the movie? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 
Written by: Nathanael Molnár Email us your movie questions at: themovieparadise999@gmail.com
Like us on Facebook, and Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @movieparadise99