Kaitlyn Booth

The Meg Review: Poor Structure with Not Enough Blood in the Water

The Meg is advertised as a fun and silly shark movie, but it has long, boring stretches and takes its 70-foot shark way too seriously. Director: Jon Turteltaub Summary: After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible. “A […]

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Christopher Robin Review: A Sweet Family Story That Takes a While to Get Going

Christopher Robin takes a little while to get going and might have trouble finding an audience, but it’s a sweet family movie nonetheless. Director: Marc Forster Summary: A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life. Disney continues its trend toward world domination remaking […]

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout Review: Another Extremely Strong Entry in This Franchise

Mission: Impossible – Fallout continues the upward trend of the Mission: Impossible movies by featuring stunning action set pieces and an excellent story. Director: Christopher McQuarrie Summary: Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong. The Mission: Impossible TV series always had a strong […]

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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Review: Hysterically Self-Aware and a Ton of Fun

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies continues the deconstruction trend of superhero movies — only this time with a target set on the younger audience. Directors: Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail Summary: A villain’s maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom. To say that Teen Titans Go! […]

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The Spy Who Dumped Me Review: Not Nearly as Funny as It Should Be

The Spy Who Dumped Me has a few winning jokes, but it falls short of being anything more than a mediocre spy movie. Director: Susanna Fogel Summary: Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a […]

The Darkest Minds Review: A Derivative Mess That Goes on Forever

The Darkest Minds might appeal to its target demographic, but they deserve something that isn’t this poorly paced or this unoriginal. Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson Summary: Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future. Giving […]

Skyscraper Review: Rather Dull with Very Little Substance

Skyscraper wants to be the next Die Hard, but it misses the point in favor of meaningless, over-the-top action scenes. Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber Summary: A father goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper. Every other action movie wants to be the next Die Hard. That’s not a bad movie […]

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review – Somehow Makes Dinosaurs Boring

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has a few bright spots, but they are either few and far between or were spoiled in the marketing. Director: J.A. Bayona Summary:When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. While Jurassic World might have […]

Tag Review: Genuinely Funny and Surprisingly Heartwarming

Tag is one of those rare comedies where the jokes land more often than they don’t and there is genuine heart behind all of the humor. Director: Jeff Tomsic Summary: A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country. While walking to […]

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Review: Mr. Rogers Will Make You Cry

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is the best kind of documentary as it beautifully explores the life of a great man. Director: Morgan Neville Summary: With his gentle voice and heartfelt words of wisdom, Fred Rogers served as a compassionate surrogate father for generations of American children who tuned in to public television. He believed […]

Hotel Artemis Review: Bad Pacing and Drab Action Scenes Make for a Boring Movie

Hotel Artemis sets the stage with a great setup and cast but fails to capitalize on it by taking way too long to get going with an odd tone and dull action. Director: Drew Pearce Summary: Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Hotel Artemis follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals. […]

Ocean’s 8 Review: Stylish, Smart, and a Ton of Fun

Ocean’s 8 has perfectly captured what made the George Clooney era of movies so good with a fantastic cast, a great sense of style, and a twist that will leave you grinning. Director: Gary Ross Summary: Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala. When […]

Adrift Review: Odd Structure Kneecaps the Pacing of this Passable Survival Story

Adrift is a passable survival story, but the framing device and non-linear story structure kills the momentum the longer the movie goes on. Director: Baltasar Kormákur Summary: Based on the true story of survival, a young couple’s chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face […]

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review – An Entertaining and Fun Ride with Missed Opportunities

Solo: A Star Wars Story has a few missed opportunities and might not change anyone’s life, but it is an enjoyable film with fun performances. Director: Ron Howard Summary: During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. When Lucasfilm […]

Life of the Party Review: This Party is Dead on Arrival

Life of the Party might have a few laughs here and there but it is ultimately quite boring and has very little to offer the comedy genre. Director: Ben Falcone Summary: After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree. The thing that is […]

[Review] Iron Man 10 Years on: A Flawed but Fun Start to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Iron Man might feature a mesmerizing performance by Robert Downey Jr. and kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that doesn’t entirely save it from a weak villain or falling apart by the third act. Director: Jon Favreau Summary: After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit […]