‘Good Boys’ Break Bad In Crude – But Fun – Comedy

The best comedies are generally those with some heart. Think Eighth Grade, Booksmart, Superbad (this is a particularly relevant comparison to Good...

REVIEW: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’

Hobbs & Shaw does not reinvent the Fast and Furious wheel, but it does refine and enhance it by leaning into the funny and outrageous nature of the series.
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REVIEW: ‘Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood’

The release of Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film (of ten…maybe), Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, is finally here, and, oh boy, is...
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REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

With Avengers: Endgame, Marvel took things to the edge of epic-ness in every way - budget, scope, emotion, cast, box-office totals, fan's...

REVIEW: Avoid The Unmemorable ‘Men In Black: International’

Men in Black: International is a near two-hour slog with one or two scant moments of semi-quality that don’t even begin to warrant a single viewing, let alone a lengthy article detailing why this is the case.

REVIEW: ‘Men In Black: International’

Men in Black (1997) is one of those late 90's action flicks that managed to capture lightning in a bottle. The chemistry...

REVIEW: ‘Dark Phoenix’ Burns Up in the Atmosphere

Let's be honest - at a stage this late in the game, can anything be done to give the X-Men franchise a final outing...

REVIEW: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

Godzilla is a franchise that lives and dies by its kaiju, rock ‘em sock ‘em action; however, general audiences, more specifically, American audiences tend...

REVIEW: ‘Brightburn’ Isn’t Super, Man

For lovers of the superhero film, this truly stands as one of the best times to be alive-with the box office having been continually...

REVIEW: Taron Edgerton Electrifies ‘Rocketman’

Throughout cinematic history, there exists a growing sub-genre of films dedicated toward taking the music of a single artist/group, or a collection of such,...

REVIEW: ‘John Wick: Chapter 3′ – I’m Thinkin’ He’s Back

“John Wick – Excommunicado.” With those three words, John Wick: Chapter 2 ended seeing its titular hero cast out of his criminal underground with...

REVIEW ‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu’

Full disclosure-I know next to nothing about the blockbuster franchise that is Pokémon.  Outside of recalling one or two character names, and having friends...

REVIEW: ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’

I'll be completely honest right up front - I've never played a single Pokemon game, seen a single Pokemon show or movie, or owned...

REVIEW: ‘Tolkien’ Is An Adventure In Excellent Casting, Sluggish Pacing

There’s no denying the influence much-admired author J.R.R. Tolkien has had on literature over the past century or so, having crafted such legendary works...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Spoiler Review

Almost 11 years ago Marvel had given us the first movie to what would now become an experience. Twenty-one movies, hundreds of characters, billions...

REVIEW: ‘Long Shot’ Is An Unexpected, Splendid Comedic Gem

For the better part of the past decade-and-a-half, director Jonathan Levine has enjoyed a solid run of quality films, which despite such near-misses as...

‘Days Gone’ Game Review

For almost three years I have waited patiently for the PlayStation exclusive to come out. It was when I saw the reveal from the...
REVIEW: 'Avengers: Endgame' Is The Ultimate Conclusion

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Is The Masterful End We All Deserve

In writing this review, I can’t help but find myself highly conflicted over what exactly to divulge about Avengers: Endgame. Do I delve into Endgame’s...
REVIEW: 'Avengers: Endgame' Is The Ultimate Conclusion

REVIEW: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Is The Ultimate Conclusion

Well, it’s here. 21 movies crammed into a decade have led us to what Marvel Studios President/guru/producer extraordinaire, Kevin Feige, refers to as the...

REVIEW: ‘Shazam!’ Is Tailor Made For Everyone’s Inner Child

A year ago at this time, I had completely written off the franchise attempt that was the DC Extended Universe. Following the one-two punch of...

‘Shazam!’ Review: Zachary Levi Saves The Day…And The Film

It's no secret that the DCEU has been on a bit of an extended rebuilding year/apology tour since the made-by-commitee disaster that was the...

REVIEW: ‘The Division 2’ Gets The Looter-Shooter Formula Right

Ubisoft's The Division 2 is officially here and it is exactly what I had hoped it would be as a die-hard fan of the franchise. After having...

REVIEW: ‘Captain Marvel’ Is A Pure ‘90s Action Delight

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe tees up its biggest outing yet in next month’s Avengers: Endgame, a film which could very well represent both...

REVIEW: ‘Captain Marvel’ Is No Marvel, But A Solid Start

Leading up to Captain Marvel's release there's been a lot of noise and controversy surrounding the film and its star. First, a certain contingent...

REVIEW: ‘Anthem’ Is Not Exactly What It Seems

Bioware's highly anticipated open-world looter shooter Anthem is about to hit shelves and the digital marketplace in just a few days. With this in mind, I'd...

REVIEW: ‘Far Cry New Dawn’ Is A Welcome But Flawed Return To Hope County

Ubisoft's Far Cry New Dawn is a standalone sequel to last year's Far Cry 5 that is set 17 years after the nuclear bomb dropped in Hope...
REVIEW: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Is Beautiful, Ridiculous Fun

REVIEW: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Is Beautiful, Ridiculous Fun

From time to time, I’ll find myself taking in a Robert Rodriguez film, usually ending up at least semi-pleased with the result-whether it’s From...

REVIEW: Respawn’s ‘Apex Legends’ Is A Game-Changer

It has only been three days since Respawn Entertainment dropped Apex Legends on us without any major marketing and it is already proving to be a...

REVIEW: ‘Glass’ Is Severely Broken

There’s little more that needs to said about the polarizing M.  Night Shyamalan that hasn’t previously been discussed ad nauseam over the course of...

‘Vice’ Review: “A Humorous But Still Sincere Indictment of American Politics”

The Dark Knight star Christian Bale once again provides a heavyweight performance as he assumes the role of former US Vice President Dick Cheney...

DC Universe’s ‘Titans’ Season 1, Episode 1 Review [SPOILERS]

Since it's announcement, the DC Universe digital streaming platform's assembly of classic DC content and original content has been widely well received by fans...
New York Comic Con 2018 Recap & Review

New York Comic Con 2018 Recap & Review

FandomWire's own, Reilly Johnson, Joey DeAngelis, and Chris Nugent, recap 2018's New York Comic-Con as well as give a non-spoiler review of Venom! The...

‘Venom’ Spoiler-Free Review – A Symbiote that Nearly Kills Its Host

Just as Sony was rehabilitating its Spidey-related reputation amongst fans with their unprecedented co-production of Spider-Man: Homecoming with Marvel Studios, they got greedy. They...

‘The Predator’ is a Rare Shane Black Misfire

I’ll say this right up front – I’m a big fan of the original Predator movie, director Shane Black (The Nice Guys, Kiss Kiss,...

REVIEW: ‘The Predator’ Is A Lesson in How Not to Make A Movie

The Predator exists as clear evidence that director Shane Black has lost his signature touch-this is a ridiculous film with a smattering of laughs, run-of-the-mill acting, plot & character choices that range from confusing to dreadful and a director who asks the audience to shed any and all logic from their mentality in favor of something that requires barely a shred of brainpower to watch.

Spider-Man PS4 Review: “The Ultimate Spidey Experience”

As someone who has grown up with the various iterations of Spider-Man, I've never really disliked any of them as they all did a...
'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Spoiler-Free Review

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Spoiler-Free Review

Since JJ Abrams stepped in to revitalize the Mission: Impossible franchise with 2006’s Mission Impossible III, the franchise has been on one hell of...

REVIEW: ‘Godzilla: City On The Edge of Battle’

July 18th saw the Netflix-wide release of the second addition to the Toho Anime Godzilla series -- Godzilla: City On The Edge of Battle,...

‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Review: A Smooth And Thrilling Return To Form

NOTE: The following review has been re-edited and re-published from its original source at UP YOUR GEEK, but the writer is still the same....

‘Ant-Man & The Wasp’ Spoiler-Free Review

One of the great things about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is its amazing diversity of both characters and films. There’s something for everyone. For...

The Park Is Open: ‘Jurassic World Evolution’ Review

The 25th Anniversary of Jurassic Park took place this week, and in order to continuily promote hype and excitement for the newest addition to...

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Review

I’m going to start this review by simply saying, if you ever expect to see a sequel to Jurassic Park that captures its brilliance...

‘Solo: A (Mixed-Bag of a) Star Wars Story’ (SPOILER-FREE REVIEW)

Remember when we could all just be excited about new Star Wars movies coming out? You know, the days before every movie in the...

REVIEW: There’s Plenty To Love And Hate In ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Without question, it’s safe to say that the mighty Star Wars saga possesses a wealth of rather interesting interstellar speed bumps, a story worthy...
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ SPOILER Review & Discussion

Now that most of the world has had time to watch and digest the events that took place during Avengers: Infinity War, the 19th-entry...

‘Deadpool 2’: A Filthy Comedic Masterpiece (SPOILER-FREE REVIEW)

Sequels are a tightrope walk. Superhero sequels are one thing, but comedy sequels are a whole other animal. Comedy is like a magic trick...

REVIEW: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is Big, Bold, Beautiful (SPOILER FREE)

Let’s jump right in.  No need to prolong things any further. After endless hype, ten years and eighteen movies worth of developing an interconnected cinematic...

REVIEW: Dwayne Johnson Tries To Save The Silly ‘Rampage’

I can recall playing Midway’s Rampage somewhat sporadically growing up, occasionally tossing a quarter into the arcade cabinet or having rented from Blockbuster an...

REVIEW: John Krasinski Impresses With The Fine ‘A Quiet Place’

For a moment, try to flashback thirteen years into the past, when an American remake of a popular British television program debuted on NBC-that show,...

Far Cry 5 Review: “A Steady Paced Open-World Escape”

Far Cry 5 is here! When Ubisoft announced that their next installment in their popular Far Cry franchise would be set in America, I developed some small...

Get Ready For The Nostalgic Thrill Ride Of ‘Ready Player One’

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that the films of director Steven Spielberg have, at least in some form, had an impact on your...

REVIEW: ‘Ready Player One’ is a Game Worth Playing!

Ready Player One Director: Steven Spielberg Writers: Zak Penn & Ernest Cline Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, & TJ...

‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2 Review, Episode 6: “AKA Facetime”

Things for Trish are quickly spiraling. Her addiction to the super inhaler has made her pursuit of IGH even more obsessive. Like Ahab looking...

Tomb Raider: Don’t. Just Don’t.

Growing up, the only awareness I possessed of globetrotting video game adventurer Lara Croft, the renowned Tomb Raider, was simply that-an awareness.  Even the...

‘Tomb Raider’ Review: A Relic of the Past Best Left in its Sarcophagus

TOMB RAIDER Directed By: Roar Uthaug Written By: Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons Starring: Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Dominic West Review By Mike DeAngelo: There’s...

‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2 Review, Episode 4: ‘AKA God Help the Hobo’

I would pay good money for an all Marvel group therapy short film with Jessica Jones, The Hulk, Drax, and The Punisher. This episode...

REVIEW: ‘Godzilla: Planet of The Monsters’

It has been quite the revival for the King of All Monsters the last few years; with Legendary's new Monsterverse (which kick-started with Godzilla...

REVIEW: Game Night: Do Not Pass Go, Do Not See This Film

From directors John Francis Daley, best known for his role on the beloved comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks in addition to writing credits on 2011's...

‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2 Review, Episode 3: ‘AKA Sole Survivor’

We are off to the races now. Bodies are piling up and answers to this season's central mystery are finally unfolding. Speaking of bodies,...

‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2 Review, Episode 2: ‘AKA Freak Accident’

"With great power, comes great mental illness." - The Whizzer Confided in a video message to Trish Talk before he died, The Whizzer's clever riff...

REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘The Outsider’

Since the 1930's audiences have been captivated by the idea of the gangster film. From The Godfather to Scarface to Goodfellas, they managed to create compelling stories that semi-romanticized organized...

‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2 Review, Episode 1: ‘AKA Starting at The Beginning’

Reeling back from the aftermath of the first season and the dull and uneven Defenders team-up series, our girl Jessica Jones is at it...

REVIEW: ‘Annihilation’ Another (Not-So-Faithful) Book Adaptation?

  Annihilation Written By: Alex Garland & Jeff VanderMeer Directed By: Alex Garland Starring: Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez Review by Mike DeAngelo: As...

REVIEW: Everything Sucks! Couldn’t Describe the Show Any Better

If I had to choose, I'm probably more a '90s kid. Despite possessing a genuine love & appreciation for all things 1980s, having spent ages...

Mike’s Oscar Worthy Flicks of 2017

Well, here we are - Oscar week is upon us and everyone and their mother is breaking down their winners and losers of 2017....

‘Black Panther’ Spoiler Review & Discussion

On this special episode, Reilly Johnson (Editor-In-Chief) and Chris Nugent (Writer) discuss the record-breaking hit Marvel film, Black Panther. They dive in-depth into their...

Netflix’s ‘Full Metal Alchemist’ Fights An Uphill Battle

FThe moment of truth has arrived! The live-action adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Full Metal Alchemist has officially arrived on Netflix for streaming. Like many live-action...

‘Black Panther’ Review: A Well Made Rehash

Two years ago, Chadwick Boseman roared into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his take on Black Panther, in the big screen debut of the...

Black Panther Makes a Statement (REVIEW)

Black Panther Director: Ryan Coogler Writers: Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia...

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Black Panther: The Album’ Review

Without a doubt, Kendrick Lamar is among the forerunners of the music industry right now; recently acquiring seven Grammy Awards off his 2017 album... Damn. With...

‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ Review

One thing that can be said about the Cloverfield series is that, at the very least, they’re always marketed in a unique and intriguing...

The CW’s ‘Black Lightning’ Series Premiere Review

Obviously a lot of people are familiar with The CW's line of successful comic book television series- a family of DC properties such as Arrow, The...

Netflix’s ‘Bright’ Review

Well, the moment of truth has arrived. David Ayer’s Bright has officially released on Netflix which signifies the streaming service’s first major outing in producing films,...

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