Category Archives: Josh’s Reviews

Why Hollywood Changed Hollywood, not Star Wars

**This article is in response to Stephen Galloway’s Hollywood Reporter article from 11/28, found here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/star-wars-why-changed-hollywood-worst-950605?facebook20161128** Founded in 1930, in stands to reason that The Hollywood Reporter, a “multi-platform digital and print magazine”, would have a unique perspective on the … Continue reading

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Film Review- ‘Terminator Genisys’ (*)

  Terminator Genisys  * (out of 5) Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Byung-hun Lee, Matt Smith, Dayo Okeniyi, and Courtney B. Vance Written by: Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier; based on characters created by … Continue reading

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The Film Fan Perspective’s 20 Favorites

   The Film Fan Perspective’s 20 Favorite Films In “celebration” of the fact that my blog still exists after two years, I’d like to share with the readers the movies that are closest to my heart and mind.  You may … Continue reading

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Film Review- ‘Jurassic World’ (**1/2)

Jurassic World  **1/2 (out of 5) Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, B.D. Wong, Jake Johnson, Lauren Lapkus, and Judy Greer Written by: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Derek Connolly, and … Continue reading

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Film Review- ‘Aloha’ (***)

  Aloha  *** (out of 5) Starring: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, Dennis “Bumpy” Kanahele, Danielle Rose Russel, Jaeden Lieberher, and Bill Murray Written and directed by: Cameron Crowe   **POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD** … Continue reading

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Film Review- ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (****)

  Mad Max: Fury Road  **** (out of 5) Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, Riley Keough, Nathan Jones, Josh Helman, and Hugh Keays-Byrne Written by: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, and … Continue reading

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Film Review- ‘Poltergeist’ (2015) (**)

  Poltergeist (2015)  ** (out of 5) Starring: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, and Kennedi Clements Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire Directed by: Gil Kenan    **POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD** Remakes, reboots, re-envisionings, re-tellings.  It’s what … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: ‘Poltergeist (1982)’ (*****)

  Poltergeist (1982)  ***** (out of 5) Starring: Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Richard Lawson, Martin Casella, James Karen, Heather O’Rourke, and Zelda Rubenstein Written by: Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais, and Mark Victor Directed … Continue reading

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Film Review- ‘Hot Pursuit’ (**)

  Hot Pursuit  ** (out of 5) Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, Matthew Del Negro, Michael Mosley, Robert Kazinsky, Richard T. Jones, John Carroll Lynch, Vincent Laresca, Joaquin Cosio, Jim Gaffigan, and Mike Birbiglia Written by: David Feeney and John … Continue reading

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Film Review- ‘Ex Machina’ (*****)

Ex Machina  ***** (out of 5) Starring: Domnhall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno, and Oscar Isaac Written and directed by: Alex Garland   Apart from the occasionally palatable scientist (Neil DeGrasse Tyson comes to mind), the field of technology and science finds … Continue reading

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