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In Bird Box, Sandra Bullock keeps the film grounded in reality with another top-notch performance. (Photo courtesy of IMDb.com)

Netflix Review: ‘Bird Box’ is an ‘apocalyptic’ film, emphasizes loss of humanity

Matthew Peters February 8, 2019

Everyone has heard about the recent Netflix film "Bird Box." It was released over two months ago to the streaming platform’s 148 million subscribers. Even if you haven’t seen the movie, Sandra Bullock...

Elite actors bring vitality and vigor to the screen in  Creed II. (Photo courtesy of IMDb.com)

‘Creed II’ successfully follows original film with new director: actors perform with passion, though lacks original plot lines

Matthew Peters December 7, 2018

In the age of sequels and remakes that Hollywood is currently entrenched in, it is important to be weary of franchises biting off more than they can chew. "Creed II" is part of an eight movie franchise...

The sequel to Wreck-it Ralph displays a reimagined world, with a fascinating depiction of the physical space of the Internet. (Photo courtesy of cinematerial.com)

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ is ‘a colorful film about friendship,’ fun for all

Matthew Peters November 30, 2018

It took six whole years for Disney to release a sequel to the wildly successful 2012 film "Wretch-it Ralph" Luckily, the wait is well worth it. The world reimagined brings many elements to the table which...

While the script of Venom is occasionally laughable, the film is entertaining nonetheless.   (Photo courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter)

Movie Review: ‘Venom’ is entertaining but nonetheless a ‘cluster of undeveloped side characters and subplots’

Matthew Peters November 2, 2018

Why do we go to the movies? For many, the reason is escapism, as the trials of the day-to-day are left at the door for a few hours while the theater lights go down. Or it may be due to watching an actor...

BlacKkKlansman demonstrates a powerful connection to our current social climate, writes Matt Peters 19. (Photo Courtesy of impawards.com)

An ‘incredibly authentic viewing experience,’ the story of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ deserves to be told

Matthew Peters September 14, 2018

Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective in the history of the Colorado Police Department. For his first assignment, he decides to infiltrate the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. He accomplishes...

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Thoroughbreds missed its mark at trying to be a dark comedy

“Thoroughbreds” is a dark comedy missing depth but its actors shine

Matthew Peters March 23, 2018

Dark comedy in film can be a hit or miss. When attempting to blend both dark themes with comedic elements, the film’s tone can feel uneven and jumbled, leading to few laughs and little enjoyment in the...

Lady Bird revisits high school experiences (Photo Courtesy of IMPAwards.com).

‘Lady Bird’ is a future classic film

Matthew Peters December 8, 2017

High school was an uncomfortable time for many of us. Filled with awkward romances, school issues and trying to figure out who we truly are, it is a daunting time which shapes our future selves. This...

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