Chris Pratt

Movie Review -- 'The Lego Movie 2' is Filled With Fun, Adventure and Plenty of Memorable Music

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, is unique in the sense that it’s the second film in a series, while it’s the fourth film in the Lego Movie franchise. The success of the first film led to The Lego Batman Movie (an entertaining diversion), followed by Lego Ninjago (the less said about it the better), but those films occupy some other corner of the larger Lego Universe. It was a valid question of whether Warner Animation Group could live up to the hype of the first adventure of Emmet (Chris Pratt), Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), and Batman (Will Arnett).


Movie Review -- 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' is a Dinosaur Disaster

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is just short of a flat out failure -- it’s only marginally better than Jurassic Park III, which is an awful, awful film. Even despite this, lock in this fifth chapter to rake in out of this world profits. 

This movie will be adored by domestic audiences and is almost definitely a not-soon-to-be-extinct franchise. After the screening I attended earlier this week, the audience clapped and cheered once the credits rolled — walking out, everyone was buzzing and chatting with praise of the film. Given my knowledge of American audiences,...

Movie Review -- 'The Magnificent Seven' Doesn't Match the Original, But Still Full of Thrills


Westerns and remakes run at the core of Hollywood tradition so much that it’s surprising it took the studios this long to get to The Magnificent Seven. Originally a remake of the cinematic classic Seven Samurai by legendary director Akira Kurosawa, The Magnificent Seven tells a story that deeply resonates because it has all the right ingredients: underdog heroes, revenge, righteous indignation, and standing up to ruthless villains even when the cards are stacked against you. While Director Antoine Fuqua does his best retelling...