‘The Vault’ Review- Decent Safe-Cracking Flick

‘The Vault‘ is a heist thriller film also known by the title ‘Way Down.’ It is directed by Jaume Balagueró and was released overseas before making it over to Netflix for a wide release. Thom (Freddie Highmore) is an engineering student and prodigy who is being pressured to go into big business. He soon meets…

‘Sweet Girl’ Review- Not That Sweet Of A Girl

‘Sweet Girl‘ is a Netflix action film directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza and co-produced by the one and only Jason Momao. It was written by Philip Eisner and Gregg Hurwitz. Pittsburgh mom Amanda Cooper (Adria Arjona) falls ill with cancer, but her MMA fighter husband Ray (Jason Mamoa) and daughter Rachel (Isabela Merced) get the…

‘Beckett’ Review- Just Kind Of Ends

‘Beckett‘ is a Netflix thriller film directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino. It had its first showing at the 2021 74th Locarno Film Festival before its release. Beckett (John David Washington) and his girlfriend April Hanson (Alicia Vikander) are vacationing in Europe when they stop in Greece. They had originally planned to stay in Athens, but…

‘Vivo’ Review- A Lighthearted Family Film

‘Vivo‘ is Sony Pictures’ first-ever musical animated film which had its release on Netflix. It is directed by Kirk DeMicco who also co-wrote the screenplay with Quiara Alegría Hudes. Havana, Cuba resident Andrés Hernández (Juan de Marcos González) and his kinkajou Vivo (Lin-Manuel Miranda) are beloved street musicians who bring joy to their neighbors. One…

‘Transformers: War for Cybertron Arc 3: Kingdom’ Review

Rooster Teeth Studios, Polygon Pictures, and Allspark Animation beings us the finale to their finale of ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron’ with their third arc “Kingdom.” This unites the Transformers from Generation One with the characters from Beast Wars. After the Ark crashes on prehistoric Earth, Optimus Prime (Jake Foushee) orders Bumblebee (Joe Zieja), Wheeljack (Bill…

‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ Review- A Blatant Ripoff

Navot Papushado directs ‘Gunpowder Milkshake,’ a Netflix action-thriller from The Picture Company and distributed internationally by Studio Canal. Sam (Karen Gillan) is a member of the Sisterhood of Assassins who works for The Firm. She is estranged from her mother and fellow assassin Scarlet (Lena Headey), who abandoned Sam when she was twelve. Sam is…

‘The Ice Road’ Review- Liam Neeson Is Back In The Cold

Jonathan Hensleigh writes and directs ‘The Ice Road,’ an action-suspense film that was released digitally on Netflix in the United States and Amazon Prime in the United Kingdom. Mike McCann (Liam Neeson) is a truck driver who takes care of his mechanic brother Gurty (Marcus Thomas) who suffers from PTSD after serving in the military.…

‘Good On Paper’ Review- Dull. Dimwitted. Disaster.

‘Good On Paper‘ is a Netflix film directed by Kimmy Gatewood in her directorial film debut. It is an alleged comedy and made by Universal Pictures. Andrea (Iliza Shlesinger) is a 34-year-old stand-up comedian who is trying to break into television. After losing a part to her rival Serrena Halstead (Rebecca Rittenhouse), she gets angry…

‘Fear Street Part One: 1994’ Review- A Spooky Throwback

Inspired by a series of novellas by R.L. Stine, ‘Fear Street Part One: 1994‘ is a Netflix teen horror flick directed by Leigh Janiak based on a script by Phil Graziadei and Leigh Janiak. Shadyside, Ohio mall employee Heather Watkins (Maya Hawke) is murdered by Ryan Torres (David W. Thompson), who kills several other employees…

‘Wish Dragon’ Review- A Quirky And Charming Adventure

Produced by Jackie Chan, ‘Wish Dragon‘ is written and directed by Chris Appelhans. It was made by Sony Pictures Animation, Beijing Sparkle Roll Media Corporation, and released onto Netflix. Din Song (Jimmy Wong) is a young blue-collar worker in Shanghai, China who longs to see his childhood friend Li Na Wang (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) who…

‘Dog Gone Trouble’ Review- Boring And Typical

Originally titled ‘Trouble,’ director Kevin Johnson brings us ‘Dog Gone Trouble.’ The movie was originally set to be released in 2019, but it did not find a distributor until Netflix picked it up for their streaming service. After wealthy businesswoman Mrs. Sarah Vanderwhoozie (Betty White) passed away, her beloved dog Trouble (Big Sean) is cast…

‘Things Heard And Seen’ Review- I Wish I Could Unsee It

‘Things Heard And Seen‘ is a horror film written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. It was made by Likely Story and released on Netflix. Taking place in1980, former art restorer Catherine Clare (Amanda Seyfried) moves with her husband George (James Norton) and their daughter Fanny (Ana Sophia Heger) from Manhattan to…

‘Stowaway’ Review- So Little Oxygen

Written by Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison, ‘Stowaway,’ is a Netflix science fiction thriller film. The movie was directed by Penna and produced by Ulrich Schwarz, Nick Spicer, and Aram Tertzakian. Space commander Marina Barnett (Toni Collette), biologist David Kim (Daniel Dae Kim), and medical researcher Zoe Levenson (Anna Kendrick) are a three member team…

‘Army of the Dead’ Review- Dull. Dumb.

‘Army of the Dead‘ is a film co-produced, co-written, and directed by Zack Snyder. Originally announced in 2007, it got pushed back until it was picked up by Netflix and released in 2021. After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, the US government put a full quarantine on it, even walling it before announcing they…