The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Red Box Rentals

Two posts in a row with the same format, looks like Hollywood isn’t the only losings it’s creativity. Well, decided I had to post some good old simple movie reviews; movies is in the name and I don’t like feeling like I’m false advertising. You know what you came for let’s get into it. The […]

The Sympathetic Killer

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Vile Ted Bundy is what I think is the title of the Netflix movie everyone is talking about at the time of writing this. I’ve heard mixed responses on the film mostly pertaining to how the film has chosen to portray Ted Bundy through the perspective […]

A Critic’s Critique of the Critics’ Critic: Are You Allowed to Say Endgame is Bad?

Preface: I don’t like to stir the pot but I mean just look at that title. It was too fun to pass up the opportunity to write that. I feel it necessary to warn you all that there is something truly terrifying that I will be discussing today, and it is something that may have […]

Finding Your Way in the ‘City of God’

The tagline for City of God is captivating for those uninitiated, but a loaded statement to reflect upon after viewing. “If you run, the beast catches you; if you stay,the beast eats you” the tag iterates how fated circumstances constructed by environment and attitude will inevitable cause demise. The chicken that darts across the streets […]

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Feels Like a Fever-Dream

Does Disney just make these live-action movies for the purpose of giving children sensory overload at this point. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to put it succinctly is an overstimulating and over bloated movie with such an over reliance on CGI environments that it hopes it provides enough spectacle to take an extremely lackluster […]

Farce or Fantasy? Filmmaking Through the Lens of ‘Day for Night’

Jean-Luc Godard’s accusation against Francois Truffaut for presenting the process of filmmaking as something fraudulently sentimental is unjustified. The words spat by Godard to disparage Truffaut and his vision is more or less a statement on the quality of Day for Night, but a blunt statement that services as proof that la nouvelle vague, French […]

I’m Back! Big Announcement (31 Spooks of October 2018)

Wow it has been awhile, but it is good to be back. First… sorry to anyone following this site for just going dark for about a month with no explanation why. I figured I’m small and insignificant enough that, no one really is going to care if they’re getting posts from me or not but […]

Is ‘Unsane’ Un-good or Un-bad?

There was a little movie that came out recently you might have heard of it, it’s called Unsane. OF COURSE YOU HAVE, why do I know this? Because everyone on the planet has already talked about this movie by now (sorry no more talking points for me) who apparently showed up late too the party […]

‘Christopher Robin’ a Film That Will Test How Much You Love “Nothing”

“It’s pretty much just Hook, but without the bastardization of Neverland” I don’t know about you but I think that’s one for the box cover. I think that’s the thing that Christopher Robin gets right, the adaptation of Pooh and friends just looks great. You do get a sense of that there’s respect for the […]

I Feel Empty, Is There Any Redemption in Amy Schumer’s Controversial Comedy? [Review]

Amy Schumer’s, I Feel Pretty is the perfect movie for a girl’s night out… wait I’m sorry I read my notes wrong I meant to say it’s perfect for a prelude to a suicide pact. A lot of the “positive” reviews have that it’s “a girl’s night out” movies and just wow, what kind of […]

Netflix Quick Review: Adventures in Public School

Adventures in Public School is the perfect film, for when you don’t want to feel the actual emotion-packed into To All The Boys I’ve Loved, but your not at the point of self-loathing that you actually waste your time watching The Package. Netflix finally pulled the cord and now people like me might be outlet […]

Is a ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Remake a Good Idea?

yes. The other day I finally got around to watching Adrian Lyne’s (Flashdance, Fatal Attraction) psychological drama Jacob’s Ladder which is available on Amazon Prime and it was wonderful. It’s a greatly executed puzzle film that keeps you guessing until the end what exactly is going on. It’s an exceptional watch for the prowess it […]

Is Refn’s New Cult Classic Movie Website Worth Checking Out?

Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn has been working on a project sure to satisfy those looking for a place to enjoy the low-budget, forgotten movies from the past. Refn’s online streaming site, byNWR.com has finally been released and promises to bring back the obscure hidden gems that you can’t really get anywhere else. This site […]

‘A Perfect Man’ is Unintentionally Kinda Funny (Review)

I’m not going to say much on A Perfect Man (2013) because honestly, who gives a fudge about A Perfect Man. I’m just going to ramble nonsensically but this movie is lowkey hilarious. You know the dialogue is bad when I watch the opening scene and think that this is some kind of “movie within […]

What Exactly is Happening in ‘Enemy’? (Debate/Theory)

The Denis Villeneuve directed, Jake Gyllenhaal starring mystery thriller Enemy shows a problematic clash when Adam Bell a history professor meets an actor who is his exact doppelganger. To everyone who has seen the film will agree that things are never quite as they seem and here we will debate the possible theories as to […]

I Found the Worst Found Footage Movie: A Cheap Trick or A Great Delusion?

You know the expression don’t fly too close to the sun… well it appears I might have done the opposite. I might have dug so deep that I guess I found hell. Today’s films are so bad that I hate to talk in over hyperbolized statements and absolutes, but I feel that calling them the […]

Remember the Classics: Bergman’s ‘Persona’ is Cinematic Poetics at its Finest

When it comes to Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 film Persona I have absolutely no idea where to begin, and that’s kind of the beauty of it. For those who have not had the pleasure of sitting down to watch Persona, the film’s story revolves around Elisabeth Vogler an actress who suddenly goes mute. When doctors diagnose […]

Why ‘Blockers’ is Everything Wrong With Movies

Blockers is the perfect summation of everything I find wrong with movies today. I’m sure most of you would jump in to say how Transformers 5 or The Emoji Movie would be a better fit for such a claim; I would argue that Blockers demonstrates how through shallow manipulation a giant turd such as this […]

‘The Girl in the Book’ – Film Review

I can’t believe this film has a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. Feel free to disagree but I felt this film was a classic example of “good premise” and sincere intentions but incredibly lackluster execution. The Plot The Girl in the Book is a flashback narrative that focuses on a book editor assistant named Alice and how […]

Red-Boxing – Which Rental Should You Pick Up? (Death Wish vs Red Sparrow)

Death Wish (2018) Director Eli Roth and Bruce Willis team up for an ill-received vigilante justice action movie remake. I understand why the critics response is so low because sitting through this one in the theater is probably a chore but this was like the perfect movie to half-pay attention to. There’s goofy, kind of […]

Debate: Should Animated Movies be Remastered in the Future?

Affirmative 1: It’s showtime. Incredibles 2 was more than a critically successful summer blockbuster smash hit, but a glimpse of the future to come. An audience at the movies in the year 2018 have become familiar with the concepts of re-make, and re-boot but the future of animation is going to be riding on the […]

The Incredibles 2 (no spoiler review)

Disney: There you go, we did it. You can stop asking for it now. It’s been 84 years and finally we got the long-awaited sequel to The Incredibles. The first thing I want to make clear because I think it’s the most important WARNING IF YOU DO OR MAY SUFFER FROM EPILEPTIC SEIZURES THIS MOVIE […]

Netflix Finally Did It! ‘set it up’ is the First Decent Original Movie!

  Netflix did it, maybe my standards have slowly been chipped away but Netflix finally made a “good” movie. In fairness, I haven’t seen every Netflix film, and I’ve missed some recent ones in Kissing Booth (no thank you) and Alex Strangelove or how I Learned to Stop Worry and Love a Guy. Netflix always […]

A Film Recommendation From Every Decade: I Bet You’ll Find Something New to Watch

Hello, and welcome to the movies. I like to stay well versed and watch movies good and bad as well as spanning across the entire history of film. Whatever period in film history your film buff repertoire is lacking I got you covered with a recommendation from each decade. I’ve tried to be random, but […]

Weekend Redbox Rentals (The Disaster Artist, Game Night, The 15:17 to Paris)

The Disaster Artist Quick Synopsis: James and Dave Franco transform into the real-life duo of Greg Sestero and Tommy Wiseau, the strange friendship behind the cult classic, “worst movie ever” The Room. Quick Review: I know these movies are connected by namesake till the end of time, but has anyone ever asked would it be […]

Netflix Original Anon (Review)

Hey! anon anon anon. Netflix’s new original movie starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried, Anon, tells Batman V. Superman to move over as we have a great versus movie as we finally get to see who would win between the Watch Dogs hacking system and Google Chrome’s incognito mode. Anon comes to us from director/writer […]

Not a Fan – Episode #2 Killing of a Sacred Deer

Oh Yorgos Lanthimos how I want to love you, but sadly I do not. Killing of a Sacred Deer is not a horribly executed film, nor does it lack an interesting premise, so I understand if you did enjoy this film, and I’m certainly not attacking your opinion. You have ever right to like it […]

Public Domain Theater – Now Playing: Spider Baby (1964) [Video Review]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi-FO5IIRwQ&t=333s Another boring video essay I suppose….   I want to take a small time here, though I suppose I’ll do a post on the exact day but K at the Movies has almost been a “thing?” for a whole year. So weird, I can’t believe I single handedly brought down Movie Pilot… in my […]

‘Eighth Grade’ Bo Burnham’s Directorial Debut has its charm.

I just saw Eighth Grade and it was delightful. Comedian Bo Burnham makes his directorial debut and it seems to fit the introspective material that has been the staple of his young career. Despite Burnham having a great sense of humor, I wouldn’t sell you this movie as a comedy. The film certainly has its […]

Why I Disagree with the ‘Wonder’ Controversy

Oh boy I’m angry! I’m an angry fella, who’s gonna say a bunch of ad hominem and pretend that if I say my point  LOUDER, than that makes me more right than you. Sorry I’m new to this, that’s how these usually go right? How about instead I just keep it casual and give my two […]