Prediticons for the 89th Academy Awards

It is that time of year again, time for the annual Academy Awards. That means it is also time to make some Oscar predictions.  For the sake of brevity, I will only cover the major categories. Best Picture: Nominees                       Prediction                   Should Win                     Upset                                 “Arrival”                         “La La Land”                “La La Land”               “Moonlight” “Fences” “Hacksaw Ridge” … More Prediticons for the 89th Academy Awards

‘Fences’ Review

Directed by Denzel Washington Written by August Wilson Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sidney ★★☆ “Fences” a film adaption of August Wilson’s play of the same name directed by Denzel Washington. Washington also stars in the film with Viola Davis, reprising their roles from … More ‘Fences’ Review

‘Why Him?’ Review

Directed by John Hamburg Written by John Hamburg, Ian Helfer and Jonah Hill Starring: James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck and Keegan-Michael Key ☆☆☆ As a film critic, I try and see everything I can. As an amateur film critic, I try and avoid things that have the smell of a … More ‘Why Him?’ Review

‘Sing’ Review

Directed by Garth Jennings Written by Garth Jennings Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton and Nick Kroll ☆☆☆ “Sing” the latest animated offering from Illumination Entertainment – responsible for the Minions – is the worst kind musical: a jukebox musical. It’s also the worst kind … More ‘Sing’ Review

‘Office Christmas Party’ Review

Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck Written by Justin Malen, Laura Solon, Dan Mazer, Jon Lucas, Scott Moore and Timothy Dowling Starring: Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T. J. Miller, Jillian Bell, Vanessa Bayer, Courtney B. Vance, Rob Corddry, Sam Richardson, Randall Park, Kate McKinnon and Jennifer Aniston ☆☆☆ “Office Christmas Party” is the type … More ‘Office Christmas Party’ Review

‘Rogue One’ Review

Directed by Gareth Edwards Written by Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy, John Knoll and Gary Whitta Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker and James Earl Jones ★★☆ With “Rogue One” the “Star Wars” franchise expands from a saga to a something along the … More ‘Rogue One’ Review

‘Moana’ Review

Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements Written by Jared Bush, Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams, Don Hall, Pamela Ribon, Aaron Kandel and Jordan Kandell Starring: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger and Alan Tudyk  ★★★  With their 56th animated feature film “Moana,” Walt Disney proves that they … More ‘Moana’ Review