Mike's Top Ten Films of 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Will Get Your Spidey Senses TinglingSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a fresh, well-animated, and bitingly clever take on Marvel’s most popular—and most overplayed—superhero.
'Mary Poppins Returns' Will Leave You Singing and SmilingThe sequel to the childhood classic doesn’t diminish the specialness of the original, and most importantly, Emily Blunt’s performance pays homage to Julie Andrews, the original M.P.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Needs a Dose of Magical Action
Melissa McCarthy Delivers in Can You Ever Forgive Me?McCarthy abandons the over-the-top persona that made her famous and instead opts for a more serious role. While Can You Ever Forgive Me? is forgettable, credit must be given to McCarthy for transforming a prickly historical biographer turned felon into the kind of person for whom I could root.
'Venom' Movie ReviewI went into this film with minimum expectations, and all I knew about the Venom character was from the horrible Spiderman 3. That being said, I enjoyed this film. It was very different than what I was expecting.
Lady Gaga is Reborn in A Star is BornLady Gaga's performance is raw, vulnerable and heartbreaking. Bradley Cooper, too, gives a surprising and passionate performance. In the end, you'll leave the movie reassessing the music industry and how we as a celebrity-obsessed culture treat, and ultimately dispose of, artists.
'Life Itself' Packs An Emotional, Yet Boring PunchThis ambitious movie wears its bleeding heart on its sleeve. Unfortunately, it’s too preoccupied with its big idea that it forgets to excite you.
The Predator is a Silly, Forgettable But Still Enjoyable Addition To The Predator SeriesWhat 'The Predator' lacks in substance, it makes up for using the kind of outlandish gore and crude, yet funny jokes seen in movies like Deadpool.
A Simple Favor is Simply ThrillingPeople will compare A Simple Favor to other thrillers like Gone Girl and A Girl on the Train. While there are similarities, A Simple Favor is much more outrageous and offbeat than its predecessors.
'Mile 22' Movie ReviewI hated how this film ended with a very confusing and puzzling conclusion. If you are a fan of Iko Uwais, it might be worth your money, but for me, this fight sequences just don’t make up for the stupid plot. My Rating: Cable
Crazy Rich Asians is Crazy FunCrazy Rich Asians is as good as it is lavish and provides a much-needed jolt to the romantic comedy genre.
The Meg is a Lousy Monster MovieThe Meg is a lousy monster movie featuring a bloated plotline and one-dimensional characters
Interview with John David Washington, star of 'BlacKkKlansman'Interview with John David Washington (son of two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington) about his role as Ron Stallworth in this amazing, true story.