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The Last Duel Review: A Gripping & Brutal Historical Drama

Ridley Scott, the master behind films such as Alien, Blade Runner, and The Martian, has two new movies in 2021. Before we see the scandalous real-life story of House of Gucci, Scott has another story to tell based on true events. The Last Duel is a historical drama that follows the last legally sanctioned duel in France’s history as Marguerite de Carrouges (Jodie Comer) claims to have been raped by Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver). Her husband, Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon), challenges Le Gris to ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, France, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Action, Movie Reviews, Ridley Scott, Adam Driver, Scott, Damon, Marguerite, Jean, Affleck, ComingSoon, Movie News

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Review: The Sequel Fans Have Been Waiting For

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who are you gonna call? You’re gonna call Jason Reitman to helm the franchise his father started in 1984 with the classic supernatural ghost-busting comedy that has persisted through pop culture for decades. The movie that spawned a 1989 sequel, a 2016 all-female reboot, and the catchiest theme song of the ’80s has a new sequel under its Pistol Belt. Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a direct sequel to the first two Ghostbusters films, putting fresh fa...
Tags: Family, Comedy, New York, Movies, New York City, Sci-fi, Movie Reviews, Bill Murray, Oklahoma, Jason Reitman, Ghostbusters, Proton, Dan Aykroyd, Paul Rudd, Reitman, Ernie Hudson

There’s Someone Inside Your House Review: Netflix Offers Horror Appetizer

Netflix’s newest horror film is There’s Someone Inside Your House, a slasher directed by Patrick Brice. This film follows a group of high school teenagers who find themselves being targeted by a masked killer who wears the face of his victims before murdering them. As the killer begins to reveal their classmates’ deepest secrets at school, the teens must find the killer’s identity before becoming their next victim. Spooky season is in full swing, and with films like Army of the Dead and the Fear...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Netflix, Movie Reviews, House, Army, Drew Barrymore, Streaming, Patrick Brice, ComingSoon, Movie News, Brice, Henry Gayden, Movie Features, Alexandra Asjha Cooper, Makani Young Sydney

The Execution Review: Lado Kvataniya Delivers Brutal & Gripping Psychological Thriller

Lado Kvataniya’s feature film directorial debut is a tension-filled neo-noir psychological thriller that largely takes place during the decline and collapse of the Soviet Union, centering around a case involving a brutal serial killer dubbed The Butcher that spans between 1978 and 1991. Co-written by Olga Gorodetskaya, the story kicks off with a wounded survivor, presumably a victim of said serial killer, bursting out of a Russian forest in 1991 and escaping the perpetrator with her harrowing ta...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Time, Movie Reviews, Ussr, Nadia, Soviet Union, Ivan, Vera, Issa, Kira, ComingSoon, Fantastic Fest, The Execution, Movie Features, Lado Kvataniya

Cry Macho Review: An Impressive Clint Eastwood Can’t Save Forgettable Script

Clint Eastwood puts the cowboy hat back on for his first Western since 1992’s Unforgiven. He produces, directs, and stars in Cry Macho, a neo-Western drama about Mike Milo (Eastwood), a former rodeo star hired to bring a 13-year-old named Rafo (Eduardo Minett) back to his father. Eastwood is a pioneer of the Western genre, having famously portrayed The Man With No Name in Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy. After a decades-long production history with Arnold Schwarzenegger briefly landing the lead r...
Tags: Movies, Drama, California, Western, Action, Movie Reviews, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mike, Sergio Leone, Eastwood, ComingSoon, Minett, Movie Features, Rafo Eduardo Minett, Rafo

The Many Saints of Newark review: Sopranos prequel is a frustrating inside joke

The Many Saints of Newark tries to be both a good mob movie and an extension of The Sopranos, but falls short of its cast's and legacy's potential.
Tags: Trends, Movie Reviews, The Sopranos, Newark, Movies & TV, The Many Saints of Newark

Venom: Let There Be Carnage Review: Woody Harrelson Thrives in Blockbuster

After three years, audiences are getting a sequel to the 2018 superhero film, Venom. The sequel called Venom: Let There Be Carnage is directed by Andy Serkis, the motion capture and voice behind Gollum, Snoke, King Kong, Caesar, and he has previously stepped into the Marvel universe with his portrayal of Ulysses Klaue in the MCU. Getting an icon of pop culture to helm a superhero flick was a fantastic idea that worked marvelously. This is a wickedly entertaining movie that moves at a breakneck p...
Tags: Movies, Marvel, Movie Reviews, Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Sony Pictures, Eddie, Tom Hardy, Ahmed, Comic Book, Harrelson, Riz Ahmed, Cletus, Ulysses Klaue, Eddie Brock Tom Hardy, Kong Caesar

No Time to Die Review: Daniel Craig Thrills in Farewell James Bond Film

Nearly two years after its initial planned release date and a surplus of “well, I guess there’s PLENTY of time to die!” jokes later, we have No Time to Die, an action spy film directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. This film serves as the 25th installment in Eon’s long-running James Bond franchise. Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as the eponymous spy was a long time coming. Unfortunately, this was the first movie to get delayed at the beginning of the pandemic, but we are finally getting to see t...
Tags: Movies, Movie Reviews, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Cia, Aston Martin, Bond, Roger Moore, Craig, Sean Connery, Madeleine, Safin, Pierce Brosnan, Eon, Javier Bardem, Paloma

Titane Review: Truly A Movie Like No Other

Titane is about a woman who has sex with a car and gets pregnant. It won the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival. It will leave you speechless. Safe to say, Titane is a movie like no other. This body horror thriller comes to us from Julia Ducournau, and it has a premise that is, um, shocking. If you watch this movie and describe the story to those who ask, they will either not believe you or ask which character Adam Sandler plays in the film. This is a unique, beautifully absurd idea for a movie ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Movie Reviews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James McAvoy, Cannes, Adam Sandler, Vincent, Alexia, Julia Ducournau, Ducournau, Titane, Ruben Impens, Movie Features, Tammy Faye Review, Andrew Garfield Jessica Chastain

Midnight Mass review: Haunting series’ follow-up is a holy terror

It's a departure from many elements of The Haunting anthology, but Mike Flanagan's chilling Midnight Mass might be his best Netflix horror series so far.
Tags: Trends, Netflix, Movie Reviews, Mike Flanagan, Movies & TV, Midnight Mass


As with all of my reviews, I want to make sure people are aware that I won’t be spoiling any of the plot here. That being said, the Dear Evan Hansen stage production premiered in 2016, and it’s been a moderately well known story since. Even if you’ve never heard a song off the soundtrack, […] The post REVIEW: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Your Movie Is Bad appeared first on ZANNALAND!.
Tags: Reviews, Parenting, Review, Movie Review, Movie Reviews, Broadway, Musical, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, EVAN HANSEN, Ben Platt, Tony Awards, Dear Evan Hansen, Movie Musical, Tony Award Nominee

The Eyes of Tammy Faye Review: Andrew Garfield & Jessica Chastain Wow in Biopic

Michael Showalter directs The Eyes of Tammy Faye, a biographical drama based on a 2000 documentary about the life of famous evangelist and TV personality Tammy Faye (Jessica Chastain). The film follows her life as she and her husband, Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield), create a Christian TV program called The PTL Club. There’s a lot to enjoy about this film as it’s from the director of films such as The Big Sick and last year’s The Lovebirds, and we have two incredible stars in the lead. Thankfully, ...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Movies, Drama, Molly, Movie Reviews, Andrew Garfield, Garfield, Jerry Falwell, Chastain, Jim Bakker, Faye, Michael Showalter, Vincent D Onofrio, Bakker, PTL, Cherry Jones

Star Wars: Visions is the best thing to happen to the franchise since Baby Yoda

Anthology series Star Wars: Visions delivers an exciting journey through the Star Wars saga that makes the franchise feel fresh and full of potential.
Tags: Star Wars, Trends, Movie Reviews, Movies & TV, Baby Yoda, Star Wars: Visions

My Son Review: James McAvoy Shines Despite Familiar Premise

Christian Carion co-writes and directs an English-language remake of his 2017 film, Mon Garçon. My Son is a mystery thriller about Edmond Murray (James McAvoy), who visits his ex-wife, Joan (Claire Foy), to help find their missing son. McAvoy is one of the most talented actors working today. He has never been known to shy away from a challenge, whether he’s playing a man with 24 different personalities in Split or doing extensive monologuing in last month’s Together. His latest acting trial come...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Action, Movie Reviews, Streaming, Liam Neeson, James McAvoy, Mel Gibson, Christian Carion, Edmond, Peacock, Foy, Denis Villeneuve, McAvoy, ComingSoon, Movie Features

The Shawshank Redemption 4K Review: The Masterpiece Dazzles in 4K

The Shawshank Redemption remains one of the all-time great films. Everyone knows this. Really, there’s not much more that can be said about Frank Darabont’s astonishing 1994 masterpiece that hasn’t been said already. Everything about the flick, namely the thoughtful screenplay (adapted from Stephen King’s short story), wonderful performances, solid direction, and beautiful Thomas Newman score, combine to deliver a monumental cinematic achievement that has yet to reveal any signs of wear and tear...
Tags: Drama, Movies, 4K Reviews, Frank Darabont, Morgan Freeman, Movie Features, Movie News, Movie Reviews, The Shawshank Redemption, Tim Robbins

Y: The Last Man season 1 teaches an old apocalypse new tricks

In FX Networks' Y: The Last Man, the sudden demise of every male mammal on Earth is just the beginning of a fascinating, frightening saga with plenty of twists.
Tags: Trends, Earth, Movie Reviews, Movies & TV, Y: The Last Man

Malignant Review – Horror Film Delivers Classic James Wan Scares

When The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It arrived in theaters last June, it was generally unanimous that the film was okay but would have been better had horror master James Wan returned to direct the threequel. Instead of directing the new Conjuring, Wan directed Malignant, an original horror film starring Annabelle Wallis as Madison, a woman who begins to have visions of murders. Soon realizing that the murders are a terrifying reality, Madison must uncover the truth about her connection to ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Movie Reviews, Streaming, Madison, Wallis, Grace, Annabelle Wallis, Annabelle, ComingSoon, James Wan, McKenna Grace, HBO Max, Movie Features, Conjuring Wan, Gabriel Look

The Card Counter Review – Oscar Isaac Stars in Captivating Crime Drama

Sometimes, it’s easy to pinpoint what makes a movie great, whether it’s the excellent performances or the riveting dialogue. Other times, it’s not easy at all, and that happens with films like The Card Counter, a crime drama written and directed by Paul Schrader, who has previously directed First Reformed and wrote the screenplay for Taxi Driver. Oscar Isaac stars as William Tell, a gambler who counts cards at the casinos. When a young man named Cirk (Tye Sheridan) approaches him wanting his hel...
Tags: Movies, Movie Reviews, William, Oscar Isaac, Linda, Isaac, William Tell, Paul Schrader, ComingSoon, Movie News, Dafoe, Schrader, Tiffany Haddish, Oscar Isaac Stars, Haddish, First Reformed

Cinderella Review – Camila Cabello’s Charisma Propels a Progressively Charming Fairy Tale

When we talk about Hollywood recycling ideas, we think of the endless sequels and films that are shamelessly derivative of superior works, but one story that Hollywood will never stop retelling is the story of a mistreated stepdaughter who becomes a princess. Kay Cannon writes and directs Cinderella, the umpteenth film adaptation of the classic fairy tale. This time, we have singer-songwriter Camila Cabello stepping into the glass slippers of the iconic princess, in the most well-known rags-to-r...
Tags: Amazon, Family, Hollywood, Movies, Movie Reviews, Streaming, Cinderella, Idina Menzel, James Corden, Amazon Prime Video, Pierce Brosnan, Clark Kent, Billy Porter, Camila Cabello, Movie News, Kay Cannon

What We Do In The Shadows remains bloody good in season 3

Season 3 of What We Do In The Shadows keeps the laughs coming and its mockumentary premise feeling fresh with great performances and clever twists.
Tags: Trends, Movie Reviews, What We Do In The Shadows, Movies & TV

Together Review – Captivating & Energetic From Start to Finish

Bleecker Street’s latest film is, remarkably, not a prequel to their early 2021 film, Together Together. This movie’s title leaves out the word redundancy, leaving us with Together, a comedy-drama from writer Dennis Kelly and director Stephen Daldry. The film stars James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan as a couple who must reevaluate their relationship as they are forced to quarantine together during the COVID-19 lockdown in a series of stories, monologues, and fourth-wall-breaking. Immediately, the fi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Movie Reviews, Stephen Daldry, James McAvoy, Sharon Horgan, Kelly, Horgan, Bleecker Street, Dennis Kelly, Sam Levinson, McAvoy, ComingSoon, Movie News, Malcolm Marie

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf review: A brutal, beautiful prequel

Netflix prequel film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf blends beautiful animation and sharp storytelling to provide an accessible, rewarding prequel tale.
Tags: Trends, Netflix, Movie Reviews, Wolf, Movies & TV, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Review – Representation That Matters

Marvel’s newest superhero film has arrived in theaters, this time boasting a majority-Asian cast and a (slightly) fresher spin on the superhero genre. Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of films such as Short Term 12 and Just Mercy, helms Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, a superhero movie starring Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, a martial artist living in San Francisco, who must confront his past while taking on the Ten Rings organization. While it can feel like Hollywood is getting oversatura...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hollywood, Movies, Marvel, San Francisco, Action, Movie Reviews, Kim, Jackie Chan, Comic Book, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Liu, Kevin Feige, MCU, ComingSoon, Destin Daniel Cretton

Marvel’s What If? review: How to break the MCU in all the right ways

Marvel's What If? series takes a surprisingly thoughtful approach to its alternate-universe premise and scores another win for Disney+ streaming service.
Tags: Disney, Trends, Movie Reviews, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Movies & TV, What If

The Suicide Squad review: James Gunn makes a body count beautiful

James Gunn's supervillain pseudo-sequel The Suicide Squad lives up to the bloody, hilarious hype and delivers one of WB's best DC Comics movies so far.
Tags: Trends, Movie Reviews, Suicide Squad, James Gunn, WB, Movies & TV, DCEU, The Suicide Squad

Jungle Cruise review: Disney’s river adventure makes it easy to get swept away

Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, and Jack Whitehall make Disney's theme-park-inspired Jungle Cruise movie feel fresh, fun, and exciting in all the right ways.
Tags: Disney, Trends, Movie Reviews, Jack Whitehall, Jungle Cruise, Movies & TV, Dwayne Johnson Emily Blunt

Jungle Cruise Review – Emily Blunt & Dwayne Johnson Shine in Memorable Adventure

It only takes a few minutes for Jungle Cruise to hit its stride as a throwback to the family-friendly action adventures that we just don’t get enough of anymore. The film is expertly led by Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, who are reluctant partners that take pleasure in upsetting the other. Throw in a search for the legendary Tree of Life, which could result in significant strides in medicine, and you’ve got plenty of stakes for all parties involved. Johnson is fantastic in the lead role of Capt...
Tags: Amazon, Family, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Disney, Action, Movie Reviews, Johnson, Indiana Jones, Emily Blunt, Paul Giamatti, Jack Whitehall, Lily, Frank, Jesse Plemons, Giamatti

Three Floors Review: Nanni Moretti Goes Full Cruise Control in Middle-Class Drama

After winning the Palme d’Or in 2001 with The Son’s Room, Moretti returned at Cannes with Three Floors. The story follows three families living inside the same building in Rome, all of them dealing with their own drama. Based on the Shalosh Qomot novel by Israeli author Eshkol Nevo, Moretti adapted for the first time in his career someone else’s story. Despite the Italian director’s efforts, an underlying sadness marks his latest work, making it a gloomy story in contrast with the sunny setting....
Tags: Europe, Movies, Rome, Movie Reviews, Italy, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Dora, Sara, Monica, Renato, Moretti, Nanni Moretti, ComingSoon, Lucio, Riccardo Scamarcio

Masters of the Universe: Revelation review: A sequel series that has the power

Masters of the Universe: Revelation breathes new life into its 1980s cartoon source material with a fun dive into the mythology that leaves you wanting more.
Tags: Trends, Movie Reviews, Movies & TV, Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Gunpowder Milkshake review: Move over, John Wick — the future is female

Karen Gillan joins an all-star ensemble of lethal leading ladies for non-stop action in the Netflix film Gunpowder Milkshake, directed by Navot Papushado.
Tags: Trends, Netflix, Movie Reviews, John Wick, Karen Gillan, Movies & TV, Gunpowder Milkshake

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