Tag Archives: Universal Pictures

Halloween Kills Relies Too Heavily on Goofy Fan Service

Halloween Kills Relies Too Heavily on Goofy Fan Service

James Jay Edwards reviews Halloween Kills, the newest film in the Halloween franchise, directed by David Gordon Green and starring Jamie Lee Curtis. (Universal Pictures) 

The Addams Family 2 Takes the Creepy Family on a Kooky Vacation

James Jay Edwards reviews The Addams Family 2, a new animated film about the iconic Addams family first created by cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938. (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures) 

Dear Evan Hansen Doesn’t Quite Translate to the Big Screen

James Jay Edwards reviews Dear Evan Hansen, an adaptation of the 2015 stage musical, directed by Stephen Chbosky and starring Ben Platt. (Universal Pictures) 

Nia DeCosta’s Candyman Dares You To “Say His Name”

James Jay Edwards reviews Candyman, a supernatural slasher film directed by Nia DaCosta and starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. (Universal Pictures) 

After a Couple of Hits, Shyamalan Is Back to Middling with Old

James Jay Edwards reviews Old, the newest film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, inspired by the graphic novel Sandcastle. (Universal Pictures) 

The Forever Purge Shows Another Side of the Franchise

James Jay Edwards reviews The Forever Purge, an action horror film written by series creator James DeMonaco and directed by Everardo Gout. (Universal Pictures)

Street Fighter: Rewatching JCVD’s White-Washing, Snow-Blowing Tour De Farce

After it was announced that Jean-Claude Van Damme was high for the duration of Street Fighter, I decided to rewatch with modern eyes. I’m disappointed all over again … for reasons I didn’t predict.

The Hunt Misses the Mark With Its Political Satire

James Jay Edwards reviews The Hunt, a movie scheduled for release last September, that was, until President Trump criticized it via Twitter. It’s in theaters now.

The Invisible Man Reinvents a Classic for the #MeToo Generation

James Jay Edwards reviews The Invisible Man, a new film adaptation of the classic H. G. Wells novel, directed by Leigh Whannell and starring Elisabeth Moss.

Sam Mendes Immerses His Audience in the Frontlines of War With 1917

James Jay Edwards reviews 1917 by Sam Mendes, a film inspired by the actions of his grandfather during World War I.