‘Wonder’ Special Film Review

Grade: A-

Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, and Jacob Tremblay in Wonder (2017)

I hate to say this, but I actually missed ‘Wonder’ when it was released in theaters. Now that I have finally watched it when it was held at my city’s park a few Fridays ago, I must say that I regret not going out and seeing this movie on the big screen. ‘Wonder’ is a movie that manages to balance hopefulness, emotion, and humor all through its near two hours. Though it almost feels sidetracked at times, and one moment could come off as manipulative, ‘Wonder’ is never dull.

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‘The Titan’ Film Review

Grade: B

Sam Worthington and Taylor Schilling in The Titan (2018)

I checked out ‘The Titan’ not too long ago. Although science-fiction is not nearly my interest (especially content that looks released for DVD), I found it to be as engaging and endearing way more than I expected it to be. Netflix has been making great content lately, and the popular streaming site shows no sign of stopping. Every month, there is always a new show, or movie released with the hope that viewers will tune in. While I do not see many audiences watching ‘The Titan’, those who are into science-fiction or want to think will find themselves immersed.

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‘A Quiet Place’ Film Review

Grade: A

A Quiet Place (2018)

When making ‘A Quiet Place’, I am sure that director (and star) John Krasinski thought of the phrase “Silence is golden”; almost every moment in this post-apocalyptic horror flick is free of dialogue. Instead, we are treated to a movie that speaks almost entirely in sign language. It was quite a skill for this small cast to learn, especially since teenage star-in-the-making Millicent Simmonds (who plays Krasinski’s and real-life wife Emily Blunt’s teenage daughter in the film) is actually deaf. Whatever it took, I bet that the making of ‘A Quiet Place’ was worth it in the end. Not only is it one of the most intense horror films I have seen in recent years, but also one of the more original entries in the genre.

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