Movie Man

The young adult genre ends, lost in the Maze

It looks like the death knell has tolled for a genre that popped up, raged, then petered out. Things might be done for YA...

The freakish success of The Greatest Showman

As the book slowly closes on 2017 movies, a couple of films are pulling off unusual feats. That’s why the Movie Man underwent the unusual...

The happy little bear turns in another great movie

  Reviewers throw around “magical” and “whimsical,” but that’s exactly what Paddington 2 is. About the film The Movie Man remains a big fan of the first...

Another successful film about an historical figure

Making a movie about a famous figure is nothing new for the filmmaking industry. And sometimes they are really terrific pictures. About the film Most recently, the...

The Shape of Water is a weird, mesmerizing movie

The Movie Man had to work a bit to find The Shape of Water since it’s in just a few auditoriums. And, he’s glad...

Jumanji update powers up to original film

Once again, it’s time for the annual Best and Worst list before we get to the weekly review.Once again, it’s time for the annual...

Last Jedi worthy part of the Star Wars canon

While Star Wars: The Last Jedi rocketed to the top of record-setting openings, the film is suffering some substantial backlash already. About the film The all-time...

The Star Wars phenomenon keeps on truckin’

This is one of those “you had to be there” situations that no one who wasn’t there cares that much about. But, you really did...

Daddy’s Home 2 more of the same Ferrell

The annual weak week between Thanksgiving releases and the Christmas push resulted in no substantial releases, so the Movie Man dropped back. He landed in...

Pixar’s Coco way better than Frozen short

Pixar is great at making colorful, message-filled movies that often have great appeal to adults, too. In fact, it’s the older folks who will appreciate...