Spider-Man: No Way Home | Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios| Dist. By Sony Pictures Releasing
Encanto | Walt Disney Pictures & Walt Disney Animation Studios | Dist. Walt Disney Motion Pictures
I went in expecting an adventure flick. Like someone going on a journey across the land in order to save their home. Well, there was a journey, just not the one I envisioned. A lot of journeys of self-discoveries and realizations of how much the past can affect your present. The drive to keep your family safe after all the sacrifices that have been made but realizing sometimes you can be the one harming your family. This is one I’d recommend watching it streaming to save money from going out. IMO 3/5
Sing 2 | Illumination | Dist. By Universal Pictures
If you liked the first Sing, then you are going to love this 2nd installment. Buster Moon still has aspirations of showing the world that they have what it takes to put on the most entertaining, breathtaking, stage performance to date. But of course, there is a catch. The movie follows their quest to prove those that would doubt them wrong. Using popular songs from the last few decades you will be tapping along as well as laughing. Highly entertaining, leaves you with a feel-good feeling. IMO 4.2/5
Matrix Resurrections | Village Roadshow Pictures & Venus Castina Productions | Dist. By Warner Bros. Pictures
I know this will probably be an unpopular opinion but as much as I enjoyed the movie, I wish I would have watched it on HBO Max instead of watching it in theaters. We prepared ourselves for the movie by watching all the previous Matrix films (I mean it has been over 20 years since the original). I think this had me hyped and ready to see what truly happened to Neo after the war with the machines. The movie wasn’t what I expected. You truly need to pay attention or you will get confused as to are they in the Matrix or the real world. It pays homage to the original films throughout which I thought was a nice touch. The action was nowhere near the amount in the previous films. I think this is where they lost me. It was in a sense a love story. Also, if you are a fan of Netflix “Sense8” series then you will love the fact that almost the entire cast from the show is in the movie. Another plus for me because I simply love that show. IMO 3.6/5 and watch it on HBO Max save your money.
Hawkeye | Marvel Studios | Dist. By Disney Platform Distribution
I couldn’t wait for the premiere of Hawkey, but after the first two episodes I was kind of skeptical. But I am a committed fan of Marvel, so I had to stick it out and let me tell you I am so glad I did. It wasn’t that the first two episodes were bad. I mean the opening scene in the first episode alone was simply amazing. Then as the episode went on there seemed to be a drag or something then some more action but it just didn’t have that same Avenger feel that seemed to captivate an audience. But then the third episode exploded on the scene and all the joys of being an Avenger fan came back. Left me wanting for more. It hasn’t slowed down yet. I definitely recommend.