Kaitlyn Booth

The Predator

The Predator Review: A Bloody But Forgettable Production

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The Predator features a fantastic cast that is wasted with a production that was hacked to the bone in post production. Director: Shane Black Summary: When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the […]

The Happytime Murders Review: Somehow Simultaneously Lazy and Trying Too Hard

The Happytime Murders somehow goes for the laziest possible jokes while also trying way too hard to be crude. [rwp-review-recap id="0"] Director: Brian Henson Summary: When the puppet cast of an '80s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case. The Happytime Murders […]

Mile 22 Review: A Genuine Waste of Iko Uwais's Talents

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Mile 22 takes the extremely talented Iko Uwais and puts him in a clichéd story with terrible editing that hides his skills as a fighter. Director: Peter Berg Summary: An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of […]

Alpha Review: A Very Slow-Moving Survival Story

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Alpha feels like an independent feature in the best and worst ways; it's wonderfully acted but poorly paced. Director: Albert Hughes Summary: An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man's best friend. Alpha is a movie […]

Crazy Rich Asians Review: One of the Best Romantic Comedies in Years

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Crazy Rich Asians features an absolutely fantastic cast, clever writing, and enough style to overcome any rom-com clichés it indulges in. Director: Jon M. Chu Summary: This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. The romantic comedy genre might […]

BlacKkKlansman Review: A Frightening, Poignant, and Honest Look at the Past and the Present

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] BlacKkKlansman is funny in a way that proves to be absolutely terrifying as the reality of the situation, past and present, comes to light. Director: Spike Lee Summary:Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter. The […]

The Meg Review: Poor Structure with Not Enough Blood in the Water

The Meg is advertised as a fun and silly shark movie, but it has long, boring stretches and takes its 70-foot shark way too seriously. [rwp-review-recap id="0"] Director: Jon Turteltaub Summary: After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken […]

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Christopher Robin Review: A Sweet Family Story That Takes a While to Get Going

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Christopher Robin takes a little while to get going and might have trouble finding an audience, but it's a sweet family movie nonetheless. Director: Marc Forster Summary: A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life. Disney continues its trend toward world […]

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout Review: Another Extremely Strong Entry in This Franchise

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Mission: Impossible – Fallout continues the upward trend of the Mission: Impossible movies by featuring stunning action set pieces and an excellent story. Director: Christopher McQuarrie Summary: Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong. The Mission: Impossible TV series always had […]

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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Review: Hysterically Self-Aware and a Ton of Fun

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Teen Titans Go! To the Movies continues the deconstruction trend of superhero movies — only this time with a target set on the younger audience. Directors: Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail Summary: A villain's maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom. To say that Teen […]

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The Spy Who Dumped Me Review: Not Nearly as Funny as It Should Be

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The Spy Who Dumped Me has a few winning jokes, but it falls short of being anything more than a mediocre spy movie. Director: Susanna Fogel Summary: Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was […]

The Darkest Minds Review: A Derivative Mess That Goes on Forever

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The Darkest Minds might appeal to its target demographic, but they deserve something that isn't this poorly paced or this unoriginal. Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson Summary: Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their […]

Skyscraper Review: Rather Dull with Very Little Substance

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Skyscraper wants to be the next Die Hard, but it misses the point in favor of meaningless, over-the-top action scenes. Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber Summary: A father goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper. Every other action movie wants to be the next Die Hard. That's not a […]

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review – Somehow Makes Dinosaurs Boring

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has a few bright spots, but they are either few and far between or were spoiled in the marketing. Director: J.A. Bayona Summary:When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. While Jurassic World […]

Tag Review: Genuinely Funny and Surprisingly Heartwarming

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Tag is one of those rare comedies where the jokes land more often than they don't and there is genuine heart behind all of the humor. Director: Jeff Tomsic Summary: A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country. While […]

Incredibles 2 Review: A Heartwarming Sequel to One of Pixar's Best [Spoiler Free]

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Incredibles 2 brings back the Barr family in this fantastic sequel to one of the best movies Pixar has ever made. Director: Brad Bird Summary: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. It's hard to top perfection, and that's pretty much what […]

Won't You Be My Neighbor? Review: Mr. Rogers Will Make You Cry

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Won't You Be My Neighbor? is the best kind of documentary as it beautifully explores the life of a great man. Director: Morgan Neville Summary: With his gentle voice and heartfelt words of wisdom, Fred Rogers served as a compassionate surrogate father for generations of American children who tuned in to public television. […]

Hotel Artemis Review: Bad Pacing and Drab Action Scenes Make for a Boring Movie

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Hotel Artemis sets the stage with a great setup and cast but fails to capitalize on it by taking way too long to get going with an odd tone and dull action. Director: Drew Pearce Summary: Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Hotel Artemis follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room […]

Ocean's 8 Review: Stylish, Smart, and a Ton of Fun

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Ocean's 8 has perfectly captured what made the George Clooney era of movies so good with a fantastic cast, a great sense of style, and a twist that will leave you grinning. Director: Gary Ross Summary: Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met […]