Ben Davies Reviews Movies I’m Too Lazy To Watch (Jigsaw & The Snowman)

The Rebel Media’s Ben Davies reviews a couple of the fall’s biggest stinkers.

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Justice League Review

The venom directed towards DC I believe is overblown. After Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and now Justice League, is it clear that the films have improved and while the critics are leading the backlash, the audiences have been in favor. With the said, I think Warner Bros needs to have a sit down about how to move forward with this universe.

Murder on the Orient Express Review

Sadly if you have watched the 1974 version, then you have once again already seen this one. The biggest problem here is that the detective work from Poirot is not terribly exciting and when you finally get the answer that you have waited for, it is a major cop-out which makes the entire set up feel like a waste of time, that is the feeling you are left with.

A Bad Moms Christmas Review

gain I find myself going the film probably would have been better making the center focus Kathryn Hahn & Susan Sarandon and not literally everyone else but for the love of God, these franchise needs to die and Thank God they won’t make enough money to do another one.

Daddy’s Home 2 Review

Daddy’s Home 2 is perfectly described using the character of Didi Costine in the film. Things are happening in front of you but the YouTube video on your phone is much more entertaining…and you don’t even like most the people in the film as well. You are just kind of wondering why you are even here to begin with. 

Fifty Shades Freed Trailer #1

Following the events of Fifty Shades Darker, Christian and Ana are now married. However, Ana’s life is threatened when her former boss, Jack Hyde, swears revenge for being fired from SIP. Elena also returns to haunt Christian and makes the couple’s lives a lot more troublesome.

Thor: Ragnarok Review

Thor: Ragnarok is entertaining but suffers from the same problems as other. It’s gotten to the point where you can cut and paste previous reviews and change the names while the major pros and cons of the film don’t change. Thor: Ragnarok is the best Thor movie but it’s also a textbook popcorn film.

Geostorm Review

Geostorm redefines ‘nonsensical’. A film that spends the majority of its time lecturing you about the importance of putting our petty sovereignty aside for the sake of the greater good only goes to reassure you why the pathway to hell is paved with good intentions.

Thank You For Your Service Review

This isn’t a movie for mainstream audiences, but if there is someone who I hope watches this film it is someone from the Trump Administration. Veteran care in this country has a long way to go and the first step in fixing it is doing so from the top down. Anyone who goes to war to fight for our country should be first in line over anyone else to get the care they deserve. Thank You For Your Service isn’t a pro-military film, but it has one of the most pro-military messages of the year, help out vets.

Only The Brave Review

There is no easy transition into depicting the events Yarnell Hill Fire and the film has to essentially create filler conflict while establishing many secondary characters. Only The Brave remains an authentic character driven biopic that provides some of the best work we’ve seen from its veteran actors and a pretty decent performance from Miles Teller as well.

Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer #1

It has been ten years since the Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls upon the best and brightest to rise up and become the next generation of heroes when the Kaiju threat returns. Thrust into this is ex-jaeger pilot Jake Pentecost, son of the late Stacker Pentecost, who is given a chance by his adopted sister, Mako Mori, to unite with the world and fellow Jaeger pilots to prevent humanity’s extinction.

Black Panther Trailer #1

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to Wakanda. He soon finds his sovereignty challenged by factions within his own country. When two enemies conspire to bring down the kingdom, T’Challa must team up, as the Black Panther, with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje—Wakanda’s special forces—to prevent a world war.

Happy Death Day Review

I give production companies like Blumhouse lots of credit for taking a small budget films like this and taking a chance where hit or miss, is a very refreshing formula in a very stale and creatively bankrupt climate in Hollywood. Happy Death Day is a fun and energetic film perfect for the Halloween season.

The Foreigner Review

The Foreigner is a smart and entertaining foreign film that doesn’t feel all that foreign. The veteran acting of Chan and Brosnan carries the film’s dialogue, emotion, and action. I doubt this film will be successful enough to grant a sequel, but I wouldn’t mind seeing a part 2 if it came.

The Revival of TRL Is Dead On Arrival

No Identity, No Buzz, No Great Content, and No viewership. The TRL revival looks to be short-lived if things don’t improve ASAP. The revival of TRL is one that sounds good on paper, but even if they have brought back everyone from the original show in the original format, you simply can’t bring back the era that was the late 90s and early 2000s and MTV is finding that out the hard way.

Justice League ‘Heroes’ Trailer

Months after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice[1] and inspired by Superman’s apparent sacrifice for humanity, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince assemble a team of metahumans consisting of Barry Allen, Arthur Curry, and Victor Stone to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons, who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth.

Blade Runner 2049 Review

Visually the film earns the highest marks but storytelling drags down what could have been a  film of the year candidate into a sci-fi thriller that is 45 minutes too long. The plot isn’t interesting enough to justify the runtime and the twist ends the film on a flat note rather than an emotional one. Oscar nominations all around for the technical team here otherwise this film is a hard sell for your average moviegoer who needs to clear their schedule to experience Blade Runner 2049.

UPDATED: Has Late Night Comedy Stop Being About Comedy?

At the end of the day, this isn’t about whether these guys have the right to say and do the things that they do. The argument is has late night comedy become too political to still be considered comedy? If you are a long time viewer of late night TV, can you still watch the current crop of shows and separate art from politics or has the current trend made it impossible to do so?  

Digimon Adventure Tri. Chapter 5: Coexistence Review

Last year I reviewed Digimon Adventure Tri. Chapter 1: Reunion. It was the first  Digimon animated series based on the original characters in 16 years. A crisp new animation style to continue a story that fans have waited for since their teens. I really enjoyed the first chapter, but watching the next three gave me more questions than answers.

Flatliners (2017) Review

It is not every day you get the opportunity to watch a film in theatres that has 0% on Rotten Tomatoes (according to critics that is). I’ve been barking at RT critics for years now for their flawed rating system and biased reviews, the only real question here is, Does Flatliners deserve it’s 0% rating?…No.

American Made Review

Looking to lick the wounds of The Mummy, a film that was not only a critical flop, a monetary flop (95 Million dollar loss), but it may have killed Universal’s Dark Universe before it even started. Tom Cruise is hoping everyone forgets about that film as his latest project, American Made hit theaters.

The Plot Thickens: Disney Reportedly Saved Agents of SHIELD From Cancellation (Follow Up)

No matter which side of the story you choose to believe, this latest development now has a lot of questions that need to be answered. Why did Disney step in and make the save for a struggling TV show? Did Disney also have input when it came to canceling Tim Allen’s show from the network? Why would they cancel a highly rated show while admittedly struggling for ratings with their other TV programs?

Tim Allen Is Upset About ‘Last Man Standing’ Cancellation…Does He Have A Point?

ABC claims the reason for their cancellation was the reason they cancelled the show was the did not want to continue comedies on the network for Friday night, I night they ironically use to thrive in with their T.G.I.F. lineup in the late 80s – early 90s. So if they simply didn’t want comedy on Friday nights, why not move the show to a new night?

Annihilation Teaser Trailer #1

A biologist’s husband disappears. She puts her name forward for an expedition into an environmental disaster zone, but does not quite find what she’s expecting. The expedition team is made up of the biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor.

Pitch Perfect 3 Trailer #2

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Trailer

In the conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.