This week TheNoShitMovieCritic looks at two films that came in under the radar, despite a few notable names. Read on for reviews of 2:22 and The Dinner.
Michael Bay’s (apparently) final Transformers movie was a marvel of special effects and glorious, beautiful explosions. A lot of people really didn’t like it.
Guest columnist Narrator26 weighs in.
Michael Bay’s latest installment into his much-maligned Transformers series rolled out this past weekend to serve yet another overlong feast of bloated robot mayhem. And with Bay finally vacating the director’s chair after this entry, one might be forgiven for thinking that he would try to go out on a high of sorts; predictably though, that’s not the case.
By guest columnist k.e.n.n.y.h.
Ha ha, I like it. Not a lot….I don’t like it…
Psych! I liked it.
Illumination has given us their fourth film in the Gru-iverse (that may not be a thing, but you heard it here first) with Despicable Me 3 – The Redemption of the Minions (…okay, I made up the second part, but it’s strangely accurate.)
By guest writer David Leninhawk.
The 14th issue of this line of IDW “The X-Files” titles takes place sometime after the recent limited run revival of the television series. The revival was met with mixed reviews, with critiques ranging from the increasing absurdity of the conspiracy throughline to the portrayal of a transgender prostitute in one of the stronger, stand-alone episodes from the return. Most of the critiques centered on one man, “X-Files” creator Chris Carter. It has been noted, in numerous forums, that perhaps the one thing that could vastly improve the franchise would be to divorce it from its creator.
By guest writer Emily A. Filmore.
My 11-year-old daughter, Sage, and I watched the 2017 ABC remake of Dirty Dancing. While I think it is a good attempt to revive an old classic, I spent the entire three hours mourning the incomparable Patrick Swayze and comparing the whole casts’ dance skills, the cinematography, and yes, the storyline to my beloved original; she thinks it was a fun, cute movie, and really enjoyed the singing. I was exactly Sage’s age when the original came out, so this was great timing; it was one of the first adult movies I ever watched…and in 1987 me getting to see two people kiss on the lips was quite a racy event! Today, Sage has seen much more than this on network television, so nothing about the movie shocked her.